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This Nonprofit Helps Old Building Materials Find New Homes
When Diane Sabato was planning her retirement home, one thing was certain: She wanted to have the smallest environmental impact possible. To help achieve this goal, she turned to EcoBuilding Bargains, a retail warehouse for reclaimed building materia
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Bears, Bees, And A Twist On ‘Goldilocks’ Enliven Latest Children’s Books
Picture books give children, families, and caregivers more than just precious read-aloud time. Tales of love, courage, and kindness provide reassurance and nurture a feeling of connection. The ripples of shared laughter and joy spread out into the co
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Readers Respond: Speaking Whale, Blackberry Jam, And More
The Sept. 12 & 19, 2022, issue hit hard in its last six pages. Why? Well, I imagined the effort and talent it took to put together stories ranging from whales speaking, book reviews, mental health tragedies, book banning talk, and “prairie sentinels”
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The Path To Hiroshima And Nagasaki Began With The Firebombing Of Tokyo
In early 1945, as World War II in Europe staggered toward a conclusion, U.S. military leaders looked uneasily toward the Pacific. Japan showed no willingness to lay down its arms, but after 3 1/2 years of war, the American public was tired of conflic
The Christian Science Monitor5 min de lectureInternational Relations
A Kazakh Gorbachev? Why Some Expect Change From New Leader.
The result in Kazakhstan’s presidential election last weekend may have been thoroughly predictable. It was, after all, a whopping 81.3% victory for President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, anointed successor to Nursultan Nazarbayev, the ruler since Soviet ti
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In Qatar, ‘Sportswashing’ Runs Out Of Steam
It’s the most widely watched sporting competition on the planet. Yet as the soccer World Cup kicks off this week in the Gulf Arab emirate of Qatar, the tournament is being denounced by critics as a triumph of “sportwashing” – using the glitter and gl
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On Thanksgiving And Beyond, We Basked In The Shine Of Margaret’s Grace
Thanksgiving 1958: It was grand. The house smelled like real butter – we were a margarine family the rest of the year – and the whole family was together. Usually it was just my folks, my sister Bobbie, and me, but this day David and Margaret, who we
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Of Homelands Lost And Home Found
Close to 4% of people worldwide live in countries other than where they were born. That represents an unprecedented scale of human movement across borders and continents – enough to make up the fourth-largest country by population if banded together.
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Utah Is Growing Fast. Will There Be Enough Water For Everyone?
Outside Stephanie Woolstenhulme’s office window, the first snowfall of the season has dusted the streets. She looks delighted, and not just because she’s a skier. Her community needs all the precipitation it can get to replenish the springs and aquif
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Drought: Is There A Way To Have Sustainability And A Lawn?
In some Phoenix neighborhoods, strolling families and dog walkers can be seen playing a game: real or fake?  Guessing at this used to be laughably easy. Now artificial lawns are so convincing that it may take plucking and sniffing a wispy blade to di
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Abortion Politics, Post-Roe, Already Loom Over 2024
Soha Saghir and her friend Louisa Stoll braved the cold to vote on election night in Pennsylvania, and in a quick interview, made clear why they were there: abortion rights. Ms. Saghir and Ms. Stoll, both 2021 graduates of Haverford College, are part
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Love And Connection: The Transforming Power Of A Thank-you Note
Dear Reader,  Perhaps it’s not surprising that the Monitor’s Thanksgiving cover story is about letters of gratitude.   Giving thanks this time of year is part of our national heritage in the United States, a heritage that includes the rituals of meal
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Ian McEwan’s ‘Lessons’ Explores Complex Emotional Terrain
Early in bestselling author Ian McEwan’s ambitious novel “Lessons,” protagonist Roland Baines witnesses a wreck between a car and a motorbike. Observing his military father’s quick response and the efficient care of emergency crews, the 9-year-old fe
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Gratitude Aplenty For Spain’s Reconciliation
Many countries that have emerged from violent internal conflict – Colombia, South Africa, Tunisia, Cambodia, to name a few – have tried to mend their divided societies with a blend of justice and forgiveness for past atrocities. Then there is Spain.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
What’s In A Pie? History, Culture, And A Taste Of Home.
