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Young Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia Paint Grim Realities

Christian Fuchs | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

More than 130,000 Eritrean refugees have crossed the border to Ethiopia escape human rights abuses. Eritrean youth flee forced indefinite military conscription as well as torture at the hands of an oppressive government.

Recap: Glass Animals at Summerstage

DeShaun Craddock | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
DeShaun Craddock

Oxford-based group Glass Animals took to Central Park for an early evening performance, and it was nothing short of wonderful. The show started in t...

These 8 Photos Show the Beauty of Being Young, Black, & Proud

Ursula Lauriston | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Ursula Lauriston

Wouldn't it be great to celebrate black people, just for being black? Nothing is more positive than flipping the script. Where there is oppression, we will uplift. And where there is hate, we'll inject love.

No, The Black Community Is Not Bankrupt

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

My professor's perception was rooted in a common false meme that has followed black America since slavery -- the idea that we lack financial acumen, don't know how to build businesses, need to be told what to do with our finances, and are overly reliant on government handouts.

This Japanese Hotel Is Run Entirely by Robots

Architectural Digest | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Architectural Digest

By Hannah Martin, Architectural Digest. (photos: via Henn-na) The future is here. Today, Japanese businessman Hideo Sawada opened the doors of...

10 Breakfast Ideas To Make You Foodgasm

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 07.27.2015 | Taste
Stephanie Kordan

You can forget about those slapdash bowls of cereal, say goodbye to gloppy oatmeal and take-out window fast food that's full of salt, sugars and grease.

Barcelona: An Insider's Guide to 24 Hidden Gems for Travelers

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.21.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Want good advice about a destination? Find a local. Want great advice? Seek out locals who love their home so much they've made it their life's work to help visitors fall in love with it, too.

8 Secret Places in China That Tourists Haven't Discovered Yet

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

China is a vast country, and as more North Americans turn their sights eastward, we jumped at the chance to shine the spotlight on some less-known (at least to Americans) but exceptional experiences.

5 Perfect Produce Picks for Summer

Katherine Brooking | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Brooking

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10 Secret Spots In America's Top National Parks

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Short of visiting in winter and hiking deep into the backcountry, the parks' popularity can make it tricky to find your own slice of solitude. Tricky, but not impossible. Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself.

In Chad, refugees from Darfur find hope in education

Christian Fuchs | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

In Djabal refugee camp, just outside the town of Goz Beida in eastern Chad, Jesuit Refugee Service is expanding a partnership with Jesuit Commons High...

Disability Housing: 'How Sweet It Is' to Have Choices

Micaela Connery | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

How many choices do you make in a day? We choose how and with whom we spend our time. We make choices about when to wake up, what to wear, how to decorate our living space, and what to have for dinner.

On World Refugee Day, let's push forward

Christian Fuchs | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) -- In the late 1970s, Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe, then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was so moved by the dangerous ocean j...

Global Fashion Capitals: The Rise of Kiev

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 06.11.2015 | Style
Stephan Rabimov

Cities like London, Paris, New York and Milan have sustained their status as leading world fashion capitals for more than half a century.

Adventures at Infrasound Music Festival 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Even the rain could not stop our need to worship live music. While Mendi's Beach stage had sand, and therefore the driest dance floor, the Bend and Meadow stages did not. Donning plastic rain-ponchos in a vivid array of colors, people danced beneath the falling water as the mud became deeper and goopier.

Scientists Say Your Eye Color Reveals Information About Your Personality. Mine Was So True!

LittleThings.com | Posted 06.04.2015 | Science
LittleThings.com

By Todd Briscoe, editor at LittleThings.com We have all heard the clichéd expression that "eyes are the window to the soul," but now it appears that...

7 Days of Guilt-Free Drinking

Kerri Allen | Posted 06.03.2015 | Taste
Kerri Allen

Instead of tying myself in knots over a few indulgences, I'll tie a few on.

Bringing Pleasure Beach Back to Bridgeport

Bill Finch | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Bill Finch

Last year, we welcomed more than 25,000 people to a spectacular beach which, to me, has the feel of a little piece of Nantucket right here in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This summer, we expect even more kids and families to create great, new memories on sunny days.

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Melissa Miles McCarter

Women like me face Mother's Day with shades of shame, despair and silence. So, I would like to take this opportunity to speak up and share with those who know someone who has infertility or are experiencing it themselves. Here is what I wish someone had told me about about the disease.

Not One More: Protect and Empower Trans Youth

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 06.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

While trans visibility is increasing, and we're seeing more positive representations in the media, our youth remain vulnerable and mostly unheard.

On Contemporary Art and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Chika Okeke-Agulu | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Chika Okeke-Agulu

While visiting Titus Kaphar's exhibition Asphalt and Chalk at Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea, New York in early February, I was struck by the power, simplicity and deceptive ordinariness of two small panels, a diptych, near the entrance.

Will Cuba Survive the Americanization of Havana?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

The architecture of Old Havana has lasted hundreds of years, but will it survive the onslaught of tourists and rampart commercialism that so despoils other Latin American capitals?

Let Us Not Celebrate a Fifth Anniversary of the Syrian Conflict

Christian Fuchs | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

We prayed and dreamed that this would be the beginning of the end of the horror; that 2015 would put the past four years behind us and bring the long-awaited end to the blood on our hands - the lost fathers, the grieving mothers, the broken children, the destroyed cities and the squandered aspirations.

Controversial Gay Jesus Attacked and Labeled as Blasphemy

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Kittredge Cherry

Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.

Rising Stars of Rap: G-Eazy & A$AP Ferg slideshow

Steve Harmon | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

Fans form two lines 4 hours ahead of the box office opening. The venue box office shows cows and reads "let's get mooving." Fans would have been happy if that was the case. It took 4 hours for many just to get in.