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10 Sunset Destinations in the U.S. to Be Grateful for (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I wish that I could say that I make time for the sunset every day. I don't. I take it for granted. But when I do make time for myself, and the people I love - - I always try to include panoramic views of sunset hues.

The U.N is Walking Into a Trap in Syria -- Here's How to Avoid it

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

The new U.N. envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, hopes that a ceasefire would serve as a "concrete example" and a model for other frontline areas in the country. But de Mistura is likely walking into a trap.

US vs. UK: Business Meetings Aren't That Different... Right?

Barry Whyte | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Barry Whyte

With the exception of royalty, spelling and humour (humor), most Brits and Americans like to think of their countries as culturally rather similar. You would be forgiven for thinking this is most obvious in the globalized world of business.

Keep the Islamic Republic of Iran on a Tight Leash

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

The deadline to reach a deal curbing Iran's nuclear program is imminent. The world is waiting to see if Tehran will keep successfully kicking the can down the road to buy time as it hones atomic skills or if the U.S. can really rein in the ayatollahs' drive for nukes.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is 25 years old: It's Time for America to Ratify

Samantha Nutt, MD | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Samantha Nutt, MD

New York in November. The zombie masks and ghoulish cut-outs that flooded stores from Bloomingdale's to Battery Park have been displaced by cartoon pilgrims, turkey decals and a seasonal carol or two.

Libya -- What Happened?

Yusra Tekbali | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Yusra Tekbali

Three years after the Libyan people and NATO overthrew Muammar Qaddafi, Libya is being dragged apart at the seams by two governments.

A 21st Century Modest Proposal

Samuel Faktorow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Samuel Faktorow

I propose that we ban all heterosexual marriages, defined as being the union of only one man and only one woman, and legalize homosexual marriage, defined as being the union of either only two men or only two women.

America Is Not a 911 Number

András Simonyi | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
András Simonyi

On a recent visit to Europe I was most struck by the latent and open anti-American sentiments that are contaminating the political elites across the continent. This is especially strange in a year when we commemorate the end of the Cold War.

Obama's Visit and Suu Kyi's Political Future

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Nehginpao Kipgen

Though the priority of Obama's trip is to attend the regional summit, other pressing issues of bilateral ties between the United States and Myanmar are expected to be discussed.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

Oyster | Posted 11.13.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey together -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy mountain cabin or ski chalet.

Best of Abu Dhabi: Samir's Iraqi Odyssey Explains Iraq and the Humanity Within

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

We're so used to hearing Iraq mentioned on the news and yet, I don't know about you but through the headlines, the violence, the dictators and the wars, I've actually learned very little about this historically rich country, and more importantly its resilient people -- the Iraqis.

Love Jihad, Rape and Teen Sex: A Complicated Trio

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Three stories, three continents, one message: when culture insists that men control women, the result is horrific wherever it occurs. When the police sit idly by, as they did in all three of these cases, you understand that patriarchy has very powerful allies and roots.

Magna Carta: Awesome Tale

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 11.06.2014 | DC
Sir Peter Westmacott

Today, Magna Carta is regarded in both the UK and the US as a foundation stone of our freedoms. Next year marks its 800th anniversary, and to celebrate, Lincoln Cathedral in eastern England has sent its copy on a grand tour of the United States. From now until January, it will be exhibited at the Library of Congress.

Is Anybody Out There?

Emre Celik | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Emre Celik

It's unfortunate when an organization tasked with providing help to the needy must ask for help itself. It's even more unfortunate when the help it seeks is rooted in deliberate and systematic suppression.

Retail Chatter #8

June Haynes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Style
June Haynes

Is everyone spending the $895 price tag for sneakers with the Chanel label, or $975 for the Givenchy sweat pants to hit the gym, or simply has this new casual become the lifestyle of the fashionistas?

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Your Favorite Fabulous Comedy Veterans Are Back For 'Benched'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment

It's not too much to ask that a mainstream half-hour comedy A) be funny, B) know how to use its cast well and C) have a good idea of what it wants to ...

The Next Olympic Star

OZY | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports
OZY

Walking up the driveway, her dad waves me in from the front door with a lavender rubber glove on his hand, "Sorry! I was in the backyard!" He walks me in through the Tuscan courtyard in the middle of the house, complete with a bubbling fountain and dripping vines.

The Great Society Meets the Taxpayer

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

President Lyndon Johnson's legacy was the so-called Great Society (read: entitlement programs). As these programs have matured, along with the U.S. population, the proportion of the people dependent on the State has soared

Where Will Chinese Investors Go?: U.S. Policy May Force Many To Go To Australia And Britain

Martin Zabell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Martin Zabell

It will be interesting to see whether the USA changes its policy on quotas because of a falloff in investment by these wealthy Chinese nationals -- and whether other nations try to take advantage of this falloff by changing their policies.

What Makes for a Stable Marriage?

Randy Olson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Divorce
Randy Olson

I found a study that basically lays out what makes for a stable marriage in the U.S.

We Need the Humanities As Much As Science to Solve the World's Problems

Paul_Smith | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Paul_Smith

Scientists and artists -- there are no two cultures. There's one human culture with myriad manifestations. Let's get it together, approach the world as one and see that world in a grain of sand once more.

Pathways to Power for Girls Worldwide

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Buffett

We've seen what is most difficult to measure and most fundamental to change: the power a girl holds within herself. That power burns bright in amazingly brave girls as they challenge convention and open whole new horizons of change.

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

Hate Speech is Undermining Turkey's Fragile Democracy

Emre Celik | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Emre Celik

Erdogan has employed a multidimensional effort to intimidate, silence and otherwise persecute every institution or individual remotely associated with Gulen.

India-US: Will a Strategic Partnership Emerge?

Aparna Pande | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Aparna Pande

Americans have pinned hopes on a strategic partnership with India and the prospect of large contracts for U.S. corporations, on several previous occasions. But the India-US relationship has moved forward by inches, not miles. Will things be different this time?