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Pilgrims

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.

Meatless Monday: Hurricane Sandy and Other Thanksgiving Lessons

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

As a Miamian, I know the heartache of hurricanes. Cold showers may be character-building, but you don't want more character (or cold water), you want your electricity back, you want your house back, you want your life back. The concept of Thanksgiving may ring a little hollow at the moment, as you're wondering just what to be thankful for.

What Expenses Could the Pilgrims Deduct on Their Tax Return?

Mark Steber | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving. But what if the Pilgrims had to concern themselves with filing a federal income tax return as we do today? What would they be able to claim as deductible expenses?

Pilgrimage On The Camino de Santiago

Robert C. Sibley | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Robert C. Sibley

The walk would would prove to be one of the hardest things I've ever done, physically at least. But it was also one of the most satisfying travel experiences of my life.

Christians Show Love of Israel on Jerusalem Streets

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

There was love in the air of Jerusalem this past Thursday afternoon. Marching through the streets, approximately 6,000 Christian friends of Israel made their way with flags and smiles, which they readily shared with Israeli bystanders -- from secular to ultra-orthodox Jews of all ages and backgrounds.

Saudi Arabia Starts Expelling Nigerian Women Pilgrims

AP | ABDULLAH SHIHRI | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia on Friday began expelling over a thousand Nigerian women on religious pilgrimage to the country because they...

Pilgrimage: 14 Of The World's Most Popular Spiritual Destinations

Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion

Every year millions of pilgrims travel to places with unique spiritual significance in hopes of experiencing elevation, transformation and attaining a...

What The Titanic And A Ship That Sailed 300 Years Before Her Can Teach Us

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

It is the tale of two ships. One should easily have completed its maiden voyage, the other would have raised few questions had she sunk. The one carried the wealth of an age, the other a people harried from their nation for their faith.