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Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

22Nov

Like the Grinch who couldn’t keep Christmas from coming to Whoville, the Democratic Party with all its might and money couldn’t stop Trumpmas from coming to the American heartlands. It came just the same.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – If you’re a Los Angeles native, resident or even visitor, you will probably cringe at the combination of “LA” and “rush hour.” Sitting in LA traffic is an excruciatingly painful task, and not just because of the hours you spend putting pressure on your lower back. If your brakes aren’t screeching because of the driver who just cut you off, then you’re probably yelling about the bumper-to-bumper deadlock. Truth be told, traffic is infuriating, exhausting and unproductive

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday said an “epidemic of animosity” against people of other races or religions was hurting the weakest in society, striking a note of caution against the rise of populist nationalism. Little more than a week after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president , buoying anti-immigrant parties in Europe and elsewhere, the pope noted “how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant or a refugee become a threat, take on the status of an enemy..

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Angelina Jolie  has resurfaced in a video plea to support the International Criminal Court’s efforts to protect the lives of children worldwide, after she’s largely avoided the spotlight during her ongoing custody battle with estranged husband Brad Pitt . As a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jolie has  advocated for the rights of children in conflict zones like Syria and Afghanistan for more than a decade.  In a new video that was posted online on Friday, Jolie praised the ICC and its new policy to focus on prosecuting crimes committed against children.  “Successful prosecution and new legal benchmark, whether at the ICC or elsewhere, is part of the long and vital generational effort.

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There’s more to exercise than torching calories.

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Courage in the Face of Fear

17Nov

By Jacquie West Courage in the face of fear is not for the faint of heart, especially for those whose hearts are broken.  The first Saturday after this country’s national election could have been spent any number of ways: doing chores, watching college football, working, or simply avoiding anything political, but for those of us fortunate enough to answer an invitation, we decided to try a ” Living Room Conversation ,” a simple model for civil discourse at The Utah Citizens Summit, on Saturday November 12th, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Six years ago, Jackie came back from a visit to her friend in Warsaw with the recipe for one of the great simple dumplings: leniwe pierogi, or lazy pierogi. They’re lazy (or the cook is) because, first, there’s no filling, just dough (a delicious cheese-based one at that); and, secondly, because they take just a few minutes to make. They can be eaten by themselves with butter and optional fried breadcrumbs, as a dessert, with butter and sugar, or even as a side dish with braised meat – not traditional, but delicious.

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If you’re on the prowl for a romantic safari destination, look no further than Asilia Africa’s Highlands camp in Tanzania. Located in a mountain forest  on the slopes of Olmoti volcano , the Highlands camp comprises eight futuristic dome suites. Each suite contains a king-sized bed, a luxurious bathroom with running hot water and flush toilets, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Serengeti.  Visitors can climb the Olmoti volcano or descend into the Ngorongoro Crater from camp.

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Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality – is dead. Regulations and consumer protections – dead.

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In powerful, sometimes violent waves, six women faced off Friday during the World Surf League’s first  big-wave surfing competition for women at Jaws, a famed surf break on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Female surfers have been fighting for years to be included in contests like this, but organizers previously said conditions for big-wave surf contests were too dangerous for women. But Friday’s display of strength and bravery in waves of up to 30 feet prove that, just like male athletes, women are a force to be reckoned with

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We are in an exciting time for biomedical innovation, but there is still much to be done to realize science’s promise. President-elect Donald Trump will need to work to ensure an environment where innovation and ingenuity here in the United States continue to thrive. And we have some ideas about where to start.

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Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide We understand the instinct. Poultry sometimes feels like it could use a little wash ― it can have a somewhat slimy quality to it

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Saluting our Sisters After Service

11Nov

By Paula Broadwell and Erika Cashin. On Veterans Day, our nation celebrates the less than 1% of our population who have served in the greatest military in the world. Of the 21.9 million veterans, 2.2 million are women.

