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Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
Lawrence Wittner

In Russia, thousands of government-funded clubs are producing what is called "military-patriotic education" for children. Accepting both boys and girls, these clubs teach them military exercises, some of which employ heavy military equipment.

Regulation Can Help Innovation

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we as a country want to look for real innovation, let's look for policymakers with strong nonpartisan leadership skills, who can bridge this gap, and work to protect human health. 

U.S. and Japan Score 29 Runs, Set Little League World Series Record

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports

The Little League World Series ended on Sunday, with Japan beating the U.S. 18-11 in a wild 29-run affair in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. After f...

Why My Answer to Dr. King Would Be: 52 Years Later, We Are Still Working on That Dream

Tania Bradkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Tania Bradkin

As we take time as a country to reflect upon the issues that led up to the impetus for a March on Washington in 1963, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the statistical data I would share with Dr. King if he were still alive today.

South Sudan: Was the Peace Deal the Easy Part?

Tom Andrews | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Tom Andrews

The signing of a peace deal in South Sudan on August 26 is a welcome and long overdue flicker of hope amid immense ongoing suffering of the people of South Sudan. The human cost of the war is immense.

Why the United States Should Officially Recognize North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Samuel Ramani | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Samuel Ramani

North Korea has been off the terror list since 2008, when the DPRK agreed to disclose information about its nuclear weapons inventory. However, the decision to remove North Korea was more reflective of the obsolete nature of Washington's terrorism blacklist than a genuine improvement in North Korea's conduct.

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes In The U.S.

Greatist | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Greatist

If you like the feel of going where (almost) no man has gone before, or if you're looking for a little peace and solitude, we've got the solution -- actually, 43 of them.

Lack of Relations Was the Greatest Poverty: Modi's Promising Visit to the UAE

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

If the United Arab Emirates can maintain strong cooperation with Pakistan, if India can cooperate on counterterrorism efforts with Pakistan despite Kashmir-related tensions, and if countries from the United States to the Arab World can mend relations.

Russia Readies to Invade Ukraine this Fall

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

World attention focuses on ISIS and Iran, with its half an atomic weapon. But the biggest geopolitical issue is Vladimir Putin, backed by thousands of nuclear weapons, who is gradually conquering Ukraine, a democracy with 45 million people the size of Germany and Poland combined.

Yemen Is No Place for Men, Women and Children

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Since the escalation of warfare on March 26, the United Nations recorded at least 6,221 civilian casualties with at least 1,950 civilians killed, and 4,271 wounded. Some 21 million people, about 80 percent of the population need some kind of assistance.

11 Fun-Not-Your-Average-Grandma-Inspired-Events-to Celebrate Grandma on August 22, 2015

Felicia Watts | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Felicia Watts

Grandma passed away on August 1, 2015, just 21 days before her 90th birthday on August 22nd. I had it all planned. I was to travel to my hometown ...

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock) Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necess...

Some Of The Weirdest Laws In Every State In America

Thrillist | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist Although it's fun to think that some congressman pushed a law banning donkeys f...

On Iran, Let's Get Serious

David Harris | Posted 08.16.2015 | World
David Harris

The Iran deal is perhaps the most consequential foreign policy issue in a generation. Yet the debate over it has too often fallen short of what's needed.

The 101 Best Pizzas In America

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.24.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You know the expression, "It's a hard job, but somebody has to do it"? Well, we love pizza, but we make this list as hard on ourselves as we can. It's one of The Daily Meal's most compulsively tracked rankings. Why? Because Americans love pizza.

The 54th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall

ADST | Posted 08.13.2015 | World
ADST

The Wall was initially constructed in the middle of Berlin, and expanded over the following months. It entirely cut off West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West Germany.

The Syrian Catastrophe And The World's Deafening Silence

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.13.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The most catastrophic of all is when a whole generation of young Syrians is lost as it bears long-term disastrous consequences from which the Syrian people will suffer for decades to come.

From Pineapples To Acorns: How These 8 Countries Will Welcome You To The Neighborhood

Posted 08.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that gluten-free muffin basket your neighbor brought by when you moved into your new home? Little did you know, that little gesture belongs t...

2030 Will Surprise Us

Thomas Flichy de La Neuville | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Thomas Flichy de La Neuville

As if the world could merely be understood by the simple use of economic indicators. In fact, the world will be very different from the predictions of the CIA. An international team from Sorbonne University has just published its own analysis on the subject: The world in 2030, what the CIA had not imagined. Its conclusions run as follows.

3 Days In San Francisco

Nastasia Yakoub | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
Nastasia Yakoub

San Francisco is truly an awe-inspiring city. From it's stunning landscapes to it's funky street art and coffee shops, San Francisco has so much to of...

My Dreams Seek Revenge: Visiting Hiroshima

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I guess no matter how many times I went to Hiroshima, I always expected something different to happen, when in fact nothing happened. There were 200,000 souls out there that no matter how much concrete and paving had been laid down could not have been buried deep enough.

Perspective on Iran From a Millennial Iranian-American

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

Flooding my Twitter trail and buzzing in my ears is all this noise about Iran. From celebratory photos of Tehran's streets following the news of a historic nuclear deal to fearful anti-Iran speech to cultural icebreakers like Shahs of Sunset -there is an effort to show the world the "real" image of Iran.

The Real Victims of India and Pakistan Proxy War

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been ongoing now for about four decades, whereas hostility between Pakistan and India has been present since 1947. The proxy war between between India and Pakistan lies in Afghanistan.

#SignsYoureRightWing Proves Conservatives Love Tax Cuts, Not Jokes

Tommy Campbell | Posted 08.06.2015 | Comedy
Tommy Campbell

Many say the right wing has an inferior sense of humor, and I guess it's only logical that the political right are not up for a laugh. After all, their politicians are the first to slash arts from the budget.

Beautiful Burden: Iran U.S. Identity

Shaghayegh Farsijani | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women
Shaghayegh Farsijani

Some nights are so unforgettable the world stops for a moment or two. Old and new friends alike gathered at my dear friend's home, Diana, while we chatted, exchanged ideas and read passages from "The Burden of My Red Lips in Tehran."