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23 Must-Do Hikes In The National Parks

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking trip.

Much at Stake for Rwanda's Future as US Stands Against Unlimited Term Limits for Despot Presidency

Alice Gatebuke | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Alice Gatebuke

The United States' stance against Rwanda ending term limits in time for President Paul Kagame to seek a third election and perpetuate his repressive regime in Kigali is a welcome step in the right direction, but it mustn't end there.

The Top 10 Most Relaxing Hot Springs in America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.

Too Few Available Men with Enough Education in USA? A Cross-National Comparison

Jaap Dronkers | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Jaap Dronkers

Over the past several decades, marriage rates have fallen dramatically in the U.S. Many believe that a shortage of 'marriageable' men is the primary culprit.

Palestine/ Israel: Only an Imposed Solution Will Work

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

This conflict is not the only one in the Middle East, but a solution would send a strong signal of hope that solutions even for very intractable disputes are possible. Fortunately, both sides overwhelmingly agree on the key aspects of a viable solution: two states within the 1967 borders, with some mutual border adjustments.

The Most Captivating Military Photos From September 2015

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

In wartime and peace the United States military is a constantly evolving organism, always on alert and training for the worst. Thanks to our working m...

Pope-worthy Places to Visit in Philly

trivago | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel

Whether your plan is to embrace your spiritual side, or simply to try Philly's near-divine food scene, has put together an insider's guide for every kind of Philadelphia pilgrim.

The 5 Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffets In America

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.15.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

These buffets all have a couple things in common: They're attained legendary status, and there's absolutely no way you can eat there and go home hungry.

The Fed's Decision And The Developing Countries

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

Will those edgy portfolio investors stampede indiscriminately out of--and wreak havoc among--middle- and low-income countries if the Fed lifts interest rates this September, for the first time in almost a decade?

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's Human: "Love Is the Answer"

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Perhaps what feeds this genius, this champion of communication and understanding among us, is that he comprehends the power of one. It is a power we often forget -- I know I do -- the ability to change the world, one small, tiny, at times seemingly insignificant action at a time.

Birthright America: A Letter From The Future

Haroon Moghul | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy
Haroon Moghul

My Dear Daughter, I never imagined you would not be an American citizen, like I used to be. You were born in America, after all, just like I was. But then Donald Trump came along.

Why You Should Watch Playing House Close Out Its Season 2

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

It was just last month I was saying goodbye to my favorite new summer show, Lifetime's UnREAL, and welcoming back a favorite of mine from last season, USA's Playing House. Playing House is already ending its season tonight, too soon. You should watch.

Vahid Jalilvand On Wednesday, May 9 in Venice: Is Giving Enough?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

No, you didn't just wake up in The Twilight Zone, to find that the last six months of your life are completely unaccounted for. The title above refers to a film, one screening at this year's Venice Film Festival, directed by Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand.

As Systems Collapse, Citizens Rise

Otto Scharmer | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Otto Scharmer

When you see the responses from the public in Germany these days you can see that at this point, the third response is shaping how people respond collectively. That does not mean that there aren't right wing people who believe that the first response (regression) is the only way.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.07.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'm angry. As a woman film blogger, I need twice as much effort and talent to get a quarter of the recognition that my male counterparts receive. I notice it on a daily basis and I've grown to really hate it.

Is America Ready for Climate Change Refugees?

Andreas Sieber | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Andreas Sieber

The U.S.-government seems not ready to prevent a refugee crisis in the Caribbean. That's why the American people have to ask to ask themselves: Are they ready to deal with the consequences of their government's inaction? Will they show the same support to refugees as people in Iceland?

Stop Looking Only at Dr. Jekyll. The Real Insight Lies With Mr. Hyde

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

Most research out there tells people that they're being observed. Heck, most research out there goes and blatantly asks people why they make the decisions they make.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Climbing Everest, Descending into Beasts of No Nation and Meeting Michael Rowe

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Everest is a wondrous, beautifully shot, perfectly acted, very Hollywood film and I could swear I felt snow brush against my face at one point. It's perfect entertainment.

U.S. Should Stop Reinforcing Pakistan's Delusions

Aparna Pande | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
Aparna Pande

American and Pakistani officials have discussed the elimination of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan for at least the last two decades. Why, then, has the United States failed to secure Pakistan's acquiescence to its demands?

Quand Vous Voyagez Aux USA, Respectez Cette Simple Mesure.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

Pour la sécurité des enfants d'Amérique - une simple règle. Maintenant que le premier jour de retour à l'école est officiellement passé dans...

The Devaluation of the ¥uan (元 角 分) and the Impact on Markets

Thanos Niforos | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Thanos Niforos

The Central Bank of China moved last week the decision to devalue the country's currency, the yuan, leading to a three-year low against the dollar. The cause of the devaluation was the slowdown in growth of the Chinese economy to 7 percent in the first two quarters of 2015.

Tom Shoval Talks About Youth: To Be or Not to Be Young, and Israeli

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I crave, in no particular order, respect for the audience, respect for the story and its characters and respect for women. It boils down to the basic definition of the principle of this grand word "respect," which is "due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others."

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.

Why We Must Invest In Youth For A Sustainable Future

Arancha González | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Arancha González

It is no coincidence that in the wake of the Arab Spring, investment in youth-related initiatives, especially related to employment, has increased sharply.

10 Amazing Facts You May Not Know About the Desert

Jess Peláez | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
Jess Peláez

1. Vast Deserts Though we're taught that much of the Earth is covered in water, in fact, deserts...