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What the Scottish Referendum Teaches the World

Ziad Haider | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Ziad Haider

While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.

Scotland? It's A Family Affair

Nick Jefferson | Posted 06.27.2014 | World
Nick Jefferson

Like many English people, I'd been pretty ambivalent about it all, and very much of the "if they wanna go, let 'em go" school. But in Scotland, I changed my mind. And dramatically so.

Taking Credit and Accepting Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I would like that same kind of trust and credibility from our president and his administration and his advisers. They have every right to take credit for their successes, but they also have every responsibility to accept the blame for their mistakes, misjudgments and failures.

10 Things You Should Know About Scotland's Independence Bid

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

From China to the Vatican, Scotland's bid for independence is being closely watched around the world. This September, the Scots will simply vote ...

My Scotland, Our Britain, a Future Worth Sharing

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.19.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Could Scotland be the pacemaker for nationalist breakaways in Spain, Belgium, Italy and Eastern Europe? And could it demonstrate, as victories for anti-immigrant parties did in last month's European elections, that even the most advanced industrial nations are not immune from nationalist or protectionist movements?

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.

These 15 Celebrities Totally Disagree On Scottish Independence

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

(Reuters) - In the battle over Scottish independence, a rising number of famous Scots have gone public with their views on whether Scotland should lea...

Glasgow: From Pubs to Parks In Scotland's 'Second City'

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Glasgow has been busy brushing the soot off its sandstone and washing behind its no-longer-industrial ears. What has emerged after decades of careful restoration is a Victorian city where you can breathe the beautiful air.

The Adorable Seaside Town That Beats All Other Adorable Seaside Towns

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

When life in the metropolitan U.K. gets dramatic and ridiculous, Scotland provides a merry little old-world escape (for proof, please review our recen...

10 Reasons to Visit Scotland This Year

Viator | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Viator

This small nation offers untamed and dramatic natural beauty, a turbulent history, great drink and intriguing food. This year, however, is not just a good year, but a great year to visit Scotland.

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

minube | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
minube

2014-04-25-20140424YaltaElliKraizbergthumb.jpgDo the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls.

Getting to Know the Person Who Saved My Life

Eva Haller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Eva Haller

For the months that I was there, I saw it as the traditional boarding school I thought it was. When Nazi soldiers eventually raided it, I realized the school had been my safe haven.

Orkney's Surprising Neolithic Wonders

Historvius | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Historvius

When we think of historical places which date back thousands of years it's natural to think of the Pyramids, Stonehenge or the ruins of ancient Mesopo...

Ginger Man: Scott P. Harris, Red Hair and Redheads on Film

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Scott P. Harris still suffered taunts and jibes, dumb or cruel redhead jokes, and apathy or downright rejection from women. Was he going to just put up and shut up? He decided not only not to, but to document his redheadedness, its perils and positives, pejorative comments and possibilities for red-haired men.

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Kensington Tours | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured Game of Thrones fans around the world. Scattered across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland and Malta, the show's evocative film locations have become stars in their own right.

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

Scottish Nationalist Dreams Undercut by Low Oil Prices

John C.K. Daly | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
John C.K. Daly

Sobering figures about Scotland's economy are emerging as the country prepares for its upcoming referendum on independence, scheduled for September 18, 2014.

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...

Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...

Crimea, Anschluss and the Enduring Quest for Autonomy

David Morris | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Ukraine and the West insist that Crimeans do not have the right to vote on independence. Russia agrees.  This tragic meeting of minds moves us toward a potentially tumultuous showdown.

Will Crimeans Be Offered Russian Passports After March 17?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

The United States should view the referendum in Crimea as it would if Scotland or Catalonia voted to secede from their respective countries. Perhaps American interests would be better served by objecting to the occupation by Russia and not the referendum.

11 Places in Britain You Should Have Heard Of

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Paul Anthony Jones

Practically every town the world over has some random achievement to its name, or else has secured its place in history as the birthplace of some notable figure, the location of some remarkable building -- or the site of the first ever speeding ticket.

Why Urban History Matters

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Going forward, let's not discount the influence of history's recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm.

Experience Legends And Epic Views At Dunnottar Castle

Posted 02.28.2014 | Travel

The ruins of Dunnottar Castle sit on a dramatic cliff on the northeast coast of Scotland. The castle is incredibly rich in history and also offers som...

RBS To Axe Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

* Job cuts include planned Citizens sale, UK branch sales * Investment bank may be folded into corporate arm * Governmen...