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Foreword: Vietnam 40 Years Later

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.18.2014 | Home
Andrew Lam

Vietnam is no longer a war, of course, but it remains for many Americans a scar and a haunting metaphor for political disasters and tragic consequences.

Abortion and Mental Health: Connected by Stigma

Melanie Zurek | Posted 04.24.2014 | Home
Melanie Zurek

The study grabbed my attention not only as an opportunity to learn more about the whole of rural women's and health care providers' experiences, but also because of some notable parallels between the delivery of mental health and reproductive health in rural health care systems.

The Karimu Kids: School Is Not Enough -- We Want Healthcare and Jobs for Our Families

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.27.2013 | Home
Suzanne Skees

The curriculum taught at Ayalagaya are the same as for all public secondary schools throughout Tanzania. The school motto is "Education for Creativity." Meet the teachers of Ayalagaya Secondary and two students: Florentina and Jackson.

The Rural Landscape and Urban Lessons Learned

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home
Charles R. Wolfe

Take a harder look, and see the reasons forests and farms have been elemental to growth management legislation, emulating the naturally evolved agricultural region that has always surrounded the City of Rome.

The Promise of a Plant in the Fight Against Malaria

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.13.2013 | Home
Crystal Wells

Dora Joseph, 31, is raising four children in a tin-roofed, two-room house nestled in the remote green hills of northwestern Tanzania. Her eyes are tired and dampened with worry.

The Greatest Migration: China's Urbanization

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.30.2013 | Home
John Wagner Givens

The larger story, which can really only be told through numbers, is about how "China's urban population has increased from 180 million people in 1978 to 690 [million] now" and since rural birth rates consistently outpace urban ones, it is specifically a tale of rural to urban migration.

The Power Of A Shared Meal

Anna Brones | Posted 12.30.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

Food and travel go hand in hand, not just because it allows a view into a culture, but also because it provides a thread for connecting two people from two very different places. Put a pot of tea in the center of table and language barriers immediately begin to wash away.

Gerry Smith

19 Million Americans Without High-Speed Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home

About 19 million Americans still have no access to high-speed Internet, according to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission. About 1...

Don't Tell Me to Join a Group

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.24.2012 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I am a forty-something woman with no kids. I used to have friends, a life and a career. Then we moved to a rural area for my husband's job in the UK and five years on, I seem to have nothing.

What Do You Do? Identity vs. Work, East vs. West

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Andrew Lam

A while back, when I was visiting my mother's ancestral village in Thai Binh province in northern Vietnam, it occurred to me that, after a barrage of questions from distant relatives, not once did anyone ask that common question in America: "So, what do you do?"

How To Deal With College 'Culture Shock'

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Home

By Hannah Orenstein The transition from high school to college is undoubtedly one of the biggest you'll make throughout your life. Some of those ch...

Faces of Wilcannia (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
David Maurice Smith

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Haitian Movements Branch Out

Salena Tramel | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Salena Tramel

From a small village in the central plateau to forgotten towns in the north and south, grassroots organizers are demonstrating that their solutions are the way towards a new Haiti.

Cops Find 5 Bodies In Rural Area Near Mexico City

AP | Posted 10.28.2011 | Home

MEXICO CITY -- A phone call to a relative of a missing person led police to excavate a corn field in a farming town not far from the capital, and disc...

Ben Muessig

Who Is This Boy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

Who is this boy? Investigators in Maine continue to ask this question two days after discovering the body of an unidentified four- or five-year-old...

Midwest A Victim Of 'Rural Brain Drain'

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Vasilogambros

Small towns across the country are dying off, and college students are partly to blame.

The Rural Photographer Rises Again -- Forrest Holzapfel

Ethan Murrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ethan Murrow

Over the last ten years Holzapfel has systematically and inventively documented Marlboro, Vermont, through a wealth of photographs, recordings and writing.

Raising Your Own Hens

Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Makenna Goodman

I've been raising laying hens for about a year, and I've never been happier. I have fresh eggs whenever I want them and I've come to love chickens for all their neurotic, pecking glory.

Community Coup: Chickens Are the New Dog

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zem Joaquin

We got our hens after we had to give up our dog due to my son's allergies. I decided that if I was getting a new pet, it was going to reciprocate and have some positive environmental claw-print.

Don't Forget Rural America

Rep. Mike Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. Mike Thompson

Rural communities are hit even harder by the tough economy, especially when it comes to jobs, yet we fail to invest equitably in their economic health.

Poverty in America: The Problems and Solutions

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

We need to make communities strong again. Our local money does not need to be mixed in with some guy's hedge fund abstract tranche of nothing all to make a fee for some banker in New York.

Edwards' Endorsement Frees Obama In Picking Running Mate

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Clinton doesn't help Obama with his electoral map in November. He needs someone who has both pull in the states he wants to win and who can help repair rifts with rural white voters. Two names immediately come to mind.