Kristen Murray

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10 worst types of Spanish men

1. <i>El niñato</i>.<p>Smarter than the rest, funnier than most, but come on! He’s 30 and still in college. He lives at home with his parents or in a studio …

Dachshund Racing in Australia: Pictures

Australia

Arab school strike highlights Israel’s discriminatory education policies

<i>All of Israel’s Arabic schools went on strike Monday in solidarity with 47 church-run schools fighting for equal funding from the state in comparison</i> …

Israel

16 US habits I lost when I moved to Bulgaria

1. Ordering in<p>If you try to order food in Bulgaria and still live with your parents, you are in for an hour long tirade by mom and dad on how you …

Numb

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality

Addressing income inequality is important, but worsening economic segregation has far more compounding effects.<p>Thanks to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, economist Thomas Piketty, and, of course, the Occupy Movement, inequality is firmly on the national agenda. While income inequality has worsened …

Income Inequality

Is the SEC Against Income Inequality -- or for It?

Amid the growing chorus to address income inequality, <b>a new Securities and Exchange Commission rule is being viewed with some hope</b>. The new rule requires public companies to list their chief executive's total pay as a ratio to their workers' median compensation. The somewhat wishful thinking goes …

Racial Inequality in Cuba Despite Revolution

Official Cuban census figures say black and mixed-heritage people are about 35 percent of the island’s population, but a quick stroll around any Cuban town will provide visual confirmation of just how many Cubans of color deem themselves “white” when the government is asking. That may not be …

Cuba

How can Latin America tackle inequality?

Of the 15 most unequal countries in the world, 10 are in Latin America.<p>In this World Economic Forum video, Amnesty International Secretary General …

Is Inequality in India Here to Stay?

India has experienced a significant economic growth spurt in recent decades. After seeing annual growth of 3 percent in the years after independence in 1947, the rate began to double, reaching a rate of around 6 percent per year after 1980. However, the distribution of growth proceeds has been very …

Income Inequality

Here's how two girls from Nepal brought attention to the inequality facing women around the world.

Students Jharana and Sirjana were tired of gender inequality, so they made a plan.<p>In their home country of Nepal, women are far less likely than men …

Water Inequality Photos Put Privilege Into Perspective

663 million people lack access to clean water. These photos will make you want to do something about it.<p>Over the past 25 years, more underserved communities have gained greater access to clean water, but the disparities still remain vast between rich and poor areas.<p>Across the globe, 663 million …

Snorkeling

Why inequality is growing in public schools

Securing a spot for your child in the most desirable public school requires a combination of clever machinations and outdoor survival skills. And good luck to those who fail to plan their strategy before the registration deadline.<p>(Which, by the way, is this month in most Canadian school districts …

Rachel Dolezal claims to be black: The NAACP official was part of the African-American community, but did she accept the racial hardships too?

Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. She chairs a city police oversight commission. She jokes about being …

Obama says he's been mistaken for valet because he's black

He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.<p>Obama tells <i>People</i> magazine that every black …

You're all equal here: Swedish school bans 'him' and 'her' in bid to stop children falling into gender stereotypes

By<p>A pre-school in Sweden has decided to stop calling children 'him' or 'her' in a bid to avoid gender stereotypes.<p>The Egalia preschool, in the …

LGBTQI

North Korea accuses US of developing Ebola virus

Editorial in the Pyongyang Times fuels conspiracy theory that Washington is using deadly disease to maintain power over developing world<p>An editorial in the Pyongyang Times on Monday claims that the US may have developed the <b>Ebola</b> virus and intentionally allowed it to spread throughout West Africa …

Iceland's Floating Northern Lights Tour Is The Definition Of Epic

We knew Iceland was both magical and relaxing, but this takes the country's natural wonders to a whole. new. level.<p>On a trip with Reykjavik-based Floating Tours, visitors embark on a journey to view the majestic Northern Lights... while floating in a secret lagoon. With an underwater music show. …

5 ways to honor veterans beyond Veterans Day

Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades.<p>"Thank you for your service," the phrase that's come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot.<p>But what does a holiday -- a single day -- really mean to the 19.6 million veterans …

4 things Christie said the morning after the midterms

Following a big night for Republican gubernatorial candidates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a victory lap Wednesday morning with interviews on all five major news networks, where he brushed off questions about 2016 and defended his recent shout-down of a heckler.<p>Here's a few messages he …

Mia Love, Daughter of Haitian Immigrants, Will Be GOP's First Black Woman in Congress

A Mormon mother of three secured her place in American history as the first black female Republican elected to Congress.<p>“Tonight you have made …

Mia Love

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.<p><b>WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia—Every time NASA launches a rocket, two safety officers have one weighty decision: They have to decide whether to push a self-destruct button if it appears the launch is going awry.</b><p>If they make …

Dear Young Couple

Dear Young Couple,<p>I don't personally know you, but I spent 45 minutes observing you last week.<p>Wait. I'm not some stalking psycho. Before you reach for a can of pepper spray or notify the authorities, please allow me to explain.<p>You were standing in line at a tourist attraction and my family was …