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Choosing Wisely, the Internal Struggle

Mimo Khair | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Mimo Khair

My daughter asked me after hearing of the sad events caused by terrorism in Beirut and Paris the last 2 days: "why do humans terrorize other humans?" ...

WATCH: Mother Nature Never Looked So Beautiful

HooplaHa | Posted 11.09.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

This video highlights and proves that Mother Nature is beautiful all year round. Unless you are a world traveler, we might not be so lucky to see all these gorgeous sights in person. So sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy these breathtaking views!

Ahmadiyya Apartheid and the Quest for Tolerance

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

The rise of the educated Ahmadis who profess a pluralistic, peaceful version of Islam is problematic. The power of the Mullah rests on getting people riled up, ready to give their lives for their faith.

Why We All Need to Care About the Syrian Crisis

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Elnaz Moghangard

The truth is we could have been them, and they could have been us. A Syrian refugee could have been the one sitting at her laptop writing this article from a local coffee shop in the United States, and I could have been the one crammed in a plastic boat clinging to my hopes.

In Praise of the Reformers

Joseph Powell | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Joseph Powell

The spirit is one of everyone having something to learn and something to offer, regardless of whether you are government or civil society, or what side of the political spectrum you come from. Open government challenges everyone to improve.

The European Union And China On The New Silk Roads

David Gosset | Posted 10.15.2016 | Home
David Gosset

The complex but irreversible integration of the European continent and the renaissance of the Chinese civilization arguably constitute the most significant factors of change of our time, the wise articulation of these two processes can only be mutually enriching and a source of growth and stability for our global village.

We Are All on This Planet for One Reason and One Reason Only

Donna Labermeier | Posted 10.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

The one and only reason we are on the planet is this: to learn to love. We are here to learn to love ourselves, each other, the planet itself, and all living beings. Every day we are put in situations that give us the opportunity to do just that.

After Fleeing Danger, Children Deserve a Warm Welcome

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

I am just back from the island of Lesvos in the southeastern part of Greece, where I was visiting our programs for refugees who have made the perilous crossing from Turkey. It is a surreal experience.

These Pancakes Should Be Your Winter Staple

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.15.2015 | Taste

There's a lot you can do with pancake batter -- pizza, dumplings -- but fill it with the right ingredients and it becomes jeon, Korea's take on the pa...

5 Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.09.2016 | 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 10.05.2016 | 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" to ...

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

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

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
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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 turqu...

A Call for Humanity in a Bleeding World

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 09.03.2016 | 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 09.03.2016 | 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 09.03.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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?