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As European Women Stream To ISIS, This Reformed Extremist Is Offering Them A Different Path

When Yasmin Mulbocus found no justice after being sexually abused, she was drawn to an Islamic extremist group she believed could protect her. Twenty years later, she’s trying to stop other women from making the same mistake.

‘We Do Not Need A Militia Of Toddlers’: Handguns For Kids Law Advances In Iowa

If approved, bill would allow children of all ages to use handguns as long as they are under adult supervision…

Why It’s Time To End In-person Voting For Good

During President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he called for reforms to the voting process, saying, “We’ve got to make it easier to vote, not harder. We need to modernize it for the way we live now.”

With Abortion Rights In Balance, Health Groups In Rural States Take Stand For Access

Maine set to become third state in the country to offer telemedicine abortion, expanding access from three clinics to 19

Here Are A Few U.S. Communities That Realize The Benefits Of Welcoming Immigrants With Open Arms

The millions of people in the United States who are denied equal rights because they are immigrants have vast stockpiles of wisdom and rich culture to share; they engage in more strategic and courageous activism than do non-immigrants…

What’s Really At Stake In The Apple Encryption Debate

The government has never been allowed to create a “backdoor” to encrypted devices. Now, it’s trying to force Apple to build one.

Can We Trust Our Drinking Water?

Is Flint's tragedy a rare exception, or the sign of a systemic breakdown in US water utilities?

Labeling Our Future

Currently, 64 countries around the world have labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods but the U.S is not one of them.

It’s Her Choice

An interview with Katha Pollitt On The Struggle Over Abortion Rights…

Feng Shui in the Classroom

Feng shui principles can be applied to all places of learning, from elementary school through college.

A Kentucky Domestic Violence Shelter Helps Women Grow Food—And Confidence

Many survivors of domestic violence have had their attempts at work and creativity sabotaged for years. On these 40 acres of rolling farmland, they're being restored.

Latin American Doctors Suggest Monsanto-Linked Larvicide Cause Of Microcephaly, Not Zika Virus

As the Zika epidemic “spreads explosively” around the world, pregnant travelers have been put on pause due to the virus’s suspected association with microcephaly, the congenital condition in which a baby’s head is abnormally small.

Dear Americans, Please Stop Dreaming Of A Better Nation

This political season seems decidedly more bizarre than others have been. It's not just the fact that someone as arrogant and ignorant about real life as Donald Trump is leading on the Republican side.

Do Not Send Us Bottles of Water. Instead, Join Us In A Revolt

Many of you have contacted me wanting to know how you can help the people of Flint with the two-year long tragedy of drinking water contaminated by the radical decisions made by the Governor of Michigan.

Arrival Of Imbolc

If you go outside and use your higher senses, you will be able to identify an emerging aliveness stirring beneath the death of winter from this date forward. I love that sensation!

Direct Democracy May Be Key To A Happier American Democracy

Is American democracy still “by the people, for the people?” According to recent research, it may not be.

Just Who Exactly Benefits Most From The Global Giving Of Billionaires Like Bill Gates?

Is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting the interests of multinational corporations at the expense of social and economic justice?

Ursula K. Le Guin Obliterates The Bundy Militia - And Oregon's Largest Newspaper - In 194 Words

Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin has lived in Oregon for more than half a century, and has regularly visited the region surrounding the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 45 years.

Federal Drug Policy Softens As Whites Become Face Of Heroin Addiction

The numbers speak loud and clear about who’s suffering from America’s current heroin crisis—white people.

US State Makes It Illegal To Collect Evidence Of Pollution On Public Property

The state of Wyoming recently passed Senate Bill 12, the Data Trespass Bill, which will prevent people from collecting evidence of pollution, even on public lands.

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick In 2016 With The Sharing Economy

I have a confession to make: I am a chronic New Year’s resolutioner. Every year, like most of us, I vow to lose weight, save money, and spend more quality time with my friends and family.

10 Good Things About The Not-So-Great Year 2015

It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015, but that wouldn’t be a very inspiring way to bid farewell to this year and usher in a new one. So let’s look at 10 reasons to feel better about 2015.

Threatened By Powerful Voice, Industry ‘Attack Dog’ Hired To Discredit Teenage Anti-GMO Activist

“The agrichemical industry is plainly quite threatened by this teenage schoolgirl, so that's why they're after her.”

18 Holiday Gift Ideas—From Co-ops

Here's how to use your holiday shopping to support cooperatives.

Utopia Now: Why There’s Never Been A More Urgent Time To Dream Of A Better World

Right now, the future seems dark and frightening and it is precisely now that we must continue to imagine other worlds and then plot ways to get there.

Six Things Americans Should Know About Mass Shootings

America has experienced yet another mass shooting. As a criminologist, I have reviewed recent research in hopes of debunking some of the common misconceptions I hear creeping into discussions that spring up whenever a mass shooting occurs.

Is Wool Animal-Friendly?

A friend recently asked me about Chris, the lost sheep found in Australia carrying a whopping 90 pounds of wool…

An Eye For An Eye Makes The Whole World Blind

Millions of Americans believe that war doesn’t work, that war cannot end terrorism because war is terrorism, and that U.S. war-making is breeding a new generation of terrorists around the world.

15 Ways To Stay Sane On Black Friday

The United States' Black Friday holiday shopping ritual doesn’t have to be a descent into its usual madness. There are plenty of ways to build community, express gratitude, exercise your creativity, celebrate the commons, and otherwise stay sane. Here are 15 of our favorites.

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.
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February 22, 2020

This final day of the monthly lunar cycle is a pleasant, low key, low energy affair. The Moon is void of course in Aquarius, not the best omen for making important decisions, investments or commitments. The Moon’s disengaged status can be a catalyst for…
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February 2020

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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With Anna DeWitte Mondays—starts 1/27 Our next new class! Join Anna (one of our recent grads) for her mild heat class! The temperature will hover around 80 degrees which helps to loosen...

Cost: $17

Where:
State of Grace Yoga & Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Sponsor: State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
Telephone: 508-278-2818
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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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Automatic & Channel Writing — Class 1 of 3 Discussion of channel writing and then spending the rest of the class practicing writing. Getting comfortable writing either with paper and...

Cost: At door $20; online reg. $15

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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In celebration of Pediatric Dentistry Month and recognizing children’s oral health as a foundation for life-long health, join us for a free, fun and informational evening about how holistic...

Cost: Free

Where:
The BioMed Center New England
111 Chestnut Street
Ste 1
Providence, RI  02903
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Sponsor: The BioMed Center New England
Telephone: 833-8BIOMED
Contact Name: Admin Desk
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Free Workshop: What happens to the marital home in divorce? Join us for this timely seminar led by Attorney Beth Aarons, Realtor Sky Minckler, and Mortgage Consultant Craig Tashjian as they...

Cost: Free

Where:
Skylark Law & Mediation, PC
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA  01772
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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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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"Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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February 22nd & 23rd Deepen your knowledge and practice of Reiki. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This two-day Level II Training enhances...

Cost: $250

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

Where:
407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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