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Why Some U.K. Teachers Are Fasting With Their Muslim Students

Wales Online | ABBIE WIGHTWICK | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion

Teachers hope to raise £500 for Cardiff Foodbank joining Muslim students on a Ramadan fast - after reading about it in on WalesOnline. They will g...

The Hay Festival: What's It All About?

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.03.2015 | Books
Trisha de Borchgrave

The sun was shining, for the first time in six years, on the Hay Festival's final weekend, and Wales was spectacularly beautiful.

Village Sets Jam Tart Record At A Sweet Alice In Wonderland Celebration

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.05.2015 | Good News

A Welsh village took a tumble down the rabbit hole last week, and returned with a delightfully sweet prize. Llandudno, a seaside town in northern ...

90-Year-Old McDonald's Employee Turns Up For Birthday Bash At The Golden Arches

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

A nonagenarian just celebrated his birthday, and he was clearly "lovin' it." Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay in Wales, recently turned 90, and to c...

Hillary Clinton Family Tree a Wake-Up Call for Genealogy

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.06.2015 | Media
Megan Smolenyak

If everyone got a quarter of Hillary Clinton's tree wrong, what about yours? Are the names adorning your family tree really your ancestors or just crowd-sourced fiction?

Celtic Canadian Connections

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Like the folk musics of Spain and North America, the music of Wales has a long and deep connection with that of Ireland; from the bardic schools of the middle ages, which sent harpers and singers between them, to today's folk revival, the two countries have influenced each other unceasingly for centuries.

The Slaughter Continues: 176 Civilians Killed by Police so Far in 2015

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

One-hundred-seventy-six civilians were killed by police in January and February, according to news clippings collected by killedbypolice.net. Of course, the greatest outrage of all is that no one really knows how many people are killed by police annually.

Let the World Speak!

Norman MacAfee | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

There are 6,000 languages in the world, and half are endangered. Those 3,000 will be gone by the end of this century if we don't do something. What are we going to do? That is the situation outlined in a new PBS documentary.

Women in Business Q&A: Jenny Zack, President of LoveSpoon Candles

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

What always pulled at her heartstrings was being her own boss and providing a high-quality product that made a difference. She prides herself in putting her stamp on "high-quality" and also giving back to others in need.

Woman Reportedly Killed In Cannibal Attack

Reuters | Guy Faulconbridge | Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - British police confronted a man trying to eat the eyeball and face of a woman and used a stun gun on the cannibal who late...

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

Movie Review: Pride Proudly Crosses Lines

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Pride is the kind of movie that is best seen without knowing its storyline going in. Because it delivers something quite different than you expect, based on the kind of movie it seems to be.

The World's Most Interesting Festivals

Viator | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Viator

From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you've either seen it firsthand -- or taken part in it -- you'll never be quite the same.

Global Surge: Leaders Announce Major Military Initiatives

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

Western leaders announced two major initiatives at the NATO summit in Wales on Friday, in an effort to show decisive action in the face of growing glo...

5 Reasons to Visit Snowdonia, Wales' Oldest National Park

Katy Miller | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Katy Miller

I lived in Manchester for the past year and explored North England's gorgeous countryside from there, but I also found time to squeeze in a couple of jaunts to nearby Wales.

Divorce, European Style

John Feffer | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
John Feffer

At stake is not only the happiness of the Ukrainian family but the happiness of the common Europe home. We can still avoid an Anna Karenina ending. There's still time to prevent the train wreck of a new Cold War.

Suicide Is Personal, Robin Williams and My Best Friend's Anniversary

Andrea Callanan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Callanan

The recent tragedy of the wonderful Robin Williams has brought to light depression and anxiety in the most severe way and of course for those of us who have experienced losing someone to suicide it's a sharp reminder at how invisible mental illness really is.

The World's 10 Best Castles

Hopper.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Amidst the web of England's old hilltop rises, France's majestic country châteaux, Germany's sprawling Gothic palaces, Canada's revival-style hotels and America's high-society retreats, there's an endless map of them to explore.

These Underground Trampolines Just Turned An Abandoned Mine Into A Playground

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts

We want to go to there. There being a massive trampoline installation in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales that transformed an abandoned slate mine into...

Podcast Review: Greg Proops' The Smartest Man In The World

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.23.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

His Whose Line Is It Anyway chops brought it back around with flip and hilarious answers to questions from the crowd, which then fled into the night having been charmed by a true Master of the Spew.

Books That Grow With You: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Out of respect for that fear, and the memories I want to enshrine, I tend to leave my childhood books undisturbed on the shelf. But some books can withstand the test of our aging and grow with us, like a second skin.

Priests Cycle 450 Miles For Charity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

Three intrepid priests from St Michael’s College in Cardiff, Wales completed a 450-mile, 8-day cycling trip on Tuesday, traveling throughout the cou...

Living Traces of Wales at Folk Alliance 2014

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Welsh music is either the poor stepchild of the Celtic world, or its best-kept secret. So I was glad to see a whole contingent of Welsh musicians showcasing and schmoozing at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...