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Bali High

Sharon Eakes | Posted 08.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

Although I've been home from Bali several weeks, I keep dreaming I'm there...the sounds, the smells, images of the people wash over me:

Feeding Peace: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees whose projects are bringing peace to their communities. Volunteers in Maryland engag...

He'd Prefer His Son Be Strangled

Omar Naseef | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

"You know, he'd prefer his son be strangled then spend time with you if he knew that you're gay." That's what the mother said to her son. She didn't...

Beware When Religion Makes You Feel Nostalgic

Rev. Jennifer Wilder | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Wilder

We want to have heroes, and we want to remember the good times, but the times our Bible discusses were not idyllic, not even really good.

No Shaadi? No Problem - Meet South Asian Singles with the Dus App

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

Even in the Western world, the shaadi - or "wedding" - mentality is prevalent in South Asian communities. As a result, younger generations who have gr...

6 Modern Tips for a Traditional U.S. Memorial Day

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Sharon Schweitzer

As school districts ring their final bell and children anticipate summer camp and swim lessons - let's remember the true roots of our U.S. American Me...

Tradition vs. Nostalgia in Higher Education

Jayson Boyers | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Jayson Boyers

The future of higher education is dependent on colleges and universities moving from their comfort zone where learning is a static experience. Higher education must stop fearing that change means abandoning tradition.

Going Against the Grain This Passover

Barbara Lerman-Golomb | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion
Barbara Lerman-Golomb

As a vegetarian for nearly 30 years, I've done a lot of thinking about meatless Jewish holiday celebrations, particularly the Passover Seder. Just as my ancestors needed to adapt and create new traditions when they made their journey to America, we have created new ones too.

A Journey From Mormon Orthodoxy

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 04.12.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

A non-Mormon friend recently thanked me for speaking so openly and honestly about my change in religious beliefs. She told me that there are people in every religion who have similar experiences with those who are closed-minded and rigid in their approach to worship and who struggle to continue to believe in God after life's tragedies. This made me think more carefully about my own journey to God and to remember more clearly who I once was and how I have changed.

#BrainReinvention - The Irony of Social Media and Smart Phones 24/7

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.11.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

#BrainReinvention - The Irony of Social Media and Smart Phones 24/7 It's quite ironic that I would share this blog today as my agency is handling ...

New Film Explores The Challenges Of Keeping Alaska's Whaling Culture Alive

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.08.2016 | World

On the northern coast of Alaska, indigenous Alaskan teenagers consider their futures while holding on to the language, tradition and whaling culture o...

#FredinChina: Millennials to Steal Women's Day

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

'Women's Day' is on March 8th, and celebrates equality between the men and women. This is a very serious day in China, where every Chinese woman expects to be treated extremely well on this day by her entourage, family, company and her husband.

My Husband Has Bad Manners And I Love Him Just The Same

Eve Sturges | Posted 03.10.2016 | Weddings
Eve Sturges

My husband is the nicest man I have ever met. He's everything I ever wanted in a partner: creative, smart, funny, adventurous, respectful, and kind. But, you guys, he slurps his soup, and just last week? He took the last piece of pie without even hesitating.

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Vows Across Religions

Malini Bhatia | Posted 02.22.2016 | Weddings
Malini Bhatia

While Western cultures tend to utilize spoken vows between the couple, many other religions rely on ceremonial and symbolic gestures.

Dive Into a World of Ancient Wisdom, Music and Art at Tribal Gathering 2016 in Panama

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Tribal Gathering's intent is not to end after 18 days but rather to develop programs that have a lasting effect creating longevity for the ideas conceived there. It is a fundraising event for the public charity GeoParadise.

#FredinChina: Alibaba Wins the Chinese New Year

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.23.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week Alibaba, the Chinese giant e-commerce company, is the brand which has been the most talked about in China. A few years ago Alibaba launched a big e-commerce festival on the 11th of November called 11.11, which is the Chinese equivalent to Black Friday in the US.

Travel The World This Valentine's Day With These Amazing Global Traditions

LittleThings | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel

By Rebecca Endicott, writer at LittleThings When it comes to romance, what can top a day dedicated to celebrating love? Valentine's Day, which tradi...

Senior Night

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 02.05.2016 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

The JV game finishes; we win by a nose in a tense, hold your breath kind of ending. Then the varsity players take the court to warm up. During the pu...

What Dreams May Come.

Heather Caro | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Heather Caro

I have always had a rather overactive subconscious. My dreams are vivid and complex experiences - set to music or even spoken in foreign languages th...

The Difference Between the Hijab and Headscarf

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.15.2016 | Religion
Rawan AbuShaban

Hijab is not a term that is synonymous with the headscarf; it is a term that encompasses much more than an article of clothing.

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

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel

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...

Tradition: It's What We Do

Angela Schonberg | Posted 01.08.2016 | Good News
Angela Schonberg

Traditions are as diverse from one country to another as they are from family to family but the commonality of them all intersecting has a way of connecting us.

New Years Eve Underwear Traditions Across The Globe

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 12.28.2015 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

In case you didn't know, one of the highlights for underwear throughout the year just so happens to fall on it's last day. New Year's Eve can mean many things across the globe, from parties to resolutions and spending time with friends and family.

A Christmas Without Mom

Ken Budd | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Ken Budd

This is my first Christmas without my mother. Mom died suddenly in mid-September, three months before her 75th birthday. For mom, the holidays were less about Santa than stress. The yuletide anxieties began around Labor Day, when she'd fret about finding the perfect gift, and finding the time to find the perfect gift, and whether she'd bought enough perfect gifts.