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Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Going Undercover in Jailhouse USA

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 07.31.2015 | Crime
Alexander Reynolds

Arrested, cuffed and booked, I was close enough to share the same breath as the lower depths of modern day America. Child molesters. Rapists. Murderers. Nazis. Gangbangers. Drug dealers. Thieves. Recidivists. Taxpayers. Voters. Citizens. People who were just like you and me.

5 Things Americans Can Learn From the British (and Vice Versa)

Marie Morrison | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Marie Morrison

When exposed to other cultures, you can't help but create comparisons with your home culture. Of course, these comparisons will always be biased and can never account for entire populations.

The Saudis and Iranians Need to Talk: And We Need to Make It Happen

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Marc Gopin

In recent years I have worked deeply on quiet conflict management interventions from Afghanistan to Iran, but mostly in Syria. I have watched the unnecessary suffering of countless people, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians, the greatest civilian displacement in Middle Eastern history, and I have watched it up close through the lives of my students and friends.

If I Were Writing the Great American Novel

Dan Truong | Posted 07.27.2015 | Books
Dan Truong

If I were writing the Great American Novel, I would be white. If I were writing the Great American Novel, I would be 10-20 years older. If I were writing the Great American Novel, I would not look at the Wikipedia page for the Great American Novel daily, as if it held some sort of great and terrible secret that would tell me exactly what to write and how to write it.

The Best Is Yet to Come: Maite Alberdi's Tea Time Screens on PBS's POV

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

It made me realize that death is something one can also laugh at, approach it with wonder and not only dread. It gave me the courage to think that perhaps our best years are ahead, instead of always behind.

Past, Present... Future

Amanda Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

I recently stumbled upon a past incarnation of myself. How? Since last year, I've been a volunteer and advocate for a neuro charity. It's given me, si...

President Obama, the Iranian People and the Nuclear Agreement

Amir Madani | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Amir Madani

President Obama and the people of Iran have stood throughout as the strong pillars of these negotiations. It is not easy to tell if President Obama is more popular in the U.S. or in Tehran.

7 Places You Can Legally Drink On The Street In The U.S.

Liquor.com | Posted 07.20.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand.

Saudi Arabia Ditches the US for Russia: Does It Matter?

David Oualaalou | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Step back and calmly contemplate the geopolitical shift taking place in the Middle East. Does anyone realize what's happening beyond what the headlines read? The answer is may be.

Small Towns

Kim Kalicky | Posted 07.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

There's a lot to be said for the people living in small towns. It has taken until midlife for me to fully appreciate how fortunate I've been to g...

USA, Greatest Doggone Country In The World, Decimates France 82-0 In Game Of AMERICAN Football

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports

Sorry July 4, 1776, but July 15, 2015, just became the most American day of all time. The United States of America beat France in a game of American f...

White House Lifts Ban on Photography and Invites Instagrammers to Help Spread the Hashtag

Nastasia Yakoub | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Nastasia Yakoub

What do you do when you see an e-mail with the subject line: 'Invitation to the White House: July 1st'? Well, if you're like most people, you'd probab...

Don't Judge Challenge: Is It Encouraging Self Love Or Is It Speaking Volumes About Out Culture?

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Vanessa Alamo

Challenges like #DontJudgeChallenge have become another form of pressuring young adults, especially females, to strive for an imperfect standard of "perfection." Let's break the cycle and end this madness by practicing confidence and self-love.

The Best Regional Slang Worlds From Around the Country

Thrillist | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We as a nation have embraced all kinds of dumb slang, from "swag" to "hepcat." (Never mind, hepcat is awesome.) But some words never get out of specific pockets of America, where they easily weed out the locals from the transplants.

Don't Tell the Catholic Church, but Heresy Is Actually a Good Thing

David Benko | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen
David Benko

My status as heretic derives from the fact that I don't identify myself with any established political philosophies. I will look at a solution to a problem, and if it works, I will support it, and if it doesn't, then I will not.

The 26 Most Badass Photos From The Women's World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.05.2015 | Sports

World-class athletes of the highest order.

Hilarious Eagle Fan Is Every American Today

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.05.2015 | Sports

Instant internet legend.

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

No One Is Looking At Your Fireworks Pictures

Katie Hoffman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Every year in July, Americans wearing their washed-out flag shirts from 2000 gather together on an open field with picnic blankets and folding chairs to partake in the Sisyphean task of capturing the best moments of a fireworks show on camera.

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

Obama Sums Up All Our Feelings About The U.S. Women's National Team

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Sports

"You make us all proud!"

Live Updates From The U.S.A.-China Women's World Cup Game

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports

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5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July as an American Living Abroad

Victoria Borisch | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Victoria Borisch

I can guarantee that your neighbors will not appreciate you running up and down the streets chanting "USA, USA, USA". So how do we celebrate the 4th of July abroad without being "that obnoxious American"?

Baha'i Prayer and Quotes About America

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Although it began in the nineteenth century in what was then Persia, the scriptures of the Baha'i Faith have some specific prayers and passages about the destiny of America that are thought-provoking.