Jessica Urie

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I Wish I Didn't Recognize This Place

In 2013, Santa Monica College, where I teach, was the site of a mass shooting that left three members of our college community dead. The shooter, who was also killed, left behind a duffel bag full of ammunition and a handgun aside from the AR-15 rifle used to carry out the attack. Memorials on …

Maui’s Best Walking Tours

While a trip to Hawaii is never complete without some beach time, these Maui walking tours get you to dive deeper into the island’s history, culture, …

Maui

I could travel full-time. Here’s why I don’t.

AFTER TRAVELING FOR A YEAR, then settling in San Francisco and not traveling for about 12 months, I began to feel like it was time to hit the road …

There Are No Roads in This Town, Just Waterways

Giethoorn, Holland is the kind of city that storybook scenes are made of. Here's why: There are no roads. Instead, the entire city is linked by a …

Southwest Looks Abroad to Expand After Four Decades of U.S. Growth

Since its start in 1971, Southwest Airlines Co. has stuck to its knitting, emphasizing discounts, short U.S.-only flights and cattle-call boarding. …

Five Tourist-Friendly Marathons Worth Traveling To

The best way to see a city is to run through it, and these races give you plenty for your peepers. So pack your favorite running kicks and jump on …

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Iranian mother who spared her son's killer: 'Vengeance has left my heart'

The idea she might pardon her son's killer first came to Samereh Alinejad in a dream. It was a message she didn't want to hear.<p>Abdollah Hosseinzadeh was stabbed and killed in a street brawl in the autumn of 2007 when he was only 18. He had known his killer, Balal. The two, barely out of their teens …

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say

Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows restless, scampering off to the next page she probably won’t commit to.<p>“I give it a few seconds — not even …

An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her First Date

Dear Daughter of Mine,<p>You reached a milestone tonight.<p>Your first date.<p>Every dad dreads this day. And, I must admit, I am very much like every dad. So, to ease the sting of the first date and assure you were treated like a queen, I took matters into my own hands.<p>I asked you out.<p>The good news is you …

Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the …

How to Stay Fit While Traveling: Secrets Revealed by Michelle Bridges

Let's get a little personal. On my last trip to Europe, I packed on a good (or rather, awful) 10 pounds. Between scrounging for meals as a vegetarian (hello, carb overload), to sippin' pina coladas on the Adriatic Sea, somehow the <i>I won't be back for a while, I should indulge now</i> motto gained up on …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Delta Is Making a Massive Change to Its Frequent-Flier Program

There are two kinds of airline passengers: people who pay for their own tickets and people who don’t. That is to say, leisure travelers who tend to …

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Two hundred sixty-six days, 500 people, 115 truck drivers, 263 beards, and more than 140,000 cups of coffee.<p>These are a few of the astounding statistics behind the logistics of filming the latest in The Hobbit trilogy. Though the majority of the movies were filmed in a Wellington studio, nine weeks …

At American Airlines A Cultural Revolution Has Begun

Gone are the reserved parking spaces in the garage at American Airlines headquarters.<p>Jeans are now allowed in first class when an employee is using a …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

The White Queen

• <b>Author:</b> Philippa Gregory<p>The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries <i>The White Queen</i>, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the …

Americanah

• <b>Author:</b> Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p><b>The bestselling novel—a love story of race and identity—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and</b> <i>Dear Ijeawele.<br>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read</i><br>Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they …

The Goldfinch

• <b>Author:</b> Donna Tartt<p>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<p>"<i>The Goldfinch</i> is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, <i>The New</i> …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

Gap turns anti-Sikh graffiti on subway ad into PR victory

A New York city subway ad for Gap Inc. featuring a Sikh model got worldwide exposure this week after someone defaced it with racist messages and the retailer quickly responded, turning it into a public-relations victory.<p>On Sunday, Arsalan Iftikhar, an editor at The Islamic Monthly, tweeted a photo …

The Signature of All Things

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Gilbert<p><b>A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed</b><p>In <i>The Signature of All Things</i>, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an …

On the Red Couch with Travel Journalist and Author Porter Fox

Inside Flipboard / November 14, 2013<p>Porter Fox was a travel journalist for many years before he decided to shake it up. Tired of the demand to …

When It Comes to Female Bosses, Women Can Be Their Own Worst Enemy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When it comes to attitudes about women in the workplace and having a female boss, Americans have …

Lean In

• <b>Author:</b> Sheryl Sandberg<p><b>The #1 international best seller</b><br>In <i>Lean In,</i> Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.<p>Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of <i>Option B</i> with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how …

Benjamin Franklin

• <b>Author:</b> Walter Isaacson<p>In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of <i>Einstein</i> and <i>Steve Jobs</i>, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.<p>Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one …

Team of Rivals

• <b>Author:</b> Doris Kearns Goodwin<p>Winner of the Lincoln Prize<p>Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation …