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The Destruction of Chartres Cathedral

Alexander Gorlin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Alexander Gorlin

As the world hurtles towards a bloodless digital future of flickering electronic screens and virtual experiences, certain places of primal architectural power become ever more valuable as anchors of the past. Chartres Cathedral is one of the most important of these sacred places.

Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.

An Old Lockkeeper's House Points the Way to the National Mall's Future

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 12.09.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Every year, millions of people pass by a nondescript stone building situated on the northwest side of the National Mall, just inches from the bustling...

How to Design a Relaxing Home

Domino | Posted 11.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Decorator Thom Filicia knew exactly how to decorate a summer cottage fit for a perfect calming vacation.

Saving Simon Rodia's Watts Towers in L.A. (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

In spite of being one of the most unique works of art, the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia are on The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Landslide list of th...

Tuning In to the Song of the South in Macon

Kari Haugeto | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Macon is an ever-changing symphony of sound and sights well worth exploring.

Bronx River Provides Blueprint for Urban Waterway Restoration

John F. Calvelli | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

The beautiful thing is that if we take care of our waterways, they will take care of us. A cleaner river and more vibrant ecosystem are powerful resources. They provide numerous education opportunities and drive community well-being and engagement.

Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Darius Arya | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Darius Arya

Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.

Piece of Town's Railroad History Becomes Students' Learning Lab

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Students in Cienega High School's construction technology course learn preservation trade skills at the 1915 section foreman house....

Cause and Effervescence: O-Zell Soda Bubbles Back

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Taste
Chuck Mirarchi

While still living in Kansas City, Elias Disney, Walt and Roy's father, was growing tired and frustrated with the newspaper delivery business. In the spring of 1917, he decided to invest in a jelly company.

Get More Sleep: Sure, When I'm Dead

Karen Brody | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

I really do appreciate all the new science that supports the importance of sleep. But I think today in our modern times, instead of researchers telling us we're arrogantly ignoring our body clocks, we need to be more practical and to do the math.

Killing Them Softly

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

We should ask if there are ways by which we ought to replace the avenging means of justice with those that are redemptive and restorative.

How Do You Measure Third Metric Success?

Alison Elissa Cardy | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money
Alison Elissa Cardy

Just as I left my office, a slight drizzle began. Determined to get my taste of this welcome warmer weather, I pulled a chair under an awning and ate, taking in the gentle sound of raindrops, the occasional flecks of water hitting my skin and the colors of the sky and greenery around me.

New Life for the School Where Ruby Bridges Made History

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by David Robert Weible The William Frantz Elementary, now Akili Academy, in New Orleans' upper 9th Ward after restoration On November 14, 1...

Picking Up the Pieces of Tragedy

Sandra Walker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Sandra Walker

Everyone has a picture of their life as they see it. Certain parts of your life are a bigger part of the picture. For me, the biggest parts were my roles as wife, mother, and teacher. I have a definite "before" and "after" in my life.

Restoring the Playground

Gwen Gordon | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Gwen Gordon

My dog Macy is normally a pretty happy-go-lucky mutt. On our daily walks she greets every stranger like they're her long lost buddy -- all wags and ki...

99 Lessons Reluctantly Learned from a Guru Master

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.

Moms: Tired and Happy?

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Brody

I'm glad the study didn't use the "happy" word. I'm concerned about making "happy" a destination; something else for mothers to achieve or a standard by which to compare ourselves.

Q&A With Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"The leading early environmentalists were all Republicans -- Teddy Roosevelt, foremost among them. The way to make it bipartisan is to convince people that the consequence of doing nothing hurts all of us."

8 Years After Katrina, New Orleans On The Rebound

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the former Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans sits idle. "Closed for...

Adopt an Ancient Theatre

Stavros Benos | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Stavros Benos

Diazoma is a citizens' platform, which, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, tries to put the love for monuments and cultural heritage of Greece into practice. Diazoma focuses on the restoration of ancient venues for spectators and audiences and the focusing of resources necessary for their rehabilitation.

Bi-National Cooperation Helps Save the Great Lakes

Roger Germann | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

Even from thousands of miles above the atmosphere, the satellite pictures reflected the uniqueness of each city along the Great Lakes, revealing the distinct ways that the lakes shaped the evolution of every community on their shorelines -- and the ways our cities shape the lakes in turn.

Raise the Heat in Your Relationship This Summer

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

We had forgotten that there isn't anything more important than taking time to restore our relationship, to reawaken and indulge our enjoyment of sensual pleasure, and to retreat into the sweet environment that supports the growth of our love and ourselves.

I Was There: Three Years After BP Spill, Applying Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The view from the deck of the Exxon Valdez was grim. The slick was huge; birds and other wildlife were covered in oil, dying; and hardly any containment effort had begun. The spill would kill an enormous number of animals -- seabirds, bald eagles, sea otters, seals and whales.

Heritage Is an Educational Legacy

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Bonnie Burnham

The theme of World Heritage Day this year is the "heritage of education." While education has its legacy in buildings such as libraries and universities, and in objects such as manuscripts, every heritage site also carries within it an embedded educational legacy.