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Getting to Know the Person Who Saved My Life

Eva Haller | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Eva Haller

For the months that I was there, I saw it as the traditional boarding school I thought it was. When Nazi soldiers eventually raided it, I realized the school had been my safe haven.

Orkney's Surprising Neolithic Wonders

Historvius | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Historvius

When we think of historical places which date back thousands of years it's natural to think of the Pyramids, Stonehenge or the ruins of ancient Mesopo...

Ginger Man: Scott P. Harris, Red Hair and Redheads on Film

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Scott P. Harris still suffered taunts and jibes, dumb or cruel redhead jokes, and apathy or downright rejection from women. Was he going to just put up and shut up? He decided not only not to, but to document his redheadedness, its perils and positives, pejorative comments and possibilities for red-haired men.

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured Game of Thrones fans around the world. Scattered across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland and Malta, the show's evocative film locations have become stars in their own right.

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

Scottish Nationalist Dreams Undercut by Low Oil Prices

John C.K. Daly | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
John C.K. Daly

Sobering figures about Scotland's economy are emerging as the country prepares for its upcoming referendum on independence, scheduled for September 18, 2014.

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...

Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...

Crimea, Anschluss and the Enduring Quest for Autonomy

David Morris | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Ukraine and the West insist that Crimeans do not have the right to vote on independence. Russia agrees.  This tragic meeting of minds moves us toward a potentially tumultuous showdown.

Will Crimeans Be Offered Russian Passports After March 17?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

The United States should view the referendum in Crimea as it would if Scotland or Catalonia voted to secede from their respective countries. Perhaps American interests would be better served by objecting to the occupation by Russia and not the referendum.

11 Places in Britain You Should Have Heard Of

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Paul Anthony Jones

Practically every town the world over has some random achievement to its name, or else has secured its place in history as the birthplace of some notable figure, the location of some remarkable building -- or the site of the first ever speeding ticket.

Why Urban History Matters

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Going forward, let's not discount the influence of history's recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm.

Experience Legends And Epic Views At Dunnottar Castle

Posted 02.28.2014 | Travel

The ruins of Dunnottar Castle sit on a dramatic cliff on the northeast coast of Scotland. The castle is incredibly rich in history and also offers som...

RBS To Axe Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

* Job cuts include planned Citizens sale, UK branch sales * Investment bank may be folded into corporate arm * Governmen...

Scotland Will Have To Find New Currency If It Wants Independence

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Scotland has been warned. If it votes to leave the United Kingdom later this year, then the new country walks away from the pound....

Brushing Up on Grammar: Misunderstood Words and Troublesome Prefixes

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.10.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

A good friend of mine asked me the other day if it was correct to say, "taken back" as an expression of surprise. The answer is "no"; the correct phase is "taken aback." That may sound funny to some people, but it is correct.

Scotland Really Is A Place To Love, Here Are Some Reasons Why

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

It's hard not to love Scotland, especially this week, when the country became the 17th in the world to legalize gay marriage. Scotland is a small ...

6 of U.K.'s Most Remote Tourist Destinations

Holiday Lettings | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Holiday Lettings

Rugged and windswept, the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland are among the most isolated and mysterious places in the U.K.

Of Towers and Turrets: Castles in Scotland

Alison Chino | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

We have four children, three of them boys, so there is nothing I love more than to release them in a castle ruin where they can run free and engage in imaginary battles.

This European Country Just Legalized Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Scotland legalized gay marriage on Tuesday, becoming the 17th country to do so. The Scottish Parliament passed The Marriage and Civil Partnership ...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

The World's Greatest Traveler's Go/No-Go List for 2014

William D. Chalmers | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Mauritania: the slave capital of the world. Yea, slavery! An estimated four percent of the population are bonafide slaves. Then there is the sand, the land mines and indiscriminate attacks on everything foreign. Other than that it's beautiful!

Top 10 Places to Toast the New Year

Cheapflights | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Whether you're looking for a fresh way to ring in the New Year or you're a fan of more traditional celebrations, check out Cheapflights.com's top plac...

Why an Asian-American in Scotland Is Mourning Nelson Mandela

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Helen I. Hwang

I grew up as one of the few Asians in a predominantly white, small Catholic New England town. Every day on the school bus and in the school hallways, I was getting punched, spat at and getting my hair pulled for simply not being white.

If You're Scared of Ghosts, This Isn't For You

Erin Ruberry | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

When a historic attraction has been featured on a show called Most Haunted and gets its own WikiHow entry for "How to Survive a Trip to Mary King's Close," you're guaranteed a pretty spooky experience.