Vicki White

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Russia's Monroe Doctrine

There is no question that President Barack Obama is in a tough spot when it comes to foreign policy. The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is, at best, progressing slowly; the war in Syria shows no signs of abating; Houthi rebels in Yemen have gained serious ground; the war …

Art Book Chronicles The Badass Women Who Changed The World In 'A History Of Sluts'

Frida Kahlo. Nan Goldin. Hatshepsut. Lena Dunham. Hannah Hoch. Wallis Simpson. Emilie Du Chatelet. Stevie Nicks. These are just some of the women who, through their various life's work, changed the course of history forever. They also, at some point in their lives, were called sluts.<p>Nan Goldin<p>A …

South Sudan’s Littlest Soldiers Get to Be Kids Again

Africa<p>A rebel group in South Sudan has agreed to hand 3,000 child soldiers over to UNICEF. Here, the boys tell their stories and their dreams for a …

The Unbearable Rudeness of Bibi

With the front page of the paper being occupied by so-called Deflate-gate, Congress was quick to reclaim its rightful place with its own mini-tempest over House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu to speak before a Joint Meeting of Congress …

Obama Visits India: In Pictures

28 Pieces From 2014 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

In the social media age, sometimes it feels like the relevance of a single story lasts about as long as it takes to tweet about it. It can feel like a sensory overload, a near-constant "on to the next!" But once in a while you read a piece that seeps into your core, and sticks with you even months …

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. …

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The Jurassic Coast Is Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Place In England... With A Prehistoric Secret

By jove! We do declare we've just stumbled upon the most beautiful spot in all of England!<p>The Jurassic Coast spans 95 miles of pristine waterfront on the country's southern coast. Among the rolling trails and sandy beaches, you'll find rock formations from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous …

Evening light, Riessersee

25 Things You Might Not Know About Harry Potter

<i>It's going to get very spoilery in here, so only watch this if you've read the books and seen the movies. Or if you never plan on doing either, in</i> …

Kjerag, Norway

Western Balkans: Europe’s new adventure playground

Outdoors aficionados and adrenaline junkies, take note: there are still uncharted grounds to conquer only a few hours’ flight away from London, Paris or Berlin. The ‘other Europe’, Europe’s ‘wild west’ (or rather, southeast) – the Western Balkans may have featured in news headlines of past decades …

The Caviar of Subways: Russia

If you are traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia most everyone will say, you must see The Hermitage Museum, the Faberge Collection and Catherine Palace. Yes, you must, but you should also ride the metro because it's so unexpectedly beautiful.<p>Nothing could have prepared me for the beauty, majesty and …

10 Reasons to Stay in Canary Wharf, London

Planning a trip to London typically starts with a search in the West End. This is due to the proximity to many of the main tourist sites. The West End is wonderful but it leaves much of the city untouched. The East End, defined by its location east of the Roman and medieval walled City of London …

5 Adorable English Inns

Our hotel investigators have been busy exploring the English countryside, and we're obsessed with the adorable inns they found during their travels. From former coach inns to historic guest houses, these hotels remind us of the quaint buildings and homes we dreamed of holing up in for the season …

The True Stories Behind Classic Fairy Tales

Fairy tales, gripping, magical and inspiring, are master narratives. Children subconsciously recall their messages as they grow older, and are forced to cope with real injustices and contradictions in their lives. Some fairy tales are based on legends that incorporated a spiritual belief of the …

“Why did you draw your gun?” How the law encourages police brutality

<b>(Reuters/Mark Leffingwell)</b><p>It’s not a few bad apples we need to worry about. It’s a system that condones police violence against black people<p>Joshua Michtom<p>October 31, 2014 5:13pm (UTC)<p>A few years ago in juvenile court, a police officer was testifying about approaching my client, a teenager who more …

“Have we forgotten how beautiful it is to be on fire for justice?”

No matter the country, our foreign policy seems to make the same mistake over and over. What’s behind this pattern?<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>October 31, 2014 5:43pm (UTC)<p>"Novelists write the secret histories of nations.” I am not sure who made this bull’s eye remark. But I cite it even without attribution …

Why Vote?

Whenever I receive or give a "VOTE OF CONFIDENCE" it always feels good to both parties. However, this Tuesday is a very important election on the national, state and local levels yet I feel NO CONFIDENCE on any level. What's more disappointing is that according to every single poll I am not alone, …

Be a Passionate Voter for Justice

Millions of Americans displayed passion and fevered interest in the recent exciting World Series championship. Now it's time to move on to a serious matter of national importance that often suffers from a lack of public enthusiasm. Millions of Americans, many of whom are avid sports fans, are …

Who Controls Foreign Policy: The President or Congress?

A Supreme Court case over whether passports for people born in Jerusalem should read "Israel" or not could have a surprisingly big effect on the balance of power in the United States.<p>Americans don’t know whether their president should be more like Victor von Doom, whipping Congress into line, or …

Voters are left in the dark on campaign spending by corporations

Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats.<p>Recent history tells us that the magnitude of big donors' campaign …

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Take A Tour Of An Abandoned Underground Cold War Missile Base

The Titan-I and the machinery and crew needed to launch them were housed in massive underground silos connected by thousands of feet of tunnels. Missile bases were built all over the United States, costing the US government millions.<p>But by 1965, the Titan-I's and their bases were all but abandoned, …

New York Police Study Reveals 'Stark Racial Biases'

Three decades ago, New York’s Times Square was a symbol of vice and violence. Today, cops in the area worry about street performers who dress up like Elmo.<p>The city’s transformation from crime capital to urban Disneyland is one of America’s great success stories, but a less encouraging narrative has …

Why FDA Nutrition Label Regulations Fail Consumers

Part of the Food and Drug Administration's "Statement of FDA Mission" reads (emphasis mine):<p>FDA is also responsible for ... <i>helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health</i>.<p>Why, then, does FDA food labeling …

Why a Palestinian State Is Essential

U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried during the prime minister's last visit to the White House to recalibrate their relationship.<p>The rapidly changing face of the Middle East was one factor.<p>In addition, their awareness of the eventual setting sun on their …

Author Eula Biss On Sexism, Fear And How 'Anti-Vaxxers' Mirror The 'One Percent'

Shots are unpleasant by nature, but award-winning writer Eula Biss explored just how complex the pain around the modern vaccination debate has grown with her third book, the recently published <i>On Immunity: An Inoculation</i>.<p>Among the topics from her Saturday discussion that kicked off the 25th annual …