Susan Braden

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What Kind of Geek Are You?

Europeans are basically one big family

Everyone with ancestors from the European continent are likely cousins who share the same family members from about a thousand years ago.<p>“What’s …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial: An Unforgettable Experience

Recently, for the first time, Israel's population has passed 6 million. That's significant because it's greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust and it's greater then the number of Jews in the USA.<p>Understandably, Israel works to keep the memory of the millions of Jews killed by …

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The beginner’s guide to hoppy beer

LOVE THEM or hate them, hoppy beers are all the rage these days. The popularity of the IPA (India Pale Ale) style exploded in the late 2000s as …

Slum Tourism: Shanty Town Tours In Brazil, India, South Africa Give Travelers Glimpse At Poverty; Raise Ethical Questions

If the delights of Caribbean beaches, European cities or our National Parks have lost their appeal -- you could join the increasing number of tourists choosing to visit some of the world's poorest slums on their vacations.<p>The trend for tourists from wealthy countries to visit slums in countries …

Yad Vashem's Children's Memorial

It's hard to really imagine the extermination of six million people. And it's hard to imagine that roughly a quarter of these people, slaughtered like animals, were children. The Children's Memorial at Yad Vashem helps make it real.

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Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

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The Neuroscience At The Heart Of Learning And Leading

<i>Joshua Freedman (@eqjosh) shares the science behind what’s going on inside your head. E</i><i>motional intelligence, he says, is the difference that makes the difference.</i><p>Marco Iacoboni is one of the pioneers in a new area of neuroscience. A few years ago in Parma, Italy, scientists were researching how …

'Mud' Director Reunites With Michael Shannon For Sci-Fi at Warner Bros. [Updated] – /Film

With a stretch of ever more-impressive films that includes <i>Shotgun Stories</i>, <i>Take Shelter</i>, and the excellent recent release <i>Mud</i>, director <b>Jeff Nichols</b> has …

A Chatty, Pensive, 'Rude As A Goat's Beard' Child Soldier

<i>A. Igoni Barrett is the author o</i>f Love Is Power, Or Something Like That: Stories.<p>The reign of the child soldier in African literature is over.<p>Now, in the aftermath of its decline, the props of the regime — as with the downfall of your common blood-and-flesh despot — are being dismantled. The …