Megan Wietstock

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Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts

<b>More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.</b><p>The vast majority arrived by sea but some migrants have made their way over land, …

North Africa

Healing From Anxiety And Depression Five Areas Of Theraputic Self Care

The 100 Happiest Dog Pictures Of All Time

Soooo many smiles.

Solo Travel: Women Share Their Stories And Give Tips On Staying Safe While Exploring The World

Exploring the world by yourself can be intimidating, lonely and sometimes dangerous. But it can also be one of the most rewarding things you will …

Solo Travel

KQED

Listening to jazz musicians improvise, how the piano player’s chords toy with the sax player’s runs and the standup bass player’s beats, it may seem …

Afghan court sentences 4 to death for killing woman accused of burning Quran

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death Wednesday in the mob killing of a woman accused of burning the Quran in March.<p>Eight other suspects received 16-year sentences. Eighteen others were found not guilty.<p>On March 19, a mob of male attackers beat and kicked …

Pakistan
Human Rights

How One Woman Escaped a Forced Marriage

As a teenager growing up in Florida in the late 1990s, the Pakistani-American writer Aisha Saeed says that she knew better than to try to do certain things her friends took for granted.<p>"I didn't even ask about going to prom," she says. "I didn't even try. I wasn't allowed to have a boyfriend. I …

Relationships

Cry-Proof Makeup for Your Wedding Day

You may not be able to predict the weather on your wedding day, but there is one thing you can definitely count on: tears (of joy). Now, if you'll shed a few drops or go all-out waterworks probably depends on whether you're the type who cries over abandoned animal commercials (actually, that would …

Makeup

ISIS Jihadists Tries To Capture Young Christian Girl, She Takes Out A Machine Gun And Slaughters Five Of Them. There Is Now A Major Christian Militia With American, Australian, And British Christians All Working Together To Destroy ISIS

By onFebruary 28, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)</b><p>Speaking in his ancient language, the Aramaic, the language of Jesus, …

The Neuroscience of ISIS

The gap is widening between visions of a brilliant future and one of deliberate Apocalyptic destruction.<p><i>This is the first of a series of columns for</i> …

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

Caribbean

Rome’s New Open-Air Markets for Sex

There are prostitutes all over Italy, many of them trafficked women and girls. Now there may be special districts in the capital set aside for their …

Italy

ISIS killing, torturing children in Iraq, UN report says

The United Nations says the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children and families of minority groups in Iraq, and it is calling on government forces there to do more to protect them.<p>In a report issued Wednesday in Geneva, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the …

Inside the women's guide to life under ISIS

LONDON —The Western model for women has failed, according to a manifesto that gives an insight into what daily life is like for women living with …

Radicalization

‘Lone Survivor’ Afghan Rescuer Seeks U.S. Asylum Following Death Threats From Taliban

The brave Afghan rescuer of the “Lone Survivor,” Marcus Lutrell, is seeking asylum in the U.S., following increased death threats from the Taliban to …

A Romantic Wedding on Italy's Amalfi Coast

Kimye may have brought a 50-foot golden toilet tower, a hand-carved marble dining table, and hundreds of couture-clad guests to Tuscany for their nuptials, but when it comes to destination weddings, sometimes the most intimate ones are the most stunning.<p>So when Anica and Jay got engaged in 2010 and …

The Fear That Haunts Peshawar

Two weeks after a Taliban attack on a local school killed 147 people, 136 of them children, the Pakistani city of Peshawar is still raw with grief …

Extremism

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

Personal Finance

Can the Middle East Be Fixed?

<i>Yes. Amid the chaos and bloodshed, there may be a historic opportunity.</i><p>History tells us that regional cataclysms can galvanize states to reconsider and renegotiate long-held positions and postures. They provide an opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom and to look for new ways of doing …

Middle East

Dengue 'serious threat' to large parts of Europe, South America, says UN report

A new report from the United Nations University warns that people living in large areas of Europe and mountainous parts of South America face a …

Christians In Baghdad Defiantly Worship On Christmas Eve

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad’s embattled Christian community worshipped defiantly Wednesday night at Christmas Eve mass.<p>The pews filled at Baghdad’s Sacred Heart church, as people remembered the darkest year in memory.<p>Blast walls shielded the church and seven policeman flanked the outside of the …

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

<i>The journalist Wolfgang Bauer and the photographer Stanislav Krupar accompanied Syrian refugees from their hiding spots in Egypt on a refugee boat to Europe. The journalists grew beards and acquired new identities. The traffickers could not know who they really were. The transit failed; they were</i> …

Yazidi Women And Girls Recount Horrors Of ISIS Sexual Slavery

A new report by Amnesty International has highlighted the horrific ordeals women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority have experienced at the hands of ISIS fighters.<p>The report — titled "Escape From Hell" — said that, while ISIS targeted all those who stood in their way as they took large swaths of …

8 Reasons to Choose Travel Over Going to College

Remember what our generation was told growing up? "Go to college and get a degree, you'll then be able to get a good job." I think it's safe to say those days are over.<p>While there are certain professions where a degree is a must (Doctor, lawyer, nurse, etc.) there are many that don't require one. …

National Geographic Travel

7 Wedding Ideas Inspired By Pantone's 2015 Color Of The Year: Marsala

The color experts at Pantone have narrowed down their <b>top 16 colors for 2015</b> and named Marsala -- a "naturally robust and earthy wine red" -- the color of the year for 2015. This subdued hue is in sharp contrast to the shades selected in recent years: 2014's <b>radiant orchid</b>, 2013's <b>emerald</b>, and 2012's</b> …