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Alarm bells are ringing

Russian Style Politics at the White House

January 31, 2017
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Russian Style Politics at the White House

The man’s name is Stephen Bannon. Donald Trump hired him during the campaign. He has far right wing views. He is a nationalist, and he is anti-immigrant. Most of what Trump has done that has made headlines comes from Bannon’s …

Saving America

January 30, 2017
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Saving America

Everyone wants to protect the United States. The nation spends vast amounts of money doing just that.

President Trump has issued an Executive Order. It stops people from certain countries from coming here. What is one to make of this …

Good Posture is a Key to a Good Life

January 29, 2017
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Good Posture is a Key to a Good Life

Human beings are subject to gravity (being pulled toward the ground). If your body is out of line, certain muscles will have to work harder to keep you upright. This can result in fatigue and discomfort.

Long-term positions “train” the …

Affirmative Consent, New Way of Sexual Behavior

January 28, 2017
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Affirmative Consent, New Way of Sexual Behavior

A rite of passage for teens is changing. Older people remember themselves as boys and girls testing the world of intimacy. Kissing, touching and “going further” was like Kabuki Theater. Words, movements, starts, and stops were dramatic actions.

Not anymore. …

Immigrants: Trump Turns the Heat Up

January 27, 2017
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Immigrants: Trump Turns the Heat Up

President Trump is making good on what he said during the campaign.

He said, “Build the wall” on the U.S. Mexican border. It is easier to say that than it is to build it. For one thing, there is a …

Populism Moving Dutch Prime Minister to the Right

January 26, 2017
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Populism Moving Dutch Prime Minister to the Right

Even the tolerant Dutch are concerned.

People have moved around the globe forever. In the last five thousand years, many settled where they were. They went on to defend their lands from ‘others.’ The modern nation-state began about seven hundred …

Self-help is the answer

Where is the World Heading?

January 25, 2017
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Where is the World Heading?

Every year wealthy business people meet in Davos, Switzerland. They are people who help plan the future. The choices they make can touch the lives of everyone on the planet.

The meeting has a theme. It is “Committed to Improving …

Gambia: Can Soldiers Make Democracy Work?

January 24, 2017
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Gambia: Can Soldiers Make Democracy Work?

The Gambia is the smallest country in Africa. Many just call it Gambia. It has fewer than two million people. It is a poor nation. Many flee the country for a better life elsewhere.

For the last twenty-two years, Yahya …

The Show Starts

January 23, 2017
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The Show Starts

The inauguration is a great American event. It is the peaceful transfer of power. The outgoing and the incoming presidents shake hands. It is a thrill to watch. It happened in Washington, D.C. last Friday.

On Saturday, President Trump went …

In Brief

Like a Bedtime Snack? What to Eat

bedtime snackMany people enjoy eating before going to...

Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

Acid refluxAcid-reflux is epidemic. Studies show as...

Good Reasons to Vaccinate Infants

VaccinationsParents should have their infants vaccinated. Vaccinations...

Breast Feeding More Important

Breastfeeding is a good idea. Only about a quarter of mothers breastfed forty years ago. Now, more than three-quarters do.  Breastfed infants enjoy greater...

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