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Why We Need to Build World-Changing Ideas That Scale

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

From a young age I understood that humans were infinitely powerful, but that some had less access to resources, inhibiting them from bringing their full potential to life.

Modi's Visit to America - Obama's Golden Opportunity

Elena Ulansky | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

The new Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will be meeting with President Barack Obama on the 30th of September. Prime Minister Modi is arriving at a moment when India-America relations have been worse then ever in recent memory.

Fethullah Gulen's Maxim: Live So That Others May Live

Emre Celik | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Emre Celik

Gulen places a great importance on the interdependence of individuals, communities, nations and systems on one another. Each fundamental unit within any system plays a role and has an inexplicable effect -- small or great -- on every other unit within such a system.

Israeli Land-grabs and Settlements: More Than Merely 'Counterproductive'

Avner Gidron | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Avner Gidron

The US administration, concerned about this move's impact on the moribund peace process, has urged the Israeli government to reverse its decision. But if a peace process is to have any chance of success, its sponsors, and the USA in particular, must recognize that the settlements are more than a diplomatic obstacle.

Russia-India Marching Ahead

Elena Ulansky | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

If western sanctions serve to increase ties between Russia and India, as well as Russia and China, it may be that the sanctions have backfired and strengthen rather than hurt Russia's standing in the world.

America's 7 Deadliest Landmarks

Thrillist | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

To find out how deadly each landmark is, we went all small data, crunching the numbers with a calculator to determine the total (and average) number of deaths at each site.

Torch of Friendship

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Patrick Davies

Needless to say, we've put the events of August 1814 far behind us. So much so, in fact, that when the British prime minister, David Cameron, visited the White House two years ago, he and President Obama, fresh from watching a March Madness basketball game together, traded wisecracks about the burning.

British-American Translation

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Everyone knows the old saw, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "Britain and America are two countries, divided by a common language." Fortunately, there is a simple formula for translating between them: the British understate, while the Americans overstate.

What Message Must John Kerry Bring to Myanmar Leaders?

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Nehginpao Kipgen

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is arriving in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw on August 9 for a three-day visit. The U.S. government should use its economic and political or even its military leverage for a smooth democratic transition and for the consolidation of democracy in Myanmar

Businesses From Across America Are Investing in Britain

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Patrick Davies

As we at the Embassy are very fond of repeating, Britain and the US do a huge amount of business together. Perhaps that's what you would expect from two of the largest, most advanced and most open economies in the world. But you needn't take my word for it: The investment numbers for 2013-14 are in, and they are impressive.

Playing House Should Be Renewed, Now

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Playing House -- created by, and primarily written by, its stars, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair -- is about best friends. It's really not about that much more than that.

Innovation Hubs Are Accelerating American Manufacturing

Techonomy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

By Bill Dietrick [Image via Shutterstock] There's a renaissance underway in American manufacturing. Even as rising wages and energy costs in China...

'Don't Cry for Us, Argentina' as Powerhouse Germany Is First European Team to Win World Cup in the Americas

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

Germany earned its 4th World Cup title but first in 24 years -- titles just don't come easy. In the process, Germany saved more salt being rubbed into Brazil's still fresh wounds.

Welcome to the USA: I Am an American

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Text of speech given to more than 1,000 new citizens from 104 countries at a naturalization ceremony being sworn in at the Paramount Theater in Oakla...

Everybody Left the World Cup Party When Her Left Tit Popped

Shanrah Wakefield | Posted 09.07.2014 | Comedy
Shanrah Wakefield

Although he had wanted to give her the best high five of all, he missed and slapped her left tit instead. It was entirely by accident, but the result was that Courtney's monstrous jug popped like a balloon and everybody found out that it was, in actual fact, a piñata.

How You Know When You're Not Satisfied

Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment

When was the moment you knew you weren't satisfied? That was the question we posed to our readers last week, and you came through with awesome sto...

America The Beautiful, In 14 Hypnotic Time Lapse GIFs

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.03.2014 | Travel

The Fourth of July usually means that most of us get a whole federal holiday to stop and smell America's roses. And oh, how they smell good. Ser...

The 21 Most Perfectly American Things To Happen Since America's Last Birthday

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Because America. That's why.

9 Reasons To Love California

Global Yodel | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

In most parts of the state, it's sunny -- all the time -- and save for the occasional earthquake, living is good.

To The Military Mom I Saw In The Airport -- And All Those Who Sacrifice

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate, both home and overseas. Those with their loved ones and those without. Those dreaming about a better tomorrow and those fighting for it.

USA Soccer Gave Us More Than Just Goals To Cheer About

Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

American sports fans have a tendency to rally around grit, teamwork and hustle. We like teams that fight and claw even when the chips are down. That was the beauty of Team USA 2014 at the World Cup. Lacking a superstar other than it's goalie Tim Howard, the feisty American side personified what we so desperately hoped it would. And yet, it didn't matter if you were a soccer fan or even a sports fan this time around.

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

Global Yodel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

The upper left hand corner of the United States is a magical place. Here, backyards butt up against ancient forests, waterfalls, and glacier-capped volcanoes. Bald eagles circle over organic coffee shops, and coastal residents text each other when a whale pod swims through the local channel.

How I Decide Who To Root For During The World Cup

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I won't pretend I'm a true soccer fan, but I love the World Cup. It has to do with country versus country, and how much it means to the players and fans of those countries. Having been fortunate enough to have visited several foreign countries, my method of choosing who to root for is quite simple.

Win or Go Home at World Cup and Coulter's Disingenuous Soccer Shot Skies Into Row Z

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.30.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

The USA team plays Belgium on July 1 and as infectiously positive coach Jurgen Klinsmann puts it: "Now we really get started. We have a very clear picture in front of us. You got to win no matter how. And, it's a good feeling, now we focus on one specific opponent to beat at a time."

Why Magical Messi Stands Above Other Soccer Superstars, and USA vs Germany, the Mother of All Battles!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

A draw for the USA gets them into the knockout Round of 16. A win gets them the second placed team in Group H, thus probably avoiding dark horses Belgium.