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The Nature Of Growth

09Nov

When a tree grows, its branches extend and widen, the tree becomes taller and its trunk thicker. When our children grow they become taller and stronger. When a river grows its boundaries swell.

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“By 2050, around 50 percent of all chemicals produced will be biobased.” –Dr. Wim Soetaert Biodegradable biobased products made without fossil-fuel feedstocks are showcased at the Biobased Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, Belgium. The products include a laundry liquid and a hand soap made by Ecover, shower gels by Nivea and Sanex, a skin oil by Kneipp, and a window de-icer by Forever, as well as samples of the plant’s biodiesel and bioethanol

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Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

08Nov

By Christine Carter Sleep is, arguably, the golden ticket to happiness.

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After we turn 50, we all start to worry about cardiovascular disease and what to do about it. We might also fret about dementia and whether we will get Alzheimer’s — and arthritis is an ailment we prefer to do without. The inability to sleep, loss of energy, fatigue, anxiety, and depression might rear their ugly heads as well.

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After the City of Beverly Hills issued a press release announcing a tentative development agreement between the City and the Wanda Group for its One Beverly Hills project which would provide revenue to the City of $820 million over 30 years, the Beverly Hills Courier hastily sent out an e-blast. The City’s press release is solely about One Beverly Hills, but the Courier somehow decided it would bring the Hilton into the mix.

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Forgotten Bits of Subway Stations

03Nov

Artist Manu Saluja exhibits a body of work depicting the New York City subway system in ​her solo exhibition Passage: ​Paintings of Urban Life . She paints figures well, but the paintings that leap out at me include no people at all: they are closeups of details of the weathered stations themselves

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The import series Brief Encounters proves again that while British actresses often seem as prim as their country’s reputation, they also love a chance to get naughty every so often. You could call Brief Encounters a period piece of sorts, since it’s set in the early 1980s, but this is a very different sort of costume drama. The outfits here run toward skimpy underwear, the type popularized in Britain by Ann Summers

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By James M. Dorsey Faced with a drop in popularity, intermittent protests against rising prices, and calls for a mass anti-government demonstration, Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is seeking to appease the country’s youth, soccer fans and activists with promises of change

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Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

28Oct

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous presidential campaign and a summer of racial violence that have forcefully surfaced the racism that plagues our nation. Elementary and middle school students have grown up with an African American as president of the United States. This is a historic milestone.

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None of the itsy-bitsy spidery things in the image above are tiny, nor are they on Earth. Those creepy-crawlers are surface features on Mars, which have been photographed near the south pole of the red planet for years by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter , or MRO

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The job of language translators and interpreters is never easy, but the task becomes especially dicey in the realm of politics. Differing interpretations of a turn of phrase, after all, have been known to lead to war . The challenge is even greater when the translator is attempting to interpret words and phrases that even native speakers find hard to understand .

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Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday June 14, 2016.

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Girls are brave. Some men know this

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Sizzling: Josh Schell as Nick, Beth Wilmurt as Martha, David Sinaiko as George Photos by by Jessica Palopoli Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? strips bare the deceptions and bonds that hold together two horrible marriages. Shotgun Players’ current staging of the 1962 classic strips bare the dynamics of those relationships, without distractions.

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ORLANDO, Florida  – For the first time, the digital advertising industry–via the Trustworthy Accountability Group–has a formal partnership with federal law enforcement agencies to combat criminal activity, TAG President and CEO Mike Zaneis says in an interview with Beet.TV. Since its founding, TAG members have been sharing intelligence about bad actors in the digital advertising space so that the group can set anti-fraud standards

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Authorities in Philadelphia will station prosecutors throughout the city on election day to respond to any reports of voter intimidation or other illegal activity after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that polling might be “rigged” in this mostly minority city. Philadelphia is one of many U.S

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Your body’s first-line defense against foreign invaders is your own immune system. When it sees an invader, it unleashes T cells to destroy it

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“I was trying to push him away.” “He tried to make me touch him.” “He tried to put his hands by my vagina.” These are just a few snippets from the powerful stories of assault women describe in a new video produced by  progressive social media campaign Humanity For Hillary .

