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Carpe Diem, North America!

Mack McLarty | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Mack McLarty

The meeting between President Obama and Raul Castro can be seen as emblematic of a new philosophy governing relations among nations of the Americas, and provides an opportunity to lay the groundwork for the challenges ahead if we seize the moment.

7 Must-Visit Destinations In North America

PureWow | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
PureWow

After all, it's easy to overlook the amazing places right in your own backyard.

How Birding Can Help Conservation Efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

This year, the Cornell's bird lab's centennial year, they're inviting everyone around the globe who loves birds to be a part of the Global Big Day team. Their goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birds everywhere, collectively tally 4,000 of the world's 10,300 bird species in a single day. This is the real deal for conservation and birding.

'My Struggle' in Reading Karl Ove Knausgaard in The New York Times Magazine

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.

Trade Deals Would Open New Channels for Small Business Growth

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Passing new trade agreements would be critical to our smaller exporters, which don't have offshore affiliates to help them overcome trade barriers and gain market access. Trade promotion opens doors for small businesses that would otherwise remain closed.

Plan Your Ski Holiday: North American Ski Resorts at a Glance

Liftopia | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

One of the hardest, but most important, parts of planning is choosing where you want to go. With hundreds of ski areas in North America, where the heck do you start? Here's a quick guide on North American ski regions to help guide your planning.

'World Press Trends 2014' Debunks Newspapers' Death

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.04.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Each day, more than half the world's adult population read a daily newspaper: 2.5 billion in print and more than 800 million in digital form," according to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

No, Erdogan, Muslims Didn't Discover America Either

Craig Considine | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
Craig Considine

Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish politician, recently claimed that Muslims discovered America before Columbus. It's a pretty stupid statement -- "we discovered America" -- and one that people and groups continue to make.

What's New in the New England Après Ski Scene?

Liftopia | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

There's very little "new" in New England and that's just the way we like it. We're proud of our history in this little corner of the country, including home to some of the oldest ski resorts in the nation.

'The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin' - Movie Review

Brett King | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
Brett King

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin is a movie that does a great job of explaining why Bitcoin is where it is today. It proposes that Bitcoin's journey has just begun, and that the fundamental building blocks will be far more disruptive for a long time.

5 Ski Resort Beer Festivals Not to Miss

Liftopia | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Ski resorts offer large open venues, great views, and a population of eager enthusiasts (AKA skiers) ready to knock back a few pints.

11 Adventure Races That'll Blow You Away

Liftopia | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Have you participated in endurance races like Ragnar, Tough Mudder, and the Zombie Run... and you're still left wanting more?

BMW's Trudy Hardy Takes the #AOLBUILD Stage

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Trudy Hardy, a 19-year veteran in the auto industry, joined AOL's BUILD series to share her experiences in marketing, product planning and strategy for such brands as Jaguar, Mini and in her current role as Vice President of Marketing North America for BMW.

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

minube | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
minube

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America?

Honeymoon Glamping: 7 Breathtaking Getaways Across North America

Adam Warner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Imagine that your camping quarters featured a king bed with luxury linens, heated wood floors, deep soaking tub and expansive mountain views. Sounds a lot more like honeymoon heaven, right?

These Were The First Photos To Show America's Landscapes In All Their Vivid Colors

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.22.2014 | World

Even before color photography was publicly available, one enterprising firm found a way to provide the world with the earliest glimpse of North Americ...

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
minube

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

The Road to Everywhere: Why You Can't Put Off That Trip Any Longer

Mikah Meyer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Mikah Meyer

I didn't exactly know what to do with my dad's Elantra. So I drove. I got in the car and took my first independent road trip. It was the only thing I could do to both honor my dad and escape the overwhelming pain and death at home.

Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

An unconscionable amount of food is wasted around the globe. Here's a look. (Sporkist/Flickr) The amount of food we waste is enough to make you sic...

The Survival of the Hellenic Diaspora: A Current Issue

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Hellenism in North America is living a reality that is forcing it to increasingly succumb to its melting pot surroundings. Its distant roots, the ces...

Obama Meets North American Leaders In February

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet in Mexico next month with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh ne...

New Season Brings New Ski Lifts and Terrain

Liftopia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

The 2013-14 season has brought another slate of terrain expansions and new ski lifts. In some cases, the trend of bringing "side-country" in-bounds offers the flavor of rugged backcountry skiing, minus any serious avalanche concerns.

20 Coziest Countryside Getaways in North America and Europe

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

A drop in temperature isn't all bad though, because it means cuddling up to a fire and sipping hot cocoa (or something stiffer).

The North American Region That Uses Euros

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

About 6,000 people still live on the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, just 12 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Even though they're far from the motherland, these French citizens still sing "La Marseillaise," vote in French national elections, and do business in Euros.

Mythical Creatures

Cheapflights | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

They are the creatures whose existence science has yet to prove. They have been spotted by the public and sometimes even captured on film. They come to us from ancient cultures, the depths of extinction and urban legend.