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What to Do if You See a Dog Chained Up in Freezing Temperatures

For animal lovers, seeing a dog tied up outside elicits a visceral response. Many times the chain is meant as a dog sitter, a way to get the dog out of its owner's hair. The dog is stuck and if the ow…

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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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A Grandfather on Climate Change & The Poem That Led to Activism

I became a grandfather for the first time in the summer of 2005. I didn’t quite know what to expect. Life doesn’t really prepare you for this role. Why, it seems just like yesterday that I was a grand…

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10 Worst New Year’s Resolutions (And How to Make Them Work)

New Year's resolutions have been around a long time. Some of us make them half-heartedly, some of us do it with great purpose. Few of us actually achieve our goals by the end of the year. Maybe it's b…

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What’s Your BHAGG (Big Hairy…Goal) for 2015?

Do you have a BHAGG for the new year? Nope, I'm not talking about a shopping bag. And I'm definitely not talking about a resolution, either. Even though it's the New Year and resolutions are all th…

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Michael Green: A Superhero for the Earth

Live in love, let go of fear… To work in the paradigm of giant corporations is no easy task. But, to then work to raise the consciousness of those corporations and move them into mindful behavior t…

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10 People (and Pets) Who Inspired Us in 2014

Amidst the war, scandal, natural disasters and violence that engulfed the world this year, there were also extraordinary people doing some truly inspiring things. Here are our favorite stories of comp…

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A Better Alternative to the Wasteful ‘White Elephant’ Game

Last December, I had the pleasure of participating in a one-of-a-kind gift exchange dubbed the "useless" gift exchange. Truth be told, I've always hoped to avoid these kinds of party games because sho…

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5 Ways to Help Others on Christmas Day

Many people are far from their loved ones on Christmas or are still grieving the loss of a loved one and are feeling alone and lost during this holiday season. Even those with a big family might celeb…

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A Great Loss: Theo Colborn (1927-2014)

Theo Colborn, environmental health pioneer [1927-2014] Theo Colborn, a scientist and environmental health advocate, passed away this week. Her tireless work was and will continue to be meaningful t…

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