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The education of a wave

Terry Babcock-Lumish | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Terry Babcock-Lumish

Our friendship was an improbable one. Hailing from the United States and Japan, we were steeped in our respective countries' questions of environmental science and public policy some 7,000 miles apart. One of us had been sporting suits and heels in Washington, while the other nested amongst New Zealand's otherworldly landscapes.

Creative strategies for business and social impact

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: David Gustave Plenty of people can make money. Some can create social change. Doing both requires real creativity, but that's where great bus...

More Must Be Done to Guard Against Global Catastrophic Risks

Sebastian Farquhar | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Farquhar

Doing nothing is not an option. Some of these threats seem unlikely, and they probably will not hit us tomorrow or the day after. But it only takes one to change the world we live in forever.

Lord John Alderice on Peace in Northern Ireland, Interview with Prominent 1998 Good Friday Agreement Negotiator

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Lord John Alderice is a Northern Ireland politician, who served as speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998-2004, and leader of the Alliance...

Study Suggests Vegans Really Are Saving The World

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Having a vegan friend may make it harder for you to choose a weekly brunch spot, but according to a new study, the small vegan population might just h...

Putting the "Real" Into Sustainable Real-Estate: How One Tech Company is Positioned to Tackle a Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Mark Coleman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

Half of the world's 7.4 billion people live in cities. According to research by the United Nations, in 2050 more than 70% of the world's population (p...

Give Without Giving In

Maria Ploumaki | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Maria Ploumaki

Last week I attended an event of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Zurich where Guy Spier, head of the Aquamarine Fund, gave a talk at Bloomberg. Guy ...

Should Cecil Rhodes Stay?

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

We live in an unrecognisable world to Cecil Rhodes, and better that he remain a visual anachronism than to try to wipe out the acceptance of racism that erected him in the first place. To be a moralist in this way today opens up the path to the same hypocrisies of Rhodes' time.

2 New Poems By J.R.R. Tolkien Discovered In School Magazine

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts

Two new poems by acclaimed Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien have recently surfaced. The poems, titled "The Shadow Man" and "Noel," were writte...

Oxford Warned Against Removing Rhodes Statue

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.13.2016 | College

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The chancellor of Oxford University has warned against rewriting history in his first public comments on a student campaign...

Oxford College Takes Down Plaque Of Colonial Imperialist

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 12.18.2015 | Black Voices

American colleges such as Yale University and The University of Missouri aren't the only ones experiencing a wave of student protests against institut...

British Jewish Students Attempt to Silence My Mention of Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I lived in the UK as Rabbi to the students of Oxford University for over eleven years. I participated in countless debates on Israel with some of the ...

The Simple Habit That Could Boost Your Longevity, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty

Everyone knows it's a good idea to step up the stairs rather than take the elevator, but a new study says you might also want to ditch the car keys an...

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science

It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive func...

Bizarre Rumor About David Cameron And A Pig Hogs UK Media Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

Oh, for those heady days of youth? An unauthorized biography of British Prime Minister David Cameron, titled Call Me Dave, being published in installm...

Oxford vs. Cambridge? I've Changed My View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've spent the last three days enjoying both towns and comparing each -- and I need to change my assessment. Here's how I wrote it up for the next edition of my England guidebook.

Oxford -- Always Five Minutes Late

Rick Steves | Posted 07.22.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Finally... I learned why that White Rabbit was always late: It's because Oxford is almost comically full of tradition.

A$AP Rocky Receives Backlash For 'Black-On-Black Crime' Comments

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices

When it comes to resolving the nation’s ongoing issues surrounding police misconduct, rapper A$AP Rocky suggests the conversation should begin with ...

Lessons From the Skoll World Forum

Liz Hamburg | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

There's been a lot of talk lately of successful tech entrepreneurs taking over the Bay Area -- focusing more on making gobs of money and not doing enough to give back to the community and address societies most critical problems.

Overcoming Intimidation at Oxford

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Elodie Cheesman

we all start from different stages of skill and knowledge, and have different priorities and aims. We're all running different races, and to use others as a yardstick for individual success would be as fruitless as comparing how well I can construct an analogy to how fast you can eat hot dogs.

Leading as Being (Not Just Doing)

Daniela Papi | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

As I sat in the annual gathering of Skoll Scholars last week, I was reminded that leading is about "being," not just "doing." This annual gathering brought together scholarship students spanning the full 10 years of the Skoll Scholarship Program.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in May?

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

This month, we invite you to sing for spring at one of the world's most famous university cities, and mingle with the stars on the French Riviera.

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Film Review: The Riot Club: 10 More Reasons to Detest Rich People

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

While The Riot Club is fairly predictable, its cast is no doubt a showcasing of the stars of British cinema's future not unlike our own The Outsiders (1983) that supplied us with Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, and so many more.

The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades.