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The Olympics Won't Spread Zika Around The World

The Conversation US | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

The controversy over the Olympics should not distract us from the global threat Zika poses. But we should keep fears about the Olympics in perspective. The domestic chaos over Ebola in 2014 is all it takes to remind us what happens when our reactions are guided by fear, rather than by evidence.

The Most Instagrammable Places In Rio, According To Locals

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel

When the 2016 Olympic Games kick off in a couple of weeks, they will play out against the backdrop of the spectacular scenery of Rio de Janeiro. About...

Will The 2016 Olympics Deliver On The Promise To Leave A Lasting Legacy For Rio?

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

The Olympic Games will kick off in Rio de Janeiro this August, and despite major financial and political obstacles, the International Olympic Committe...

Social Media & The Summer Olympics: Rio 2016 Prepares To Break Records

Cathy Hackl | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
Cathy Hackl

Summer is starting to heat up and so is the buzz surrounding the Rio 2016 Olympics. In Brazil, some athletes will be breaking world records during the...

The Black Lives Matter Movement Is Heading To The Rio Olympics

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.15.2016 | Sports

As protests continue throughout the country over the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the latest African-American men to die at...

Olympic Gymnasts Simone Biles, Dominique Dawes, And Nadia Comaneci Partner In 'The Evolution of Power' Video

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Anique Y.M. Hameed

Three generations of Olympic gymnasts have partnered with Tide Pods for The Evolution of Power video to highlight the evolution of the sport that they...

Olympic And Sports Boycotts

ADST | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
ADST

Sport boycotts have been effective measures for countries to express disdain and condemnation for the actions of another.

An Open Letter To Olympic Athletes About Zika

STAT | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
STAT

Dear Olympic or Paralympic athlete: Hi there. How's the training going? Feeling good about your chances for a podium finish or a personal best in Rio...

Where To Go On Honeymoon And When

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Your honeymoon is probably the most important holiday you will take in your life -- and it is the perfect excuse to splash out and go somewhere really...

Body Parts Wash Up On The Shore Of Rio's Olympic Volleyball Beach

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.06.2016 | World

Parts of a mutilated body washed up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, police said, just yards from where beach volleyba...

8 Iconic Hotels That Have Inspired Beloved Songs

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Oyster

There are some hotel names you just know, whether you've ever stayed at the hotel or not. These iconic spots can be famous for a variety of reasons: t...

Australian Paralympic Athlete Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio As Olympics Nears

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.21.2016 | World

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian Olympic Committee have demanded Rio de Janeiro immediately ramps up security in the city after a Paralympic sailor a...

Rio Declares Emergency, Warns Of 'Total Collapse' Ahead Of Olympics

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's governor declared a state of financial emergency Friday and requested federal funds to help fulfill obliga...

Ballet Class For Girls In Rio Slum Is Free With Good Report Cards

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact

This 22-year-old teaches ballet to young girls in her low-income neighborhood, because she wants them to learn discipline, but also how to dream big. ...

International Career Startup

Ryan McMunn | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Ryan McMunn

I speak at university business schools across the country about international business and my work in countries that are as different culturally as th...

The Sharing Economy Can Transform Economic Development

FOMIN | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Brigit Helms and Anabella Palacios Brigit Helms, the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, also has served as the director of SPE...

Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things y...

Rio Gang Rape Reveals Our Society's Shocking Acceptance Of Violence Against Women

Andréa Martinelli | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Andréa Martinelli

A case like this is about all of us. It reminds us of who we are and the long road we have ahead of us. We will not be quiet. We will speak out even for those who cannot speak for themselves. We are more beautiful when we are together. And when we are angry

Why Banning Kenya From Rio Presents an Olympian Dilemma

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.30.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

If Kenya were to be banned from Rio 2016, the overall inclusiveness of the Olympics and the global equality of sporting opportunities would be seriously questioned.

Violence

Lucas Spangher | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Lucas Spangher

If I had left my friends earlier, or if I had taken the stairs instead of the ramp, or if I had not greeted the curly haired woman, then maybe the man...

Even Brazilian Icon Rivaldo Thinks We Should Stay Away From Rio 2016

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports

As the rest of the world watches on in anticipation of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro is crumbling -- literally and fi...

A New Coalition for Urban Transitions to Help Cities Thrive

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Michael R. Bloomberg

More than 490 cities have committed to reducing emissions and publicly reporting their progress. These include our home cities of New York, Rio de Janeiro and Paris, along with London, Tokyo, Mexico City, Jakarta, and myriad others.

Inclusion of urban poverty issues within the Habitat III discussion

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau As the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) approaches, the inclusion of urban ...

Absurd Harmony in Rocinha

Tzvi Miller | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel
Tzvi Miller

I just was sitting up on the roof gazing around at the beautiful sights and taking in the incredible variation of different sounds. Not a moment of qu...

This Has To Be The Scariest Photo Op Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel

There are a million reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including the fact that the beaches are magical, the foodie scene is bustling and the nig...