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Racing in the 'Baja 1000' to Heal Young Hearts

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The race tests both machines and humans as it takes place over some of the harshest and most unforgiving terrain in the Baja peninsula, including desert, sand traps, rocks, steep hills, cattle crossings and, yes, even some paved roads here and there.

Mongolia: A Land of Strong Women

Augusta Thomson | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

They remind us that we are on this journey because we fundamentally believe in the powerful combination of women and knowledge; and we know that Mongolia is a land of exceptionally strong women.

Taking On the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

East-West Center | Posted 07.23.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...

Digital Hopes in Mongolia

Battushig Batbold | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Battushig Batbold

When one thinks of the digital age in Mongolia, it may be taken with a bit of a surprise given that we come from a nomadic background and are still considered a frontier market. Currently, the GDP of Mongolia stands at a little over 10 billion dollars. To put this in perspective, over the past few years tech companies such as Uber, WhatsApp, Dropbox and Palantir have all received valuations of more than 10 billion dollars each. With this in mind, if just one Mongolian child can create a startup company that ultimately succeeds, he or she might just be able to double the GDP of the entire country.

10 Tips for Visiting Mongolia

Nomin Dari | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Nomin Dari

I cannot stress how incredibly powerful it is to see such places of pristine natural wildlife. Some do say, Mongolia is the "last frontier." When you do visit Mongolia, here are 10 tips to make the most out of your time in Mongolia.

10 Craziest Superstitions From Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

People believe the nuttiest shit for no apparent reason. Photo by: Victor Bezrukov Perhaps an expression of our collective OCD, or our attempt at co...

If She Steals Your Heart, Please Help Heal Her Heart

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

All these lovely children have one thing in common: They were or are in desperate need of delicate and risky open-heart surgery to correct life-threatening heart defects -- specialized treatment that is either scarce or nonexistent where they live.

The Top 10 Absolute Worst Places to Drive in the World

FlipKey | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
FlipKey

Ever been stuck in one of those blindingly hot, summer traffic jams on the New Jersey turnpike? How many games of "20 Questions" did you get through w...

Deserts on Three Continents, Part 1 -- The Gobi: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Deserts are never as barren as the image the word initially conjures up before your eyes. The Sahara has its magnificent emerald oases across a vas...

The 10 Places on My Bucket List This Year (It Will Surprise You)

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

No, I haven't been everywhere, and some places I don't go to because I'm a conscientious objector (Zimbabwe, anyone?) but I can still dream. And plan. Because dictators, xenophobia and being broke wont last forever!

A World of Contrasts on the Trans Siberian Railroad

Don Mankin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

The train helped me get a better idea of what is most interesting about this very large corner of the planet, how the various pieces fit together, and what it all might mean for the future.

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations For 2014

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or looking to experience new sights and sounds, our list of Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014 has a place to fit your broke-fancy.

How Big a Deal Is Christmas in Your Country?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Togi Chinbat, Mongolia.It was never a big deal. I grew up thinking Christmas and the New Ye...

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

A Stranger's Compassion in Mongolia

Vayable | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Vayable

We were from opposite sides of the world and strangers who could hardly speak a word of each other's language. Yet for those six days, she treated me with a mother's love and tenacity, as if I were her daughter.

Youth, Digital Infrastructure and the Future Success of Mongolia

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Giovanna Mingarelli

It was my last night in the capital city of Ulanbaataar (UB) during my first visit to Mongolia. I had spent an evening at a private reception generous...

Climate Change This Week: The Beetles Are Baaaaack, Drunken Forests, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...

Mythical Creatures

Cheapflights | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

They are the creatures whose existence science has yet to prove. They have been spotted by the public and sometimes even captured on film. They come to us from ancient cultures, the depths of extinction and urban legend.

An Arid World? Can We Learn from Other Nations?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

The U.S. West has had years of recurring drought with resultant mandatory water conservation measures, massive wildfires and above normal temperatures.

How to 'Sticker' Your Car: Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode 1

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

In 2012 I participated in my second Mongol Rally, the ultimate road trip from London to Mongolia to raise funds for a charity called First Book. My ...

This Isn't A Screen Saver

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel

There's something to be said for a desert that makes car noises. The Xiangshawan Desert, which is located in Ordos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Re...

Rachel Tepper

Mongolia Gets Its First Western Fast Food Chain

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

Mongolia, a land once synonymous with isolation and rural hardship, is at the beginning of a transformation. Newly tapped mines beneath the Gobi deser...

U.S. Returns 70-Million-Year-Old Skeleton To Mongolia

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton from the Gobi Desert that was smuggled to the Unite...

From Mojave to Gobi: Sharing What Works in California to Help Guide Mongolia's Future

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

At 500,000 square miles, the Gobi is the fifth largest desert in the world, and nearly all of it is undeveloped.

My Own Educational Exchange Trip: Cuba or the Danube-a?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
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Randee Mia Berman

When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.