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If You Care About Your Health, Then You Should Care About Conservation

From providing lifesaving drugs to buffering humans from disease, protection of wildlife habitat is key to human well-being.

Celebrate National Farm To School Month This October

October is National Farm to School Month and communities across the country are celebrating the importance of farm to school programs.

Worcester School Committee Hosts First-In-Nation “Best Practices For Wireless” October 17

CeCe Doucette of Ashland, MA and Worcester resident, Leslie Saffer, will appear next week before the meeting of the Worcester School Committee’s Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports to address concerns/solutions related to wireless devices and their infrastructure.

MA Citizen Group Asks MA DPU Not To Extend The National Grid Smart Meter Pilot Program In Worcester

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has several active dockets for wireless smart electric meter deployments, despite the National Toxicology Program's recent findings that radio frequency exposure causes cancer in laboratory animals and damages DNA.

The Backwards History Of Attitudes Toward Public Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding in public is the controversy that never seems to die.

Want Great Teachers? There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Solution

It is clear we need good teachers, but just what makes for “teacher quality”? And can quality be systematically improved by public policy?

Elizabeth Warren Clarifies The Charter Schools Debate

Are charter schools a “progressive” idea for education? Some progressive sources would have you think so, but other progressives have challenged that framing.

The Future Of Power

From the World Economic Forum to Harvard Business School, leaders are embracing the idea that reflective practice and inner awareness — defined as soft power — are fundamental to effective leadership in our times.

Nation Ready To Finally End ‘Detrimental And Deeply Unjust’ Hyde Amendment

Reproductive rights advocates nationwide are taking part in a week of action against the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion services and particularly hurts low-income women and women of color.

How You Can Support Standing Rock

This is your pipeline battle too. Whatever you have to offer, we need it. Wherever you are, take one step deeper. Find your voice. Find your own front lines.

Before Anything Else, We Are All Human

Here's the Ad Council's LoveHasNoLabels diversity-themed PSA, featuring real people and stories, which just won this year's Creative Arts Emmy for Best Commercial.

Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment At Standing Rock Was Decades In The Making

North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.

I Took A Side Job Selling Cherries At Pike Place—And Now Love The Farming World

When I first saw the “Help Wanted” sign posted at the stall of a farm at my local farmers market in Seattle, I hoped I’d get work picking cherries. When I called, it turned out the job was selling them, but that was almost as good.

EarthTalk: Can Cloning Save Endangered Species?

Why are many environmentalists against artificial cloning of living organisms? Isn’t it a good way to save endangered species?

Life In The Native American Oil Protest Camp

An Indian reservation in North Dakota is the site of the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years. Indigenous people from across the US are living in camps on the Standing Rock reservation as they protest the construction of a new oil pipeline.

The (R)Evolution In Mental Healthcare — Brazilian Style

Currently an epidemic of mental health disorders plagues the U.S. One in five Americans is estimated to be taking one or more prescribed psychiatric medications, despite their many advertised side effects. However, optimizing wellbeing without psych meds is possible, something many Brazilians have been doing for more than 100 years.

Inspiring Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Does More To Combat ISIS Than Anything Trump Proposes

Being Muslim in America—especially if you wear your Muslimness openly—is no doubt a complicated thing. Beyond the travails of practicing a minority faith, looking Muslim makes one especially vulnerable in a time when Donald Trump got where he is to a significant degree by exploiting Islamophobia.

Why Hope Has Power In This Gut-Wrenching Election Year

Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.

Beyond Clinton vs. Trump, Green Party Convention Kicks Off

The Green Party kicked off its national convention in Houston, Texas on Thursday, where presumptive nominee Jill Stein will present a third-party challenge to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Nation's Longest Bike Path Will Connect Maine To Florida

Stop and smell the roses or grab some food or chat with locals on the nation’s longest greenway. Soon, traveling from Florida to Maine and back won’t require a car.

Jane Sanders: Why Bernie Voters Shouldn't Get Over It

Bernie's wife discusses her proudest and most difficult campaign moments, the DNC email leak and the future of his revolution…

Florida Town Proposes A Ban On Super PACs—What Could Happen?

Not only would the ordinance get big money out of St. Petersburg elections, but it could lead to a legal clash ending super PACs across the country.

Black Lives Matter Needs White Bodies

What will it take for the majority of white people to understand, to see through the eyes of a black person, their daily realities?

#PeopleOverPipelines March Concludes With Rally On State House Grand Staircase

The #PeopleOverPipelines Grand Staircase rally concluded at 11am yesterday after Senator Marc Pacheco and Senator Pat Jehlen addressed the crowd of 250 supporters, filling the steps of the Grand Staircase.

This Country Needs A Truth And Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now

America has a long history of violence against black citizens. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism?

