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Paris Attacks: ‘I will not give you the gift of hating you’

Antoine Leiris lost his wife Helene in the Bataclan theatre in Paris. His Facebook tribute to his wife and challenge to her killers has since been shared thousands of times.

Not For What He ‘Says’ But For What He Has ‘Done,’ Postal Workers Endorse Sanders

“Sen. Bernie Sanders stands above all others as a true champion of postal workers and other workers throughout the country.”

‘Too Many Times To Count’: My Experiences Of Racism At The University Of Missouri

I have lived in Columbia and been at the University for almost 18 years. During this time, I have been called the n word too many times to count…

First Openly Gay Country Singer Shares Advice His Dad Gave Him As A Teen

The lead singer for Lavender Country, the first openly gay country band, shares the touching advice he received from his father.

Experience Institute Ditches Classrooms In Favor Of Hands-On Learning

In 2012, Victor Saad decided to get an MBA. He quickly learned, however, that doing so came with a hefty price tag, inflexibility, and limited options.

An Oasis Of Peace Amidst The Turmoil in Israel

Unless you’re living in a news black hole, you well know about the current wave of violence and strife occurring in Israel and Palestine.

Boston Coworking Collective Prioritizes Community Over Profit

In 2008, Boston-based user experience designer Benji Mauer was feeling the isolation of working from home. He and his friend Benjamin Spear decided to rent an office together, but they couldn’t find one small enough. Rather than give up, they decided to get a few more people onboard...

New Leak Of Final TPP Text Confirms Attack On Freedom Of Expression, Public Health

Offering a first glimpse of the secret 12-nation "trade" deal in its final form, WikiLeaks on Friday published the final negotiated text for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)'s Intellectual Property Rights chapter, confirming that the pro-corporate pact would harm freedom of expression...

Help Provide Service Dogs To Vets And The Disabled

The government rarely provides funds to the disabled to acquire a service dog, nor does the government provide funds to service dog trainers to offset their costs.

Mandatory Gun Insurance – A Practical Plan To Make America Safer

Since the 2nd Amendment says we can't require gun owners handle their guns responsibly, let's allow the marketplace make it in their interest to do so.

9 Cities Abolish Columbus Day In Favor Indigenous Peoples' Day

The trend of cities renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day is spreading across the United States.

Concluding Lifetime Of Dedicated Activism, Grace Lee Boggs Dies At Age 100

"I want my life to challenge people to think philosophically," she once said, "I want people to ask themselves and each other what time it is on the clock of the world."

Jim Hightower: "Bernie Is Giving Us All An Opportunity To Win"

While Bernie Sanders was drawing huge crowds in Massachusetts, a Super Tuesday state, supporters from surrounding states, including Jim Hightower, were canvasing in Iowa in what was billed as a weekend of action.

Gloucester, MA, Police Force Combats Opioid Epidemic By Targeting Big Pharma

Initiatives to help addicts highlight links between legally prescribed pain medication and opioid addiction...

Future Doctors Rising Up For 'Medicare For All'

Why med students are taking action for single-payer on October 1...

Outdoor Preschools Bring Affordable Education to Parks

Forget tiny tables, tiny toilets, and tiny toy shelves. A new wave of preschools is taking learning outside and turning local parks into classrooms.

The Rad History Book Every Girl (and Boy) Should Have On Her Bookshelf

A new feminist children's book honors 26 awesome women who changed the world...

You're Invited To Be Part Of The US Department Of Arts & Culture

Forging the world we want to live in requires social imagination, the capacity to envision alternatives to what is, together remaking reality. What if instead of another holiday commemorating the past, we took time to envision and celebrate the future?

Yes to Compassion: 12,000 Icelanders Step Up For Refugees, Shaming Their Government (and Several Others')

Under the rubric, "Just Because It Isn't Happening Here Doesn't Mean It Isn't Happening," over 12,000 Icelanders have offered their homes and spare bedrooms and moral support to Syrian refugees after their own government said they would only help 50 of an estimated 4 million people fleeing Syria's brutal civil war.

Arizona Rules All Dogs Sold In Pet Stores To Come From Shelters

Good news for rescue groups, shelter volunteers, and animal lovers everywhere: efforts to put puppy mills out of business are paying off!

What’s A Death Midwife? Inside The Alternative Death Care Movement

From funeral cooperatives to green burials, there's a kinder, gentler, less expensive way to die.

Teaching What Matters Most

In light of the latest school shooting, we are once again reminded of how ill equipped our children are to deal with stress. Anonymous commentators spout off in news articles about everything from gun laws to bad parenting to mental illness and bullying.

