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'Nuqat' Dots the Art, Culture and Design Landscape

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.28.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're funky, they're traditional, they're 30-somethings, they're Nuqat (dots), and they're taking the Arab Gulf's art, culture and design scene by storm from Kuwait.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Post-Paris Politics: Countering and (Maybe) Defeating ISIS

William Bradley | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

More than a week of cacophonous media and political gabble after the shocking Isis attacks on Paris make it clear that US presidential campaigns are no place to look for answers on this shocking and complex episode of new world chaos.

Inmates Rehabilitate Kittens, Their Own Lives In 'Win-Win' Program

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.20.2015 | Good News

A Washington humane society has teamed up with a local women’s correctional facility to develop a purrfect solution to help both stray c...

The U.S. Should Join Hands With Russia to Fight ISIS

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.

Washington State Man Jailed After Attacking Three Gay Seattle Men

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices

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Luxury Food Infusions: The New Trend to Watch

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 11.03.2015 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Leading this new trend is someone who many years ago would have seemed an unlikely candidate. Enter chef JR Robinson.

Why States Need To Battle The Ivory Wars

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

We hope Washington voters will follow suit to ensure an ivory ban is passed. Because this isn't just an issue abroad. It's an issue right here on American soil.

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

White House vs. White Tent

Zita Luiten | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Zita Luiten

Connie Picciotto, also known as Conchita, or fully, Concepcion, is a face not to miss when visiting the White House. It was a misty day, it was raining, but we didn't care, because we were in Washington!

Kids Return The Love To 'Grandma In The Window' Who Waves To Them Daily

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.26.2015 | Good News

EmbedContent(562aa1d5e4b0aac0b8fd0879,,Embed,html,Some({})) Love is what makes the wheels on this school bus go round and round. Every afternoon, the ...

Plus-Size Model Wins Beauty Pageant That Celebrates Curves

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Janice Celeste

"Don't wait to lose weight or until your life is just perfect to make changes. Pursue your dreams right now."

Pumpkin Spice Nation

Jesse Lasky | Posted 10.18.2015 | Taste
Jesse Lasky

I was in Trader Joe's recently and there were pumpkin flavored dog treats. Now, I can't speak for my dog (though I have been known on occasion to sp...

5 Reasons Why Treehouse Point Is Your Perfect Glampsite

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Grown ups can actually do what they want and you know you still want to realize those dreams. Here's your chance!

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.

How Olivia Pope's Closet Sometimes Gets In Kerry Washington's Way

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Style

When Kerry Washington isn't diffusing crises and tugging at our heart strings as Olivia Pope on "Scandal," she's busy doing even more important w...

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

What Pope Francis Says to Us "Lost Sheep"

Lauren Boyle | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Lauren Boyle

Pope Francis speaks not just to Catholics firm in their religious convictions, but also those of us who are "lost," still inextricably connected to the Church that raised us, but are categorically unable or unwilling to reconcile our consciences with some of its social teachings.

5 States Where Identity Theft Is a Major Problem

NerdWallet | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business

The most common kind of identity theft is fraud involving government benefits or documents, such as Social Security cards, passports and driver's licenses. Other types of fraud involve credit cards, phone or utility accounts, banks and employment.

A Changed Climate In Washington

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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Pope Francis Will Visit Some Truly Historic Churches In The U.S.

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) When Pope Francis visits the U.S. in September, he’ll make stops at prominent churches that have drawn the faithful and th...

Singapore's Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Modern Singapore's political landscape has often served as a bellwether (or mirror, as the case may be) for what other countries in Asia have come to expect from their polities.

Nature Videos Could Help Inmates In Solitary Confinement Cope

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

Inmates in isolation at a Washington prison are finding some solace with a glimpse into the natural world.  Over the next few weeks, Washing...

These Cops Want Girls To Know Their Job Isn't Just For Guys

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

A Washington police department is making sure all youngsters, regardless of gender, know they can pursue the career of their dreams.  O...

Shooting Reported At Union Station Near Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

A security guard shot a man in Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Friday afternoon, the city's Metropolitan Police Department said.  Authoriti...