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Our Favorite Ghost Stories

The New York Public Library | Posted 10.28.2014 | New York
The New York Public Library

There is nothing quite so fine as a tried and true ghost story -- one that sends shivers down the spine while you hide under the covers.

6 Tips for Taking Great Vacation Pictures

Travelzoo | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Travelzoo's Director of Photography Stephen Aviano spends his days pouring over the beautiful images that grace our website and inspire our subscribers to set off for adventures unknown. When he's not at work, he's behind the camera. Follow Stephen's tips to take great vacation shots of your own.

A Quiet Place: The Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford

John Seed | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
John Seed

The newly opened Windhover Contemplative Center, a 4,000 square foot rammed-earth and wood structure which occupies the former site of a parking lot, wouldn't exist without a deeply held conviction of the late Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010): that quiet contemplation feeds and fuels the imagination.

Robert Risko: The World's Greatest Celebrity Illustrator Opens Up As Never Before

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 10.17.2014 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

It seems like there are more people to draw now than ever. There's an endless stream of people who want to claim icon status today and that's more difficult now because there are so many forums to be considered famous in.

Cultures Connect: A Bridge Of Art, Science and Wisdom At the 2014 Alianta Gala Awards

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

© CosminGheorghe.net There was a time when going global meant simply sending a few people in different countries than your own. We are entering no...

Top 5 Haunted Hotels

Hipmunk | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Hipmunk

If you'd prefer a "trick" rather than a "treat" this Halloween, consider a weekend getaway to a haunted hotel. A quick Google search will reveal that almost every region has one, so pack your bags and head to one nearby for a weekend of ghost hunting.

Jesuits Urge Humanitarian Protections for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Be Upheld

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion
Christian Fuchs

The Society of Jesus in the United States and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA continue to urge the government not to roll back humanitarian protections for refugees and asylum seekers simply because more people need it.

On the Road with Curtin

Austin Nelson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Austin Nelson

One of my favorite things about being in a touring band is that in addition to getting to drive around the country playing music with good friends, I ...

Jesuit Refugee Service accompanies refugees in Ethiopia

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) August 28, 2014 -- The UN refugee agency reported this month that Ethiopia is now the largest host country of refugees in Africa, s...

Birds of a Feather: Three New York "Swan Lakes"

Phil Chan | Posted 09.28.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

With the strong British influence throughout ABT's history -- it currently counts its Macmillan and Ashton repertory among its greatest strengths -- it is no surprise that ABT has focused on the narrative potential of the work.

Pitchfork Music Festival In Photos: The Best Of The Fest

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

Now in its ninth year, another Pitchfork Music Festival is now in the books and the unique Chicago fest has never been stronger.

From FIELD to Field, Putting What I Learned at Harvard Business School Into Practice

Minh Chau | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Minh Chau

As I dove deeper into the managerial and operational issues of working in Zambia, I found myself asking whether the problems were really as simple and clear as they appeared at first glance.

'They Came to Jeer, But Remained to Whitewash'

Cindy Lovell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Cindy Lovell

When was the last time you reenacted a scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? More to the point, when was the last time you whitewashed a fence -- or, better yet -- paid for the privilege?

Say 'I Do' To These Fresh Wedding Day 'Dos

Posted 07.12.2014 | Weddings

By Stefania Sainato and Brittany Wellman for Bridal Guide Many engaged couples strive to find balance between a timeless wedding look and unique, t...

31 Swimmers, 18 Kayakers, 8 Bridges, 120 Miles, 1 River.

Harris Silver | Posted 09.06.2014 | New York
Harris Silver

The river is a tidal river and ebbs and floods twice a day. The swimmers swim with the ebb (the water moves south) once it starts to flood (the water moves north) swimming becomes a Sisyphean task.

SHORTLISTED: The 2014 PEN Literary Awards

PEN American Center | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
PEN American Center

Spanning fiction, essays, science writing, biography, sports writing, translation and children's books, the 2014 PEN Literary Awards celebrate the best of literature from around the world.

The Art of Moshe Rynecki

Elizabeth Rynecki | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Rynecki

My great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki, was split between affinities: on the one hand, he was a painter of traditional Jewish life in Poland, settling his gaze upon scenes of synagogue, teaching, labor and leisure. On the other hand, his self-portraits reveal a man apart from the world he depicted.

Windy City Happening: Dillo Day 2014 at Northwestern (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Northwestern University's Mayfest organization hosted its 42nd annual Dillo Day along the shores of Lake Michigan last week to an estimated crowd of over 9,000 attendees.

AIDS/LifeCycle Gives Back

David Duran | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Bradley has been fundraising via ALC for over a decade and each year, raising more and more. The money from the few hours each year goes to support all extracurricular activities for the school in Bradley, which is Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Screen-Free Week 2014: Look What's Possible!

Susan Linn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Susan Linn

Ever wonder what kids would do with that time if they powered down? On May 5-11, thousands of children around the world took a break from digital entertainment and celebrated Screen-Free Week.

The Best Way to Honor Maya Angelou

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

Maya Angelou's life was the story of an injured girl who grew up to be a strong woman. Through her words, I found strength to do the same.

Hafftka Painting Zebra Katz (Ojay Morgan)

Michael Hafftka | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Oliver Luckett, CEO of TheAudience, messaged me a track of Zebra Katz. My reaction was "Wow, this is beautiful, I would love to paint him". Oliver fac...

Windy City Sights: Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Blue skies, sunny days, and the perfect grilling weather greeted us Chicagoans this past weekend for Memorial Day (remember, it's not just a BBQ holid...

Getting Men Involved in Brazil to Break The Cycle of Violence: New Documentary By To The Contrary

Luis Mazariegos | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Luis Mazariegos

Brazil is a country of contradictions. It boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies, yet its poorest inhabitants have not felt this boom. In Rio de Janeiro's favelas, or slums, violence remains a gigantic problem.

The Toys of Summer (Movies)

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Want to be a hero? Scoop up one of these toys and surprise your little ones with it after the show!