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What Living Abroad Taught Me About How to Dress

There is a very powerful trope of how the French dress: striped shirt, beret, scarf, and black clothes. Although I didnít own a beret, I packed my bags with an eye towards fitting in, and a vague hope…

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Your Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

Twenty years ago, if you said the words ďMercury RetrogradeĒ out loud, most people would look at you funny (and not necessarily with humor), and say, ďwhat?Ē I really donít know much about astrolog…

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The Healing Power of Trees

Iíve had the good fortune to live in a wide range of places: in the city, in the rainforest, in the desert, in a canyon, in the mountains, beside the ocean, and numerous other places. I learned a lot …

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The Benefits of Sober Dating

Iím thirty-five and I get nervous when I date. I believe myself to be a confident and self-actualized being, but I use alcohol to feel comfortable in social situations. Whether a post-work pint, or c…

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11 Ways Carless Transit Improves America’s Future

According to the pundits and prophets who dominate the media, the future of transportation is all figured out for us. Cheaper gas prices mean we can still count on our private cars to take us everywhe…

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Can Menstrual Products Mess with Your Birth Control?

By Claire Tighe. Ever since†I got my IUD last year, Iíve been pretty much in love, especially when my period comes around. Yes, I just said that. Getting to use my†DivaCup with my ParaGard IUD is p…

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Do Men Drive Too Much?

U.S. vehicles traveled 2,988,777,000,000 miles last year. It looks like the generation that is coming of age in the 2000s is less interested in cars than their elders, which might mean that we have…

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9 Paper Products You Should Give Up for Good

Chasing Paper Excuses for acquiring paper range from practical to convenient to sentimental. Bills are important, paper towels are efficient, that book was a gift from my cousinís ex-girlfriend, an…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unfinished Dream

At the time of his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work had expanded beyond desegregation and new voting rights for black citizens to what he called "a new phase" of the civil rights movement: eco…

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How Empathy Can Make You Colder, Literally

Just looking at someone who appears to be cold is enough to make us begin feeling cold ourselves, according to a University of Sussex study. Have you ever been stuck outside on a sweltering, muggy …

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