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Powerful #OscarsSoWhite Street Art by Plastic Jesus

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.06.2016 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

The ongoing controversy over the Academy Awards' lack of diversity was realized in a street art installation piece left on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood by Plastic Jesus, known for past attention-getting art critical of the Oscars.

10 Secret Mexican Islands You Can Have All to Yourself

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Looking for an island getaway that's not as overrun as Cozumel? We've got your number. These lesser-known Mexican islands offer up relaxation, adventu...

7 Travel Lessons We Learned From our Favorite Movies

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

From Lawrence of Arabia to Lord of the Rings, movies have been inspiring us to travel smart for decades. Between exhilarating stories of adventure and...

The Mexico You Don't Know (But Should)

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.28.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

There's a lot more to Mexico than Tijuana, the Zócalo and the beaches of Cancún. If you're willing to range a bit further afield, forego some o...

So THAT'S Why You Shouldn't Wear A Green Hat In China

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Colors play an important role in our lives. They can remind us of a place, a time of year, or our favorite traditions, and can also shape the way we f...

How Promises of Aid Stiffed Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.24.2016 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Reports from the ground in Haiti say that most of the unrest is centered there, and this is the same experience I had in December when the election protests began and the countryside remained quiet as people went about the business of living.

7 Ways You're Throwing Money Away While Traveling

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere. Here are seven expenses you can ...

8 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Health While Traveling

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

How many times have you come home from a great vacation with an unwanted souvenir in the form of a nasty cold or stomach bug? Or even worse, started f...

To Fight the Inhumanity of Syria's Bitter Conflict, Let's Get Refugee Children in School

Gordon Brown | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Gordon Brown

LONDON -- We can only ever achieve universal education for girls and boys at primary and secondary levels if we first bridge the gap in humanitarian aid for education in emergencies. Out of tragedy and chaos some good may come.

The Best Resorts Where No Kids Are Allowed

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

If you just put up with uninterrupted "quality time" with the kids during their seemingly endless school vacation, you might feel like you've earned a...

How to Look Amazing in Your Wedding Photos

Camille Abbott | Posted 01.11.2016 | Weddings
Camille Abbott

I feel very fortunate to frequently work beside some of the most exceptional wedding photographers in South Australia. I can't help but admire how tal...

Gardens for Health / Rwanda (PHOTOS)

Austin Nelson | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
Austin Nelson

This past July, I was fortunate enough to travel to Rwanda to photograph for Gardens for Health International, an organization dedicated to fighting c...

Slideshow: HINDS at Other Music

DeShaun Craddock | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
DeShaun Craddock

Madrid based band HINDS made an in-store appearance at Other Music in New York City, days ahead of the release of their debut album, Leave Me Alone....

The Henny Palooza Team Shares Their Favorite Shots of 2015

Choyce Miller | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Choyce Miller

It has been a pretty epic 2015 for the creative minds behind Henny Palooza and they're gearing up for an even bigger year ahead.

10 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford in 2016

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

It doesn't matter what you call them—dream trips, your bucket list, an adventure book—the important thing is to actually take those once-i...

Cookbooks Are the Perfect Holiday House Gift

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.22.2015 | Taste
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The best cookbooks do more than just present recipes -- they offer a glimpse into a particular place or style of cooking that can change the way we view the food on our plates. While running your last minute holiday errands be sure to swing through a bookstore to load up on house gifts and stocking stuffers.

Cuba, Myanmar And 10 Other Places To Travel In 2016

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Let the world inspire you in 2016. Whether you want to explore the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the Unites States or discover a far-off land th...

Outrageously Affordable Destinations For This Winter

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

We've scoured destinations and deals for weeks to come up with bargains and overlooked off-peak destinations that are still great in winter. So, whether you're looking for a bucket-list beach destination or just wanting to hit the slopes, we've found some awesome deals both near and far.

How To Navigate The Airport Like A Pro During The Holidays

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

The airport game is different during the holiday travel season. The tips and tricks you usually employ over the course of the year may not work so well between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, don't be the turkey who misses his flight or holds up security.

CHVRCHES Keep Summer Alive in Central Park

DeShaun Craddock | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
DeShaun Craddock

September 29th, 2015 was a cloudy and humid Autumn day, with showers late in the evening. If you were at Rumsey Playfield, however, you'd hardly notic...

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

10 Shameless Ways to Eat for Free While Traveling

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Loading up on bread at restaurants isn't the only way to eat for free while traveling. With a little planning, resourcefulness, and, yes, shamelessnes...

Where You Should Travel To Next, Based On Your Personality

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.04.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Whether you're a self-proclaimed hippie, daredevil, preppy, health nut, or coffee addict, we know just where to visit on your next vacation. Read on t...

Seychelles Beauty: Above & Below the Sea

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The uninhabited, isolated island of Aldabra in the Seychelles was nearly a U.S. military base. In 1968, with the U.S. looking for a foothold in the Indian Ocean, Aldabra was at the top of a short list due to its large lagoon that could be blasted to accommodate a naval base and ample space for long runways.

Syrian refugee children portray life before and after displacement

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

Jesuit Refugee Service Acting International Communications Coordinator Jacquelyn Pavilon recently visited the JRS center in Jbeil, Lebanon, where she ...