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The Good News of Governor Christie’s “No”

October 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The one thing I admire about Governor Christie is his ability to say, “No.”  And I think that his decision to not run for president was one of his best “No’s“ this year. I imagine how tempting it must have been to get swept away by all the national attention.  I bet it would have […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · News

An Ultrasound: $74 or $59,000?: A New Website to Expose Varying Health Care Costs

September 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

A concerned journalist is using your help to expose the exorbitant and varying costs of medical care. Sometimes where you live and what insurance you have can dictate the price of anything from birth control prescriptions to Lasik to hospital procedures. Who wins big when you pay unfair prices? You guessed it – Big Pharma […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News · Wellness

Happy Birthday, Peace!

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Before Bob Vortuba’s One Million Acts of Kindness, there was Peace Pilgrim: a woman who repeatedly walked across America from 1953 – 1981 to spread her message of peace.  Her message was simple:  “When enough of us find inner peace, our institutions will become more peaceful and there will be no more occasion for war.” […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · life · News

Good Things Come in Small Packages

August 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

This just in from interactive journalism professor, Jeremy Caplan, – a curated list of small things that work well. First of all – is a very cool website which allows anyone to create their own “pinboard” of interesting items, photos or factoids. Secondly…I can think of quite a few items to add to this […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News

Citizen Journalism in Guatemala

August 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Help Young Guatemalans Cover Their Elections from Nadia Sussman on Vimeo. Are you tired of the Murdoch, News of the World Stories? Are you one of those folks that says that the media just isn’t covering the news that needs to be told – the stories from people who have no voice, no fancy equipment […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News · There's Still Hope

Debt Is Like A First Date….

July 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

In 48 hours, some zany folks got together and produced an entire magazine and podcast from start to finish. The subject – DEBT. They took a sour subject and turned it into a bright little nugget of inspiration. What they got were stories from contributors all over the world, and radio segments from people strolling […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News · There's Still Hope

Do you?

July 24th, 2011 · No Comments

With the death of a sad but sickly-talented star, a rampage of violence in a peaceful country, and the slide of the country toward default, the weekend seemed like it would end in a whimper. Instead, it ended with happy tears, flowing from the hundreds of same-sex couples who were able to finally get married […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · life · News

A Day at the Beach

July 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Down the shore in New Jersey today, forty special needs children and young adults enjoyed a special day at the beach, thanks to Best Day Foundation.  Founded in 2008, this organization offers “safe, fun adventure” to help children with special needs to build self-esteem and connect with other people.  Dozens of volunteers helped these kids […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · life · News

Star Trek and the Next Revolution

May 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

In the Star Trek movie, First Contact, Captain Jean Luc Picard says, “Money doesn’t exist in the 24th century.  The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives.  We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.” Can a world without money really exist?  While some Star Trek predictions have come […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · Earth, Science and Smart Stuff · News