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It's About Time, My World

Lydia Canaan | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

It's about time you realize that I am you and you are me, that we are all intertwined and connected in humanity. Whether you are from the East or from the West, aren't you aware that we share a planet and not a world? And, what is a world?

When Events Nudge You, Gently!

Marsida Bandilli | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Marsida Bandilli

©Copyright Bibi Veth, 2015 I was walking through the streets of Strasbourg, in the late autumn of 2014. I ran into houses, parks, institutional bui...

Haiti Faces More Election Chaos

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.24.2016 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Now, Jude Celestin is once again in the race and has forced the hand of international agents by refusing to participate in what is widely regarded as another fraudulent election process.

Letting Go of Fear of Terrorism While Your Child Backpacks the World

Teresa Dobbins | Posted 01.21.2016 | College
Teresa Dobbins

Alexandra strongly feels and reminds me often that living in fear of what could happen is unacceptable to her, and not a way she chooses to live.

This Family Has Been Looking After Buenos Aires' Soles For Six Decades

The Huffington Post | Chandran Nair | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts

Just over six decades ago, in 1955, on a small street in Buenos Aires' Palermo district, Felix Correa founded Calzados Correa, a maker of men's shoes....

What a Canadian Muslim Learned About Bigotry in Canada

Ali Ashraf | Posted 01.14.2016 | Good News
Ali Ashraf

As a Canadian Muslim, never have I ever even once experienced any form of racism, prejudice or malice based on my ethnicity or religious affiliation throughout my life in this country, until recently.

Is Muslim Condemnation of Terrorism a Reactionary Act?

Ali Ashraf | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Ali Ashraf

Many in the Western world believe that the Muslim response to terrorist acts perpetuated by outfits like ISIS in the name of Islam is a 'reactionary' response. That's false.

The 5 Most Stunning Cities In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.17.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Caitlin Morton, Katherine LaGrave, and the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from ...

Becoming the Person You Are

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 01.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

What does it mean to become the person you truly are? What does it actually look like? In my opinion, there is much complexity involved, and I am al...

God Is Our Planet

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Mary Ellen Harte

The description of God changes through the prism of every human culture, but one profound universal similarity can be discerned among most cultures: God (one or many), holds dominion over the universe, including a tiny subset, Earth.

Uncertainty, Risk and Global Economy

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

We all have an urge to predict the future. From the oracles of Ancient Greece, through Nostradamus, to modern-day fortune tellers and psychics, humans...

A New Year's Resolution for Humanity

Alex Lyman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Alex Lyman

In a world in such turmoil, as it is today, it strikes me that the fundamental cause of our problems is rooted in our misunderstanding of each other. It is our inability to open our minds and hearts to see the perspective of someone else.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Collaboration Now

Todd Felderstein | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
Todd Felderstein

"Collaboration" is the catch word that is bandied about when describing the show business industry. We thrive on lunches, conference calls and writers' rooms. You would think with all of these partnerships this would be the happiest place on earth, a community of calm where executives and creatives share suggestions throughout their eight-hour workday.

Interacting With Locals While Traveling: A Revolution of Sorts

Lucas Spangher | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Lucas Spangher

I think that the commonly-held view that the most interesting people that one meets while traveling are travelers themselves can be self-indulgent and ignorant, or even rather racist.

Three Rising Tech Hubs Outside U.S. Worth Taking a Closer Look at

Tatiana Krivitskaya | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology
Tatiana Krivitskaya

Co-authored by Darya Korsak, a tech blogger in search of high-tech gems that are to become next game-changers; a software development trend watcher in...

What Travel Photography has Taught Me About the World

Aaron Lurth | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts
Aaron Lurth

I have been fortunate enough to do a bit of traveling in my life. Starting with my first international trip in college, armed with my camera and a cur...

How Corruption Affects Businesses Around the World in 5 Charts

Ravi Kumar | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Ravi Kumar

We know corruption in developing countries affects poor people the most. It also impacts firms in many ways.

Is Islamophobia Creating Terrorists?

Setareh Sabety | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Setareh Sabety

Is ‪Islamophobia‬ creating ‪‎terrorists‬? This is a question that many don't dare to ask. But ask we must.

The 'Disease' Our World Suffers From

Zita Luiten | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Zita Luiten

We live in a world of opposites, a world of contrasts, disparity, divergence. West vs East, modern vs traditional, liberal vs conservative, good vs ba...

A Letter to the Children of the World

Tami Shaikh | Posted 12.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

Dear Children of the World, As I sit to write to you the only word that I can think of is sorry. The world that we are leaving for you isn't the worl...

The Electoral Win of Marine Le Pen Is Not Yet France's Defeat

David Gosset | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
David Gosset

Some will argue that this is not a national election, others will point at the abstention level -- close to 49 percent -- or focus on isolated cases but the first round's results of the French regional elections are without ambiguity, this is a huge electoral win for Marine Le Pen's party, the Front national or the National Front.

Our Thoughts Are With Paris, But Let Us Not Forget Lebanon

Zeena Saifi | Posted 12.04.2015 | Media
Zeena Saifi

As heartbreaking as the Paris massacre was, I wish Europeans knew that the night of November 13th has been every single night for the lives of Syrian refugees. But I guess it only matters when your country's flag colors can manage to get plastered on everyone's Facebook page.

They Don't Make Maps Like this Anymore

The Huffington Post | Riley Arthur | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts

Since the human invention of territorial borders there has been a fascination with maps. Maps have defined the way we understand the world, outl...

These Photos Of Spectacular Ceilings Prove That The Best View Is Always Up

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen | Posted 11.27.2015 | Travel

While traveling, it's easy to get swept up with what's directly in front of us. But don't forget that sometimes the best view is right above your head...