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Irvine Welsh Talks to The Book Doctors About Writing, America, Rejection and the 'Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

David Henry Sterry | Posted 03.25.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend

Breathtaking Photograph Shows Meteor Streaking Over Loch Ness

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Science

It was a “beautiful night,” says Scotland-based tour guide John Alasdair Macdonald. So he went outside with his camera to snap some photographs of...

How Britain Is Becoming an Isolated Island

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.13.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

LONDON -- Europe is once again divided between East and West -- only this time the fault line runs through the European Union. The eastern members -- most notably Poland and the Baltic states -- are clinging fast to the EU in the face of Russian aggression. At the other geographic and political extreme, the United Kingdom is threatening to walk out on Europe for good. Decisions being taken today on Europe's eastern and western peripheries are likely to shape a new balance of power.

How and When Did Golf Originate?

Quora | Posted 02.10.2015 | Sports
Quora

Many historians tie the origin of the game of golf back to the ancient Romans, or even the eighth-century Chinese. (Both had games that were similar, with a stick and ball). This is usually based on paintings or artwork showing people playing the game.

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, Family Planning Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change: The Elevator Pitch * * * These sea slugs are now invading n...

Fracking Failures, Organizing Successes

Margie Alt | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

The best way to protect public health and the environment from this dirty drilling practice is to halt it altogether. And this week, an entire country and at least Pennsylvania's parks and forests finally got the protection they deserve.

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

Cargo Ship Sinks Off Scotland; 8 Presumed Dead

AP | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Eight crew members are presumed dead after a cargo ship capsized and sank north of Scotland. Rescuers have called off t...

Auld Lang Syne

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Melissa DeCastro

The New Year is upon us, and with it celebrations to top off a season filled with gatherings and music. The holiday season has months worths of songs, but on New Years we always turn to the song written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

60 and Going On Timeless: Happy Birthday Annie Lennox

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

I credit Annie Lennox as being the artist who first turned me onto the joys of pop music in the dawning of my teen years. So to celebrate Lennox's milestone 60th birthday (she's born on Christmas Day), I'm spotlighting one non-single from each of her 15-plus albums since 1981.

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Inheriting land in Ohio from a brother, Fulmoth's father, Joseph, left Ireland for the United States in 1849.

This Is Ebenezer Place, The Shortest Street In The World

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.19.2014 | Travel

Here at HuffPost Travel, we love exploring America's best small towns, finding tiny islands where we'd least expect them and looking for itty-bitty tr...

Nestled in the Scottish Highlands Sits Crieff Hydro, a Victorian Spa

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

As gray clouds rolled in on the setting afternoon sun in the Highlands of Scotland, a bagpiper stood guard at the entrance, ringing a melody in front of the Crieff Hydro hotel. Once a Victorian spa retreat built in 1868, the resort is just over an hour's drive from Glasgow.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

Scots To Get New Powers After Failed Independence Referendum

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.27.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonom...

To Her, I Was

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Tricia McCallum

Her name was Catherine. Her favorite song was "Imagine" by John Lennon. Her favorite color, yellow. She knew the words to just about any song you could name and would sing at the drop of a hat.

Running With Ghosts in Edinburgh

Natalie Compagno | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Edinburgh is haunted. Everyone knows that. Especially the spirits that linger year-round with no regard for the passing of All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. I am in Edinburgh for a few days to enjoy its charms as well as ghouls.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspi...

Secessionist Movements In America Refuse To Die

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published on Ozy. You would think that Scotland’s failed independence vote in September might discourage Americans from...

Hauntology and Psychogeography Inspire New Album From Drew Mulholland of Mount Vernon Arts Lab Fame

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Timing is everything and it's probably no coincidence that we scheduled our interview right before Halloween, which has its centuries-old roots in Gaelic and Celtic regions, like Scotland where we meet.

See More This Winter: Travel to Europe & $ave!

trivago | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
trivago

The Euro at its lowest value against the US Dollar since July 2012 - currently exchanging at $1.26 - and hotel rates in many of Europe's most popular cities are lower in winter, which means that it's time to seriously consider taking a trip across the Atlantic.

How Edinburgh Taught Me to Be More Present

Melissa Garvey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

I eventually became happy and grateful for the break from my phone. I felt more relaxed and noticed all the Scottish beauty around me that I was truly able to examine and contemplate. I became grateful for my lack of cell phone service.

Scotland To Get Its First Female Leader

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist Nicola Sturgeon will succeed Alex Salmond as leader, the Scottish National Party said on...