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Earth Day Connection: Listen to the Earth

Earth is calling—can you hear Her? The environmental issues we face causes me great anxiety or agida, as my Italian grandmother used to say. I work actively to focus on the positive things happe…

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Irish Girl Saves Sheep With Facebook

A doe-eyed Dublin girl with a big heart saved her sheep, Ernie, at the eleventh hour from being turned into a Sunday night Irish stew. According to a local Irish newscast, a few weeks ago, Orlaith O …

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Girl Receives Regular Gifts from Birds

Like raccoons, crows are well-known for being curious about glittery, shiny and colorful things. However, usually they keep the items to themselves or leave them where they are if the item doesn't con…

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Great News: Amur Leopard Population Doubles

My 10-year-old daughter did a school report on Amur leopards a few years ago and ever since then, this stunningly gorgeous cat has been her favorite animal. But with her love and admiration for this b…

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Big Money is Ruining Democracy. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Our elected officials should pass laws in a special interest-free zone. But they don't. Almost every decision our local, state and federal representatives make is colored by how much money they receiv…

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Hold Monsanto Responsible for Killing Monarch Butterflies

Economics 101 taught us about "negative externalities" -- a negative output that affects others who did not participate in creating the outcome. A textbook example of a negative externality? Monsanto …

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Another Reason To Ditch Soda: Cancer

As if we needed another reason not to drink soda, which is already associated with obesity and diabetes, here it is: cancer. Yes, cancer has been added to the risks associated with high levels of soda…

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How to Volunteer Your Way to a Paying Job

Too many qualified job seekers are chasing too few jobs. Everyone it seems has a college degree (associate’s, bachelor’s or even master’s) and tons of experience. You have the degree, but lack experie…

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How to Relieve Stress in 10 Minutes or Less

Okay, you’re stressed out. Maybe it’s your job, your demanding boss, your mother-in-law, money, health -- the list goes on. Whatever the reason, de-stressing is crucial for your well being. Don’t have…

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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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