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An Afternoon With Kishore Mahbubani

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Patrick Daniel

As part of the Albert H. Gordon lecture series, this year's speakers Kishore Mahbubani, dean and professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Poli...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (1): Danube Delta

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Starting today, I will present you a lifetime adventure and another kind of holiday for those who love to discover new lands, nature, secluded villages, history, culture, amazing people, great food, art and entertainment, sea, mountains, cities, architecture, music and fashion, old churches and secret destinations of the world.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Let's Not Create Moral Panic Over 'Game of 72' Rumors of Disappearing Kids

Larry Magid | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

Stories about so-called threats like the Game of 72 represent an opportunity for parents to speak with their children. This is a great time to sit down with your kids to ask if they have ever heard of such a game and let them know what you think about it.

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

Look Into Your Heart, Believe in Your Dream and Follow Your Calling

Tami Shaikh | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

Today I want to ask you this question: Why is it that some people achieve their dreams and reach their destiny while others continue to stay stuck whe...

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don'...

Smart People Should Create Things

James Clear | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The most important thing isn't to create something world-changing, but simply to create. You don't have to build something famous to build something meaningful.

Young and Entrepreneurial: EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals - 'Entrepreneurship is an Adventure'

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's through entrepreneurship, research, non-profit work, intrapreneurship or singing, dancing, writing or by just doing something innovative that impacts the lives of many people.

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

The Dalai Lama's China Experience and Its Impact

Thubten Samphel | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Thubten Samphel

By now it is an open secret the degree to which respect for the Dalai Lama is growing in China within the leadership and business circles and amongst the ordinary people. The BBC's exclusive report on China's super-rich communist Buddhists is the latest proof.

Modi's Oxymoronic Stance on Climate Change

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

Yes, the world doesn't need to tell India what to do because of our unique cultural value to the environment and our minimal contribution to historic carbon emissions, but neither can India's Prime minister continue to dwell in rhetoric and falsely lead the public into thinking he is doing enough to protect them.

Weiqi Versus Chess

David Gosset | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
David Gosset

Generally non-confrontational, ready for paradigm change and fundamentally non-ideological, China, which has regained centrality, is increasingly at the source of initiatives shaping the global agenda.

4 Weird Facts About The World's Most Obscure Countries

Thrillist | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Did you know that there's a country with Star Wars characters on its official currency? Or another that didn't celebrate the millennium until 2007? The world is indeed a crazy place, but even we didn't realize just how strange things could get.

Stepping Over the Border in Divided Cyprus

Benjamin Moe | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Benjamin Moe

On the 11th of March, a group of artists gathered on the northern side of Nicosia, the last divided capital city in the world. They were all there to take part in a European Union-funded residency, aiming to bridge the border between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities.

Netanyahu's 'Us or Them' Is Nothing But Trouble

Michael Winship | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

The scorched earth tactics used by Netanyahu are reminiscent of the mongering we saw here in the 1960s from the likes of Richard Nixon and Alabama's George Wallace, stoking panic, dividing to conquer, consigning a whole people to the margin for his own survival.

Why the Global Economy Continues to Sputter

Kevin Price | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Every part of an economy is aggressively pursuing the necessary capital to continue to grow. When governments crowd out that necessary capital in deficits, debt, and interest on the debt, economies cannot help but struggle where ever such policies exist.

What I Learned From Teaching the Children of War

Azizullah Royesh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
Azizullah Royesh

My work in the refugee camps and later in Afghanistan made me realize the challenges were graver than I had initially thought. The school needed to counter the legacies of wartime, such as the culture of violence, hatred and pessimism, through civic-oriented approaches.

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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 04.24.2015 | 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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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."