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Running With Ghosts in Edinburgh

Natalie Compagno | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Edinburgh is haunted. Everyone knows that. Especially the spirits that linger year-round with no regard for the passing of All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. I am in Edinburgh for a few days to enjoy its charms as well as ghouls.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspi...

Secessionist Movements In America Refuse To Die

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published on Ozy. You would think that Scotland’s failed independence vote in September might discourage Americans from...

Hauntology and Psychogeography Inspire New Album From Drew Mulholland of Mount Vernon Arts Lab Fame

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Timing is everything and it's probably no coincidence that we scheduled our interview right before Halloween, which has its centuries-old roots in Gaelic and Celtic regions, like Scotland where we meet.

See More This Winter: Travel to Europe & $ave!

trivago | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel
trivago

The Euro at its lowest value against the US Dollar since July 2012 - currently exchanging at $1.26 - and hotel rates in many of Europe's most popular cities are lower in winter, which means that it's time to seriously consider taking a trip across the Atlantic.

How Edinburgh Taught Me to Be More Present

Melissa Garvey | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

I eventually became happy and grateful for the break from my phone. I felt more relaxed and noticed all the Scottish beauty around me that I was truly able to examine and contemplate. I became grateful for my lack of cell phone service.

Scotland To Get Its First Female Leader

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist Nicola Sturgeon will succeed Alex Salmond as leader, the Scottish National Party said on...

5 Destinations Worth Escaping To For The Winter Holidays

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.16.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

It's almost that time of year again -- the holidays are quickly approaching and I'm getting the itch to take a quick trip for the winter.

Scotland and Catalonia: Fraternal But Not Twins

David Morris | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Scotland and Catalonia are brothers in arms. Independence movement leaders communicate regularly. On September 18, when Scotland voted on uncoupling from the United Kingdom Catalans were there.

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AP | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pi...

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.06

j.frede | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Leaving at first light with the dew covered drawing machine lashed to the cabins roof we motoring out of Wick Harbor. Soon we were sailing under full sail south bound with an incredible sunrise off our portside.

Drawn at Sea -- Drawing no.05

j.frede | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Once out to sea we changed our bearing for south and sailed down the coast of Hoy. Its majestic cliffs were stunning and soon the famous "Old Man of Hoy" came into view.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Harry Benson, Legendary Photographer

Ian Spanier | Posted 09.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Call Harry Benson the Zelig of modern photography: He came to the U.S. with the Beatles in 1964 and took what are certainly the most candid shots of ...

Maureen Ryan

TV's Overdue Sexual Revolution And Why 'Outlander's' Radical Episode Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

It would pain me greatly if critics and viewers dismissed "Outlander" for irrelevant, trivial or condescending reasons. Don't mistake my purpose: ...

Drawn At Sea: Drawing no.04

j.frede | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts
j.frede

After lashing down the drawing machine at the ships bow we sailed out of Pierowall Marina at 9:40am, two hours later than we had intended to sail due to heavy fog.

Whose Team Are You on Anyway?

Jackie Townsend | Posted 09.26.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

"Whose team are you on anyway?" A question my husband might ask me, pointedly, after I've perhaps questioned a position he took as it stood against the morals of society, meaning, my family, or even his. We even vote for the same political party. Sounds glorious? It might be, if not for this one singular exception. The Ryder Cup.

Scottish Pride, Referendum Inc. and the Mighty 45 Percent

Anne Stevenson | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Anne Stevenson

In all my life, I have never seen a finer example of political grassroots organizing than what the Yessers managed to pull off over the past month.

This Video Of Scotland Will Leave You In Awe

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

Though Scotland didn't vote for independence from the United Kingdom on Sept. 18, its beauty is a power all its own. Using a DJI Phantom 2, a quad...

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.03

j.frede | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Today we sailed around the entirety of the island of Papa Westray. Onboard aside from the Clipperton Crew is IVANOV, CHAN and their young daughter.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.02

j.frede | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
j.frede

I loaded the drawing machine while we were grounded in Sanday's Otters Wick bay. Housed in its rope case and tied down to the cabins roof I suspect there will be more movement at this position on the boat.

The Glenlivet Winchester Collection: Vintage 1964 and Vintage 1966

Gastronomista | Posted 09.22.2014 | Taste
Gastronomista

Last month, I had the privilege to be one of the first to taste The Glenlivet Vintage 1964 and the Vintage 1966, the first releases of the The Winches...

The United Kingdom Nearly Died for Maggie's Sins

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why on earth did the Scots, largely quiescent as part of Great Britain for three centuries, suddenly become the mouse that roared? It wasn't because they became besotted watching re-runs of Braveheart or Rob Roy, or even because they coveted more of a share of North Sea oil revenues. No, the Scots got sick and tired of Thatcherite policies imposed from London. Thanks to the partial form of federalism known as "devolution" provided by the Labour government of Tony Blair in 1997, Scotland got to keep such progressive policies as free higher education and an intact national health service, while the rest of the U.K. partly privatized the health service and began compelling young people to go into debt to finance college like their American cousins.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought a surprise: In a time of rampant division, we saw an entire people -- or at least 55 percent of them -- choose unity instead. On Thursday, 3.6 million Scots went to the polls and chose not to change Great Britain to Somewhat Less Great Britain by voting against severing their 307-year union. Now, after the celebratory champagne and haggis (or whatever one drinks with haggis), comes the hard work of ironing out a new division of power. Less surprising was the continued upheaval in the NFL, as yet another player was arrested for domestic violence. On Friday, Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged to "make changes" and "do better." But the uniformly negative response to Goodell's fumbled press conference makes it clear that this NFL season will continue to be defined more by what happens off the field than on it.

Weekend Roundup: Scotland Stays Stitched

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week, the world reeled from a welter of cross currents. Though the "yes" vote on independence lost in the end, the Scottish referendum revealed a passionately dis-United Kingdom. Elsewhere, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in India, the other Asian giant, calling for a global economic alliance of the "world's factory and world's back office." On Wall Street, China's Alibaba launched what is expected to be the biggest market valuation of an IPO ever. Pope Francis, meanwhile, mused that we had already entered "a piecemeal WWIII." In an exclusive commentary for The WorldPost, former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown argues that the real quarrel of his fellow Scots is with the dislocations of globalization, not the Union. (continued)