GMO Label Bill Clears Major Hurdle In Senate...Now What?

Yesterday—five days after Vermont enacted its landmark GMO labeling mandate—the Senate voted 65-32 in a cloture vote to move a controversial GMO labeling bill forward.

French Kids Know How To Play: American Parents’ Obsession With Structured Playtime Is Stifling Our Kids

Kids can’t be truly creative if, early on, they’re learning nothing more than following rules.

Donald Trump Frees Us To Vote As We Wish

The fear of Donald Trump, fueled by his attacks on women and racial and ethnic groups, really is unwarranted, because Trump’s self-destructive campaigning is leading to a landslide loss. The reality is that Trump frees people to vote for what they want, not against what they fear.

Honoring A Dedicated Veterinarian

Margo Roman, DVM, CVA, COT, CPT, from Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton, was honored at The Pioneers in Medicine Ceremony at the Conference of the Society of Oxidative and Photonic Medicine.

I’m Sticking With Sanders—And Voting For Clinton

Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.
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January 23, 2020

If you experience a restless night, chalk it up to the Sun’s square with Uranus. The volatile configuration is a twice yearly exercise in stretching limits, sometimes to the breaking point. Don’t worry, in the end we usually evolve into closer alignment…
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January 2020

Saturday January 18th, 2020 from 10:30-4pm and Sunday January 19th, 2020 from 10:30-4pm In Reiki Master Level you will learn the master symbols, receive the master level attunement and learn how...

Cost: $295 for new students, $195 for the refresher option

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 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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Join us and connect to the powerful energies of the bird kingdom. Throughout earth history, birds have been thought to be divine messengers. Many spiritual systems believe they are emissaries of...

Cost: $95

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: front desk
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Your soul has already seeded your existence with all that is needed to completely express your destiny. Let the Miracle Mantra awaken you to the awareness of spirit ever present in your...

Cost: Suggested Donation: $20

Where:
Yoga At The Ashram
368 Village Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Sponsor: Yoga at the Ashram
Telephone: 508-376-4525
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Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

Where:
VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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January 19th, February 16th, March 8th by appointment only. Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) to balance body, resolve leg length discrepancies, reduce back, shoulder, knee, hip pain and reduce stress...

Cost: $65 to $145

Where:
Leapin' Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME  04101
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Sponsor: Leapin' Lizards
Telephone: 207-221-2363
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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Total Life Group Cleanse begins with Jonathan Glass, Ayurvedic practitioner Includes the following three Tuesdays. A 28-day program designed to initiate and maximize detoxification and...

Where:
Concord, MA


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Are you considering, going through or recovering from divorce? Join us at our free Daytime Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! In response to requests from people who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
180 Wells Avenue
Suite 300
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Do you have questions about the legal process of divorce? Join us at our free informative workshop in Hingham, MA! About this event: David Kellem, experienced Family Law Attorney &...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kellem Mahoney Family Law & Mediation Group
100 Recreation Park Drive
Suite 201
Hingham, MA  02043
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Are you ready to permanently up-level your life? Are you ready close the gap between where you are today and your higher purpose? Are you ready to take a definitive step toward healing the...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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Join us at Vesta’s One-Day Divorce Retreat in Newton, MA! In just one day... you will come away with valuable knowledge about the issues associated with separation and divorce,...

Cost: $149

Where:
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
180 Wells Avenue
Suite 300
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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January is the time of the year when we look ahead to the year in front of us and imagine it to be better than the one we are leaving behind. We often make the New Years resolution in January and...

Cost: $108 before Jan 20 ($120 after)

Where:
Unity Farm Sanctuary
17 Unity Lane
Westborough Shopping Center
Sherborn, MA  01770
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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This is a free and mandatory orientation prior to registering for the 8 week group program of mindfulness based stress reduction or MBSR. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly....

Cost: Free

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 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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This class will teach you how to make your own intricate wire-wrapped gemstone pendant, expanding on the basics from the introductory Level 1 class that has been taught previously. This class if...

Cost: Reg includes supplies $60 per person or $50 more than one

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd, Unit A
Our Yellow Banner is in Window w/Fairy Lights Please remove shoes at the door
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey
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We will be sitting in the New Moon Energy and The Energy and Consciousness of the Chinese New Year.  Stacey and Bob will be doing an energetic transmission with Energies and Stones...

Cost: Class: $30, Online Reg. $25

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd, Unit A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey
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Next Class Starts January 25, 2020 You will learn: How to hypnotize How to use hypnosis to help clients make personal changes How to turn hypnosis into a profitable part-time or...

Where:
, RI


Telephone: 401-374-1890
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January 25–April 26, 2020 Now offered in one day and weekend modules that can be taken individually or consecutively.  Dates and individual class links are listed below. All...

Cost: $1360

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, #1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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