America

When Less is Enough: Overcoming Affluenza

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

When I visit the US I'm never quite sure how long it will take me to adjust or how I will react. Memories, both positive and negative abound. The lo...

If Churches Paid Taxes

Sophie Turton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Sophie Turton

In a world where money is power, any organisation that makes that much profit - whether it's a church or not - needs to be held accountable somehow. The absence of data, especially in comparison to the Church of England's detailed accounts, poses the question - what is the US Catholic Church hiding? And at what point are world governments going to start holding them to account as they do with every other massive institution?

Abbot Kinney: LA's Coolest Neighbourhood?

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

After convincing myself that Spring had sprung, and then despairing for days on end about the horrendous British weather we've had of late, I decided ...

Louis Theroux: 'LA Stories - City of Dogs' Review

Mark Varley | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Varley

City of Dogs is the first of a new three part series that explores compelling issues that plague a City suffering from an over population of stray dogs, a notorious healthcare system and high numbers of sex offenders.

15 Years on From Serbia - Why Does the UN Still Exist?

Marko Kasic | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Marko Kasic

I have no standing in passing judgement on the actions of those entrusted with making enormously difficult decisions, most of which are far beyond my comprehension. However, I do believe I am entitled, just like every other person, to ask the question of why the UN has not been sacked?

The American Code Rush

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Like so many others in America, Partovi's story is that of an immigrant. However, long before his family emigrated from native Iran, he was hooked onto computers, much like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in their formative years.

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Man Stuck In Drain For Two Days

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK

An Oklahoma man spent two days stuck underground in a storm drain after chasing a $20 bill. So desperate was the gent for the cash, he climbed into...

Woman Beats Mother With Vibrator

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

The internet is all of a buzz after a woman got her knickers in a twist and was arrested for aggravated (AA) battery when she hit her own mother with ...

'Upskirt Photos' Are Legal In Massachusetts

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

It's legal to take photos up women's skirts in the US state of Massachusetts. Yup, you read that right. A recent court case found state law did not...

India and Iran: Time to Thaw the Bilateral Relations

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

As India closes in on another general election, great stress is on international affairs and bilateral relationships which seem a bit stretched at this point of time. With the change in guard being seen rather imminent in New Delhi, it would be interesting to observe the government make some important decisions regarding the country's future with other nations.

Moving From the States to London? Surprise!

Alex Shebar | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Shebar

American potato chips ("crisps") are pathetic when compared with the flavours England has. Sea salt and cider vinegar, shrimp ("prawn") cocktail, sweet chili, steak and onion, smoky bacon, roast chicken. These are not speciality flavours but standard chips you can find almost anywhere. Also, chocolate is richer and tastier in this country. Sorry Hershey's, it's true.

Can America Achieve Oil Independence?

Daniel O'Kelly | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel O'Kelly

Oil is incredibly important in the global political economy. Private oil companies, many of which receive behind-the-scenes government support, play influential roles in oil's supply chain all the way from reserve extraction to refining to distribution.

Woman Jailed For Not Returning Video

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK

While the film itself may have been criminal, a woman in America has received a rather harsh punishment for not returning a copy of 'Monster-in-Law' -...

One In Four Americans Thinks The Sun Orbits The Earth

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK

You might want to be sitting down for this one... One in four Americans think that the Sun orbits the Earth. Just read that again... An incre...

What the UK Could Learn From Obama

Chris Jones | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Jones

President Obama recently gave the much-anticipated State of the Union address. It was encouraging to hear that we actually have similar views on education.

It's Groundhog Day! Again...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil, immortalised in the Bill Murray classic and great 'Groundhog Day', had some bad news for Americans today. He's ...

Retreat Review: Escape to SoCal's Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's far warmer than usual, I'm told, but even at the height of summer there's the cooling presence of a sheer caressing breeze. The sun beams brilliantly in the pure blue sky, illuminating the rich and vibrant colours of my surroundings; the olive green palm trees, the emerald lawns, the citrus hued flora and the dusky coral casitas.

WATCH: Hiker Crosses America - And Records 3 Seconds Of Video Per Mile

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

For a country with 315 million people, 14,000 McDonald's restaurants and the world's largest economy, it's pretty surprising that much of the United S...

An English DJ in America

DJ Fresh | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Fresh

The EDM parties I play are like American culture on steroids (or 'Molly' as Madonna apparently calls it). American youth is out in its untamed force... in the wild! A sea of happy faces swimming in an ocean of bright neon fabric under an LED sky.

WATCH: This Is Why Michelle Obama Is Cool As F***

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Michelle Obama is awesome - here's proof. As part of a campaign to promote healthy eating the US First Lady teamed up with members of the Miami Hea...

This Woman Loves Chewing Dirty Nappies. Seriously

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

"It has to have pee in it, it has to have pee in it..." And so begins the weirdest and most gag-inducing clip you are likely to see this year. F...

The 5 Best Superbowl Foods

Liv Sibony | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liv Sibony

So there we all were, tucking in to a delicious roast beef, enjoying our Sunday lunch, discussing the terrible weather with my American friends. And as they started talking about American Football I went and spoiled it all by asking something stupid like "so what's your favourite Superbowl food? Is there a top 5?"

LOOK: The Big Freeze Captured From Above

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The big freeze across America is about to break, as the mercury moves back up above zero, after dropping as low as minus 37C in one town. SEE ALSO:...