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There’s an enduring stereotype that women tend to be worse than men when it comes to spatial reasoning. Mentally rotating an object, coming up with strategies to maneuver a big piece of furniture through small corridors , giving directions through a city, navigating, even reading a map ― basically anything that requires visualizing and manipulating 3D objects is thought, by some, not to be women’s strong suit. Research stretching back decades supports this view. And since spatial abilities are important in the STEM fields ― that’s science, technology, engineering and math ― this supposed deficiency is sometimes cited as one of the reasons women are underrepresented in those industries

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Standing in solidarity with the water protectors on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Coal River Mountain residents already fending off seven square miles of devastating mountaintop removal mining permits are planning a protest on Monday at the Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston, West Virginia against pending permits for a possible expansion of operations by formerly bankrupt Alpha Natural Resources.

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Vice President Joe Biden predicted that there will be an increase in sexism if Hillary Clinton becomes president, adding that he hopes it won’t be as bad as the uptick in racism that accompanied Barack Obama ’s election. “We’ve moved, thank God, too far along in terms of, there’s not a single man I know, no matter…how much of a sexist he is, doesn’t know, there’re a whole lot of really smart competent women ― and smarter than he is,” Biden said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “They may resent it, but they know it.

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ESA Lander Prepares For Historic Mars Landing

16Oct

FRANKFURT – A Mars lander is due to leave its mothership on Sunday and head toward the red planet’s surface to test technologies for Europe’s planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of past and present life. After a seven-month journey from Earth as part of the European-Russian ExoMars program, the Schiaparelli lander is expected to separate from spacecraft Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) at 10:42 a.m. EDT and start a three-day descent to the surface.

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Friday Talking Points — Trump Unshackled

15Oct

Donald Trump has a new answer for why he’s about to lose in a landslide. It’s all a vast left-wing conspiracy. No, really.

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LOS ANGELES ― For the past three years, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have been embroiled in a sprawling jailhouse informant scandal ― one that may have involved the violation of multiple defendants’ civil rights, and that threatens to upend a number of already settled cases. The U.S

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Sometimes you find a perfect pairing of singer and songwriter.

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WASHINGTON ― Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is standing by his endorsement of Donald Trump for president, even after a bombshell video surfaced last week of the GOP nominee  bragging about sexually assaulting women .

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Donald Trump may be losing ground in Utah, according to a new poll that was conducted after the release of the tape in which the Republican presidential nominee boasts about sexually assaulting women.  The Y2 Analytics poll finds Trump tied with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at 26 percent. Independent candidate  Evan McMullin , who has been considered a long-shot candidate , trails close behind with 22 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson takes 14 percent in the poll

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Donald Trump has fallen further behind Hillary Clinton and now trails her by 8 points among likely voters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, with 1 in 5 Republicans saying his vulgar comments about groping women disqualify him from the presidency. The national tracking poll was launched after Sunday night’s second presidential debate, where Trump was pressed to explain his comments in a 2005 videotape about grabbing women’s genitalia.

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Tim Burton graces us with his latest fantastic film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children based on the novel by Ransom Riggs. The story features a young man, Jacob finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time. The danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

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Donald’s Gropes Versus Hillary’s Tropes

09Oct

Supporters of Hillary Clinton can thank their lucky stars that Julian Assange leaked excerpts from her Wall Street speeches the same day that another leaked recording showed Donald Trump descending to new lows in his loutish bragging of his sexual exploits. Happily, the Trump revelations knocked the Clinton speeches out of the headlines, and produced reverberations in the form of other Republicans withdrawing their support as well as demands for him to quit the campaign — demands that will keep cascading and dominating the news cycle for days

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “ The Girl on the Train ” pulled into the station with a $24.7 million opening, a solid result despite the fact that the mystery debuted as much of the U.S.

