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5 Mind Hacks To Better Manage Your Attitude

Vee Somphon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

Looking back, I can better appreciate the incredible amount of grace my parents have shown. While it may not have mattered to me as a child, the complete lack of privacy and the inability to dictate their own comings and goings must have posed real challenges for my parents.

Unique Stories From Across The Globe

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

3 Ways To Free Your Mind And Find Joy

Vee Somphon | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

There was a phrase I heard over and over in that refugee camp, and it was oht jhai. It has no literal English translation. The closest meaning would be: "This, too, shall pass." Laotians believe all circumstances are temporary, and if you have the patience to wait them out, you will turn a corner. Something better awaits. If not, that too shall pass.

A French-Asian Fusion in Luang Prabang, Laos (Video)

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Laos has drawn travelers looking for a more off-the-beaten-path adventure and cultural experience. At the center of this cultural exploration is Laos' unique approach to cuisine.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Thailand Journal: Southeast Asia's Switzerland

Francis Levy | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

When you consider the history of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, you wonder, what happened with Thailand? The Thais never were part of French In...

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.

Laos Plane Crash Probe Hones In On Black Box

AP | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

BANGKOK -- BANGKOK (AP) — Investigators in Laos say they have picked up underwater signals they believe are coming from the black box of a passenger...

Search For Victims Of Laos Crash Lacks Manpower, Equipment

AP | JERRY HARMER | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

PAKSE, Laos -- PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Exasperated officials in Laos said Friday they lack the equipment and manpower to locate the fuselage and more tha...

American Tourists Among 45 Killed In Laos Plane Crash

AP | JERRY HARMER | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

PAKSE, Laos -- PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out fin...

Plane Crashes In Mekong River, Dozens Reported Dead

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong river in southern Laos on Wednesday, according to an airline official, in a...

ASEAN: What's That and Who Cares? Certainly Not the Common Man in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Sourav Roy

The common man in almost all its 10-member nations has no clue what ASEAN is about. We're talking here about millions of illiterate, poor, underprivileged Asians who are in the thick of the situation, happy to progress in life, one day after another.

Higher Education: Child's Dream

Julia Cashen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Julia Cashen

Child's Dream was established in as a charity organization dedicated to empowering children, youth and communities in the Mekong Sub-Region. This region is at the core of many humanitarian crises, and children are suffering the most.

Namaste

Hilary Walke | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Hilary Walke

As I packed my backpack with wanderlust in my eyes and adventure in my heart, I dreamed of all the places I could bring yoga on my eight-month trip across Asia.

Our Bear Humanity: The Backstory on ChamPa

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Kevin F. Adler

Even our smallest actions can have profound reverberations.

Laos: A Nation With Religious Contradictions

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Brian C. Stiller

Visiting countries with recent histories of violence, dictatorships and war, I watch in amazement as people live in hope even with the continuing residue of single-party governments and dominant religions or atheism.

Activist: NKorean Defectors Told Of Life As Street Urchins

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Before they were detained in Laos and sent home, a group of young North Korean defectors smiled and teased each other as th...

Rights Groups Plead NKorea Not To Harm Defectors

AP | SAM KIM | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- Human rights groups have demanded that North Korea guarantee the safety of nine of its citizens who reportedly fled to Laos, onl...

North Korean Defectors Captured In Laos, Sent Back Home

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Nine North Korean defectors have been forced to return to their country from China after being captured in Laos, a South Ko...

277 Million Boston Bombings

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The horror of Boston should be a reminder that the choice of weaponry can be in itself an act of evil. President Obama made clear that "any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror." But are we as a society prepared to be judged by that standard?

From a College Dorm to a WWF Field Office -- My Journey Into the Land of Conservation

Katie White | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
Katie White

For me, conservation is a nod of respect to those who have not been part of development decisions but whose lives will be utterly changed because of them.

Gun 'Background Check' on Pentagon

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Stringent "background checks" are central to many proposals for curbing gun violence. The following is a background check on the nation's largest buyer of firearms.

Endless War: Becoming 'the Evil That We Deplore'

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Beyond the worthy goal of repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force is a need for Congress to cut off appropriations for the "war on terror." A prerequisite: repudiating the lethal mythology of righteous war unbounded by national borders or conceivable duration.

One Man's Crusade for 'Room to Read' for Children Without Books

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

"Perhaps, Sir, you will someday come back with books." The words were uttered in 1998 by the headmaster of a grade school in Bahundanda, Nepal -- that had a library, but no books -- to John Wood, a stressed out American senior executive at Microsoft, who was trekking the area's famed Annapurna Circuit.

The Dictator's Dead Pool for 2013: Will China's Investments Pay Off in Political Clout?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Philip N. Howard

There are lots of reasons why China invests in authoritarian regimes. And if any of the world's toughest dictators passes away in 2013, we may be able to see how much China's financial investments pay off in political influence.