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Touring Post-Olympic Britain

Steve Bramucci | Posted 10.20.2012 | Travel
Steve Bramucci

Rather than limiting yourself to England, where prices will still be high, check out what else the UK has to offer. A glance at the calendar reveals a full slate of festivals, concerts and performances throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in August and early September.

PHOTOS: 10 Fantastic Day Trips From London

Historvius | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel
Historvius

With some of the most diverse history in the world, the region is packed full of options.

Liam Hackett: "It Does Get Better"

Bibek Bhandari | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bibek Bhandari

Bullied and bruised, Liam Hackett thought of starting an initiative that people could relate to and also connect with. He wanted to help others in the same situation as he was.

The Homeless Services Executive Who Connects With Rough Sleepers Over Twitter

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.05.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

For more than a year Tim Richter, incoming president & CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, has repeatedly told me I need to get over to ...

Guy Adams on Being Suspended From Twitter and #NBCFail (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Journalists will continue to speculate upon the back room dealings that went down between Twitter and NBC, but Adams doesn't regret his original action.

Revisiting Britpop in 2012

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home
Kayley Kravitz

Just as it had been in the swinging '60s, London was hip again. The '90s ushered in an era known as "Cool Britannia." Of course, most Americans didn't care but oddly enough, some of them (myself included) identified strongly with Britpop.

The Tide Is Changing

Victoria Uwonkunda | Posted 09.26.2012 | World
Victoria Uwonkunda

How is it a country like the UK sits by and does nothing while one of their foremost aid recipients is accused of "aiding and abetting" crimes against humanity by the United Nations?

INFOGRAPHIC: How London Olympics Staffers Prepare For The Games

Viator | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Viator

What exactly does it take to host the Olympics? A lot of workers, thousands of hotel rooms and more basketballs than you might have guessed!

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

France and U.K. Urged Not to Cave in to U.S. Pressure at Global Arms Trade Talks

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Efforts to end the irresponsible and poorly-regulated international arms trade are at risk of failure, as negotiations at the United Nations enter a c...

Lennoxgate? Outcry for Investigation of Belfast After Lennox's Death

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The story of Lennox the dog took a final, tragic turn on July 11 when Belfast City Council announced he had been killed, after a desperate legal fight by the family and in spite of a worldwide "Save Lennox" movement.

What Is The UK's Favorite No. 1 Single Of All Time?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.16.2012 | Entertainment

When the Official Charts Company asked the U.K. public to vote for their favorite No. 1 single of the last 60 years, The Beatles seemed like the obvio...

Winning Gold in the Green Race

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Sir Peter Westmacott

In stark terms, we use half the amount of energy for the same economic benefit as we did 40 years ago. Being energy efficient is central to maintaining our competitiveness and growing our economy in the future.

One Last Plea to the City of Belfast: Save Lennox and Save Face

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The saga of Lennox, the non-aggressive Belfast family pet sentenced to death under the U.K.'s "Dangerous Dogs Act" based not on any misdeed but simply on his appearance as a "Pit Bull Type," has riveted the world.

Streetwise Opera at Royal Opera House Made Olympic History

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

At the Royal Opera House in London, England, homeless people were given an official platform at the celebrations of an Olympic Games for the first time in history.

British Lord Wants To Rename 'Bank Holidays'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

Lord McColl of Dulwich has had enough. In light of a slew of bank-related controversies, recently climaxing with Barclays' $450 million settlement ove...

LOOK: Man Transforms Bus Into Two Bedroom Home

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

For many aspiring first-time buyers, home ownership is becoming a distant dream in the United States and abroad. While house prices have fallen in...

Four Extraordinary Women Explain How to Balance Work and Family

Susan Moeller | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Susan Moeller

"It's not that Anne-Marie was being blocked by attitudes that are keeping her from her definition of the top, but that she's being blocked by the reality of her needing to be available to her family,"

No Justice, No Mercy for Lennox the Dog in Belfast

Joan K. Smith | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Lennox -- a family pet, a young girl's "bestest friend in the world," an animal who has committed no crime other than having the physical traits of what is known as "Pit Bull Type" -- is to be put to death.

Starbucks Twitter Fail: Company Forgets Irish Independence

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

While Irish and British relations have clearly improved over the past decade, confusing an Irishman for a Brit probably isn't the best way to win busi...

Unpaid Workers Suffer During Queen's Jubilee

Posted 06.12.2012 | World

While many Brits were reveling in Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, a number of workers running the event were paid little or nothing at all, even...

Four Days Of Royal Pomp

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

By Michael Holden LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - Britain embarks on four days of pomp, pageantry and patriotism on Saturday to mark Queen ...

An American's Search For London's 'Personal Bubble'

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

You're having 'one of those days'. Soaking wet from a windy rain. You have an asthma attack whilst chasing a bus. Its doors close in your face, the driver grins wickedly and peels out.

A Chicago Road to Perdition for NATO?

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Rabah Ghezali

The NATO summit in Chicago in May is being seen as an important test of whether the alliance's European members can mitigate their collective military decline by pooling and sharing capabilities.

PM: 'Greece Is On The Brink, The Survival Of The Euro In Question'

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

By Matt Falloon MANCHESTER, England, May 17 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron urged Europe's rulers on Thursday to do more to q...