5 types of vacation

The Five Types of Summer Vacation

Each of them has a distinctive structure and a complex history.
Indonesian man smoking

Why Do So Many Indonesian Men Smoke?

Indonesia has the highest smoking rates in the world. Why? It might have to do with economic liberalization in the 1990s.

Tibet and China 65 Years Later

Tibet was annexed by the Chinese 65 years ago. The struggle for Tibetan independence has continued ever since.
By *christopher* (Flickr: dalailama1_20121014_4639) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Remembering the Dalai Lama’s First U.S. Tour

The Dalai Lama has been admitted to a hospital and has cancelled his schedule U.S. tour. We look back to 1979, the first year His Holiness came to America.

Laos’ Perplexing Plain of Jars

Scattered across 15,000 square km of rolling hills, rice paddies, and forests of Xieng Khouang Province in Laos is a mysterious plain of jars.