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Third Eye Blinded

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

I grew up without an Indian mother or community, so there's a lot I don't know about being an Indian woman. But I did know the bindi held significance because my nani wore a simple red one every day.

The Blues of Living in Baton Rouge

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

Music is transformative, but I didn't realize how much the blues could bring out the soul in a place I'd pegged as overly commercial.

Japan's Annual Penis Festival Is As Phallic As You'd Expect (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.08.2014 | Weird News

Each spring, people flock to Kawasaki, Japan, to celebrate Kanamara Matsuri, aka the "Festival of the Steel Phallus." Held this year on April 6, th...

Festival Fashion

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 06.07.2014 | Style
Alisa Gould-Simon

Whether you're off to Coachella, or are a long-time Lollapalooza fan, all festival-bound fashionistas can agree on one thing.

GourmetFest Brings Champagne Wishes And Caviar Dreams To Carmel

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Can you ever have too much caviar?

Pre Bridgetown Interview With Yogi Paliwal

Barbara Holm | Posted 06.02.2014 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

"When I eventually did go out on the road I reached a seedy bar in a town I'd never heard of, and then told some jokes to some very kind and wonderful people. I've never dealt with anyone treating me worse than any other comedian has been treated on the road."

No Wonder These 4 Festival Styles Have Never Gone Out of Fashion

Susan Gregg Koger | Posted 05.31.2014 | Style
Susan Gregg Koger

It's safe to say I'm smitten with the resurgence of laid-back looks, but where did it all start?

10 Tips on How to Survive a Spiritual Festival

Megan Snedden | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Snedden

During the course of the festival, I experienced the rainbow of human emotion: I was angry, I cried, I was sad, I felt confused and vulnerable. Transformation is never like walking through a golden gate over a path of pillows, whether you do it at a festival or through a life coach at home. Having support is paramount to your well-being. This will also help you make better sense of what you are processing.

Jewels of India

KidSpirit | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

Everything is so different, yet every part of India shines with its own light. In every part of the country, people are not afraid to be proud of their culture.

SXSW 2014: Doing Things Differently, Doing Things the Same

Theo Bark | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
Theo Bark

I'm heading to Austin for SXSW again. This year I vow to make up for past mistakes, avoid running around, to eat sitting down, skip anything with a line and see every band on my list.

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Questions to Ponder During National Engineering Week

Larry Bock | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Larry Bock

Engineers are some of the most necessary problem solvers on the planet. They conquer the daunting technological challenges -- both immediate and long-...

How to Experience South by Southwest Like a Local

Joah Spearman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Joah Spearman

I won't be dishing out any advice on how to find some secret stash of hotel rooms in this post so good luck with that. However, what I can give you is the scoop on how to experience SXSW like a local.

Kicking Off the New Year Right: Incredible Events to Start Off 2014

Party Earth | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

Unfortunate souls in other parts of the country are buckling down and preparing to face the harshest weather of the season, but for us Los Angelenos even the temporary bursts of sweater weather are a thing of the past.

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 4 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Even though Boquete would thus far be my top retirement pick in Panama, I am not sure I can wholeheartedly recommend nor endorse this town based on my brief experience.

What This Life-Saving Innovation in Mathematics and Economics Can Teach Students About STEM

Larry Bock | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Larry Bock

Like many who follow research developments in high technology, I am constantly amazed at the power of science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) to solve real-life problems -- especially problems across diverse venues and disciplines.

Female CEO Provides Communities with Year-Round Culture

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

In addition to parents being accountable for exposing their children to meaningful programs, the mother of two says there's a role for the elected official to play in promoting engagement.

PETA Brings Vegan Gumbo To New Orleans

Michelle Weiss | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Michelle Weiss

Next up... perhaps a vegan BBQ cook-off?

Celebrating Diwali

KidSpirit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Diwali is a quiet event in the Himalayan mountains. But in Calcutta, Diwali is celebrated in grand style. So this year, we decided to stay back. I was delighted. I would finally get to spend Diwali with friends.

A Hypnotic Timelapse of Albuquerque's Balloon Festival

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

A couple weeks ago, Albuquerque, New Mexico held its 41st annual International Balloon Fiesta. It's a nine-day event where over 700 balloons see liftoff. It's the largest hot air balloon festival in the entire world and we were on hand to capture the action.

Celebrating the Dead in San Miguel

Fathom | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel

Day of the Dead is a profound day in which the line between the living and the dead virtually disappears. We are meant to evoke the presence and memories of our deceased relatives by drinking their favorite drinks, eating their favorite foods, and telling stories about their lives.

City of the Dead, Ceremonial Healing in Modern Times

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Wherever you may be in the days following Halloween this year, please take a moment to remember all those who have come before you and reflect on what it means to be alive.

Interview With Maggie Maye

Barbara Holm | Posted 12.16.2013 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

I met Austin comedian Maggie Maye a few years ago at the Women in Comedy festival in Boston. Since then I've seen her everywhere, San Francisco, New York, Portland, and in my heart. She's super funny, loveable and a very strong comedian.

Interview With Calise Hawkins

Barbara Holm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

"Stop lying to yourself. About anything. The sooner you tell yourself the truth, the funnier you will be."

Beers and Brats: The Best Oktoberfests Across America!

Roadtrippers | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel

"O'zapft is!" is the proclamation that jumpstarts Oktoberfest festivities across Germany, but the celebrations in America have found other unique ways of getting the party started