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Posted 03.06.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

Zanzibar, a Lesson in Generosity

Martina Buchal | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Maybe there's something we can learn from Tanzania. When we have less, we can give more. Smile more. When we have more, we can give more. Smile more.

Sino-Italian Understanding Beyond the Passage of Time

David Gosset | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
David Gosset

6 years after Gaullist France's decision to recognize the People's Republic of China but 9 years before official ambassadors could organize the diplomatic exchanges between Beijing and Washington D.C., Italy and China opened, in 1970, a new chapter in the rich history of their interactions.

Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie Hebdo

Michael Brenner | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Michael Brenner

The Copenhagen killings are reviving the Charlie Hebdo experience. The dramatic video, the bloodied office, the manhunt, the hostages, the outrage, the marches, the ubiquitous Je Suis Charlie placards. And then the politicians' pledges, the analysis, the endless commentaries.

Diversity Education to Promote Tolerance

Fatima Muneer | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Fatima Muneer

While privileged and generally very expensive schools around the globe bank on diversity through both their internationally recognized curriculums and extracurricular activities like Model United Nations, the accessibility to such resources lacks in mainstream schools in most countries.

How I Learned to Trust Myself

Jessica Katz | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Jessica Katz

Discovering more of who I am and trusting that gut feeling in my body is the best blessing I've been given. Getting back on that horse, exploring new and unknown territory in spite of the slips and fear, while always holding onto what I truly want for myself is the key to it all.

The World Misery Index: 108 Countries

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Through a simple sum of the former three rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth, I constructed a misery index that comprehensively ranks 108 countries based on "misery."

Walking in Auschwitz, Amid the Weeds and Memories

Lea Lane | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Lea Lane

The friend I was traveling with was frightened by it all and didn't want to go into the camp. She would wait for me near the infamous railway watchtower entrance where the tracks ended, near where Cecile, a woman I had worked with on her memoir, had waited for selection.

The Potential Danger of Embracing Stereotypes

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Elwood D. Watson

The recent terror attack in France, in which masked gunmen stormed into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper and killed 12 peopl...

If the Fortune Cookie Didn't Originate in China or America, Where Did It Come From?

Quora | Posted 02.05.2015 | Taste
Quora

I like to say fortune cookies were invented by the Japanese, popularized by the Chinese and ultimately consumed by Americans.

An Untold Story: Learning to Fail Forward

Mary McVeigh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Mary McVeigh

A herd of goats lazily wandered through, and the fact that the town's water had gone out coupled with the blazing heat made us wonder who would come. Cora would be one of them.

War and Trade, Go Together Like a Horse and Buggy

John Weeks | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
John Weeks

International trade aggravates the three great crises -- of finance, development and the environment -- and to those three it adds another, of democracy. It is far from a benign process fostering harmony and welfare among nations.

Anonymous Vow to Avenge Hebdo Massacre: Real Threat or Bluster?

Michael Hughes | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Michael Hughes

It is tempting to feel that such vigilantism would be a just counterattack, assuming it is appropriately and proportionately measured. A chilling volley by a virtual, non-state, lone-wolf actor that could strike at any time seems like a just recipe.

The Problem With Foreign Aid: The Trend of 'Forgetting'

Nicholle Lamartina Palacios | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Nicholle Lamartina Palacios

Another issue with aid and development is that Western countries do not take into account their position of past colonial rulers; they happen to "forget" their previous maltreatment and do not critically consider their positions of power.

Batéy 106: Portraits from a Dominican Sugar Cane Plantation

Erica Simone | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Erica Simone

In this globalized world of consumption we live in, rarely do we stop to think about where our goods actually come from, who cultivated them or what life is like for the people at the beginning of the production chain. When you open a pack of sugar and empty it into your tea or coffee, do you ever consider the process of how that sugar ended up on your table? Do you ever think about what the people are like at each step of the production: the cultivators of the fields, the owners of the land, the processing plant workers, the packaging designers, the marketing team, the distributors, the transporters, the wholesalers, the retailers, and ultimately you, the consumer? I do all the time, to the point where I make up complete stories in my mind that could turn into a screenplay.

Population Boom and the Economic Impact in a New Year

Kevin Price | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Kevin Price

The reality is, countries are not poor because of how many people they have, they are poor because of economic policies.

2 Arrested In Sydney In Counterterror Operation

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Two men were arrested as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation into a group that officials have accused of plotting to kil...

Obama's New Cuba Policy Corrects a Five-Decade Failure

Jason Marczak | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Jason Marczak

The policy changes are not a reward for the Castros. They are a recognition that involvement, not estrangement, will foster a productive relationship better able to reach our goals of an inclusive, democratic hemisphere.

Are You Happy? Honestly?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Dean Graziosi

This is a great time to reflect, a great time of the year to reflect and polish that own inner diamond of yours and find something that allows happiness to shine out rather than waiting for those exterior things to shine light in.

The Timeless Allure Of The Pilgrimage To India

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

Every country has its particular draws for travelers, from history and thrilling scenery to opportunities to step outside comfort zones and be immerse...

4 Reasons to Love Afghanistan That Have Nothing to Do With War

Kevin Bell | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Kevin Bell

So here are a few of my favorite features of life in Afghanistan that are not commonly known by Americans. I hope some of this inspires you to consider the story of life there beyond the war:

Big Job, No Rules?

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Danny Sriskandarajah

At the national level all over the world, we are witnessing protests driven by a rejection of political and economic systems that serve and entrench elite interests.

A Message From the People of Egypt's South Sinai

Egyptian Streets | Posted 01.14.2015 | World
Egyptian Streets

The more the name of Sinai can be reclaimed and coupled with positive associations and the more things might begin to change for its local Bedouin communities, whose livelihoods and name have suffered through misinformed narratives about the Sinai for too long.

Let's Make Peace, Not War

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

Look around you. Observe the world you are living in. Can you feel the beating of a thousand desperate hearts? Can you see the fear for tomorrow in the looks of people? Can you hear the cries of a thousand mothers who are losing their children each day?

The World Misery Index: 109 Countries

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Through a simple sum of the former three rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth, I constructed a misery index that comprehensively ranks 109 countries based on misery.