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These People Had Faith In Mexico's Presidential Frontrunner. Then He Made A Deal Betraying Them.

With a wide lead over his rivals, Andrés Manuel López Obrador is certain he has the presidency in the bag. This community, once loyal to him, is in the market for a new candidate.<p>SAN JUAN DE SABINAS, Mexico — With a lead of nearly 15% in some polls, third-time Mexican presidential hopeful Andres …

7 Fair Trade Chocolate Companies That Make Delicious Treats

If you have been following this blog for awhile you probably know I love Fair Trade products. You may even know the story of how I learned more about …

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

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Babe's Aziz Ansari piece was a gift to anyone who wants to derail #MeToo

Over the weekend, a story broke at the online publication babe detailing a sexual encounter between Golden Globe-winning “Master of None” star Aziz Ansari and an anonymous woman who went by “Grace” for the purposes of the report. The title? “I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

The 20 Coolest Christmas Songs For An Alternative Yule

So this is Christmas? As we’re knee-deep in Yuletide adverts, Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ …

America’s Future Is Texas

With right-wing zealots taking over the legislature even as the state’s demographics shift leftward, Texas has become the nation’s bellwether.<p>When Frederick Law Olmsted passed through Texas, in 1853, he became besotted with the majesty of the Texas legislature. “I have seen several similar bodies …