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Though the idea had been around for millennia, the 1662 book Natural and Political Observations Made upon the Bills of Mortality by John Graunt generally gets credit for awakening European governments
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I am in the bench room of "Stowe Hall" at Marc Adams School of Woodworking, preparing for my students to arrive for demonstrations and work on their own boxes. The hall has a temporary name above the
This Facebook meme caught my eye yesterday and helped inspire this post. Get the tar pots boiling. Slash those old pillows, you are going to need plenty of feathers. There is probably a decorative
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Magnolias bloom in a vast profusion, curling open petals to the sun, exhaling sweetness into the warmth of the day. What opens your heart and allows you bloom? The Daily Compass offers words and image
“Reporters are faced with the daily choice of painstakingly researching stories or writing whatever people tell them. Both approaches pay the same.” – Scott Adams Since a very young age (like the age
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In Westport and Hartford, Victor Lundy designed dramatic expressions of mid-century Unitarian Universalism.
“I decided it was my time to give back,” Khatib said. Along with First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, Khatib and other members of Masjid Toronto, a downtown Toronto mosque, are helping bringing
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“Astonishing” and “unprecedented” are two words commonly used to describe the current Syrian refugee crisis. Since the civil war began four years ago, 11 million Syrians facing fear and persecution ha
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Be informed. Click to see an extensive, clear summary of the Iran deal on the White House web site. On July 14, an historic agreement resolving the Iran nuclear issue was finalized in Vienna, culmi
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"People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like ‘be..."
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the-uterus: #WomenBetrayed is trending, so I thought I’d post this in response.
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It is 1972. I am 7 years old. My mother who normally wears her hair in a large easy to care for afro has just gotten back from the beauty parlour where she has had her hair whipped up into … Continue
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By Robert L. Fried Photo credit: Michael Anderson To a new teacher, or a teacher with years of experience, the twenty-first-century classroom can seem overwhelming. Along with the traditional challeng
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