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Finland Is Still the World's Best Kept Secret

Just over a year ago I wrote about Finland being the world's best kept secret. I was hoping that the situation might change for the better. In some ways it has. Finland has won more accolades. It has been named a world leader in more areas. While that is clearly better, the knowledge and …

7 Top Blog Posts Every Language Learner Should Read Now

We’ve compiled the best language learning strategies to help you learn any language faster.Yes, you still need to put in the work, leverage the right …

Language Learning

22 Unreal Destinations That Will Make You Want to Take a Gap Year

If these places don't give you wanderlust, nothing will.<p>While heading from high school right into college is the typical path for most people, it's not always the right option for everyone. Live a little! A gap year can be the perfect opportunity to unwind from the stress of a hectic school …

7 Ways To Learn a Foreign Language (Backed by Science)

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

Why You Should Visit Greece Right Now

It is a cruel irony that at the very moment when Greece needs more visitors, many are choosing to stay away. But are they right or wrong? Let's look at some of the pros and cons of visiting Greece right now.<p><i>Greece, lovely as ever</i><p>Is It a Good Time to Visit Greece?<p>Already rocked by economic …

European Travel

Pinterest's 10 Most-Pinned Travel Destinations Will Give You a Serious Case of Wanderlust

We’re just a couple of months away from the official start of summer, which means it’s time to <i>actually</i> start planning something for all those …

National Parks

The black people 'erased from history'

<b>More than a million people in Mexico are descended from African slaves and identify as "black", "dark" or "Afro-Mexican" even if they don't look black. But beyond the southern state of Oaxaca they are little-known and the community's leaders are now warning of possible radical steps to achieve</b> …

You Could Own This Historic English Mansion for Less Than $20

Even with its deep-rooted history, Berlin still feels like a city coming of age. Classic emblems, like gates and bridges, dance alongside colorful …

New Jersey

There are Muslim men fighting for the right to kill their wives

Groups of hard-line, right-wing Islamic extremists across Pakistan have banded together in protest to reclaim the right to abuse and kill their wives …

25 fun, affordable places to retire around the world

Retirement means more than golf and gardening for an increasing number of Americans looking for fun outdoor activities, international adventures and cutting-edge cuisine later in life.<p>And while there are countries, cities and states that offer more affordability for retirees, the best place to …

Costa Rica

The #1 Way To Have a Happier, Longer Life

Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple …

I Travel Alone to Meet Other People

Trust me, I know it sounds counterintuitive -- but hear me out.<p>While my first solo adventure served its purpose in that it got me to face myself in a way I never had after the ending of a long-term relationship, it also taught me a ton about relationships and human connection… and that I’m not …

Solo Travel

Anger as Lisbon fails to condemn jailing of Angola book club dissidents

Luanda regime defiant over long prison terms<p>Activists and human rights campaigners expressed dismay this weekend after the Portuguese parliament failed to condemn the long sentences given to the so-called Luanda Book Club – the 17 dissidents convicted of political defiance of Angola’s …

Update from Havana: What’s next for travel to Cuba

President Obama’s trip to Cuba last week did more than just make for cutesy photo ops — it helps further pave the way for American travelers to …

Cuba

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Getting the Most Out of 3 Days in Puerto Rico

<i>Photos by Goats on the Road</i><p>Puerto Rico wasn’t on our radar until recently, but we were pleasantly surprised by its wonderful blend of cultures and …

Voices: While History Is Made in Cuba, What About Puerto Rico?

As President Barack Obama addressed the Cuban people directly in a nationwide televised speech Tuesday during his historic visit, there were Puerto Ricans asking themselves why Washington neglects Puerto Rico and has left the island to teeter on the brink of bankruptcy as a “real estate deal gone …

Caribbean

What to Do in Puerto Rico When You're Beached Out

Sun, sand, and... roadtrips? Drive out of San Juan to Orocovis to experience a more local side of Puerto Rico.<p>The de facto “get off the sand and see something” excursions in Puerto Rico typically involve a tour bus heading to El Yunque rain forest or sitting in a traffic jam on the “pork highway” …

These Charts Show Just How Much Puerto Rico Is Shrinking

The largest exodus in 50 years is emptying the island.<p>The Obama administration has made the mass departure of people from Puerto Rico a central part of its pleas for congressional action to help the commonwealth, warning that the out-migration is worsening the island’s crippling debt crisis by …

The Puerto Rico crisis, explained

<i>The U.S. territory can't pay its debts and will soon run out of money. How did it get into this mess? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>How much</b> …

25 Photos of Puerto Rico That Will Have You Planning Your Next Vacation

If you didn't already want to visit Puerto Rico, you will now.<p>Puerto Rico is much more than sparkling beaches around every turn. There's really …

5 Latina Activists on Why They Fight for Body Image Acceptance

"As a body image advocate, I hope my activism does one thing: end diet culture in my lifetime."<p>Studies show that Latinas experience body image issues at rates comparable to or greater than those of non-Latina whites (for example, recent research suggests Latina women are just as susceptible to …

8 Blushes Perfect For Afro-Latinas

Finding the right shade of blush can be the key to rocking a beautiful glow.... or looking like a clown. Now we all know the darker your complexion, the more of a headache it can be to find the perfect shade. So we did the searching for you! Here are some of the most Afro-Latina-friendly blushes on …

5 Quotes Prove Why These Awardees are #AfroLatinasWhoRock

<b>Afro-Latinas</b> are snubbed in just about every aspect of society, from media and business to government and academia, but their erasure doesn’t mean they don’t exist – or kick major ass in these fields.<p>On Saturday, some of these badass black Latinas got together at the #<b>AfroLatinasWhoRock</b> brunch …

WATCH: This is What Happens When People Think You Don't "Look" Latina

Shoutout to <b>Buzzfeed</b> for nailing the experience of being Latina and <i>not</i> looking like <b>Jennifer Lopez</b>.<p>Watch this if you've ever had to explain what being Afro-Latina means, if you've ever been asked to break down your heritage ancestor-by-ancestor, or if you've ever been called a <i>pocha</i> because you have …

15 Beautiful Afro Latina Celebrities

These stunning women prove gorgeous Latinas come in all complexions.<p>These stunning women prove gorgeous Latinas come in all complexions.

9 Afro-Latina Anthems You Need to Hear

Music can empower, strengthen and rebuild us, and sometimes, that’s just what we need to apply for a job, say “deuces” to a toxic relationship or just get up in the morning.<p>Artists like <b>Celia Cruz</b>, <b>Maluca</b>, <b>Nitty Scott, MC</b> and <b>MC Soffia</b> have cooked up some <i>canciónes</i> that center on and uplift …

Why Latinos Should Speak Up for Black Lives

<i>Top photo: My son and I enjoying a day at King Park in South Los Angeles</i><p>How much unrest will our country experience before we substantively address the injustices acutely impacting Black people?<p>For months, across the nation, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand police …