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Now You Can Live Your Dream

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

He paused, reached over for his checkbook, and filled out one of the checks. "Here, take this. Now you can live your dream." It was enough money to buy 50 acres of some of Britain's most beautiful land.

50 Ways to Map The City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.

First Class First

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Iqbal Wahhab OBE FRSA Growing up in south London in the sixties as a young child, I would often hear my parents use the term "first class fir...

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

Bahrain's Daesh Dilemma

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Bahrain must tread carefully. The ruling monarchy finds itself vulnerable to a resilient Shi'ite opposition and a growing current of pro-Daesh elements within the monarchy's political and security structures.

Fox News Guest Apologizes After Calling U.K. City 'Totally Muslim'

AP | By SYLVIA HUI | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

LONDON (AP) — A news commentator who told Fox News that the British city of Birmingham is "totally Muslim" has apologized for the comments, which dr...

How to Do Christmas Away From Home With Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Going away for Christmas with little kids, who wonder how Santa will find them, can be tricky. As a parent, I fret about the logistics of trivial things like: Where will the stockings hang?

North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is based on the assassination of Kim Jong-un is just plain silly.

Releasing Your Gifts Into the World

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I am not a believer that anyone should ever challenge themselves in life unless that challenge feels exciting to them.

Thierry Henry: An Extraordinary, Passionate Player

Gérard Houllier | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports
Gérard Houllier

I met Thierry Henry very early on, 20 years ago, when I was the manager for the under-17 French team. Back then, three things struck me about him: first, his extraordinary talent, his drive coupled with an incredible passion for football, and finally his personality. It was these three factors and all the hard work he put in that led him to the career we know.

Jockum Nordström's First Solo Show at David Zwirner in London Triumphs

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

For its final show of 2014, David Zwirner's London gallery is showing Swedish artist Jockum Nordström's first UK solo show.

Got Milk? Then Check Out This Rad All-Breakfast Cereal Cafe

Roadtrippers | Posted 12.11.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Now to answer what everyone's wondering: They've got over 100 different kinds of cereal, 30 kinds of milk (dairy and non-dairy), and 20 different additional toppings. That's like... a lot of different combo options.

UK Police Arrest 76 At 'Die-In' Protest In London

AP | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested 76 people at a "die in" at a London shopping mall held to protest police killings in the United States. ...

To Those Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In the UK we live in one of the richest nations on earth. Yet it's also a country where the greatest predictor of educational success is your parent's income.

How Globalization Changed America in 2014, and What It Might Mean for 2015

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.

A Resounding Public Support for Palestine Around the World

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Politicians holding down the floodgates against a public display of support for the state of Palestine were embarrassed in recent weeks. As soon as these political gatekeepers allowed their rank and file to express their positions, tremendous backing came for Palestine and its people.

Why British Doctors Are Prescribing Apps To Tackle Teen Depression

Fast Company | Michael Grothaus | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

Depression is the most common type of mental illness, affecting some 350 million people globally and contributing to other problems like obesity, card...

Dyed Armpit Hair Is Now A Thing On Tumblr

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.04.2014 | Style

Forget #pinkhairdontcare, there's a new trend knocking around that's sent Tumblr into tumult. Instead of focusing on the color of the hair on thei...

Young Global Leader Nabs Harvard Master's Degree... at 16

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

Living with her father in Tennessee, Eugenie has pushed the envelope of long-distance learning from her rural bedroom. For her academic audacity and global vision, Eugenie will be awarded Luce Leader 2015 of the J. Luce Foundation at a special reception.

David Cameron Seeks Crackdown On Britain's Immigration

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receivi...

Banks Behaving Badly: Are You Funding Cluster Bombs?

Amy Little | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Amy Little

This week campaigners against cluster munitions are pressing for answers on why any financial institution or bank would choose to be associated with the production of this banned weapon. PAX, a member of the international Cluster Munition Coalition, has released a report revealing the financial institutions backing companies involved in production of cluster munitions.

Why Thanksgiving Is Big In Britain

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. Thanksgiving...

UK Faces Biggest Terrorism Threat In Its History: Minister

Posted 11.24.2014 | World

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers at...

US vs. UK: Business Meetings Aren't That Different... Right?

Barry Whyte | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Barry Whyte

With the exception of royalty, spelling and humour (humor), most Brits and Americans like to think of their countries as culturally rather similar. You would be forgiven for thinking this is most obvious in the globalized world of business.

Britain's Prince Charles To Make 'Heartfelt Interventions' As King

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

According to the British press, Prince Charles does not want to be like his mother. A long time ally of Prince Charles revealed to Britain's The G...