If you grew up in the northern United States, it’s likely you associate pumpkin pie with Thanksgiving. But travel south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and another orange-colored pie reigns supreme on the holiday table – sweet potato pie. Historically, pump
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From Greece To Bangladesh, Individual Acts, Big Impact For Land And Water
An Indigenous Shuar community won protection of the Tiwi Nunka Forest in southern Ecuador. Protected areas are often created without the involvement or consent of the inhabitants. Tiwi Nunka is the country’s first Indigenous-led conservation area, wi
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‘First Lady Of Indigenous Music’: Buffy Sainte-Marie On Her Storied Career
Buffy Sainte-Marie believes that successful persuasion requires two ingredients: love and patience.  When the Indigenous songwriter wrote the 1964 anti-war song “Universal Soldier,” she imagined how a college student might write an essay to sway a pr
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What Bubbles Below The Gulf's Oil Giants
The Arab states in the Gulf, which account for nearly half of the world’s oil supply, also hold the lowest combined rankings for democratic freedoms and rights. The two characteristics help explain why democracies face a balancing act to live up to t
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Somalia On Brink Of Famine. Can New Tools, Timely Aid Avert The Worst?
Standing amid a sprawling camp of makeshift tents, Suado Hassan Abdi, a Somali mother with five young children, can’t even calculate the scale of her family’s losses. The worst drought to strike Somalia in 40 years – marked by four failed rainy seaso
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Climate Summit Achieved New Unity. Now There Are Pledges To Fulfill.
For Salote Nasalo, from the island nation of Fiji, newly promised climate aid for developing nations can’t come quickly enough. As a specialist on so-called loss and damage from climate change, she came here to this year’s United Nations climate summ
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How A US Camp Helps Russian-speaking Kids In Time Of War
To look at them running and playing on the campground in the autumn sunshine, they might be any kids enjoying Minnesota’s fall vacation from school. But listening to them, and to the adults cheering them on, reveals something unique about the gatheri
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US Stopped Being A Nation Of Workaholics. Enter Elon Musk.
Elon Musk has proved visionary in defying conventional wisdom. When others said electric cars were the technology of the future, he made them a profitable venture in the present. When others claimed private space travel was a niche, he created an ind
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Readers Respond: How Far Do We Go With Empathy?
I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the Oct. 31 Weekly magazine to see “How this poet stands up to misunderstanding,” describing the work of Raymond Antrobus. Too often the work of talented disabled poets is either ignored in mainstream publicat
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In Malaysia Election, Newly Enfranchised Teens Could Be The Kingmakers
Young people are poised to enter the usual rough-and-tumble of Malaysian politics this weekend as the country holds its first general election since lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.  Seen as potential kingmakers, young voters are navigating a c
The Christian Science Monitor5 min de lectureInternational Relations
How Can US Woo A Distrustful Pakistan? Flood Relief Was A Start.
Just how anti-American is Pakistan? Judging by the outpouring of domestic political support that former Prime Minister Imran Khan received when he claimed the United States was in on the assassination attempt against him this month, quite a lot. Go b
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Fans Have A Problem With This Year’s World Cup: Host Qatar
Matías Villarruel, a soccer fan from Argentina, has one dream: to cheer his idol Lionel Messi in the star’s final men’s World Cup competition, which starts Sunday in Qatar. “When I first heard the World Cup was going to take place in Qatar, I thought
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After Compromise, Senate Poised To Protect Same-sex Marriage
Reflecting a marked GOP shift on same-sex marriage in recent years, Congress has secured enough bipartisan support to pass a marriage equality bill when it returns after Thanksgiving. Democrats put forward the Respect for Marriage Act to shore up leg
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The World Cup Runneth Over
Starting Sunday, much of humanity will be watching the World Cup, cheering for victories, eying the players, and comparing statistics over the next month of televised soccer matches in Qatar. One statistic already stands out: The number of teams in t
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How Grandma’s Cookie Scooper Made Me A Better Stepmom
Memories crowd my kitchen cabinets. They linger over my cast-iron skillet, everyday plates, and the ancient cookie dough scooper with a wooden handle. As family members downsized their homes or died, my pantry shelves and drawers slowly filled with i
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As Egypt Hosts COP27, Human Rights Advocates Seize Their Opportunity
The obstacles activists have had to overcome in order to protest at this year’s climate change conference in Egypt, COP27, have been immense: interrogations over planned chants, the vetting of handwritten signs, questions over whether one’s tradition
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