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Chicago Travel Agent Cheated Muslim Pilgrims Over Hajj Trips, Feds Say

The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago travel agent is accused of cheating more than 50 Muslim pilgrims by selling them package trips to Mecca without the require...

Women Make All the Difference

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Early women settlers did much more than farm, sew and cook. Although many Americans believe that religious freedom has existed in this country since its early roots, that is not the case. And, we all know that not everyone had rights when they landed on America's shores.

Pilgrim Tech: The Hottest Tech Trends of 1620

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

On August 15, 1620, the "Old Comers" set sail on two merchant ships: the Mayflower and the Speedwell. In honor of these fiercely committed individuals and the Thanksgiving they created for us, here is a short list of changing philosophies circa 1620.

Economic History and Thanksgiving

Kevin Price | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Kevin Price

Thanksgiving is certainly one of my favorite holidays. As an adult with many children, Christmas has lost some of its charm and there are few things more enjoyable than getting fat and watching holiday specials (especially those important football games).

A Letter of Thanks That Is More Than 300 Years Overdue

David Bradford | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
David Bradford

I am writing on behalf of tens of millions of people who are direct descendants of those that landed at Plymouth Rock 394 years ago. You were their leader, their spiritual guide and their mouthpiece. At this Thanksgiving time, I am writing to thank you belatedly.

GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they'd produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there's no respect or sharing in the homes of GOP nativists.

That Moment When a Pilgrim Proposes to You

Oral Fixation | Posted 11.20.2014 | Comedy
Oral Fixation

And that realization snapped me out of this pilgrim-induced haze. I cannot do that. I'm not sure how much my dignity is worth, but it's worth more than a couple dozen no-teeth babies. I did let him down easy. For after all, this ship had sailed and it took the mussels with it.

What It's Really Like 'Walking The Camino'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

"500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debil...

13 Healing Pilgrimages

Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

Millions of people each year embark on spiritual pilgrimages around the world , to deepen their faith and gain wisdom. The following 13 pilgrimag...

Ten Things I Learned From Hitch-hiking Around Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.14.2014 | Travel
Ruairí McKiernan

During July 2013 I hitch-hiked around Ireland, recording people's voices and visions for the country, on what I called the 'hitching for hope' listeni...

If You Ate Like a Pilgrim, You Would Be Hungry on Thanksgiving

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Shouldn't the pendulum of Thanksgiving feasting start to swing back to the simplicity of that first Thanksgiving? After all, we don't have to present a feast worthy of a Roman orgy to feel thankful that we have food on the table and shelter in which to partake of it.

Why Thanksgiving Is My Least Favorite Holiday

Tammy Bleck | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

To say that Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday would be the understatement of the year. I am clearly not a fan. I don't know how much of this attitude comes from my age (I'm over 40. Fine. I'm 60) and how much comes from experience and wisdom. I'm going to go with experience and wisdom here.

Thankfulness and Rewriting History

Terra Trevor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terra Trevor

Last November an associate producer at Huff Post Live, the Huffington Post's live streaming network, invited me to be part of a 20 minute conversation...

What the Pilgrims Can Teach Female Entrepreneurs

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

There is much today's entrepreneur can learn from the Pilgrims. We can learn to better balance our own humanity and inner voice with the voices of others, spread by social technology.

Thanksgiving -- Need Some Comments From You

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

I know these are hard times, full of many trials and tribulations--for individuals, couples, families, and for our country. But if the early Pilgrims, after their horrific voyage to America and the devastating winter filled with death and suffering, were able to find reasons to be thankful, surely we can, too.

Solving the 'Mystery' of Cranberry Sauce at the Holiday for All Americans

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

About this time of year the past several years, my husband can't help but comment on the total departure from the "traditional" Thanksgiving feast available at our family's gathering.

Mob Attacks Driver After Speeding Train Kills 37: Official

AP | INDRAJIT SINGH | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

PATNA, India — A train ran over a group of Hindu pilgrims at a crowded station in eastern India early Monday, killing at least 37 people. A mob ...

Religious and Patriotic Pre-Revolutionary Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

In tribute to the popularity of chocolate as a substitute for tea in the Colonies following the Boston Tea Party, I suggest that we raise some chocolate to toast American Independence.

If You Believe It, It Is Right...

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Tarun Sakhrani

In the end, it is what you believe and not what others want you to believe that matters. If it is karma, then so be it. If it is your own attitude, then so be it

Modern Day Knights Return To Jerusalem

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Anav Silverman

While the functions of the Order of St. Lazarus are slightly different today in Jerusalem -- it no longer treats lepers and wounded knights -- the organization seeks to heal minds, spirits and bodies regardless of religious and political borders.

Why Our Family's Thanksgiving Tradition Includes A Log Ride

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 01.22.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We realized that we really didn't want to spend the holiday in the kitchen. I get cranky when I cook. Just ask my family. I even get moody when my husband cooks; there is the anticipation of all that pot washing after the meal. So we decided to start our own family tradition, to have our own Thanksgiving story.

Can You Come Up With 10 Things To Be Thankful For?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Now that we get our food from Fred Meyer, Rosauer's, or Walmart, we often forget that many people were involved in bringing our food to the table. So take a little time this Thanksgiving to send a quiet "thank you" to them and to anyone else who's done something special for you lately.

Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims' Real Lesson

Benjamin Powell | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Powell

We are direct beneficiaries of the economics lesson the pilgrims learned in 1623.

A New Way to Celebrate Thanksgiving: The Original Way

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 11.20.2012 | Taste
Darrin Nordahl

Another year, another honey-hued turkey gracing the dining room table surrounded by family and sounds of football. Thanksgiving is here again.

Do American Indians Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Dennis W. Zotigh | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Dennis W. Zotigh

Much harm has been done to generations of Indian people by perpetuating negative and harmful images in young minds. Presenting Thanksgiving to children as primarily a happy time trivializes our shared history and teaches a half-truth.