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New Security Measures At Brazil's Airports Cause Havoc Ahead Of Olympics

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.18.2016 | World

BRASILIA, July 18 (Reuters) - Stepped-up security screenings produced long lines for travelers at Brazil’s main airports on Monday in the aftermath ...

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...

Bite-sized

Brian Caldirola | Posted 07.06.2016 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola

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Olympic Rowers Will Compete In Poop-Filled Water Without Protection

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.06.2016 | Sports

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are just over a month away from starting, and they’ve been barreling toward disaster for months. The ga...

Rio Gets $895 Million Government Loan To Help With Olympic Safety

Reuters | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports

Brazil's government disbursed 2.9 billion reais ($895 million) to cover Olympic security spending by the state of Rio de Janeiro, which declared a sta...

What Zika Can Teach Us About Risk

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Alan Kadish

Zika poses a real, but relatively small, risk to most Americans. But because the risk itself cannot be quantified precisely, and no doctor can assure you with 100 percent certainty that you will be fine, we remain concerned

Brazilian Soldier Shoots Jaguar At Olympic Torch Ceremony

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.21.2016 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon c...

'The Discarded' Plastic in Rio's Bay

Elizabeth Glazner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Glazner

When the 2016 Summer Olympic Games officially launch in Rio de Janeiro this August, we're going to get more than the usual drama of international athl...

You Are Enough

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.21.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

You don't need to have anything else, or to do anything else, or to lose any more weight, or to gain any more skills or accolades in order to be enough.

5 Rings, 5 Things: Gymnast Nastia Liukin

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 04.14.2016 | Sports
Courtney M. Soliday

5 Rings, 5 Things: Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin 5 Rings, 5 Things is a column of my blog in which I dish out 5 fun facts about Olympians. ...

What's Stopping You?

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Melinda Parrish

As TA rowers, Lorah and Helman use only their trunk and arm muscles, and their seats are fixed, as opposed to the traditional rowing stroke which uses the legs, trunk and arms and is done on a sliding seat.

Rio Tinto Finds the Way in Bristol Bay: Dump the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 01.15.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Canadian exploration company Northern Dynasty Minerals is the only partner remaining in the once formidable Pebble Partnership - the poorly-funded proponent of the reckless scheme to build a massive mine in the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery.

3 New Years Resolutions for a Climate Movement

Carl Pope | Posted 12.30.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Wanting to accelerate low-carbon development and getting it done are two different things -- and the biggest challenge for the climate movement is to dramatically speed up successful implementation of the Paris commitments made by almost 200 nations.

Blake Leeper Wants to Be the First American Paralympian at the Olympics

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Blake Leeper may be training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but he found time to stop by the Samsung Smart Lounge to talk about his goals and how technology can help people like him compete at a high level.

Flying Colors

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Ron Burkhardt's curiously handsome and codified new geometric-inspired works create a zigzag jigsaw puzzle of communicative compositions that keep the viewer guessing until the final piece falls into place.

Brazil's Silva Sets His 'Ocean View' on North America

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

Inspired by the beaches that surround him and the life he lives with his feet in the sand, Silva has created the perfect summer time record that makes anxious to see the season go. I recently spoke to Silva about his new album, country, and influences.

Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

Magic & Transmissions: Conversations with Sérgio Mendes and Starset's Dustin Bates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sérgio Mendes: "I call this project The Magic of Encounters. I think it has to do with our lives as well, because when I think about my life, my whole journey, to still be making music with incredible people and to be performing, that's kind of magical."

Black Orfeus: Samba at the Thalia

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Marcel Camus' 1959 Golden Palme winner Black Orpheus is a study in filmmaking genius. Set against the background of Carnival in Rio in one of the out...

World Cup of Terror

Jackie Townsend | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Jackie Townsend

Brazilians are "getting out of dodge" during the World Cup. A very close friend and soccer soul mate of my husband's, who's Brazilian, whose family lives in Brazil, virtually said the same thing. "Don't go to Brazil," he wrote us in an email. "Don't go." But going we are.

North and South of Rio: From Parati to Buzios

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

There was no cell nor Internet reception, no television -- no distraction period -- and after a week spent aligning my physical and emotional rhythm to the universe's, I was ready to explore Brazil a little.

Altair Faces Eviction – for the Third Time

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

The story of 60-year-old builder Altair Antunes Guimarães from Rio de Janeiro, illustrates a "collateral effect" of the mega-events in Rio that has fallen under the radar lately. With the first kick getting nearer -- less than 60 days now! -- people seem to have forgotten the thousands of families who at some point faced eviction to give way for the enlargement, improvement, or establishment of infrastructure for the 1-month tournament. The feeling is that the battles are lost to the construction companies, who indeed profited immensely during the construction of the stadiums -- and that families have by now resigned to leave their homes.

The Collaboration Everyone On The Internet Will Hate

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment

Forget "I Dreamed a Dream" -- we always knew Fantine was meant to sing "My Humps." If will.i.am gets his wish, it might not be such a long shot. T...

WATCH: Rodrigo Santoro Opens Up About The Price He Pays To Work In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Mandy Fridmann & Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.09.2014 | Latino Voices

Rodrigo Santoro ("300," "Lost," "Love Actually") lends his voice to the quirky and lovable Tulio in "Rio 2," a film the star says is close to his hear...

Sports: A Way to Promote Peace in Pakistan?

Mariam Khan | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

No one could have imagined that cricket, an Englishman's game would rule over the hearts and minds of those residing in the sub-continent. Eleven men...