In Africa's child-centered cultures, women who cannot give birth often endure stigma, scorn, and social isolation. A rare clinic in South Africa offers high-tech fertility treatment to those of low-income.
This year's Kumbh Mela is expected to attract millions of people. On the biggest day of the festival, as many as 20,000 people will get lost or be separated from their families and friends and will seek out assistance at the lost and found desk.
What happens when Peace Corps volunteers fall in love, either with each other or with citizens of the country hosting them? Nina Porzucki, a Peace Corps alum, reports from the frontlines of love in the developing world.
Leslie Noyes Moss thought her 1960s Peace Corps experience in a small Pakistan village was largely a failure. But when she returned 50 years later, she found she'd made more of an impact than she'd realized.
China's scorching economic growth has given people something they didn't have before: leisure time. That's fueled interest in new hobbies, including outdoor adventure. Youth hostels are filling up with backpackers. Hiking gear is flying off the shelves.