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For some, “turkey drop” refers to the Thanksgiving-vacation breakup that commonly occurs for college freshmen in long-distance relationships. Not in Yellville, Arkansas

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Donald Trump’s Last Stand

08Oct

GETTYSBURG, Pa. ― This is the heartland of what should be Donald Trump ’s America. In a town where the anti-slavery Republican-led North won the Civil War, where Abraham Lincoln eulogized the dead and Dwight Eisenhower lived, the lifelong GOP faithfuls who dominate local politics are trying hard to stick with Trump

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Here’s a grateful shoutout to ULI Los Angeles . As usual, at today’s ULI Los Angeles Planning for Transit conference, I learned something new. Thanks to the panel featuring Ann Sewill of the California Community Foundation I am wiser about a 1980s era group called Not Yet New York

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Twitters users are mocking Donald Trump’s tax return saga by recalling what life was like in the 1990s.

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Ever wonder why Mickey Mouse never had any kids? Maybe it was those silly pants. Let’s not even consider whether his lack of style turned Minnie off. Mickey may have failed to score because of the fabric of his red shorts.

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Nocturnal Animals photo by Merrick Morton, Universal Pictures International With Tom Ford, chances are that if he throws a rock in the wind, he will hit gold. When it comes to fashion, Ford has conquered it, he “shut it down” as fashionista Rachel Zoe would say

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TAMPA, Fla. – Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, causing widespread power outages and flooding before diminishing into a tropical storm and plowing up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas with a still-potent mix of high winds and heavy rains.

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The Fateful August Of Donald J. Trump

30Ago

In the month since the conventions, the jittery surface of the 24 hour news cycle has been roiled by crosscurrents, its avatars trumpeting each new event as more dramatic than the last. But beneath there is a sickly stillness of a candidacy mired in the swampland of Donald Trump’s own mind, creating a numbing ennui seeping through the electorate like encephalitis in slow motion. Too many Americans have realized who he is.

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Investing in Others

04Ago

“It is not happiness that makes us grateful; it is gratefulness that makes us happy.” – Unknown Value investing is an investing strategy for stocks that has been taught in the past few decades by some of the greatest investors of our time. It involves selecting investments that trade for less than their intrinsic value, focusing on the long-term fundamentals in the hope for capital appreciation or continuous dividends. Many investors have used this strategy successfully and have made a tremendous amount of wealth through their investments in undervalued companies.

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Lowell McAdam, Verizon Communications’ Chairman and CEO, second quarter, 2016 earnings call, July, 26th, 2016: “You saw the first fruits of this strategy in April, when we announced our One Fiber strategy for the city of Boston.” More…

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How to Create a Great Customer Experience

27Jul

By Cathy Butler, SVP, Digital Products & Services, DigitasLBi More…

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Lessons from a Marriage

31May

In a few days, we will celebrate fifty years together.

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Hot dogs get a raw deal. They’ve never really earned a place of honor atop the grill, playing second fiddle to the gorgeous steaks and juicy burgers that rule our summers.

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Few things are more exciting than arriving at an unknown platform for the first time. Whether it’s Grand Central Station, Roma Termini, or the metro in Moscow, the idea that unknown possibilities are within reach is thrilling

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Donald Trump breaks the rules. For his followers, that’s part of his appeal. Trump specializes in the lie

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Drone’s Eye View of Mars

16May

The easiest way to detect evidence of aliens is straightforward: just scrunch up your eyes and look for it. In fact, there’s a long history to this easy-peasy strategy

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By Al Norman In Atlanta, Georgia , a 53 year old black man is beaten and handcuffed by an off-duty cop working for Wal-Mart, for allegedly stealing a 38 cent tomato. When the shopper produced a receipt, the charges against him were dropped

