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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

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

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 ...

South Sudanese Find New Hope in Education

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

"I was born in war, I went to school during war, I got married during war, I raised my six children during war and now I am growing old and raising gr...

Tourist Attractions That Would Never Exist in America

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel

t's nearly a guarantee that when you visit a major tourist attraction in America, it's going to be safe. Most places put up barriers and warning signs that will stop even the most selfie-happy, oblivious tourist from doing something stupid, getting hurt, and suing.

Brazilian Drag Activists Use Dodgeball to Discuss Homophobia and Transphobia

Sean O'Toole | Posted 10.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a group of drag activists are fostering a sense of community engagement to address the recent rise in attacks against gay and Trans* people throughout Brazil.

30 Places To See Before You're 30

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.

One Family's Call for the Right to School for All Children

Up For School | Posted 10.13.2015 | Education
Up For School

Fatima, Amani and Mohammed's father Ahmad is a great believer in education. In Syria the family were well off, the children were in private schools, they even had private tutors.

The 2015 Glammy Awards: The Most Wanted Beauty Products in America

Glamour | Posted 09.17.2015 | Style

By Glamour What are the most loved essentials in women's makeup drawers and bathroom cabinets? More than 414,000 votes have been cast by you in the ...

11 Weird Laws That Could Ruin Your Next Trip

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

Traveling can be an incredibly freeing experience, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're free to do whatever you want. Tourists often find themselv...

Top Family-Friendly Places in Atlanta

Claudine Williams | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Claudine Williams

Atlanta is hotter than hot. Have you seen the reality TV shows filmed there? In reality, metro Atlanta is a great place for families.

Travel the Trans-Siberian in Luxury

Richard Powell | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Richard Powell

Siberia, the vast region with the once terror-inducing name, was singularly failing to live up to its fearsome reputation this warm autumn afternoon on the banks of the Angara River.

The World's Greatest Typewriter Collection, Now on View in Los Angeles

Karin E. Baker | Posted 09.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Karin E. Baker

While computers have undeniably revolutionized the way people write, the typewriter remains a marvel-worthy object. Whether you appreciate their histo...

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

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

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