Erin Flatter Thomas

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Khmer Rouge leader accepts responsibility for Cambodia's Killing Fields

A leader of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge expressed remorse on Thursday for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people during the "Killing Fields" regime in the 1970s and accepted responsibility for the first time.<p>"I am responsible for what happened during the time of Democratic Kampuchea," Nuon …

Letter to Obama similar to threats made against Bloomberg, anti-gun group

The Secret Service has intercepted a letter to President Obama containing threats similar to those made in poison-laced letters sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control group, law enforcement sources said Thursday.<p>The letter to Obama was intercepted at a mail screening facility …

10 Things Every Bride Should Have According To Oscar

Don't forget to check these things off your list! Fashion great Mr. Oscar de la Renta shares his must-haves for every bride-to-be. We agree!<p>Photos …

4 Hot Destination Wedding Dresses Selected By Project Runway Winner Anya Ayoung-Chee!

Looking for the ultimate destination wedding dress? Lucky for you (and us!) Project Runway Season 9 Winner and resort wear designer Anya Ayoung-Chee …

Brooke Shields' Style Evolution: From Supermodel To Super Stylish

There aren't many 15-year-olds who have caused as of big a stir as Brooke Shields once did. The New York City native began her lucrative career at 11 months old and had her breakout moment as a preteen, starring as a child prostitute in the film "Pretty Baby." But believe it or not, that role was …

World War II Drawings By Weston Emmart Go Viral After His Grandson Posts Them Online (PHOTOS)

Many grandparents tell stories with such vivid descriptions their families can almost visualize the action. Talented illustrator Weston Emmart took his storytelling skills a step further, drawing his memories to best capture and share every single moment.<p>During his time serving in World War II, …

Lower Antelope Canyon: Skylight

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.

Focus-Stacked Extreme Close-Ups of Bugs

Sometimes just a change in perspective can make a world of a difference. Take for instance tiny bugs. They are from our standpoint little critters we …

On the Red Couch with Lonely Planet Founder Tony Wheeler

Inside Flipboard / May 24, 2013<p><i>After completing his MBA from the London School of Business in 1972, Tony Wheeler and his wife Maureen decided to take</i> …

Follow the Curious Traveler’s Road to Wellness

<b>Curiosity.</b> It’s why the first explorers set sail, why people built rockets to the moon, and what moves each and every one of us to travel.<p>That’s why we’re sending our <b>Curious Traveler</b>, Shannon Switzer, on a quest to uncover off-the-beaten-path places and experiences that rejuvenate mind, body, and …

It’s Go Time!

What does wellness mean? How do you get there?<p>That’s exactly what I’ll be investigating as I travel the American Southwest in search of places and people that embody and embrace this way of living.<p>Most of us strive to be healthy, and, personally, I’ve always found I’m more productive and centered …

The Pursuit of Happiness: Sequoia Style

<b>“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut</b><p>I arrived in Sequoia National Park on a personal quest.<p>I had heard about a grove of trees within the Giant Forest that had been dedicated to National Geographic a long way back. As the …

Gemology for Beginners

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>As I headed south from Sedona to Phoenix, I was getting ready to immerse myself in the world of gems. Not gems as simple adornment — though that’s where I began — but as powerful conduits of healing energy.<p>“It’s like walking into a giant geode,” said Stephenie Bjorkman, …

The Horse Healer in Arizona

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The word “energy” has been popping up a lot along the Road to Wellness so far. And my adventure in Scottsdale was no exception.<p>I would be learning about Reiki, the technique of directing “universal energy” through the hands to promote healing. But there’s a twist. My …

Touching the Sound in Joshua Tree

After much anticipation, I finally arrived at the Integratron in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree.<p>I bumbled around the geodesic dome trying to snap photos with my big SLR as my host explained the properties of the quartz bowls he would be playing in the sound bath, the “signature experience” at …

What I see in the mirror

When I try to look in the mirror, my husband pushes me out of the way, so the first sight I catch of myself tends to be at least an hour after I've …