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Dear Misogynistic Women…

12Abr

Lately, as I scroll through my Facebook news feed during our current Presidential race, I’m seeing more and more ugly, insulting, meant-to-be-funny posts and memes describing our political candidates. Freedom of speech — can’t beat it! However, there’s something more insidious going on within the female community in regards to politics and social media that alarms me. By now, all of you reading this should be aware of the Twitter spat between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz regarding the attractiveness of their respective wives

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It’s been five years since Mike Wilklow was slinging sandwiches at a Jimmy John’s shop in Minneapolis. No longer a 20-something activist, Wilklow is 31 years old and punching the clock as a computer programmer, earning far more than he did during his fast-food days. And yet, thanks to some recent legal developments, Wilklow now finds himself pondering a return to Jimmy John’s to dress Totally Tunas for next to minimum wage.

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Inside The Complex World Of Women And Guns

11Feb

Beneath the surface of the guns discussion in America—one traditionally dominated by men—there’s a complex world of females and firearms. Here, in the following 10 stories, we shed light on what often goes unseen: how women feel about, live with, and die by guns

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All photos by Vlad Semen #InvisiblePlaces is a series of stories about what I’ve felt in some very popular destinations. My photographer – Vlad Semen – and me travel around the world and explore what is behind the image.

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Prepare to make coffee your Valentine. This week and this week only , Starbucks is offering 3 new drinks devoted entirely to the love of chocolate. The “Molten Chocolate Trio” are basically just classic Starbucks drinks with chocolate chips melted in

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We all have that friend: every time you go to her house, everything is in its place, the counters are shining, and the toilet doesn’t have that pink ring around the bowl. I used to think that these kinds of people were like Monica from Friends : genetically wired to love cleaning

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With a combined love for the ocean – from surfers, to photographers, and adventurers – nine millennial influencers from across the globe took a journey to the East Coast of Australia to discover the devastating effect that plastic pollution has on the world’s oceans, as part of a project called ” Contiki Storytellers “. In partnership with Surfrider Australia , millennial travel company Contiki arranged for the nine influencers to get a first-hand look at the pristine beauty of Australia’s coastline, which included sailing through the Whitsundays and exploring Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay, before they discovered how the picturesque beaches of Australia were the home of hundreds of pounds of plastic waste.

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This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. Click here to view the original. It’s hard to imagine a more valuable ecosystem than a mangrove forest

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LOS ANGELES — The “invisible tsunami” of natural gas that has been spewing from a broken well in the backyard of an affluent Los Angeles suburb has caused illness and  losses to businesses , and driven thousands from their homes.

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Theater: Almost "Paradise;" Awkward "Affair"

01Feb

THE GRAND PARADISE *** out of **** OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR * 1/2 out of **** THE GRAND PARADISE *** out of **** THE GRAND PARADISE IN BROOKLYN Great art is usually immersive. If I open a novel by Charles Dickens, I can soon forget my surroundings entirely. A transporting album like Pink Moon by Nick Drake creates its own dusky, late night reality

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I recently saw a paper written by a fourth grader that was returned by her English teacher with more red ink than student handwriting. And, the teacher had literally re-written the entire student piece in red.

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John Douglas Thompson as Louis Armstrong: His heart belonged to music. Photos by T. Charles Erickson Anyone old enough to recall Louis Armstrong’s many gigs on the Ed Sullivan Show or curious enough to view his videos on YouTube knows the great trumpeter/singer as a jovial guy with a radiant smile and an ingratiating way with words

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This article was originally published in the journal Democracy. Subscribe to it here , because why not? WASHINGTON — Coverage of the influence of money in politics tends to suffer from the same weakness that all horse-race politics writing does: it almost never connects day-to-day movements to any broader reality or purpose

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When you vacation in Hawaii, it’s only natural to expect a magical experience. And sometimes, as this pair of lucky paddle boarders found out, Mother Nature does all the work for you. The two paddle boarders were off the west coast of Maui Thursday when a humpback whale breached right in front of them

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