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3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically …

The Story Behind Seoul’s Latest Street Style Staple

Pictures of the Week 10.22.15

Mexico

Sheep Parade Through Central Madrid: Pictures

Sheep

La Sagrada Familia Under Construction in Barcelona: Pictures

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range information to the pilot as they were docking. This was …

Space Exploration

Here's Where To Celebrate Día De Los Muertos Across The United States

From October 31 until November 2, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans will commemorate <b>Día de los Muertos</b>, a holiday that pays tribute to our beloved deceased. Day of the Dead celebrations usually involve the building of <i>ofrendas</i>, plenty of spirits and food, and colorful, vibrant decorations like …

Teaching Your Kid to Read? Let Her Play Minecraft

The first time linguist and game studies theorist James Gee played a video game, he failed many times over. But instead of giving up, he merrily …

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.<p><i>The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.</i><p>Sergey Ivanov/Flickr<p>Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system …

7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice

For a long time, when educators discussed differentiating instruction and meeting students’ individual needs, they did so through the framework of …

Finland’s new plan to change school means combining subjects

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>Max Ehrenfreund<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p><b>Correction:</b> <i>A headline on an earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Finland is ending teaching by subject. Finnish teachers are now required to teach some subjects together for at least one unit a year, but education officials don't</i> …

Education

Haitian's Lynching Renews Protests Against Dominican Citizenship Law

A Haitian man was lynched at a public plaza in the Dominican Republic this week. Authorities there say it was the result of a personal dispute, but activists claim it's part of rising racial animus and anti-Haitian attitudes in the Caribbean nation.<p>The lynching came during an already tense time for …

Peru is planning a highway through the world's most biodiverse protected place

In Peru, they’re planning to pave paradise and lay down a freeway. Scientists highlighted Peru’s Manu National Park last year as being at the top of …

Panama child fight clubs: Mothers force five-year-old girls to brawl

Two indigenous women from Panama have been arrested for forcing their daughters to fight, after a video showing the fight between the five-year-olds …

The JT Insider Food Guide: Mexico

Top chef Enrique Olvera of Mexico City’s world renowned restaurant Pujol, gives us his tips on how to experience the best of this foodie …

Puerto Rico asks for quick decision in bankruptcy ruling appeal

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico has asked a U.S. court for a quick decision in its appeal against a federal court ruling that voided a local bankruptcy law, arguing the decision hampers its efforts to deal with a financial emergency that could disrupt basic public services on the Caribbean island.<p>A federal …

Florida companies push U.S. to license ferry services to Cuba

MIAMI (Reuters) - Catamaran builder Brian Hall is too young to remember when ferries plied the route between Florida and Cuba in the 1950s, but he has plans to be among the first to revive the once-popular route.<p>Former Air Force C-130 pilot, Brian Hall, a businessman who wants to start 4-hour round …

Purple UFO Interrupts Peru TV Show

A television production crew in Lima, Peru, videotaped a purple-colored disc-shaped UFO hovering in the distant sky near a construction site. So far, there's no official explanation for the object.<p>According to Peru This Week, television show "Alto al Crimen" was shooting an episode in the upscale …

Mexican police kill one, injure dozens at teachers’ protest

Protesting teachers in Acapulco, Mexico, ran into a determined police line as they cut the main road to the city’s airport.<p>They were demanding better working conditions and justice for disappeared students and teachers, but when a bus was driven into the police line the security forces charged with …

Venezuela has got a lot of problems, and things are only getting worse

And no wonder: Oil accounts for 95 percent of the country's exports. The results have been devastating — GDP shrank 2.8 percent last year, foreign reserves are dwindling, and the South American nation is struggling to pay for its imports.<p>That's especially concerning since it imports 70 percent of …

Here Are the Absurd Prices of 9 Items That Help Explain the Venezuela Crisis

Nowhere else has the collapse of oil prices has taken a higher toll than on Venezuela, where crude provides 95 percent of the country’s export …

U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States held a second round of talks on Friday toward normalizing ties, and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago.<p>U.S. Assistant Secretary of State …

Cuba Talks Turn Awkward Over Terror Listing

Another round of talks, another round of smiles Friday, as negotiators for Cuba and the United States joined in stepping carefully around the first …

Machu Picchu

Travel<p><b>Site</b>: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu <b><br>Location</b>: Peru <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1983 <b><br>Category</b>: Cultural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(vii)(ix) <b><br>Reason</b>: Machu Picchu is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.<p>* * *<p>Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power …

Machu Picchu