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Climate Change Groupies

New York was abuzz with diplomatic traffic jams, unpaid parking tickets and the 1-day promise the world will come to its senses on climate change. 459 more words

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Empty Nest Contemplations

The last of six children in our blended family is moving out this week to attend college. We will, at last, become empty nesters.

The full weight of the emptiness has not settled in yet. 609 more words

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From Grumpy to Jumpy

Caffeine has been the bogeyman for lots of ills. Now an expert in emotional intelligence says it could stunt your success.

Travis Bradberry, co-author of… 620 more words

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The Disappearance of "John Hancock"

The demise of handwriting is written on the wall. Nowhere is it more obvious than those annoying point-of-sale signatures.

A person’s “John Hancock” singles them out from everyone else. 773 more words

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Spoiled Fruit of Sloppy Justice

Henry Lee McCollum, 50, and Leon Brown, 46, were set free last week after both spent time on death row for a gruesome 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl they didn’t commit. 715 more words

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Once Upon a Time, There Is Car Talk

Car Talk‘s Click and Clack were no strangers to critics, which they took in stride and often agreed with. But few critics were as pungent and pointed as Melissa Wilson of Seattle. 595 more words

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