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Dogs in Vietnam: Not Just for Dinner Anymore
Offbeat  (tags: Vietnam, pets, respect, change, good news )

- 2105 days ago -
Relatives offered words of comfort to a teary-eyed woman paying her last respects as an undertaker slammed shut the door of the cremation chamber and flames engulfed the small coffin of a cherished family member.
Reactor: Awakening in the Aftermath of the Japanese Nuclear Disaster.
Offbeat  (tags: Humanity, Spirituality, Energy, Growth, Change, Nuclear, Responsibility, Responsiveness, Awakening, Creating )

- 2655 days ago -
Just 12 hours left to support the upcoming short film "Reactor" - exploring the Boddhisattva awakening in post-meltdown Japan. Thanks to everyone who has donated, more funds will allow us to enrich the film's storyline. This will be a very special film.
Change for a Dollar   video
Offbeat  (tags: Change for a dollar, change, compassion, money, tears )

- 2740 days ago -
Is he asking for Change, or is he asking for CHANGE? Follow a man as he affects multiple peoples' lives with just one dollar, proving that it doesn't take much to be the change in someone's life.
Political Parody Souvenirs Change With The Prime Ministers
Offbeat  (tags: Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Ministers, change, souvenir, dojo fish, political parody goods, humor, funny )

- 2872 days ago -
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda raised some eyebrows when he compared himself to a slimy, slithery, bottom-dwelling fish (dojo). With a speed that should be the envy of the government, deep-fried, sugar-coated treats called Dojo Karinto is already on sale.
This Column Will Change Your Life: Written All Over Your Face?
Offbeat  (tags: Life, change, death, snakes )

- 3101 days ago -
The notion that more people are scared of public speaking than death or snakes is one of self-help's favourite scientific-sounding claims. But even using only 10% of my brain (another bit of pop-psych horsefeathers), I can tell it's dodgy.
Racial Violence Changes US Student and His School
Offbeat  (tags: violence, change, high school, US, immigrant, poor, abuse, philadelphia, racial violence, Asians, Vietnam, Dec.3, danger, hate, heal, crime )

- 3237 days ago -
Duong Nghe Ly cannot wait to begin his senior year at South Philadelphia High School. A day of violence there last year changed his life, and he wants to learn if his school has been transformed as well.
Harry Potter Star Emma Watson Endorses Fair Trade Fashion
Offbeat  (tags: human trafficking, change, watson, granger, character, fair trade, bangladesh )

- 3248 days ago -
Emma Watson, the 20-year-old British actress who rose to fame as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, is apparently more like her on-screen character than other young starlets these days.
Poorest First Served With Free Digital TV
Offbeat  (tags: technological leap, digital tv, Argentina, change, poorest, free, government )

- 3305 days ago -
BUENOS AIRES, July 2, 2010 (IPS) - In contrast to what has happened in most countries that have switched from analogue to digital television, in Argentina the technological leap has begun with the poorest households.
Waking the Middle East Up to Animal Rights
Offbeat  (tags: change, middle east, animal lebanon, animal awareness, animall advocates, rights, laws )

- 3399 days ago -
As the United Nations held its first international animal rights conference on Middle East soil in Qatar last month, the region appeared to be finally getting its act together on the importance of animal rights, but there are still problems.
A Fresh Approach to Japanese Food
Offbeat  (tags: umeboshi, dried plum, Japan, French-German, Odawara, preserved, fresh, fragrance, Edo Period, change )

- 3401 days ago -
Nicolas Soergei graciously brings two tiny plates to the table. They each contain three pinkish "umeboshi" (salted, dry plums), but those on one plates have been preserved for just one year ; the ones on the other plate - whose skins are a little more
How Many Marine Animals Did Your Plastic Grocery Bag Kill Today?
Offbeat  (tags: marine animals, suffering, greenliving, change, plastic grocery bags, eco-friendly, environment )

- 3420 days ago -
Did you know that 500 billion plastic bags are consumed on this planet every year? The sobering statistic: "more than a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die every year from ingestion of or entanglement in plastics" is the subject of a new ad by
Ideas for Change: Stop Cruel Wild Horse Roundups
Offbeat  (tags: ideas, change, obama government, stop cruel wild horse roundups )

- 3427 days ago -
In theory, wild horses are protected under the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. But you wouldn't know it based on the way the Bureau of Land Management is "managing" wild horse populations to extinction.
Could 'Godzilla Cherry Blossom' Save Japanese Culture?
Offbeat  (tags: cherry blossom, early-bloming, global warming, Godzilla, culture, change, radiation, mutation, Riken Nishina Cantre forAccelarated-base )

- 3444 days ago -
Cherry blossom is as quintessentially Japanese as sushi and samurai. All three have one thing in common : their existence is transitory. They don't last too long before they fall to the ground, are eaten, or are cut down in battle.
Blackfeet Members to Meet in Hopes of Writing New Constitution
Offbeat  (tags: Blackfeet, constitution, change, culture, interesting )

- 3464 days ago -
A constitutional convention will be held today at Blackfeet Community College starting at 5 p.m. Participants will be broken into groups and will draft ideas on articles in the tribe's new governing document
Small Parrot Back Home After 5 Weeks
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, odd, interesting, pet, quaker, parrot, escapes, rescued, personality, change, friendly, family, dog, cat )

- 3639 days ago -
A North Carolina woman whose pet Quaker parrot has returned home after five weeks on the loose said "Charlie" used to bite her four sons and tease the family's dogs and cat, but has been friendly and affectionate toward the family since his return.

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