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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 (associateís, bachelorís or even masterís) 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, youíre stressed out. Maybe itís 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.†Donít 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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Martin Luther King, Jr.: ‘All Life is Interrelated.’

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains deeply etched in history for his†indisputable achievements†in the fight for basic human rights and universal equality. Time and time again, Dr. King maintained that…

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NY’s Styrofoam Ban Will Remove Nearly 30,000 Tons of Trash

New York city is scheduled to ban food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer. The countryís largest city follows San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon in prohibi…

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6 Positive Ways to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Every January, Americans across the country answer that question by coming to…

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‘Repurpose Schoolbags’ Help Solve 3 Problems With One Inspiring Backpack

How do kids study at night if they have no lights so they can read? This is a real problem for children living in developing countries without easy or affordable access to electricity. Fortunately, an…

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Thanks - that reminded me to go make a fresh batch of lemonade!

Makes sense, and I'll keep this in mind. I love fresh-squeezed lemonade.