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New Look, Same Great Mission

Neil Mulholland | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

This week, we began a new chapter in our story at the National Park Foundation. We have unveiled a new look -- one that underscores our role as the...

Which Is It, Crude Oil Price, Features Oil Price, or Spot Price of Oil?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

Why is it that after a long period of unprecedented monetary policy initiative of $85 billion monthly expenditures to buy back government securities -- granted that it is being trimmed down -- we have not witnessed a significant economic growth and still arguing about the direction of job creation?

Hong Kong 101--An American's Guide to The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
April Rudin

About two years ago, I visited Hong Kong for the very first time and could not believe my eyes. Traveling from the dated, fraying JFK airport in NYC to the shining, efficient airport in Hong Kong, my world view was immediately changed: It was the U.S. that was a third-world country, and Asia was vivid.

Can America Ever Regain Its Exceptionalism?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The myth of American Exceptionalism stems from the idea that the U.S. was the product of an immaculate conception -- a virgin, fertile continent bordered by two vast oceans and free of the foibles and follies of the old counties in Europe.

The Graying of Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

"I always had a job, since I was 13," says DC resident John Hines. But decades of hard work didn't immunize John against homelessness. Plagued with he...

Here's What Americans Think Of Our Democracy

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or wil...

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we thi...

5 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

Budget Travel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing U.S. traveler abroad.

Officials: Americans Are Joining Syria's Civil War, Posing Security Risk

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by...

UNESCO Matters

Irina Bokova | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Irina Bokova

This is not just about funding. It is about shared values -- this is why UNESCO matters for the U.S. today, and a recent survey showed that 82 percent of Americans agree.

The Aftermath of Battle

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Rubinstein

The "treatment" provided our veterans not only fails to help them, but creates the burden of addiction with its attendant psychic and social concerns--superimposed on smoldering PTSD.

15 Ways To Make An American's Day

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel

In America, we have this liiittle teeeeny habit of tending to think we’re the best. At everything. Out of everyone on the planet Earth. So what ...

Like Your Neighbors? Most Americans Do Actually

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Do Americans love their neighbors as themselves? Although "love" might be pushing it, most Americans are pretty happy with their neighbors. To underst...

We the Country of Chocolate Labradors

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Jeri represents to me the heart of American spirit. I believe in our resiliency we are all Chocolate Labradors at our core.

Time Out!

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

Politics has become a childish blame game. Right now led by Republicans pointing fingers at everyone but yourselves, in the U.S. Congress. So We The People want you to go to the Time Out corner.

What Is American?

Ryan Banfill | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Ryan Banfill

When I was in high school, a fellow teenager asked me, "Why do you speak all proper and s*%t?" I have watched people stare at me as they tried to get to the courage to ask me, "What are you?" Incidentally, it's that same question my children get asked even today.

I Never Met a Whistleblower I Didn't Like...

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

Domestic spying, secret laws, secret courts and secret judicial rulings are un-American. They go against everything that every soldier who died "for this country" was fighting for. The public's ability to hold their government accounts is only possible if we know what the government is doing.

America and the War on Obesity

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Preetam Kaushik

There is another important war that Americans have been engaged in for some time now, at home, which is in need of some heroes. That's the war on obesity, especially in children.

NSA Surveillance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The revelations that the U.S. government has been collecting phone and Internet data has reopened a debate about the balance between privacy and security, at a time when America is becoming an increasing target of terrorists.

Even When Politicians Fight, Americans Often Agree

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Can we agree on this? Americans still think alike much of the time even if our politicians don't. To get heads nodding, just say someth...

IRS Refunds, Easy Spending Money for Most Americans | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology

The end of tax season is the biggest financial event of the year, claim 75% of Americans, as they anticipate a refund of their hard-earned money after filing their taxes. However, only 37% of tax payers choose to invest their savings or use it to repair their finances.

How Rich 'Moochers' Hurt America

Salon | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

These excessive private taxes or rents are costs on productive enterprise that can be as crippling as excessive public taxation. In American politi...

The GOP Way

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Monday will be a big day for Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican Party. He will announce the results of a task force he convened, following last November's election, which he asked to "figure out what we can do to grow our party and win more elections."

No Taxation With Representation

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The followers of the present Tea Party movement have stood the formula of the British colonists on its head. "No Taxation Without Representation" was ...

On the Cognitive and Historic Roots of Our Destructive Modern Polarization

David Ropeik | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Maybe understanding the historic events and behavioral roots that have produced these venomously angry polarized times can help us let go of at least a little of our own deep instinct to align with the tribe in the name of safety and protection.