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Climate Change This Week: CA Solar Dream, Power Plants Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Sep 8, 2014 How unusua...

From the Wool Factory to the Rooms of Penhas Douradas Hotel

Sivan Askayo | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

The story of Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel starts in the village of Manteigas, down the mountain hills of Serra da Estrela in Central Portugal. What used to be an abandoned building of the old Imperio Wool Factory, is now known as The Burel Factory.

Lisbon Art Galore

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

What I found especially impressive is the fact that Portuguese artists, instead of complaining about the country's wobbly state of economy, take artistic advantage of what life offers them.

Lagoa Do Fogo Is The Hike You Must Add To Your Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel

São Miguel Island has no shortage of gorgeous natural scenery. But Lagoa do Fogo might take the cake for the most stunning spot around. Lagoa do ...

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

trivago | Posted 08.01.2014 | Travel
trivago

These six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook.

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Behold, The Stunning Street Art Of Portugal's Biggest City

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In the wake of the global growth of interest in art in the streets, one form of tourism that may soon be blowing up could be graffiti excursions, street art sightseeing, or even mural journeying.

My Art Affair With Portugal

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Until a couple of months ago, I never heard of the Portuguese cities, Estoril and Cascais, but wouldn't you agree that these names sound like music to your ears?

OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in Madeira

Off Track Planet | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

A Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira adds flavor to its Mediterranean seasonings by smothering itself in booze, soaking in year-round warm weather and setting it all ablaze with the world's greatest fireworks show.

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Sport and Society for Arete -- The World Cup

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

I am not a fan of The Beautiful Game, although I do watch and appreciate its beauty especially when it is displayed by the likes of Lionel Messi. Soccer, as with all games, when played with skill and competence is a beautiful game.

How Competing World Cup Nations Champion Drug Policy Reform

Jelani Hayes | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Jelani Hayes

The FIFA World Cup presents an opportunity for journalists and activists from the competing nations to bring international attention to issues in their countries. I want to seize this occasion to appreciate the progress some of this year's competing nations have made on drug policy reform.

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

A Timely Bunch of Heroes: Why Our World Cup Men Are So Important Right Now

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Bill_Robinson

Almost nobody thinks the USA can win the World Cup. And if they were eliminated tomorrow, our American team has already exceeded everybodies' expectations. But what if they did?

Climate Change This Week: Packing Record Heat, Fracking Leaks and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Cristiano Ronaldo's New Uniform Looks A Lot Like His Birthday Suit

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy

You don't need to be a World Cup fan to notice that Portugal player Cristiano Ronaldo is so good looking he doesn't even seem real. Well listen up! Ji...

Warning: The World Cup Can Drive You Mad

Alan Black | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Alan Black

After 48 hours in the psychiatric ward, you get home just in time to see Michael Bradley score the winner against Germany causing a blackout drinking session that lasts for days and you wake up inside a Berlin nightclub wondering how you got there and why your socks don't match.

The Top 10 Coolest Caves Around the World

Viator | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Viator

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house -- here's our guide to 10 of the coolest caves in the world.

Amazing Images Show How London Would Look on the Algarve

Scott Snowden | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Scott Snowden

Photographer Gus Petro has shown us what London might look like if it were placed on Portugal's rugged Atlantic facing coast, instead of the more temperate River Thames.

'The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men' for Spain and England, but Brave U.S. Still Holds Destiny in Own Hands

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

If Sunday's enthralling USA vs Portugal game didn't blow you out of your seat, hello, please check your pulse!

Follow Live: U.S. vs. Portugal

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports

Follow live: U.S. vs. Portugal....

The Shocks Keep Reverberating This Glorious World Cup in Brazil

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.21.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

This great World Cup 2014 of shocks and beautiful, counterattacking football continued on, in its three Friday games, with even more treats being offered up this weekend -- Germany vs Ghana on June 21, Belgium vs Russia, and Dempsey's USA vs Ronaldo's Portugal on June 22.

Preview: USA vs. Portugal

AP | By CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage mig...

Sport and Society for Arete -- A Huge Week

Richard Crepeau | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

So the World Cup is on and in North America the sports calendar is clear. The next three weeks will no doubt produce many great matches, wonderful play, and a few surprises, and the world will be enthralled by the action.

Simulation or Just Unwelcome Gamesmanship, FIFA's World Cup 2014 Drops a Rousing Kick-Off in Brazil!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

To the human eye, without the benefit of replay, it's easy to be conned by players simulating being fouled. Sorry, simulation, you ask? Okay, let's call it what it is -- cheating!