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The Art of the Christmas Truce

A tradition forged in Europe during World War I finds modern expression everywhere from South Sudan to Colombia.<p>Ninety-nine years ago today, something strange happened on the Western Front: It fell silent. World War I had only just erupted that summer, but the fighting had already proven fierce, …

What Do You Want Your Ocean to Look Like?

Changing Planet<p>The Waitt Institute has a new mission: <b>empower communities to restore their oceans.</b><p>This film provides a sneak peak into what that work looks like as we endeavor to preserve livelihoods and cultures by sustainably managing ocean resources. It’s a vignette of one island’s commitment to …

Holiday Survival Guide

It's that time of year - You need gift ideas and recipes and more! And perhaps you need a little help with those tough conversations on energy, …

Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

Facebook Admits Teens Are Using The Social Network Less

Three months ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg assured investors his social network didn't have a young people problem.<p>"There has been a lot of speculation reporting that fewer teens are using Facebook," he said in July. "But based on our data, that just isn’t true."<p><i>That</i> just isn't true. Facebook …

Time for a Digital Intervention: Seven Spots That Force You to Unplug (Photos)

The first step is admitting you have a problem. Then stage your own intervention at an electronics-free retreat. Put that iPhone down and smell the …

Why I Wrote a Grammar Book

People often ask me why I wrote a grammar book. During most of my professional career, I worked with not-for-profit institutions in various parts of the country. Regardless of where I was located -- no matter the state or the setting -- I found that the people I encountered all had something in …

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