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|Dismantling Self-Hate in Black America|
Ruthe McDonald, BellaOnline's African American Culture Editor
There has been a longstanding war when it comes to color. This “war” is not only within the African-American community, but it reaches far and wide across continents. It is creating self-hate and self-loathing in so deeply rooted, that even children as young as four are affected.
|Mo Abdi Farah – Somali Singer in Norway|
Dawn Denton, BellaOnline's African Culture Editor
Mohamed "Mo" Abdi Farah was born in a war torn Somalia. His mother fled with her seven year old son to set up a safe life in Norway. Here Mo became a shining star of the stage and may even represent Norway at the Eurovision song contest in 2014.
|Government in Australia|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Australia Editor
Australia has a unique Parliamentary system that is loosely designed on the Westminster System of United Kingdom, but there are some differences.
|Classic island limin'|
Nick Marshall, BellaOnline's Caribbean Culture Editor
If you're on the right island at the right time, make sure to drop in on an authentic Caribbean lime. Be warned. This isn't happy hour.
|Owls in Chinese Culture|
Inci Yilmazli, BellaOnline's Chinese Culture Editor
This article explains what Chinese think about the owls.
|12 Cruise Tips for Smooth Sailing|
Nancy Schretter, BellaOnline's Cruises Editor
Frequent cruise vacationers have their own personal routines and pointers for getting the most out of their sailing experience. Here are twelve top tips from cruise experts to help you plan your next cruise vacation.
Asha Sahni, BellaOnline's English Culture Editor
When the Romans invaded Britain they needed highways along which to transport their men and supplies. Thus they brough the considerable might of their expertise in road building to England.
|Swiss Rail Travel|
Ann Carroll Burgess, BellaOnline's European Travel Editor
An almost forgotten delight of European travel is travelling by train. Almost forgotten, because in this era of jet travel, most North Americans never seek the opportunity to experience the slower-paced delights of journeying by rail, as we usually prefer to seek speed over experience.
|A Lion in Paris - Children's Book Review|
Melissa Demiguel, BellaOnline's French Culture Editor
The illustrations, a beautiful combination of drawing and collage, are what make Un Lion à Paris one of my favorite children's books. Take a look inside...
|Monk's Chicken, a 13th Century Recipe|
Francine McKenna, BellaOnline's German Culture Editor
In Medieval times German Monks cleverly bent the 'Food Allowed' rules during Lent or any other Fast, and this 13th century recipe, using chicken breasts rather than the original Beaver Tails of the Middle Ages, is a delicious example.
|History of the Dance of Tango |
Valerie Aguilar, BellaOnline's Hispanic Culture Editor
The dance we call tango exemplifies the style, grace, glamour and allure of high society. Influenced by ancient African and Native American rhythms, European immigrants also played a large part in the development of tango with their musical instruments and distinctive techniques.
|List of Islands of the North Aegean|
Laura Hartney, BellaOnline's Island Travel Editor
Off the western coast of Turkey at the central to northern end of the Aegean Sea, the “North Aegean Islands” is a designation used for a loosely grouped set of islands including the Turkish islands of Imbros and Tenedos and the Greek islands of Chios, Icaria, Samos and many more.
|Momotaro – Peach Boy|
Ching Kin Min, BellaOnline's Japanese Culture Editor
In this article, find out some bite-sized information on a very famous old Japanese fable. But that's not all – learn about the actual places in Japan where this legend was based on. Yup, they are tourist attractions...
|A Room with a View at The Boxer Boston |
Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, BellaOnline's Luxury Travel Editor
The Boxer Boston gives a whole new meaning to “A Room with a View” as it reveals almost the entire Boston skyline from the corner room on its top floor.
|King Midas: Not Just a Greek Myth|
Rachel Schaus, BellaOnline's Middle Eastern Culture Editor
Imagine our surprise to learn that King Midas, the mythological King whose touch turned everything to gold, actually lived in an ancient town not far from Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
|Diabetes – Healing From Within|
Jacqueline Olivia Pina, BellaOnline's Native American Editor
The wisdom of our ancestors tells us that the keys to physical health, emotional stability, and mental clarity are found any time we remember we have a constant connection to spirit.
Rachel Meneses-Ponce, BellaOnline's Philippines Editor
The Bangus Festival is held every year in thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of milkfish. It aims to promote not only the bangus industry but also the province of Pangasinan in the north. Pangasinan’s premier city, Dagupan, is now considered as the bangus capital of the Philippines.
|Joslyn Art Museum, Nebraska|
Marianne de Nazareth, BellaOnline's Romantic Getaways Editor
Spend hours at the Joslyn in Omaha seeing its amazing Western American Art collection
|Bask in the Aloha Spirit in Waikiki|
Erin Lehn Floresca, BellaOnline's RV Editor
Smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean lie the magical Hawaiian Islands. And while each of the islands has its own special appeal, I can’t seem to get enough of Oahu—especially Waikiki.
Asha Sahni, BellaOnline's Scottish Culture Editor
Sawney Bean and his notorious family lived in a cave in Ayrshire on Scotland’s south west coast near Ballantrae. The clan at full strength was said to number 48, each and every one of them a cannibal who caught, murdered, pickled and ate unwary travellers.
|Wildseed Farms® Fredericksburg Texas|
Hazel M. Freeman, BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor
More from guest author Eve Carr's visit to Fredericksburg, Texas. Fredericksburg offers visitors a wide variety of exciting things to see. For nature lovers, a visit to Wildseed Farms is an absolute must!
|Houston, Texas : Top Relocation Destination|
Jacqueline Rosenbalm, BellaOnline's Southcentral USA Editor
If you are looking for a place to retire or relocate with plentiful work opportunities Houston, Texas might be the place for you! It ranks #1 as the most popular relocation destination! Let's check it out together to see what it has to offer.
|Luang Prabang - The Ancient City in Laos|
Hanny Suriadi, BellaOnline's Southeast Asia Editor
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang is a small and ancient city in Laos that still keep the tradition and religious Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony
|Traditional New Years Day Meal|
Amelia Maness-Gilliland, BellaOnline's Southeast USA Editor
Traditional New Years day meals served in the South considered to bring good fortune for the coming year
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