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Most Beautiful Countries to Visit Around the World

The Active Times | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Extraordinary, pristine landscapes. Scenery that takes your breath away. An exotic mix of plants and animals. Not the sort of places you get to visit every day -- or can get to in a day. Those qualities define our kind of destination.

The Top 25 Best Countries To Be A Woman

Posted 03.28.2014 | Business

Women represent about 50% of our worldwide population, but they do not yet receive 50% of the opportunities. But governmental regulations, mentorship ...

Broadband's Unfinished Business

Robert Pepper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Robert Pepper

A new report, "State of Broadband 2013: Universalizing Broadband," highlights how mobile broadband is "growing faster than any technology in human history" and how over 70 countries have Internet penetration levels of over 50 percent. Current global Internet penetration is at 40 percent, but in emerging countries more than two-thirds of the population is still unconnected -- many in rural areas.

The Deadliest Countries for Journalists

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
VisualNews.com

For many journalists, their day-to-day lives aren't always thought of as being dangerous. However, there are journalists whose lives are in grave danger every time they show up to work.

Nine Countries Where Everyone Has A Job

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Earlier this month, polling agency Gallup released its 2011 global unemployment statistics for 148 countries. Of the nations Gallup sur...

Think You Paid A Lot In Taxes? At Least You Don't Live Here

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.27.2012 | Money

Do you cringe every payday when you see a large chunk of your hard-earned cash deducted for social security and income taxes? If so, take comfort ...

10 Countries Spending The Most On Health Care

Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: This week, the Supreme Court considered President Obama’s health care reform law. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expa...

Religious Faith Brings Happiness? It's Complicated, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.20.2012 | Science

Are religious people happier? Studies have shown that God-fearing folks tend to have higher self-esteem than nonbelievers, but new research publishe...

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Twitter's earthXplorer: Simply Amazing!

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
2morrowknight

"What a Wonderful World" could easily be the theme song for the award-winning, world-class adventurer J.D. Andrews, who tweets under the name, earthXplorer.

Worth Watching: Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "Home"

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's method is to get somewhere high, usually a helicopter or a paraglider, and point his camera downward. The results are usually magnificent, and last year, they inspired a film.

The Newest Old Business Trend

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Avital Andrews

Tithing -- offering a percentage of income for a cause -- dates back to the Old Testament. And lately its popularity is surging in the business world.

12 Awesome Travelers on Twitter Who Rock the Planet

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
2morrowknight

I also get my "global fix" from reading the work of international travelers on Twitter who illustrate our world in a very bold and enlightening way. Here are 12 world travelers who do just that.