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When Traveling, Don't Forget About the 'Whoops Money'

Christina Kelly | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Christina Kelly

The bottom line is, no matter how much you prepare for your trip, there will always be whoopses. In a way, our 'whoops' moments made for the funniest parts of our trip. Instead of feeling angry towards them, learn to embrace the whoops.

'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

WATCH: Stunning Side-By-Side Look At London In 1927 And 2013

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

You may not be able to actually travel through time, but this video will get you pretty close. 86 years ago, filmmaker Claude-Friese Greene releas...

There's No Downton It -- Americans Love Brit Culture

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.

Does Umbrella Bed Refill or Rehash 2 Tone Ska?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't until the '90s that the third wave of Ska achieved commercial success. This begs the question: Does Umbrella Bed, a 2 tone band from Minneapolis, move Ska into a new wave, perhaps the fourth, or has the sound remained the same?

Why I'm Sounding More British by the Day

Oneika Raymond | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Oneika Raymond

The change crept up on me slowly, unceremoniously, just as stealthily and sneakily as a cat. While I haven't done a  full-blown Madonna (she was hea...

First British Delegation In Years Visits Iran

AP | BY NASSER KARIMI | Posted 03.09.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A British Parliament delegation arrived in Tehran on Tuesday on the first visit by U.K. lawmakers to Iran in years, as the two c...

UK Braces For More Flooding

AP | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Britain's coastal residents were bracing Monday for more flooding with lashing winds, rain and high tides expected. Waves of up to 27...

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.

3 Charming and Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

Budget Travel | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Anybody visiting a city from which both J.R.R. Tolkien and Ozzy Osbourne sprang should be prepared for a dose of cognitive dissonance, and Birmingham (or "Brum," as it's affectionately known in the U.K.) delivers.

Prosperity Knocks

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Sir Peter Westmacott

Growth is not as strong as we want it to be. Investment and exports are too low. To take on these issues, we need to keep bearing down on the deficit and making life easier for businesses -- both those already in the UK and international firms that want to invest.

Why Human Rights Matter

Patrick Davies | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Patrick Davies

Human rights and poverty reduction will always be at the core of the British government's foreign policy. Belief in political and economic freedom, in human rights and in the rule of law, are part of our national DNA.

Hardliners and Comprehensive Nuclear Deal

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Anyone who has studied Iran's nuclear policies closely for the last decade would be cognizant of the fact that the first deal has never culminated into a comprehensive and enduring agreement addressing the concerns behind Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Christians Have A Legal Right Not To Work On Sunday

Christian Today | Michael Trimmer | Posted 12.06.2013 | Religion

The Court of Appeal in London has today legally recognised the right of Christians to observe Sunday as a day of rest. The court was ruling on the ...

Street Artist Adorns Cities Across The Globe With Massive, Intricate Animals

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Work from ROA in Austria, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the US. Today we visit with street artist, urban n...

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

World's Oldest Paperboy Makes His Final Delivery

Posted 11.08.2013 | Fifty

After 70 years, over half a million deliveries, and a hip surgery, the world's oldest paperboy is finally ready to deliver his last paper this wee...

Apologists for Israel Hatred in the UK

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

It would be good for someone to remind Jonathan Arkush that it is not I, but rather those who seek Israel's demonization, who are the real enemy.

Interview: Tim Roth Talks About Broken

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Roth, who has played his share of shifty and blood-thirsty types in a film career of three decades, plays a reasonable, caring solicitor in north London. The actor brings a quiet strength to the role.

For a Change, Something Nice to Say About the US Congress

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Sir Peter Westmacott

I have had the privilege of being in the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol twice in the last two days -- for two very different events. Both served as reminders of the power and integrity of U.S. democracy at its best.

London, Travel Secrets From a Local

Global Yodel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

We sent photographer Leila Peterson out with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London to get her perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in her hometown. She sent back this amazing locals' guide with a beautiful photo series!

The British Problem Facing a Transatlantic Trade Deal

Tim Oliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tim Oliver

For successive British governments a deal opening up further the transatlantic marketplace has proved an elusive one. With the U.S.A. and Europe as Britain's main economic partners, even a small deal could produce significant gains for Britain's economy.

A European Union Without Britain Is the Last Thing America Needs

Tim Oliver | Posted 12.14.2013 | World
Tim Oliver

Some talk of a vote to quit the E.U. as the means to reclaim Britain's sovereignty, asserting Britain's independence as a "Switzerland with nukes." That those nukes would have to be carried on U.S. missiles shows the limits of that independence.

A UK Perspective: World Day Against the Death Penalty

Patrick Davies | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Patrick Davies

The UK and the U.S. have been the closest friends and allies for a long time. But that doesn't mean we always agree.

£1 Million Home Trashed After 600 Show Up To Facebook Party

Evening Standard, London | Pavan Amara | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

This is the scene outside a £1 million north London home when police were called to disperse hundreds of revellers who had turned up to a party adver...