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Hostel Behavior

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

As a cultural institution, they have enabled generations of travelers to travel affordably, freely and comfortably all around the world. They're becoming safer, more common and even more affordable.

10 Global Values That Are Old and Stale, and How to Replace Them

Scilla Elworthy | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Scilla Elworthy

"Survival of the fittest" and "might makes right" got us into the mess we're in. It's time to replace these values with ones that are appropriate for the 21st century.

What's It All About Mr. Prime Minister?

Richard Barrett | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Richard Barrett

Anyone who has ever "lost the plot" -- made a wrong turn, got into a messy relationship or simply realized that they are suffering the consequences of making a wrong choice, nearly always finishes up asking the same question.

Case Study in Leadership

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Ken Adelman

Ronald Reagan was no grand strategic theorist. But somehow the key elements of his approach -- a big military buildup, a campaign to delegitimize the Soviet Union, and especially the creation of SDI ("Star Wars") -- fit together to form a coherent strategic approach.

Leadership by Grit

Ken Adelman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Ken Adelman

Thirty-three years ago this week, Ronald Reagan showed how he made a great president and leader, culminating in his epic performance at the Reykjavik summit which proved pivotal in ending the Cold War.

Now, We Want A Little Lost Foal

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

Mom Gigja Einarsdottir captured this sweet video of her 4-year-old daughter, Embla, and an unlikely friend -- a lost foal. According to Yahoo! New...

Iceland With a Toddler - A Photo Blog

Limari Colon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Limari Colon

"Why Iceland?" My friends ask me when I tell them I just returned from an awesome trip. I'm happy to report it was our best trip yet! We had the time of our lives and I've got pictures to prove it. Here's what you can do if you're planning a trip to Iceland with a toddler:

Top 10 Reasons Edward Snowden Should Seek Asylum in Iceland

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Edward M. Weinman

Is Edward Snowden really stuck in transit at the Moscow airport? The Obama administration is desperately trying to track down Snowden. Can you blame...

Iceland's Northern Lights, Demystified

Cynthia Ord | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Cynthia Ord

Iceland is one of the world's most accessible spots for viewing the northern lights, making it one of the country's top tourist attractions. So what is the best way to go about seeing the phenomenon?

10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Viator | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Viator

Long flights with even longer layovers may seem less than ideal when you are eager to kick-start your vacation, but your stopover doesn't have to be b...

Ella: Fashion Sense (PHOTOS)

Pam Peterson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

With her brand, Ella, Elinrós Lindal has made it her mission to provide luxurious clothing that make women feel beautiful and confident, while, at the same time, being mindful of the environmental and economical impact of the industry.

12 Reasons to Visit Iceland -- Even in Winter (PHOTOS)

Laura Lippstone | Posted 06.02.2013 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

Even though Iceland's almost at the top of the world near the Arctic Circle, winter temperatures are often warmer than, say, New York, London and Paris. In summer, the temp doesn't get much beyond light sweater weather. All in all, it's decent weather to see all there is to see, and there's a lot.

Best Practices & Tips For Social, Search & Mobile Strategy

Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.26.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

I was invited to speak, and it was actually the first conference I've ever attended outside the United States. The advice was top-notch and hopefully others find it as useful as I did.

Iceland Trip Review

Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Craig Kanalley

"I think many of us have an unclear image of Iceland." This was a comment I received on Facebook when I shared that I was in Iceland for an Internet conference. I hope to crystallize for others what Iceland is like now that I've traveled there.

Will the Heart [Park] Beat Go On?

Pam Peterson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

A community of artists cleaned up what was formerly a derelict abandoned lot, in the center of the main shopping district of Reykjavik. A stage was built, benches and tables were brought in, playground equipment was set up, skateboard ramps were constructed... and, as the park came to life, the crowd gathered.

The Iconic Icelandic Sweater: Past and Present

Pam Peterson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

The traditional Icelandic sweater is finding new life in Reykjavik, as young designers take inspiration from the past for their contemporary designs.

8 Reasons To Love Iceland Now

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 01.04.2013 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

Iceland was settled by Nordic people in the ninth century and is a unique destination that offers unspoilt nature, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. Here are eight great reasons to visit.

Seeing Through the Eye of the Storm: Olafur Eliasson Explores Ways of Looking and Perceiving

Kisa Lala | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

View of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre during a storm on 2 November, 2012 - A collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects an...

Yoko Ono Celebrates John Lennon's Birthday Today By Awarding Lennon Ono Grants for Peace in Reykjavik

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Thorp

I asked Yoko Ono -- who at 79 is as youthful, energetic and beautiful as ever -- how she picks the recipients, is there a committee or board? "No, I feel it in here," she said pointing to her heart, "It comes from the heart."

Guess Who's Playing Reagan Now

Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment

Ronald Reagan, the late 40th president and current-day GOP hero, will be the focus of "Reykjavik," an upcoming film from British director Mike Newell....

Ex-Iceland Prime Minister Faces No Punishment For Role In Financial Crisis

AP | ANNA ANDERSEN | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — The leader of Iceland's government when the nation's banking system collapsed was convicted Monday of one criminal charge, ...

PHOTOS: 5 Green Cities Around The World

G Adventures | Posted 06.11.2012 | Travel
G Adventures

Thousands of cities, big and small, around the world have embraced the green movement over the last few years, with many more following their lead. From innovative recycling programs to adding more green space, it actually is becoming easy to be green around the world.

Chris Jordan : A Bold Light Artist Hits Iconic Icelandic Church

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's not that light artist Chris Jordan didn't find the sweeping supersonic jet-shaped façade of the church inspiring. He just wanted to make it visi...

PHOTOS: 5 Views Of Iceland's Cultural Scene

Black Tomato | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

With a unique café and bar culture, top notch cuisine, an effervescent nightlife and a burgeoning music scene, the island nation is an attractive destination for the hip and the outdoorsy.

Gnarr!: Reykjavik's Comic Mayoral Doc Comes to America

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mayor Jon Gnarr Kristinsson -- better known as comedian Jon Gnarr -- relaxes in a rocking chair in a comfy sitting chamber, just off the conference room that's part of his suite of offices in Reykjavik City Hall.