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Finding My Religion

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

At 16, when I left the Jehovah's Witness religion, I made a scrapbook full of things I wanted to celebrate and do when I was an adult and had my own life. Cut and pasted magazine clippings for holiday parties and pink frosted birthday cakes were plastered on every page.

Soldier Arrested Over Role In 1972 Bloody Sunday Massacre

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — Detectives investigating the biggest mass killing by British troops in Northern Ireland, the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972, on T...

Enter An Adult: A Visit from George Mitchell

Barry Singer | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Barry Singer

The adults, it nearly seems, have all gone from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., leaving behind a playpen teeming with delinquents. One wise, early escapee, former-Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, came to Chartwell Booksellers to talk about his new book, The Negotiator.

Beyond London: 10 Other Places to Discover in the U.K | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel

Not that there's anything wrong with London, but Hopper wanted to find you some other places to fly in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales! Some are large cities, other tiny dot-sized villages hidden in the rolling countryside.

13 Must-Visit Places Across Ireland & Northern Ireland

Travelzoo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel

As a traveler, it can be hard to feel like you've really seen and experienced all a new-to-you country has to offer on a visit, but with Ireland's small size, it's easy to cover a lot of ground in a weeklong visit.

You Don't Know Me

William Spear | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
William Spear

And I am no different than you, my skin wrapped around my beating heart -- pleading for mercy and loving-kindness and waiting for this long night to be over.

Classified Ad Exchange Reminds Us That Strangers Can Kind Of Be The Best

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News

One woman who was trying to help her mom was met with a show of compassion from a total stranger.  Cara Duggan of Belfast, Northern Ireland,...

Dung Spitting Competition Is A Crappy Way To Prove Yourself

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News

Your mom always threatened to wash your potty-mouth out with soap. These guys may want to, anyway. Visitors to Irvinestown's 37th annual Lady of the L...

Even Terrorists Get Older. Then What Happens?

GlobalPost | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

A coffin or a prison cell. Those were the two fates that fighters believed awaited them in Northern Ireland’s long and brutal sectarian conflic...

Most Scenic Drive in the World? Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I shoulder my pack and begin the hike upwards. Stopping at an overview I feel like I've been slipped a mild tranquilizer. I swallow a set of tears. Is it the wind, or the view? The air is the freshest I've ever breathed, a salt wash for the soul.

Man Arrested After Trans-Atlantic Flight Diverted

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 06.21.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 42-year-old man for endangering the safety of a plane after a United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago ...

Baker Guilty Of Discrimination Over 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake Snub

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

DUBLIN (AP) — A Northern Ireland bakery was found guilty Tuesday of discrimination for refusing to make a cake bearing the slogan "Support Gay Marri...

Here's How To Visit The World Of 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel

At some point, every fan of HBO's "Game of Thrones" or George R.R. Martin's series "A Song of Ice and Fire" has fantasized about visiting Westeros, th...

The Second Death of Brian Moore

Patrick Hicks | Posted 06.20.2015 | Books
Patrick Hicks

The guy was prolific -- he produced a novel every other year -- and he was totally devoted to his art. But as I search the internet for him, he's almost nowhere to be seen. It's like Brian Moore has suffered a second death.

An Irishman Explains His Country's Reputation for Enjoying Alcohol So Much

Quora | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel

I am afraid you are going to be disappointed... We have a reputation for enjoying alcohol because we enjoy alcohol.

Don't Blame Religion for Violence

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Nigel Barber

ISIS and their ilk are little more than the pirate communities of old. They may use religious rhetoric to rationalize their grisly crimes, to justify their punishments, or to attract new recruits from abroad. Yet, their agenda is not religious and it is not new.

Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

To a tsunami of Lincoln lit, please add Todd Brewster's detailed reporting, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War. This is a seven-hour-and-14-minute audiobook about one president's extraordinary executive action.

Northern Ireland Man Faces Terror Charges After Fighting ISIS In Syria

AP | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — A Northern Ireland man who says he fought against the Islamic State group in Syria appeared in court Saturday charged with terrorism o...

Biden Voices Support For Northern Ireland Talks

AP | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his support behind a new round of power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland. Bid...

9 Reasons You Should Bring Your Toddler to Ireland

David DiGregorio | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
David DiGregorio

Although traveling with a toddler is totally doable, not all destinations are created equal. Here are 9 reasons why Ireland is one of our favorites.

Richard's Picks: The 11 Best Hotels for Winter 2014-2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I think it fair to share some of my discoveries over the past months, and those I think worth exploring during the chilly weeks of winter, when the color of the world is really in the imagination, or in a warm-walled escape to another bliss.

Northern Ireland Protestant Leader Ian Paisley Dies

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: "No" and "Never." The Protestan...

Seeing the World Through a New Lens and Becoming a Leader

Global Kids | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

A lot of young people don't know how to get what they need in terms of questioning power and authority, asking for change to happen and being at the table. Global Kids always invited us, and now I don't think about not being there. I'll be there.

Where Is Amelia Earhart's Plane?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After she flew the Atlantic solo in 1932, landing in a farmer's field in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Amelia Earhart became the most famous woman in the world.

Mothers and Fathers Across Borders Can Influence Peace

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

"Hate the enemy enough, any sacrifice is justified. See the other side as 'some mother's sons', you are less willing to sacrifice your own." -- Roger ...