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The 5 Most Popular International Destinations Among American Travelers in 2015

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Due to hectic work schedules and tight budgets, Americans are traveling less this year than they have in the past forty. But they're certainly still traveling, and this summer, many are jetting off to international locales.

12 Reasons Why Vancouver Is the Place to Be

Quora | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Quora

I lived in Vancouver for a decade, visit it at least yearly and expect to retire there. But I've lived in or visited many of the most acclaimed and biggest cities in the world, as well as tons of the smaller ones: Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, San Francisco, San Diego, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Los Angeles, Miami, Singapore, Ottawa, Calgary, Copenhagen, etc.

Renewables Driving the Energy Transformation

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Facing growing global crises, such as the devastating impacts of climate change, the degradation of our natural environment and failing financial systems, it is hard to deny that our old human story has failed us.

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change,...

5 Reasons to Visit Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Fodor's | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

Tofino holds obvious appeal for outdoor enthusiasts but also, surprisingly, for art lovers, history buffs, and those accustomed to luxuries like farm-to-table tasting menus, organic wine flights, and full-body seaweed wraps. Here are five great reasons to visit Tofino and Ucluelet now.

Actress Candice Patton of The Flash Dishes About On Set - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Candice is a talker! Her meaty answers forced me to break this up into a two-parter. I must say, if I'm going to be forced into something, I'm glad it was by Candice! How do you like that pic she took just for this interview?!

How Greensburg, Kansas, Turned Disaster into Opportunity

Andrea Reimer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Andrea Reimer

We need to change the narrative around climate change. Instead of a call-to-arms, we need a doctrine of "mutually assured survival" -- a doctrine in which all commit to the goal of 100% renewable energy.

Environmental Disasters Are About Responsible Governance

Reut Amit | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green
Reut Amit

Good governance means embracing an environmental review process that includes the people and governments who are most affected by proposed projects, rather than one that robs stakeholders of their voices.

24 Hours in Vancouver

Lindsay Tucker | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Lindsay Tucker

When winter super-storm Juno hit the East Coast, I was in British Columbia with my soon-to-be husband, at Whistler/Blackcomb, where we were experiencing record-high temps and some of the shittiest ski conditions the mountain has ever seen.

ShoeMe's Roger Hardy: A Man Leading Online Commerce From Eyes to Feet

Sharad Khare | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Sharad Khare

Roger Hardy never imagined that a website made for less than 3 thousand dollars would take him on a journey that would allow him to sell Coastal Contacts for 370 Million USD.

Review: Bittersweet

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Zoukis

Luckily for Anne-Simone, no one cares about the fluff dispensed by the suits. What listeners care about is the music. Fortunately, Anne-Simone delivers the goods.

Insite Loves People Right Where They Are

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

One of the most common phrases homeless services nonprofits or faith based ministries say is: "we build relationships", and many do just that, but often there is a catch or an agenda at the relationship's foundation.

Caves, Icebergs, and Humanoid Landscapes: A Collaboration With Rebecca Chaperon

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

In my writing practice, I often write poems that have been sparked by an image. Last summer, I came across Rebecca Chaperon's work, and was stunned by its weird beauty.

What's YOUR Bucket List? (à la Nicholson & Freeman)

Bill_Robinson | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Bill_Robinson

Two Canadians have built an online community around the Bucket List concept that is part Facebook, part SaaS software product, part smartphone app and part CRM database service.

Body Found At Recycling Center

AP | Posted 09.05.2014 | Crime

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver police say they are not investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a Vancouver recycling center as a...

The World's Top 5 Cities For Celebrity Sightings

Hopper.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

"Where are the best places to see celebrities tonight?" That's the question nobody wants to be caught asking the hotel concierge, because that question is predicated on another question that nobody wants to be asking themselves: Why do I want to see celebrities tonight?

9 Family-friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country.

Actress/Singer MacKenzie Porter Is on AMC's Hell on Wheels

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Ahhh, the gorgeous MacKenzie Porter. MacKenzie is a self-starter who has entertainment in her genes. Music, acting and I'm sure there will be something else she takes on during her career!

10 Cities Worldwide That Are Working To Win Their Wars Against Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

Homelessness has no quick fix. The uphill battle of finding homes for marginalized people (especially during a time of slow economic recovery and ...

Why I Support Canada's Proposed Prostitution Laws

Georgialee Lang | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Georgialee Lang

The view that prostitution subordinates and victimizes women and girls is not particularly popular, but I have seen it first-hand when I lived on Granville Street in the early 1970's and in Vancouver's west end in the 80's. The image of a "happy hooker" is a Madison Avenue gimmick that has no basis in reality. When my husband, Doug, ran the Vancouver Vice Squad, I saw again the squalor and exploitation of young, addicted woman, both tragic and poignant.

Are Women's-Only Hotel Floors Anti-Feminist?

Oyster | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Oyster

These properties are targeting well-heeled businesswomen with female-oriented amenities such as curling irons and glossy fashion mags; some may find it convenient, others a bit insulting.

A Vancouver Nonprofit Launched A Really Cool Campaign To Engage City's Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact

When it comes to combating homelessness, compassion remains a rarity in several cities (we're looking at you, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Tesco s...

Sara Gates

This Genius Printed His Resume On Beer (And Got The Job)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Gates | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business

Creativity is key -- especially in graphic design. That's why one graphic designer in Canada sought to separate himself from other recent graduate...

Breaking Down UFC 174

Dan Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The UFC heads north of the border to Vancouver's Rogers Arena on Saturday, June 14 as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1, 7-1-1 UFC) attempts the fourth defense of his 125-pound title in the UFC 174 main event against Russian standout Ali Bagautinov (13-2, 3-0 UFC).

9 Most Luxurious Hotel Amenities Ever

Oyster | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Even in the world of luxury travel, some hotels offer pretty average amenities. But then there are others with extravagant extras that amp up the wow factor till it's totally over-the-top.