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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.

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...
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February 27, 2020

Lovers may be surprisingly bold this morning. The Aries Moon is forming a noontime conjunction with Venus. Impulse buyers may also be tempted. However, not so fast. The Venus/Moon duo is at odds with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. After midday, partnerships…
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February 2020

With Kacey O’Donnell  Start Date: February 23, 2020   Come explore the spiritual path of Wicca! Discover more about nature, energy, magick and yourself. This 12-month course...

Cost: $1195 (Early Bird $1095)

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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The Basics Of Using Essential Oils Presenter: Kay Judge CCA Are you curious about how essential oils work and how to use them safely? This class will provide a basic understanding of the...

Cost: $25

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main Street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-242-4069
Contact Name: Kay Judge
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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 Fundraiser for Lucy’s Love Bus Monday February 24th at 5:30pm (Snow date: March 2nd) Join us for complimentary appetizers, free door prizes, drinks, fun music, a raffle and auction with...

Where:
Crave Restaurant
10 Water Street
Amesbury, MA
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Telephone: 857-277-1984
Contact Name: Kerry
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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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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use...

Cost: $20

Where:
Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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Sound baths provide an opportunity to relax and journey into a healing, meditative and rejuvenating state. There is nothing you need to do, know or believe. Join us for a powerful, yet casual...

Cost: $25

Where:
Moth & Moon Studio
173 South River Rd
Suite #4
Bedford, NH  03110
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Sponsor: Jeffrey Charles Warren
Contact Name: Jeffrey Charles Warren
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Automatic & Channel Writing — Class 2 of 3 Discussion of the process of writing and channeling. Continued writing practice and connecting practice and exercises. Discussion of...

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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15 minutes for only $25 with some of our most popular readers! Plus, all merchandise will be 10% off too! Genevieve Hackett - Tarot or Mediumship Readings Renee Walsh - Destiny Divination...

Cost: $25

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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Join Life Coach Cheryl Richardson and her husband, Michael Gerrish, a psychotherapist and gifted intuitive, for a special evening designed to help you upgrade your life!  During this event,...

Cost: $35

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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February 27–29 Annie Appleseed Project: all-volunteer cancer nonprofit helps people make informed decisions on lifestyle issues, complementary therapies and holistic treatments....

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West Palm Beach, FL


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Kundalini yoga and Naad yoga (the yoga of sound), are powerful tools that help us to cope with challenges, change our state, and lift us into an elevated experience. We all know what it is like...

Cost: $35, $40 at the door

Where:
Yoga At The Ashram
368 Village St.
Millis, MA  02054
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Telephone: 508-376-4525
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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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