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Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Darius Arya | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Darius Arya

Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.

Piece of Town's Railroad History Becomes Students' Learning Lab

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Students in Cienega High School's construction technology course learn preservation trade skills at the 1915 section foreman house....

Cause and Effervescence: O-Zell Soda Bubbles Back

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Taste
Chuck Mirarchi

While still living in Kansas City, Elias Disney, Walt and Roy's father, was growing tired and frustrated with the newspaper delivery business. In the spring of 1917, he decided to invest in a jelly company.

Get More Sleep: Sure, When I'm Dead

Karen Brody | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

I really do appreciate all the new science that supports the importance of sleep. But I think today in our modern times, instead of researchers telling us we're arrogantly ignoring our body clocks, we need to be more practical and to do the math.

Killing Them Softly

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

We should ask if there are ways by which we ought to replace the avenging means of justice with those that are redemptive and restorative.

How Do You Measure Third Metric Success?

Alison Elissa Cardy | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money
Alison Elissa Cardy

Just as I left my office, a slight drizzle began. Determined to get my taste of this welcome warmer weather, I pulled a chair under an awning and ate, taking in the gentle sound of raindrops, the occasional flecks of water hitting my skin and the colors of the sky and greenery around me.

New Life for the School Where Ruby Bridges Made History

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by David Robert Weible The William Frantz Elementary, now Akili Academy, in New Orleans' upper 9th Ward after restoration On November 14, 1...

Picking Up the Pieces of Tragedy

Sandra Walker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Sandra Walker

Everyone has a picture of their life as they see it. Certain parts of your life are a bigger part of the picture. For me, the biggest parts were my roles as wife, mother, and teacher. I have a definite "before" and "after" in my life.

Restoring the Playground

Gwen Gordon | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Gwen Gordon

My dog Macy is normally a pretty happy-go-lucky mutt. On our daily walks she greets every stranger like they're her long lost buddy -- all wags and ki...

99 Lessons Reluctantly Learned from a Guru Master

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.

Moms: Tired and Happy?

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Brody

I'm glad the study didn't use the "happy" word. I'm concerned about making "happy" a destination; something else for mothers to achieve or a standard by which to compare ourselves.

Q&A With Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"The leading early environmentalists were all Republicans -- Teddy Roosevelt, foremost among them. The way to make it bipartisan is to convince people that the consequence of doing nothing hurts all of us."

8 Years After Katrina, New Orleans On The Rebound

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the former Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans sits idle. "Closed for...

Adopt an Ancient Theatre

Stavros Benos | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Stavros Benos

Diazoma is a citizens' platform, which, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, tries to put the love for monuments and cultural heritage of Greece into practice. Diazoma focuses on the restoration of ancient venues for spectators and audiences and the focusing of resources necessary for their rehabilitation.

Bi-National Cooperation Helps Save the Great Lakes

Roger Germann | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

Even from thousands of miles above the atmosphere, the satellite pictures reflected the uniqueness of each city along the Great Lakes, revealing the distinct ways that the lakes shaped the evolution of every community on their shorelines -- and the ways our cities shape the lakes in turn.

Raise the Heat in Your Relationship This Summer

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

We had forgotten that there isn't anything more important than taking time to restore our relationship, to reawaken and indulge our enjoyment of sensual pleasure, and to retreat into the sweet environment that supports the growth of our love and ourselves.

I Was There: Three Years After BP Spill, Applying Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The view from the deck of the Exxon Valdez was grim. The slick was huge; birds and other wildlife were covered in oil, dying; and hardly any containment effort had begun. The spill would kill an enormous number of animals -- seabirds, bald eagles, sea otters, seals and whales.

Heritage Is an Educational Legacy

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Bonnie Burnham

The theme of World Heritage Day this year is the "heritage of education." While education has its legacy in buildings such as libraries and universities, and in objects such as manuscripts, every heritage site also carries within it an embedded educational legacy.

The Art of Angels

Robert Maynord | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Robert Maynord

The Offering of Angels is now touring four museums in the United States. Currently the exhibit is at the Chazen Museum in Madison, Wisconsin, and next it will travel to the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

As Not Seen on TV: BP Fails to "Measure Up" on Promises to Gulf Coast

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.

The Big Task of Managing Nature at New York's Central Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

I know that it may come as a shock to some, but New York's Central Park is not an act of God. It might seem that way, especially in the woodlands, which appear so authentically, well, natural.

Marie Claire Editor-At-Large Geraldine Sealey Talks Meditation At The Huffington Post's Oasis

Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Central Park trees and seltzer water are two balance-restoring staples for Marie Claire's Editor-at-Large Geraldine Sealey. We met up with Geraldine a...

Actions and Choices at Bancroft Bay Park, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Kari Adelaide | Posted 08.16.2012 | Green
Kari Adelaide

There are consequences to not listening to the land; we must choose to protect the land and honor sacred territory.

39 Steps to Effective Gulf Restoration

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

Restoring these damaged resources will require a comprehensive, Gulf-wide restoration plan that covers coastal environments, blue-water resources and Gulf communities.

Inside The $15,000 House That's Now Worth $2 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

In 1982, a photographer living in Nova Scotia bought a house that was at the time the definition of a fixer upper. Sherman Hines spent just $15,000 on...