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Dajia River, Taichung.The election is two days away and observations are descending on me in all directions from eyes sharper than mine own. Come along for the ride...On Taichung, a longtime watcher of Taichung politics observed the other day that the...
From: The View from Taiwan | By: Michael Turton | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Now you have health reasons to love the spice, too
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I was closing up the school garden yesterday, and look what I found. Actual carrots! Remember how I said the deer kept eating the carrot tops all the way down to the ground? Well, I guess they missed a few....
From: Food on the Food | By: Tammy Donroe | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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While it has largely disappeared from the headlines in the United States, the Ebola crisis continues in Sierra Leone: While health officials say they are making headway against the Ebola epidemic in neighboring Liberia, the disease is still raging inSierra...
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Faulkner’s mausoleum of all hope and desire “THE past is never dead. It’s not even past,” wrote William Faulkner in “Requiem for a Nun”. In his house, Rowan Oak, you can almost touch the typewriter on which he tapped out those words. It sits...
From: The Economist | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Kylie Jenner spent her Thanksgiving Eve with rapper Tyga at the Los Angeles Mission’s annual afternoon Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless. According to E! News, Kylie and Tyga have been spotted out together several times for more than a month and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara West | Friday, November 28, 2014
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While millions of Americans will be gathering around full tables of food this Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember that many people in parts of West Africa are suffering from lack of access to food due to the Ebola crisis. Samwar Fallah reports...
From: One Blog | By: Guest Blogger | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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When families talk about college, the subject of money is never far behind. Seeing so many graduates overloaded with student loan debt, with 19% of borrowers owing more than $50,000 upon graduation, can be pretty scary for parents and students alike....
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Kristen Kuchar | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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We always love to hear that our fave celebs consider dating fans - the guys of 5 Seconds of Summer, it turns out, have no issue with it. In the new issue of Seventeen magazine (via Unreality TV), Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford talked about their...
From: Just So You Know | By: Wendy Michaels | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Morning’s aural cues tell me where I am, and I see myself in an urban volunteer.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Military medical specialists will be deployed to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola starting in December.The post Canadian Forces medical team to be deployed to Ebola plagued Sierra Leone appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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While many commentators (this site included) have complained about the ascent of Brown Thursday and how the shopping frenzy has gradually devoured the holiday once known as Thanksgiving, perhaps we’re being unfair. There are workers who enjoy spending...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Ben Simon is the cofounder of a nonprofit that redistributes leftover campus dining hall food to the hungry.
From: Grist | By: Liz Core | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Black Friday has been poaching Thanksgiving itself, as demonstrated by this disturbing piece at Huffington Post showing how major retailers are opening earlier and earlier on the holiday. This, in turn, is increasing the amount of debate over whether...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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While some companies squeeze staff to make more money, a growing number are testing the theory that they can have both profits and happy workers....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has prompted many businesses and schools to close, but one institution has been committed to keeping its doors open: the public library. Donations to the Ferguson Municipal Public Library skyrocketed after word spread on...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By John McMurtrie | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Trials of a vaccine against Ebola is safe and able to trigger an immune response against the virus
From: Time | By: Alice Park | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The lanky young man may have lost his vision because of a tumor on his pituitary gland, but that doesn’t stop him from strolling with confidence, thanks to the Labrador at his side. Credit goes to local organizations such as the Hearing Dog Program...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Eileen Mitchell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Almost heaven, Bristol, Tennessee. The nation’s official "Birthplace of Country Music" boasts the kind of breathtaking natural beauty that might inspire a John Denver song. But the pristine state of its mighty river and Appalachian mountain vistas...
From: Indiewire | By: Emma Myers | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Prayers of Gratitude—Sunday, November 9 . . . was the annual Primary Program, one of my favorite Sundays of the year. Though many find this day difficult, I simply have to smile at the unpredictable entertainment, as well as the sincere belief and...
From: Times and Seasons | By: Kylie Turley | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The voting round of our philosophy prize (details here) is over. Thanks to the nominators and the voters for participating. So here they are, the top 20, in descending order from the most voted-for: Imperfect Cognitions: Sadder but Wiser? Interview......
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: S. Abbas Raza | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Washington Nationals' prospect Erick Fedde tweeted out some good news. Nats' first baseman Ryan Zimmerman talked about his big move across the diamond while volunteering in D.C. Not a lot of big news, but some good news in NatsTown on Tuesday. A torn...
From: Federal Baseball | By: Patrick Reddington | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Want to improve the quality of the political talent pool? Tap into the 50 per cent of our population who have traditionally been excluded.The post No excuses: Why women need to step up appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Scott Gilmore | Saturday, November 29, 2014
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A message from Governor General David Johnston: #Dare2GiveThe post In praise of ice buckets, ‘aha’ moments and unsung heroes appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Sue Allan | Saturday, November 29, 2014
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I think the recently announced changes to the CES and BYU Religious Education requirements could be really great. Far from paying less attention to the scriptures, as some have worried, I suggest the new model pays more attention to the scriptures, in...
