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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 ca...

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 cognitiv...

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

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

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Oxford vs. Cambridge? I've Changed My View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2015 | 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 07.23.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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.

Scholars in the Trenches: WWII Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.31.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As 70th anniversary remembrances wind down, the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Campaign, remains the U.S. Army's bloodiest, longest, largest land battle.

What Famous Authors Really Thought About Oxford

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.19.2014 | Books

Every university, and university town, is subject to never-ending debate among loyal alumni and sneering rivals as to its relative merits. Few univers...

The Ferocious Battles for Israel on Western Campuses

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The world Jewish community and Israel's non-Jewish allies need to wake up. Israel is under vicious attack at European, American, South African, Australian, and Canadian Universities. It's a battle we can win if we step up our game on campus and begin to courageously fight back.

Where Should I Study Abroad?

Daniela Papi | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

As I am often speaking with students about the concept of "learning service" and encouraging them to prioritize global "learning" and development education prior to jumping straight into international "service," I often get the question, "Where should I study abroad?"

TED's Chris Anderson

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Chris Anderson is the curator of the TED Conference, a conference that explores the power of ideas to make a difference in the world. Anderson was ...

Why Did Malcolm X Go To Oxford?

The Root | Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices

“It wasn’t Columbus that discovered [the earth] was round,” Malcolm X provocatively once said. That fact, he claimed, had been worked out long b...

The Obama Administration's Dangerous Game with Moderate Syrian Rebels

Samuel Ramani | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Samuel Ramani

The US military, by pursuing an ambiguously defined and premature intervention in Syria is ironically playing right into the hands of both ISIS and Assad to the detriment of America's national security.

UK University Town Face Off: Oxford vs. Cambridge

Departures Magazine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Cambridge and Oxford are similar in many ways -- not the least of which involves their respective universities that date back more than 800 years. But the highly walkable and welcoming towns, located roughly 90 miles apart, have plenty of singular charms that differentiate them.

The Ideal Amount Of Time Kids Should Spend Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

If you're struggling to lay down some house guidelines for video games, remember the first rule of red wine: While a little bit can be good, too much ...

Isabelle Glimcher: When Refugee Camps Fail to Provide Real Refuge

Isabelle Glimcher | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
Isabelle Glimcher

Refugee agency is often under-estimated, in no small part due to portrayals of refugees as apolitical entities who exist outside the realm of social membership.

Why Am I Speaking Chinese in England?

Grace Li | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Grace Li

It has been months since I have spoken to anyone in Chinese. And it was just one conversation, so maybe I'm thinking too much into it. But in that brief period of time, I was no longer in a stranger in a foreign country.

Navy Chaplains Obstruct Religious Liberty

Tom Carpenter | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.