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Opening Our Eyes to the Unloved

"We must love one another or die." -W. H. Auden   A near tragedy was averted by love this week in a Georgia elementary school when the school's bookkeeper was able to connect with love to …

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Arguing the Wrong Questions

If modern day politics and the increasingly large polarization that is dominating rhetoric has anything to teach, it is this:† there are no solutions to be found when we are asking the wrong questio…

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Heart Solutions

We canít come up with real solutions for the diminishing resources we face as a society until we all agree to a few basic premises.† The first premise, which at least rhetorically is shared by both …

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Phoenix Rising: Lessons From the Chilean Miners

"I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God." Mario Sepulveda, one of the 33 Chilean miners pulled to safety this week, gave us a poignant examp…

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Keep Swine Flu Out of Your House

Keep your family safe: Follow our experts' anti-flu advice. Basic flu fighting strategy: Cover your mouth when you sneeze, avoid anyone who doesn't. And wash your hands the proper way--often. The …

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Ted Kennedy’s 5 Greatest Contributions to Environmental Health

The late senator may be best known for health care reform, but he also worked to clean up waterways, improve gas mileage, and protect natural resources. There was no mistaking the primary goal of t…

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Breastfeeding Mother Asked to Cover Up

After Indiana-mother Maggie Naas ordered food for herself, she decided to breastfeed her 11-month old, Katie. But when she followed this instinct, the culture around her responded. The Olive Garden ma…

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Free At Last – Welcome Home, Laura and Euna!

Watching Laura Ling and Euna Lee step off the plane this morning seemed like a scene from a movie. It had all the drama -- two young girls, after 140 days in captivity in the rogue nation of North K…

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