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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.

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.
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November 21, 2019

This last full day of the Scorpio Sun has a grounded feel. The Moon is in meticulous Virgo. Morning lunar trines to Saturn and Pluto prompt a dedicated work effort. Productivity is likely to be well above average. However, mid-afternoon sees the Moon…
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November 2019

“Bringing Energy into Matter” Learn basics of Tachyon, Zero Point Energy and Quantum Physics Tachyonized products and healing tools for purchase Participate in a seeing...

Cost: Free (preregistration is required)

Where:
The Sanctuary for Celestial Empowerment
10 Grassmere Avenue
Suite #300
West Hartford, CT  06110
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Sponsor: Psychotherapy Healing Services, LLC
Telephone: 860-798-6176
Contact Name: Celeste E. Mattingly, LCSW
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Beaver Moon: Herbs for Aches and Pains Using Anti-Inflammatory Herbs. Refreshments served. To RSVP contact herbalist Rachel Ross, RN CNM. Visit our Facebook page for the latest...

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Telephone: (508) 847-8615
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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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A beautiful collection of messages from Jeshua Ben Joseph (Jesus) that will transform your life, as it did his. Coming together to study these teachings, to ponder, to savor, to deepen our...

Cost: $25 per class

Where:
Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center
130 Massapoag Avenue
Sharon, MA  02067
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Sponsor: Heart and Soul Holistic
Telephone: 781-258-9942
Contact Name: Barbara Ann Strassman
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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Atend a public hearing for S665 at the Massachusetts State House to protect holistic practitioners. This is the second bill that urgently needs your attention now. S665 will provide a safe...

Where:
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Rooms A1 and A2
Boston, MA  02133
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With Peyton Pugmire, spiritual intuitive and Certified Angel Card Reader Tuesdays, 9/24, 10/22, 11/19, 12/17, 6pm–8pm You are intuitive beyond belief. This is your soul’s...

Cost: $40

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Creative Spirit
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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Free Evidence-Based Holistic Health Education Program at Wilbraham Senior Center The H.E.A.R.T. Program® (Health Empowerment and Real Transformation), created and instructed by Michelle...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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The Fertility Awareness Meetup provides women with an opportunity to learn about and discuss natural birth control options and fertility. This is a space to connect with peers, access information,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cambridge Women's Center
46 Pleasant St
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Sponsor: AC Fertility Awareness
Telephone: 617-899-7624
Contact Name: Anna Churchill

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The online dating scene can be exciting, overwhelming, and also annoying. However, it can truly be worth the hassle if you end up finding your ideal match! Just like Kerri did! Come to this...

Cost: $25

Where:
Awaken Holistic Counseling Services
2 Liberty St., Unit 2L
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Awaken Holistic Counseling Services, LLC
Telephone: 978-255-7893
Contact Name: Kerri Morrison
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Broga® is an officially licensed brand of fitness infused yoga geared for men but open to all. With instructors around the world, Chuck was trained by the brands creator and went onto work as...

Cost: $20

Where:
SSFIT STudio
339 Boston Post Rd, Suite 6A
Sudury, MA  01776
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Sponsor: SSFIT STUDIO
Telephone: 508-904-7171
Contact Name: Steven
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Come detox, relax and renew yourself for the fall in our sanctuary! We have an intimate gathering of great readers and healers providing services at sampler rates to enjoy their services while...

Cost: $60: 3 Pack Service Special; $25: Single Service

Where:
Healing Power Of Flowers—Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani (My journey from cancer, to near death, to true healing) In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four...

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Circle Acupuncture & Healing
411 West Main Street, Suite 2R (rear of building)
Northborough, MA  01532
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Sponsor: Open Circle Acupuncture & Healing
Telephone: 508-393-1212
Contact Name: Kim Flaherty
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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At our free Divorce Boot Camp, you will learn how to manage the legal, financial, real estate, mortgage and personal issues related to divorce. About this Event: Are you considering, going...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leading Edge Real Estate
2 Mount Vernon Street
Winchester, MA  01890
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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Four week series for girls ages 11 and up with Leigh Sloss This series of classes will focus on some of the most effective yoga and mindfulness skills for reducing stress and anxiety.  In a...

Cost: Series: $75; Drop in rate $20

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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Learn to overcome spinal tensions through therapeutic postures, designed to decompress your spine and relieve pain. Taught by a certified yoga therapist, classes bring you through poses...

Cost: 5/$50

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice O'Brien
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