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3 Easy Steps To Support Net Neutrality

Want to keep the Internet equally accessible to everyone?

How Indigenous Land-Use Practices Inform The Current Sharing Economy

The concept of ownership is a social contract that allows certain individuals and groups to have rights to certain resources or items while excluding others from that access.

Gov. Charlie Baker Signs Law Guaranteeing Birth Control Without Copays In Massachusetts

Currently, under the Affordable Care Act signed by former President Barack Obama, insurers are required to cover contraceptives without cost-sharing. But Republican efforts to repeal the ACA mean the future of that requirement is uncertain.

Good News Headlines 11/21/17

In partnership with GE Healthcare and the University of Pittsburgh Hospital, Doug Dietz redesigned the rooms with the MR scanners to feature “adventure” environments that excited kids, rather than scared them.

Dangers Of Wi-Fi Public Discussions Begin Nov 28 In Massachusetts Legislature

PR people, increasingly dependent on sophisticated cellphones for news, info and communication, must be aware of dangers they present.

Good News Headlines 11/14/17

Pangolins may not be very good at protecting themselves, but that is why they have a team of men who are dedicated to watching over them.

How A Socialist Beat One Of Virginia’s Most Powerful Republicans

Is Lee Carter’s shocking victory a sign of things to come across America?

Want To Prevent Sexual Harassment And Assault? Start By Teaching Kids

In the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations involving Harvey Weinstein and Bill O'Reilly, Americans may be learning just how prevalent sexual violence is in our society.

Good News Headlines 11/1/17

Another country has joined efforts to stop the plastic pollution crisis by banning single-use plastic bags…

Van Jones’ “Messy Truth”: We’re All A Little Right, And We’re All A Little Wrong

Liberals and conservatives have too much in common—and too much at stake—to keep hiding behind differences.

Good News Headlines 10/24/17

Can Israel and Palestine work together? One group is proving it’s possible.

What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care

Even Trump supporters agree we can learn something from the country’s universal, low-cost health care system. It’s that good.

Good News Headlines 10/17/17

By helping donors ‘pay it forward,’ these teens are working to ensure that no student goes hungry…

Indigenous People Invented The So-Called ‘American Dream’

The notion underlying both the DACA repeal and the wall – which is that “illegal” immigrants, most of them from Mexico, are stealing U.S. jobs and hurting society – reflects a profound misunderstanding of American history.

Good News Headlines 10/10/17

Cathy Rude has braved her share of storms and flooding to get to a laboring patient. But last week was the first time the 63-year-old faced flood waters so high that her only way to work was to hitch a ride on an inflatable swan.

Amid ‘Alarming Setbacks,’ Right Livelihood Winners Embody Vision Of Better World

The winners of the 2017 Right Livelihood Awards—often referred to as the Alternative Nobel Prize—were announced in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday in order to honor and reward the dedication and positive impact from this year's four recipients.

“Carpe Diem Politics”: How to Do More Than Just Resist

Today’s social justice movements must seize opportunities, mobilize quickly, and, finally, embrace a carnival spirit.

Good News Headlines 10/3/17

Paul Weismann got the call for help Monday night at his home in Connecticut. By Tuesday afternoon, he was flying to Puerto Rico on his personal plane, with food, water, and power generators as his passengers.

City Trees Boost Health And Wealth

Here’s how to make big money in the modern megalopolis: plant more city trees.

Good News Headlines 9/26/17

Named after Puerto Rico’s national anthem, this fierce comic book star uses her powers to control the weather and keep her people safe.

Liam’s Lunches Of Love Launches Into New Projects

After being inspired by his summer reading program and the educational website Brainchase.com, Liam Hannon a 10 year old boy in Cambridge, Massachusetts decided to start making lunches for his neighbors that are experiencing homelessness.

Good News Headlines 9/19/17

Michaela Mendelsohn is an openly transgender woman and the founder of California Trans Work Project (CTWP), an organization seeking to foster more trans-positive workplaces in California.

My White Friend Asked Me On Facebook To Explain White Privilege. I Decided To Be Honest.

He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.

Good News Headlines 9/12/17

Thanks to Southwest volunteers and various animal rescue groups, around 80 orphan dogs and cats were flown from overcrowded shelters in Houston in hopes they will find forever homes in California.

Stretching Your Donation Dollars: 5 Tips

Having researched giving in the wake of disasters and taught students how to be effective philanthropists, I’ve learned that it’s hard to make good decisions regarding donations. Here are some best practices you may want to consider before you contribute.

I Need To Start With The Racist Attitudes In Me

Some of my anger at the recent actions of white supremacists comes from acknowledging my own capacity for ugliness.

Fall/Winter 2017 Book Reviews

Men and boys increasingly want to be active participants in their own health care, and Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Healing for Men is a superb resource.

The Talk

Two Notre Dame alumni shed light on the discussion that many Americans are unaware of.

Good News Headlines 9/5/17

Over the years, many Native Americans groups and activists have decried the holiday as celebrating genocide, prompting numerous cities throughout the U.S. to change its name and emphasis.

Boosting Health In Everyone’s Hometown

Good health means more than good medical care. Many other things affect how long we live and how healthy we feel—conditions in our housing and neighborhoods, the social and physical environment of our communities, economic opportunities and the levels of stress in our lives.
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Daily Astrology

December 14, 2019

Early risers awaken with the Cancer Moon gamely opposing Saturn and Pluto. Do what you must. Be observant of boundaries. For unaware souls, projecting subconscious worries and fears on partners can be tempting. Criticizing or pushing others too hard can…
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December 2019

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.

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

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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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

Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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What is a vigorous yoga practice, and who can benefit from it? With Marissa McAleer and Julie Rost This workshop will explore a more physical practice of yoga and how it can be used to...

Cost: $45

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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The Wellness Roundtable Holistic Practitioners Network creates an environment for wellness practitioners to inspire, educate and support one another, while building community and encouraging...

Cost: $20 (Drop-ins are welcome)

Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
Westborough, MA
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Sponsor: 01581
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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How would it feel to have direct education on changing your feelings so you do start to ask for what you truly want? Each month, come and practice hands-on skills to get into the habit of...

Cost: $15

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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The nights of December fall dark and early. Homes are filled with warm firelight and flickering candle glow. As the year draws to a close, pause under the peaceful light of December’s Full...

Cost: $10–15 suggested donation

A Touch of Magick
195 S Main Street
Uxbridge, MA
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Telephone: (508) 779-7386
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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

Moth & Moon Studio
173 South River Rd
Suite #4
Bedford, NH  03110
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Sponsor: Jeffrey Charles Warren
Contact Name: Jeffrey Warren
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Multi-skilled, and varied holistic practitioner group in Lincoln Area / Metro-West Boston welcomes new practitioner-members. Open invitation to any local practitioner, teacher, researcher,...

Cost: Free, or $5-$15

Lincoln, MA  01773-4107

Sponsor: Lincoln Area Wellness Collaborative
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This is a class that will teach you how to make your own wire-wrapped gemstone pendant! Don’t be discouraged—it is simpler than you think, and you’ll have great fun in crafting...

Cost: $40 per person or $35 more than one, includes supplies

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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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

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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