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18 Peculiar Things About the North Polet

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 02.24.2016 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

The people there refer to it as "Next to the North Pole" or the "North Polet", because it's the closest location that commercial flights operate to, and well, because it's right next to the North Pole. It's peculiar in general that people are eager to travel there, but what I found even more interesting is the way of life there.

Adventuring She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I plan a trip for Europe this coming summer with a friend, I see how much fun "adventuring" can be. Of course, I am no match for women who have scaled mountains or traveled to the, literally, ends of the Earth.

North Pole Temperature Jumps Above Freezing From Bizarre Storms

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.31.2015 | Science

Update (December 31, 2015): There has been some debate about how warm it actually got near the North Pole on Wednesday. One buoy maintained by the Int...

These Kids With Cancer Got To 'Fly' To The North Pole To Meet Santa

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.14.2015 | Parents

A group of patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) were in for a special treat when they had the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and Mrs. ...

United Flies Kids With Serious Illnesses To The North Pole

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.11.2015 | Good News

Since being shot in the face by her father in 2013, Yesenia Parker has battled many challenges. Now 14 and paralyzed from the chest down, she continue...

Chloe Meets Santa

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When Chloe and I met him, he certainly looked the part. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. He had a broad face and a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town... Hall

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

No, the headline is not a joke. A man legally named Santa Claus is running as a write-in candidate for a city council seat in North Pole, Alaska, the...

Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

On Top of the World: U.S. Coast Guard Achieves First Solo Mission to the North Pole with 50 Scientists Onboard

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Katlin Bowman

"Ahoy shipmates, welcome to the North Pole." The announcement was piped through the ship's PA system at 7:47AM on Saturday, September 5, 2015. For the first time in history, the United States Coast Guard reached the North Pole without the accompaniment of a second icebreaker.

7 Lessons From the World's Greatest Explorer

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Joe De Sena

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview Sir Ranulph Fiennes - the world's greatest living explorer - for Spartan Up! The Podcast. Fiennes has an arsenal of backbreaking, boundary-pushing, life-risking, hard to believe stories; the type that transport you right to the very places he triumphed over.

She-roes From A to Z

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As February is Black History Month, I am highlighting African-American women who have made significant contributions to the economy and culture of the United States.

The Story of Young Santa

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.24.2015 | Books
Irene Monroe

The magic of Christmas lies in ritual. For me it's reading a Yuletide tale. As a child the ritual was my carefully handwritten letters to Santa, and...

Santa Claus Look-A-Like Helps The Big Guy Out By Handing Out $100 Bills

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News

Santa Claus has departed the North Pole a bit early this year. Several fast food chains in Hyannis, Massachusetts have reported getting special vis...

Dear Daughter, Always Believe

Jenn Delekta | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Jenn Delekta

My dear daughter, I know one day you will not believe in the man in the red suit, but for now you do and I choose to believe with you.

Kids With Serious Illnesses Board Dream Flight To The North Pole

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

This is where Santa makes all the magic happen. About 60 Detroit children battling life-threatening illnesses at six local hospitals boarded a Del...

Santa Claus, His Reindeer and Elves to Wear Body Cameras

Spencer Green | Posted 02.06.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Reports from the North Pole indicate that Santa Claus, his elves and his reindeer will begin to wear body cameras in the remaining days leading up to Christmas.

Behind the Scenes at Germany's Famous Markets

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.

NORAD Goes Hi-Tech to Keep Track of Santa

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Dorian de Wind

While NORAD keeps adding bells and whistles to make its Santa tracking more timely and more accurate, it and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), have been doing this for almost 60 years.

The Arctic Council: A Model for Sustainable Development?

Peter Neill | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Conflict underlies the growing controversy and opposition by many to comparable energy driven development in China, Africa, and other developing states with growing financial and social aspirations already enjoyed by the developed world. It seems to be an unstoppable, repeating pattern that will endure regardless of lessons already learned.

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

Canada Launches Cold War with Russia in the Arctic

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

There seems to be a new Cold War brewing and it's not between the U.S. and Russia, but between Canada and Russia. The contentious issue is the North Pole, or more specifically, the seabed under the Arctic.

Everything Is Not Awesome in LEGOland

Travis Nichols | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Using toys to advertise any kind of product to kids is wrong. But it's particularly harmful to sell children on Shell, a company with a shameful environmental record that plans to drill for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, one of the most vulnerable places on earth.

9 Summer Vacations That Let You Cool Down

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel

As the summer sun seems to swell, the sweet relief of the cold becomes an increasingly alluring concept. Rather than booking it to yet another tropica...

The Far North, Part 1 -- The Glaciers of Svalbard: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It prides itself on being the world's most northerly city, albeit with only about 2,000 residents; it's way beyond the Arctic Circle, just 813 miles f...

Spooky Links Seen Between North, South Poles

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

Long-distance atmospheric connections between the North and South poles are linking weather and climate in distant parts of the globe, according to da...