From: Times and Seasons | By: Ben Huff | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Volunteers have helped remove more than three tons of trash from illegal marijuana growing sites on national forest land in Central California.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The No. 11 Kansas Jayhawks advanced to the finals of the Orlando Classic Friday with an 82-67 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers at HP Field House in Orlando, Florida. Kansas improved to 4-1 with the win and it will take on the winner of Friday night's...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Mike Chiari | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Greek health officials scrambled Friday to shelter and feed nearly 600 migrants rescued from a crippled smuggling ship off the coast of Crete. The migrants, mostly from war-torn Syria, were being housed at a gymnasium in Ierapetra where Red Cross volunteers...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The couple that volunteers together, stays together? That seems to be the motto for Kylie Jenner and Tyga, who took some to give back, serving Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless before enjoying their own feast. The twosome headed to LA's Skid Row to...
From: Just So You Know | By: Cristina Gibson | Friday, November 28, 2014
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In the opening sequence of the new holiday movie “Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever,” the wisecracking kitty and star of the flick promptly informs viewers she prefers the song “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” to the more traditional “Deck...
From: The Wrap | By: Mekeisha Madden Toby | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Things must be getting serious between Kylie Jenner, 17, and her rumored boyfriend, Tyga, 25. After spending the day together serving food to the homeless at the Los Angeles Mission on Wednesday, it seems the two shared some time together on Thanksgiving....
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Radar Staff | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Things must be getting serious between Kylie Jenner, 17, and her rumored boyfriend, Tyga, 25. After spending the day together serving food to the homeless at the Los… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Radar Staff | Friday, November 28, 2014
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November 29, 2014 1:10 AMWANT a steady stream of young volunteers?...
From: Straits Times | Friday, November 28, 2014
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This sounds like a terrorist threat to me. First Amendment rights aren't just white rights. Nor are Second Amendment rights. “The people of Ferguson have learned a sad and difficult lesson, that there aren’t enough police and National Guard to help...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, November 28, 2014
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With only one game remaining on the schedule against a struggling Vanderbilt team, the 5-6 Tennessee Volunteers are looking to break even with a 6-6 record in 2014. Although Tennessee fans likely would have been delighted at the outset of the season...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Reid Akins | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Two parents, one of whom unironically describes himself as an “thinker, disruptor, innovator, dad,” have launched a rather soulless Indiegogo campaign to cater to the whims of their 6-year-old daughter, seeking to “Get greedy Elmo & others...
From: Animal New York | By: Prachi Gupta | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Take a look at Kylie Jenner, Tyga and more volunteering at a food bank!… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Radar Staff | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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You don't have to go far to find a Christmas tree in Southborough. For as long as I can remember, trees have been sold at the Southborough Fire Station, and that tradition continues this year.
From: My Southborough | By: beth | Friday, November 28, 2014
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You may have already cleared your tables of all of the Thanksgiving fixings, but here at CFT we’re just setting ours up. From rivalry games with little or nothing on the line but pride to matchups dripping with conference and College Football Playoff...
From: College Football Talk | By: John Taylor | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Santa & Mrs. Claus Meet Kids for Photos & Treats on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Smith-Appleby House Bring the kids to share their Christmas wishes and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the historic Smith-Appleby House in Smithfield, RI., on...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Based on data from previous Black Fridays, many Black Friday sales started on Thanksgiving evening, and will continue throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday. This year saw opening hours creep increasingly back into Thanksgiving Day. K-Mart opened...
From: Firedoglake | By: msmolly | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The United Nations created International Volunteer Day in 1985 to recognise people who donated their time at "considerable personal sacrifice" but for Generation Y, the notion has evolved into personal gain....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The year-long court battle to keep Darwin the Ikea Monkey took a toll on a little Ontario primate sanctuary. There were “unkind” phone calls, threats to burn down their barn. And now a year after it won custody of the famous monkey, the sanctuary’s...
From: The Raw Story | By: National Post | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Filed under: Charity mangostock/Shutterstock By Carlton Wilkinson Human compassion may be woefully absent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it's set to bounce back the following Tuesday stronger than ever. #GivingTuesday is expected to smash old...
From: Daily Finance | By: TheStreet.com | Friday, November 28, 2014
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SaturdayGarner State Park: Angler education course for beginners, ages 7 and older, 4-5:30 p.m. at visitor center. Basics on knots, tackle and casting. Loaner equipment available for fishing with a ranger after the class. Free. Park admission fee appli......
From: San Antonio Express-News | By: John Goodspeed, For the Express-News | Friday, November 28, 2014
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In one of her signature songs, “My City Was Gone,” Chrissie Hynde laments about going back to Ohio to find “there was no downtown.” The voice of the Pretenders is back on tour, proving she hasn’t changed in the past 30 years. But, she volunteers,...
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Thanks to the ambition and big hearts of a small group of women, 108 dogs will have new, fulfilling lives far from the puppy mills where they were once trapped. A small group of eight volunteers rescued dogs from a puppy mill auction held Nov. 22 after...
From: Mashable | By: Laura Vitto | Friday, November 28, 2014
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MasterChef winner Thomasina Miers, tells Peter Stanford why she is backing a London volunteering scheme for schoolchildren...
From: Telegraph | By: Peter Stanford | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Conditions in places were equivalent to a category 2 cyclone
From: Time | By: hcregan | Friday, November 28, 2014
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(YouTube link)The Achao, Chile, volunteer fire department is always ready to respond to an emergency. But the firefighters also dance! In full gear! If you’re in a hurry, you can skip ahead. The dancing starts at about 1:45. The song is "Soy Tu Nene...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 28, 2014
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