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Despite Water and Climate Controversies and Urgings for Tax Hikes and Tax Cuts, Jerry Brown Scores High in New Polling

William Bradley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The big drought has Californians worried. There are major controversies over Governor Jerry Brown's order to cut water consumption by 25 percent, not to mention some furious to-and-froing on climate change and demands for tax hikes and tax cuts.

Paris' Famous Love Locks Won't Last Forever After All

AP | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — Any hope that the love locks clinging to Paris' famed Pont des Arts bridge would last forever will be unromantically dashed by the city...

Afropunk Fest Comes to Paris

Antonia Opiah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

For about ten years AFROPUNK Festival has musically and sartorially lit up the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, showcasing emerging and established artists as well as the stylish and unique dress of their patrons.

What $100/Night Will Get You in 10 Cities Around the World

Oyster | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Using sample dates August 18 through 21, we searched the globe for hotels that have rates at just $100/night this summer. Suddenly, that trip to New York City looks much less appealing. But you'll be shocked by how gorgeous a resort you can score for just $100 in Phuket!

Eiffel Tower Closed After Workers Walkout Over Anger About Pickpockets

AP | OLEG CETINIC | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris...

Here's When You Should Forget About Counting Calories

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Last weekend at a baseball game, I went straight for the pretzels and hot dogs because -- hello! -- I was at a baseball game. So I was pretty taken ab...

The Most Annoying Things Tourists Do In New Cities

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

We envy the people that live in the dream destinations we visit. But we understand it can be hard for locals to deal with crowds of tourists day after day. So we asked our readers, "What are the most annoying things tourists do in your city?"

The 5 Most Popular International Destinations Among American Travelers in 2015

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Due to hectic work schedules and tight budgets, Americans are traveling less this year than they have in the past forty. But they're certainly still traveling, and this summer, many are jetting off to international locales.

Must Have Sunglasses From Three SS15 Campaigns

Shawn Reinoehl | Posted 05.19.2015 | Style
Shawn Reinoehl

We all come in different shapes and sizes, have different social upbringings and taste, but we all have one goal in mind...looking good, as if we just...

Flying to Europe Just Got Easier

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Seasonal routes that take a hiatus in the colder months resume this month and next: These nonstop flights will take you to Dublin, Edinburgh, and beyond.

Paris Rooftop Scalers Defy Death In Jaw-Dropping Video

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

Sometimes, strolling along the Seine just doesn't cut it. In a video posted to YouTube earlier this month, some hardcore parkour buffs take their b...

There Is A Secret Apartment At The Top Of The Eiffel Tower

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Unlike the scientific marvel of steel and hard lines it's housed in, the pied à terre is cozy and romantic -- think paisley wallpaper, wood furniture and oil paintings. All in all, not a shabby place to view Paris from the best vantage point in town.

5 Easy Ways to Save on a Trip to Paris

Hopper.com | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Paris is a city that many travelers pine for, dream about, plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip to. But with so much love comes plenty of high prices. In fact, Paris is one of the most expensive European cities to fly to.

A Book and a Hotel from Ian Schrager

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

His story starts with the launch of Studio 54 in a former opera house and CBS studio on West 54th Street. "That was the first business -- all the forces of the universe came together," he says. "It was like holding onto a lightning bolt."

A Visit to an American War Cemetery Near Paris

Michael Schuermann | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

This American War Cemetery is unusual, perhaps unique, inasmuch as it unites soldiers from different battles and theaters of war who were brought to Paris to receive treatment in one of her many hospitals. They are lying here, side by side, on a hillside above Paris, in some corner of a foreign field that will forever be America.

Chinese Company Takes 6,400 Employees On Awesome European Vacay For Free

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

Who needs a holiday bonus when you can have a free trip to Europe? More than 6,000 employees of the Chinese corporation Tiens Group were taken on a...

Grit and Allure: Gaspard Ulliel's Intoxicating Spin Through Yves Saint Laurent's Paris

Duane Wells | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Duane Wells

For all the intricate detail a visit to this orderly and pristine temple of sartorial splendor weaves into understanding the work of the artist acclaimed as one of the world's last great couturiers, it scarcely raises a hem on discerning the complexity of the man behind the myth.

Is the Attractive City of Paris Becoming a Museum City?

Gregory Marande | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Gregory Marande

In 1939, the French singer Maurice Chevalier sang "Paris sera toujours Paris (Paris will always be Paris)". But is Paris still the same 80 years later? Lets simply have a look at the city of Paris and its aura.

Muhammad: More Than a Prophet, More Than a Cartoon

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

While leading storytelling workshops with Syrian refugee youth, I found myself unavoidably drawn into a spirited exchange in which some perceptions of religion and culture both encouraged and discouraged the pursuit of self-expression, creativity and communication.

The Climate Post: States Challenge Clean Power Plan, Report Finds Health Benefits

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

If world carbon emissions continue to rise on their current trajectory, one in six species will be gone or on the road to extinction by century's end, according to a study published in Science magazine.

The Future of America's Cities Lies in the Past

Kate Ascher | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Kate Ascher

NEW YORK -- A decade from now, the hearts of some of our largest cities will no longer be defined by gleaming skyscrapers surrounded by well-manicured corporate plazas. The city will regain its human scale and emerge once again as a series of communities -- completing a fascinating journey back to the future.

First Nighter: Orlandersmith Impressively Goes on 'Forever,' 'A Queen for a Day' Is Crowned

David Finkle | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Even before Dael Orlandersmith begins her monologue Forever at the New York Theatre workshop -- as a follow-up to, among other writings, her acclaimed Yellowman -- there's plenty to look at and even something to do.

I Love Fleas - No, Not That Kind, the Parisian Flea Markets!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Ok, yes, les Puces means the fleas. But how many fleas have you seen in flea markets? Most likely none. In Paris, going daily or weekly to the markets for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meat, flowers and all sorts of food is a ritual very cherished, as nothing beats the freshness of farmers' food. Who likes supermarkets?

President Obama Must Confront His Own Climate Denial

Kassie Siegel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Kassie Siegel

Even as President Obama rightly deplores global warming's threats to human well-being and our planet's web of life, his administration is opening up more public lands for dirty fossil fuel production and weakening international efforts to cut planet-warming pollution.

One Photographer Is Capturing The Intrigue Of Watching Strangers Through Their Windows

HuffPost Italy | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts

Gail Albert Halaban was first inspired to train her artistic gaze through others’ windows during a period of personal tragedy. While her five-year-o...