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A Guide to Mexico City’s Eclectic Array of Sights, Food and Rich History

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By Lane Florsheim I will admit that before visiting Mexico City earlier this June, I completely lacked a concrete idea of what the city looked or felt like. Little did I know its nearly 700 years of history as the former center of Aztec civilization, and then as the capital of the Spanish colonial empire, […]

5 Change Makers Rock the 2013 Social Innovation Summit with Ideas for a Better World

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By Lane Florsheim Last Wednesday, World Learning hosted its first ever Social Innovation Summit in San Francisco. The event awarded five young leaders with its new Advancing Leaders Fellowship. World Learning is an international nonprofit organization that works to advance leadership through educational exchange programs. The fellowship supports the projects of World Learning alumni with […]

“Something’s Happened”: Reflections From the Boston Marathon

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BY LANE FLORSHEIM We had reached what we dismissed as a stretch of subdued spectators less than a mile from the finish line. Four friends and I had been running alongside my roommate Jen –who was a first-time marathoner –somewhere between miles 20 and 21, shouting, “Cheer for Jen! Our friend Jen is coming up […]

Green Carnations and Pink Triangles: A History of Color and Symbolism in the LGBT Rights Movement

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By Lane Florsheim Last week, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter lit up red as millions of users switched their profile photos to the latest variation of the iconic Human Rights Campaign equal sign. It was a momentous week for the Human Rights Campaign and for the LGBT community. On March 26, the Supreme Court […]

This “Roaming” Hotel Made From Shipping Containers Offers Luxury in Unique Settings

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By Lane Florsheim Designing a truly unique hotel experience is no easy feat, but the creators of Sleeping Around have risen to the challenge. Using imagination and ecologically responsible innovation, the company developed a pop-up hotel in Antwerp. Skipping the conventional check-in process, guests are instead given a GPS device to find their roaming room. […]

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