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5 Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.09.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.

World Peace -- Now

Pekka Pirhonen | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pekka Pirhonen

"Yep, it would be great to meet... let's get back to this when it calms down." I hear this often. We're so busy right now. But just wait for "it" t...

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel

I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called 198: How I Ran Out of Countries. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, and the atmosphere.

North Korea Back In The Nuke Game

HuffPost | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Read More: World, Korea, Arts News

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after threatening rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has revamped and restarted all its atomic bo...

The World in a Box: In Conversation With the Founders of Gourmet Food Subscription Service "Try The World"

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
J.L. Sirisuk

(Image courtesy of Issa PR) Grand Central Terminal in New York City is a place of arrivals and departures and it is beneath the magnificent tur...

A Call for Humanity in a Bleeding World

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

With all the news headlines that we read today, it is easy to become overwhelmed with fear.

An Access Revolution

Tarita Karsanji Davenock | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Tarita Karsanji Davenock

Some of us are lucky enough to fall into careers that we love, where just coming to work is a joyful part of the day. Fewer have been purposeful, have...

The 2030 Agenda Is a Win for Women and Girls

Dawn Laguens | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Dawn Laguens

Put simply, the 2030 Agenda is a win for women and girls. Now, we need real action to turn its promise into a reality.

Can We End Hunger in the Next 15 Years?

Åsa Skogström Feldt | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Åsa Skogström Feldt

The second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. This goal -- or rather, goals -- are lofty, especially when taken under the relatively short deadline of 2030. So what does it take to end hunger in 15 years and, can we do it?

Meeting the Universality of Feeding the Hungry Through the SDGs

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Ambassador Tony Hall

Particularly crucial to meeting the goals or SDG 2 is the involvement of civil society in policy processes. Indigenous civil society groups are in-tune to needs of the most vulnerable. Women specifically need more seats at the development table, as they prove to be more disadvantaged than men, but also provide a tremendous opportunity to reach a marginalized population and improve nations' food security situations.

Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime

Greg Barrow | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Greg Barrow

While it is easy to understand the needs of an orphaned child who is fleeing conflict or natural disaster, we still need to broaden our understanding of how to help those who may be living in a country at peace, but whose lives are still blighted by chronic hunger and under-nutrition.

Tackle These Three Issues and Extreme Poverty Will Be History

John W. McArthur | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
John W. McArthur

One beauty of the new global goals is that they set a common reference for debate. In the coming years, we will likely discover new roadblocks alongside opportunities to jump forward. These should prompt ongoing course corrections as the world veers toward success.

An Open Letter to the Generation That Will Grow Up With the Sustainable Development Goals

Anthony Lake | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Anthony Lake

The global goals world leaders are agreeing to this month are not only for children living in poverty. The results they are trying to achieve will not only benefit people in need. They are universal goals -- reflecting universal rights, shared values and global challenges that affect every one of us.

Ending Poverty: Why Health Innovation Matters

Amie Batson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Amie Batson

As the last 15 years show, breaking this cycle of poor health and poverty is within our reach. Our task now is to identify, develop and scale up the next wave of health innovations -- new solutions that are affordable, accessible and effective in low-resource settings and that empower families and communities to transform their own health and economic futures.

Paving the Road to End Poverty Everywhere

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Investing in smallholder farmers not only helps eradicate the poverty in which they predominantly live; the benefits spill over into the health and wellbeing of the rest of the world's population. Yet smallholder farmers face a myriad of barriers preventing them from closing what we call "the gap" and achieving dignified livelihoods.

Fulfilling Mandela's Dream

Michael Elliott | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Michael Elliott

This year, says the first goal, we will commit to ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. The gobsmacking audacity of such an ambition prompts two questions. First: can it be done? And second: why would one want to commit oneself to such a thing?

Do Me a Favor and Travel After Graduation

Shinjini Das | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Shinjini Das

Hypnotizing. Addictive. Intoxicating. Travel is a heady cocktail of treasured experiences, exotic destinations, and epic memories, a heady cocktail that beckons us time and time again to take a sip.

What an Ebola Fighter Looks Like

Timothy La Rose | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Timothy La Rose

From the beginning, it was clear that a medical response alone was not going to stop Ebola. And while doctors were rightly lauded for their incredibly heroic work, community mobilizers like Mariam were in the background laboring in the hot zones, changing minds almost one Guinean at a time, all the while exposing themselves to potential infection and violence.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (5): Bucovina

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Bucovina is a dreaming land situated in the North-East of Romania, between mountains, green amazing hills and rivers. It has little secret villages, small towns, beautiful houses, centuries of culture and traditions, welcoming people and a divine silence. Bucovina is famous for her churches and monasteries, for gastronomy, traditional guest houses, ski slopes and secluded forests on top of mountains.

Free Media Initiative Brings Together Libyan Politicians and Citizens for Peaceful Dialogue

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

One woman from Benghazi, an eastern city in Libya, expressed her belief that "water and electricity are important, but we also need a constitution. We need to regain our political livelihood."

After Suez and Panama, Time to Build the Kra Canal!

David Gosset | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
David Gosset

Impacting the geopolitical dynamics of Southeast Asia, an artificial channel connecting the Indian Ocean and the Far East would not have to be detrimental to the core interests of Singapore whose location by the Strait of Malacca has been an element of her success.

WATCH: Take a Journey to the 10 Happiest Places in the World

HooplaHa | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News

Are you in the need of a change of scenery? Is your summer vacation still leaving you to daydream about faraway places? Check out this video and take a virtual trip to the 10 happiest countries in the world!

Shedding Light On The True Identities Of Company Owners Takes Centre Stage In Combating AML And Financial Crimes

Christine O’Connell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Christine O’Connell

From money laundering to terrorist financing to tax evasion, opaque businesses and corporate vehicles have become a useful tool for international criminals. For governments and regulators attempting to battle these financial crimes, it has become vitally important to establish the true identity of a business's ultimate owner or beneficiary.

Perspective on Iran From a Millennial Iranian-American

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

Flooding my Twitter trail and buzzing in my ears is all this noise about Iran. From celebratory photos of Tehran's streets following the news of a historic nuclear deal to fearful anti-Iran speech to cultural icebreakers like Shahs of Sunset -there is an effort to show the world the "real" image of Iran.

My Map for Reducing World Stress

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

These suggestions might not suit you personally, but feel free to experiment. Anything you do to lend your attention to what is good, just and positive, is a way to help reduce the stress heaped on us by the world we live in.