Musings: Embracing Life Change

A favorite postcard tacked up on my wall is from writer Nancy Slonim Aronie of Chilmark Writer’s Workshop fame on Martha’s Vineyard. Xeroxed across the front of her happy family photo is a typewritten strip: “Right now is exactly where you are supposed to be.”

Dangerous Isolation: Meet The Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse

From helping care for an abused woman’s animals to switching jackets so she can slip past her husband in the parking lot, advocates in poor, rural areas are thinking outside the box.

US Torturers Lose Psychologists' Corrupt Cooperation

The American Psychological Association's in-depth role in U.S. torture of detainees was revealed in a landmark report released earlier this year.

Learning The Telltale Signs Of Drowning Could Help You Save A Life

Movies and TV shows have always portrayed a drowning victim as somebody who will splash, yell, and wave for help. However, people who swallow water and enter the phases of drowning are unable physiologically speak...

Why You Should Celebrate Medicare’s 50th Birthday on July 30, 2015

Medicare continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems. That’s baloney.

The Value of Protest

As a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders, my first reaction to hearing about Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protest at Netroots Nation was disappointment. This looks bad, I thought...

The War on Drugs Is a War on Minorities: Former Inmate Freed by Obama Speaks Out

President Obama became the first sitting president in history to visit a federal prison Thursday when he toured the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma.

Jimmy Carter: "There's an Awakening in Our Country"

The former president speaks out on the Confederate flag, religion, Bob Dylan, and Iran.
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Daily Astrology

January 24, 2018

Obsessive personalities bear down under the conjunction of Mercury and Pluto. People, situations and things are subject to intense scrutiny. What we focus on is magnified so use your mind wisely. Concentrate on solutions rather than insurmountable…
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January 2018

Note: Tickets must be purchased here: http://bit.ly/2j2U7C4 Do you desire more emotional and physical connection? Does fear of being rejected or looking foolish hold you back from initiating...

Cost: $127/person; $247/couple

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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A 3-week Course Taught by Melissa Fountain, CSYT Sundays: 10:30am–12:15pm January 21, 28 and Feb 11 Meditation is a sacred gift you give yourself, and brings new vitality and focus...

Cost: Early Bird Pricing (until Jan 20): $140 for all 3 sessions ($155 after Jan 20)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
40 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Are you curious about yoga but don't know where to begin? The Intro to Yoga Series is a great place to start your practice. This series will provide a safe, non-competitive and welcoming...

Cost: $90 for series

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut St, Suite A
Exeter, NH  03833
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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3 Hour Introduction Diet and exercise play a role in managing your weight, but; that isn’t the whole story.   80% of dieters weigh the same or more within three months of starting...

Cost: $49

Where:
The Center for Resilient Living Clearly Coworking
474 Grove St.
Worcester, MA  01605
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Sponsor: The Center for Resilient Living and Adventure Boot Camp
Telephone: 508-963-4786
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 26 - 28, 2017 Journey to the heart, a shamanic sound healing training level 1 Join David Kuhn shamanic sound healer for a transformational weekend. David will share the basics of...

Cost: $222

Where:
Sound
31 Hawleyville Road
Newtown, VT  06479
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Sponsor: David Kuhn
Telephone: 802-579-5771
Contact Name: David Kuhn
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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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With Rev. Rita Berkowitz Are you ready to become a professional medium and meet the criteria that would be required of you, ethically and practically? Are you ready to work with the public and...

Cost: $600 (Early Bird $550)

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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All are invited to the 2nd annual Lincoln, MA Holistic Wellness Fair on January 27. We are also seeking holistic practitioners from the locales of Lincoln, MA and surrounding towns, to participate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Rd
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria

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Do you want to learn how to use the plants in your backyard to bring healing nourishment to your life? Is winter finding you hungry for wildflowers and tasty greens? If so, join Jenny Hauf,...

Cost: $15 for Trustees members and $25 for nonmembers

Where:
Francis William Bird Park
Polley Lane
East Walpole, MA  02032
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Sponsor: The Trustees of Reservations
Telephone: 617-750-4329
Contact Name: Maura O’Gara
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Dates: Saturday, January 27 and Saturday, February 3. This two-day class is for those want to go deeper into their personal healing journey with the system of Reiki and who want to strengthen...

Cost: $275

Where:
Bancroft Doggone U
333 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA  01604
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Sponsor: Bancroft Doggone U
Telephone: 508-753-9757
Contact Name: Lisa Ruthig
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