Kate Rice


I Was Given Six Months to Live. Here's One Reason Why I'm Alive and Thriving Today

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I Was Given 6 Months To Live. I Made 1 Unexpected Decision That Helped Me Beat The Odds.

Every morning, as I watch the sun come up over the mountains I never thought I’d live in again, I give thanks for everything in my life that brought me to this moment. Especially that diagnosis. It taught me that I had no time to waste. It taught me how much I love life — rough, bumpy and hard as it often is. It taught me how much more I wanted to do. And now I’m doing it. I was two years out from a divorce after an unhappy marriage that I had long wanted to escape but had been afraid to leave.

The War on Human Trafficking

The travel and tourism industry is increasingly joining the fight against human trafficking, a $32 billion industry that enslaves an estimated 27 million people worldwide, according to data from the U.S. State Department and the International Labour Organization. One big reason? Travel and tourism can easily become an unwitting accomplice in the human trafficking infrastructure: Planes transport perpetrators and their victims; traffickers with groups of children pass through international checkpoints; hotels house pimps and their victims and provide a venue for exploitation.

How to Keep the Romantic Spark Alive

It's a familiar scene for couples today. The kids are in bed; it should be you-and-me time. But instead of relaxing with each other, both parents go to work. It could be job related — e-mails, phone calls, a project. It could be family business — bills, housekeeping, phone calls for school or sports events. All of a sudden, it's 10:30 or 11 p.m. He looks at her. She looks at him. Both are tired — it's already been a long day. Add in the personality and gender differences that accompany expectations for romance and sex, and it might seem easier to just say, "Good night, honey," and pin hopes on the weekend.

'Dual-Centric' Workers May Be Happiest

Has technology helped blur the distinction between your work and personal life? Are office e-mails, texts and calls woven into your time at home? If so, your home life may be the worse for it. But a recent study finds that things don't have to be that way. The study found a new type of worker it calls "dual-centric": someone who puts equal focus on work and home and is less stressed, healthier, feeling happier at home, and more successful at work than work-centric colleagues.

Berlin Gets It Together

Tragedy has sex appeal--look at Camille--and Berlin had it like no place else. This fallen imperial capital of a nation with fatally flawed ambitions symbolized both the Cold War and the threat of Armageddon. It was a city on the edge, where Prussian monuments crumbled in the shadow of communist monoliths next to a glittering--and heavily subsidized--Western showcase. The Wall is now history. No more spies traded in the mists of dawn on the Glienicker Bridge. No more goose-stepping changing of the guard in front of the Neue Wacht Memorial to Victims of Fascism. No more Western guards guarding Russian guards guarding the Soviet monument next to the Wall.