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This Balinese Hotel Took Water Bed To A Whole New Level

Shrimp may not sound like the cuddliest of creatures, but we think an evening among them looks pretty sweet.<p>The glass-bottomed bedroom at the Udang House at Bali's Bambu Indah resort lets you snooze above a tranquil underwater landscape.<p>The room sits above a shrimp pond, with tempered glass floor …

There's A Haunted, Abandoned German Village In The Namib Desert

It's one thing to "happen upon" a deserted town, but it's another thing entirely when it's an abandoned German-style mining village -- in the Namib Desert.<p>Urban explorers and adventurers are making their way to Kolmanskop, an old diamond mining town that was deserted in 1954 and is now filled with …

16 Ways Travel Affects Your Well-Being

We all know how it feels to be overworked, overtired and just plain OVER IT.<p>The only things that sound better than a vacation? A reduced risk of heart attack, a stronger relationship and more creativity-- all benefits correlated with taking a vacation, according to this infographic from hotel site …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Brazil

The World Cup is just days away and flocks of fans and travelers are descending upon cities around Brazil... so why not take a moment to admire the beauty of the country?<p>With innumerable natural wonders, stunning beaches and lively cities, Brazil has something for every traveler out there. Whether …

16 Things You Didn't Know About Chipotle

Impossibly, Chipotle has long been the restaurant that lets us feel healthy while eating burritos the size of a baby. We decided to further investigate the chain's roots to better understand its mystique, and turned up some facts you definitely didn't know.<p>Read it all before debating whether you …

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Says About You

There is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of ice cream. Think about it: When you were small all of your accomplishments were rewarded with ice cream. Bring home a great report card? You're heading to the ice cream shoppe. T-ball team win the big game? To the ice cream parlor it is! Ice cream is …

The correct way to slice an onion: 5 cooking rules explained

Splendid Botanical Gardens Full of Stained Glass Murals

When the city market of Toluca, Mexico was closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores stepped forward with a plan to save the historic site. He convinced the city government to invest in a creative reuse of the building as a botanical garden with stained glass art showing the relationship between …

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BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Producer on Wonder Woman Role

Face facts, women have different development needs at work

The UK is about to make large financial firms reveal not only their management diversity policy but also the specifics of their recruitment plan to bring gender balance to the boardroom.<p>It's a small step in the right direction. However, more enlightened companies should also be thinking about how …

It Will Take More Than A Good Fight To Stop Violence Against Women

<i>The 2013 G(irls)20 Summit brought together one girl, aged 18-20, from each G20 country to look at the G20 Leaders agenda thru the lens of the economic empowerment of girls and women. This is #9 in a series of interviews with the girl</i> <i>delegates. You’ll see what problems this new generation of women</i> …

Keeping My Soul Right: Making Global Health Films on Women and Girls

Photo: Enrique Zabaleta<p>"Why do you always make bad films about Africa?"<p>As a Western documentary filmmaker who has traveled over 25 times to the African continent, I have been asked this question a lot, mostly by my African friends. And while I try to justify my work by elaborating on my "pure" …

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93 Years Ago Today, The 19th Amendment Gave Women The Right To Vote

On this day in 1920, Congress made history when it ratified the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote.<p>The National Constitution Center explains how the deciding vote came 93 years ago from Tennessee assembly member Harry Burn, whose mother prodded him to "be a good boy" …

Egypt's Islamists warn giving women some rights could destroy society

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women’s rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband’s approval and letting her control family spending.<p>A woman, who opposes Egyptian President …

9 Women Remaking the Right

They’re talented, they’re diverse, and they have almost nothing to do with the mess in Washington. Patricia Murphy on nine women breathing new life …

Average American Women Weigh Too Much For the Morning-After Pill to Work Right

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In Europe, a morning-after pill identical to Plan B is going to come with a warning— the …

The 17 Faces Of The Future Of Feminism

Whether you proudly declare yourself a feminist or prefer to keep your views private, it's hard to ignore the cultural zeitgeist that is the current …

A leading voice for women in church, human rights, spirituality

<i>The following essay is part of a series in which dozens of women will reveal what women they most admire. The series is part of “Women Rule,” a unique effort this fall by POLITICO, Google and The Tory Burch Foundation exploring how women are leading change in politics, policy and their communities.</i> …

The women who won our workplace rights are being forgotten

They were the first generation to "do it all". Now they are in danger of disappearing from public life altogether. Women in their 50s and 60s, the people who fought for better rights at work, for childcare, maternity leave and equal pay, are the hardest hit by today's tough economic climate. …

Amidst Syria's civil war, women are on the frontline fighting for Kurdish rights

It’s early evening at a farmhouse near Ras al-Ayn, Syria. The generator just ran out of fuel. The walkie-talkie starts buzzing and Sheelan grabs it in the pitch black darkness of the living room. On the other end of the static is Nooda, who’s on night duty with three other fighters.<p>Nothing unusual …

Is the Texas GOP Trying to Keep Women From Voting?

Thanks to a strict voter ID law going into effect on November 5, voters in Texas must present a photo ID with their most-up-to-date legal name at the polls. On the surface, this doesn't sound that difficult.<p>Unless you're a newlywed—or newly divorced—woman.<p>According to a recent national survey …

27 Badass Ladies Who Secured Your Right to Vote

The 19th amendment granted women the right to vote on August 26, 1920 — seventy-two years after the idea had first been proposed.<p>During those years, …

Lorne Michaels on Black Women on SNL: ‘It Will Happen’

After being criticized about the lack of diversity on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, the show’s founding producer Lorne Michaels has finally issued a …

Domestic violence: what's easy for councils isn't always right for women

Figures recently published by Women's Aid reveal that many domestic violence services are in a state of crisis.<p>Considering the scale of domestic violence – two women are killed in domestic homicides every week – and its cost to public services, the sector is desperately under-resourced.<p>It consists …

#NotYourAsianSidekick is a civil rights movement for Asian American women

The hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick erupted over Twitter this week, started by freelance writer Suey Park in support of Asian American feminism. In one of her tweets, she says that she started the movement because she is "tired of the patriarchy in Asian American spaces and sick of the racism in …

Tinder Creator Justin Mateen Defends App: 'Women Aren't Wired That Way, Right?'

By now, online dating has lost a lot of its creep-factor. We are more and more connected to our devices, humans are getting savvier at reading between the lines of online profiles and the internet provides us with enough sites for every type of person out there -- from JDate to Farmers Only.<p>But the …

A Court Just Gutted Your Right to Sue Your Boss

Unnoticed except by employment lawyers, the United States Court of Appeals in New Orleans last month issued what might be the most important workers’ rights opinions in decades. The decision permits employers to require workers, as a condition of keeping their jobs, to agree to arbitrate all …