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Attention Foodies: Here's Why Australia Is Food Heaven

Posted 02.20.2015 | Travel

Australia is home to more than just crocodile hunters and attractive surfers. Over the centuries, the Land of Oz has cultivated a unique and respectab...

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel

Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and never too cold, with a very minimal amount of that pesky California fog to get in the way--when it does roll in, it burns off pretty quickly in the morning.

Why Human Connectivity Wins Over Data: Uber vs. Twitter in Sydney

Erica Dhawan | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Erica Dhawan

Focusing on where our humanity intersects with data is the future of work. Bringing the human element back into work will inevitably pay off in the bottom line as well. Reclaiming that is what all companies and individuals need to focus on in our world today.

13 Aussie Sharks Spotted in Bondi, at Water Polo by the Sea

Dominique Kane | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
Dominique Kane

A bull shark emptied Australia's Bondi Beach of people for nearly two hours on Friday, and had its 15 minutes of fame. But by Saturday, it had all but been forgotten in favor of a different breed of shark.

Muslim Bride Adds Wedding Bouquet To Memorial For Sydney Siege Victims

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

One Muslim bride from Australia wanted to pay tribute to the victims of the Sydney siege -- even if it meant changing her wedding day plans. Manal ...

Sydney Hostage Victim's Partner Breaks His Silence

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices

The grieving partner of a gay man killed in the deadly cafe siege in Sydney, Australia is speaking out. As the Associated Press first reported, To...

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Horror Over Deadly Sydney Siege Turns To Anger

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.15.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off...

Australians Promise To Muslims #IllRideWithYou

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

As Australians anxiously awaited the outcome of a hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe, thousands on social media made sure that Muslims in the country kne...

Sydney Siege Victims Lauded For Their Courage And Kindness

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.15.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by gra...

Gunman In Sydney Siege Had Troubled Past But Wasn't On Terror Watch List

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off...

Australians Use #IllRideWithYou Hashtag In Show Of Solidarity With Muslims

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almo...

I'll Ride With You

Aimee Chan | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Aimee Chan

Today, more than ever, I am extremely proud to be Australian. At a time of deep crisis, the people of Sydney have shown me that equality, tolerance and non-violence are not just hipster rhetoric. We stand together as people supporting other people in the most human of ways, and we say #IllRideWithYou.

Sydney Siege: A Jihad of One

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

While untrained domestic lone wolves have been inspired to undertake violent attacks, unlike their more sophisticated foreign counterparts, they often die or are captured shortly after initiating violent confrontations, with more limited casualties. Still, even untrained loners can kill dozens if a nexus of factors align.

Sydney Hostage Crisis Over After Police Storm Cafe

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has laid flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney for the victims of a central city cafe siege ...

Tense Photos From The Sydney Hostage Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

An armed man entered a Lindt chocolate cafe in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, taking more than a dozen people prisoner. The hostage taker was identifie...

Iranian Named As Sydney Hostage Taker

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

SYDNEY, Dec 16 (Reuters) - An Iranian refugee known for sending hate mail to the families of Australian soldiers killed overseas and facing several ch...

Hostage Taking In Sydney Cafe Sparks Fears Of Islamist-Linked Attack

Reuters | Matt Siegel and Jane Wardell | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

SYDNEY, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Australian security forces on Tuesday stormed the Sydney cafe where several hostages were being held at gunpoint, in what l...

Hostages Held Inside Australian Cafe

Reuters | Matt Siegel and Jane Wardell | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Australian police locked down the center of the country's biggest city on Monday after an armed man walked into a busy downtown Sydney caf...

Remember to Be Grateful

Jo Tinyow | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Jo Tinyow

As many people are frantically shopping for Christmas presents and awaiting the launch of new stores to open, I request that you take a moment out of your lives to just be grateful for what you already have in your life and give a moment to those that don't.

In Sydney: Recommitting To Wildlife And Parks

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

A landmark paper published this week in Nature by James Watson and colleagues shows that there is now significant evidence that many governments are backsliding on their commitments to establish and support parks and other protected areas.

LOOK: Bondi Sculptures Cause A Seaside Spectacle

Dominique Kane | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts
Dominique Kane

My home has been taken over by 109 sculptures. They're making quite a spectacle of themselves and no one wants to miss it.

1,000 Ways to Die in Australia: Travels in the Aussie Outback

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Kakadu National Park is a place of awe, majesty, and wonder. Beautiful and incredible, it has few parallels on earth. But it also seems to have so many ways to kill you what it would truly humble that new comedy about the American West.

Finding Courage Far From Home

Jill Kozak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Jill Kozak

Behind my eyes were such beautiful sites, so many generous, kind people. Is this what I had been afraid of? Having an amazing time? Meeting people from halfway around the globe who shared similar interests as me? It all seemed so silly now. It's certainly true that nature loves courage.

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.