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In Syria, a Venue for Collaborative Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Philip Seib

As advocates of public diplomacy seek to gain greater traction for their work, collaborative approaches merit more attention. The sadness that envelops Syria cannot be fully dissipated by these projects, but where hope is such a rare commodity this form of public diplomacy has great value.

Climate Change This Week: The Jet Stream Run Amok, Cheap Wind and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

How Close Are You to Genetic Happiness?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Did you know that the closer you live to the homeland of the world's most famous suicidal prince, the more likely it is that your genes -- and therefo...

Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Seth Menachem | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Seth Menachem

Tensions are understandably high. The loss of lives on both sides is a tragedy. Thanks to Israel's Iron Dome defense, many Israeli lives have been spared. But Hamas keeps trying. And Israel keeps fighting back. And the horrible cycle goes on and on.

Sea Shepherd Protects Pilot Whales From Bloodbath

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

As governments continue to subsidize the killing of the Earth with $1.9 trillion annually handed over to big oil, gas and coal, their life-threatening pollutants, e.g. methylmercury, are accumulating within the oceans at a staggering rate.

Why Locals (and You) Will Love Copenhagen This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

(Photos: City of Bikes: Nicolai Perjesi/Visit Copenhagen A city people want to live in is a city people love to visit. Copenhagen is just that. C...

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

Now's The Historic Moment for the Nordics

András Simonyi | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
András Simonyi

Our Center has been and remains a strong advocate of the importance for the Nordic countries to step forward as individual nations as well as a group...

What the News in the U.S. Gets Wrong About Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

What the news in the U.S. tells you about Denmark's population being so happy truly is a load of crap, and the answers to fixing the broken U.S. social and financial system cannot be found there.

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in the World's Best Cities

AskMen.com | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
AskMen.com

While music lovers have plenty of summer festivals to choose from, it's rarely the music alone that attracts a crowd. For our purposes, a festival is only as good as the city it's in.

The Worst Places On The Planet To Be A Worker

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business

Where are the worst places on the planet to be a worker? A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation, an umbrella organization of ...

Foreign Climate: Why European Right-Wingers Should Be Tree Huggers

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Although the European right wing parties have varied programs they all have at least two points in common. They are not really concerned with global warming, but rather focus their political efforts on xenophobic concerns.

Working At McDonald's Is Starkly Different In These 3 Countries

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

No matter where you go in the world, you can rest assured that your Big Mac will taste basically the same: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuc...

Samso: World's First 100 Percent Renewable Energy-Powered Island Is a Beacon for Sustainable Communities

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Little did I know after being invited by Sustainia to participate in a climate symposium in Copenhagen, Denmark, that I'd have the opportunity to vis...

Why the Happiest Place on Earth is Actually Copenhagen

Cruiseline.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Regularly topping official global happiness surveys, this compact historic city of 1.2 million offers such an irresistible mix of cozy storybook charm and 21st-century cool, you too may want to move here ... immediately.

Earth: Game Over?

John Feffer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
John Feffer

The United Nations recently released another in its series of reports on climate change. This one tries to put a price tag on what we need to do over the next 15-20 years to stop the global mercury from rising.

Yahya Hassan: Poems of Rage

Louisiana Channel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Meet the 18-year-old sensation Yahya Hassan, who has written literary history in Denmark with his powerful, personal poems criticizing his family and Muslims in the Danish welfare system.

There's Always Someone Jewish

Kipp Friedman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Kipp Friedman

"Nice hamsa!" said the young barista as we passed by the little coffee shop during an overnight ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen. My wife, Anne, and I w...

The World's Most Social Travel Destinations

minube | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
minube

They say "there's no place like home," but we finally put it to the test! The travel site minube along with over 100 tourism boards from Iowa to Indon...

A Global Action Leadership School in the Making

Otto Scharmer | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

I had an interesting week. On Monday I attended a book launch event in Denmark. The idea of the organizers was to create a "Nordic Forum" to bring together leaders and change-makers from many systems and sectors who are using awareness-based technologies of change.

Blooming Spring: European Hotlist 2014

Gogobot | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Stuck in snowstorms and sub-zeros? Spring from the pits of winter hibernation to sun-kissed blossoms in Europe. Spring is exquisite in the continent steeped in history, cultivated in culture and bursting with beauty.

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

Top 10 Carnival Traditions

Cheapflights | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

Denmark's Controversial Halal And Kosher Slaughter Ban Comes Into Effect

Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

Denmark's controversial ban on slaughtering conscious animals went into effect on Monday and has already come under fire from Jewish and Muslim groups...