The movement to protect and preserve the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites in the Hawaiian Islands, has grown from a small group of local activists to a much larger and diverse coalition around the globe.
While this should come as little surprise, one of the best ways to save money in Maui is simply to hang at the beach. Though some people might argue the beach is expensive (after parking, cabana, and drinks), the key to making it a cheap trip is to match the beach with your budget.
As an owner of capital management company, I usually write articles under Money so chalk this one up to The Third Metric. My avocation as a musician is my way of becoming more creative, productive and connected.
Mauna Kea is indeed sacred and a monument to the spiritual reverence and belief system of a people. These values and ideals are clearly alive. This conscience can be found in most cultures and world religions. The integrity of Mauna Kea is universal.
Unfortunately, as dire as the consequences of accelerating climate change are, for sustaining life, it is only one of a myriad of human-caused factors unbalancing the global environment with equally significant and disturbing consequences.
Before I moved here, I wasn't sure what made Hawaii so special. Sure, it had great beaches, but so did a lot of other places. Now that I've lived here for some time, I know that Hawaii has an unparalleled uniqueness that will be hard to match when we move somewhere else.
By 2040, nearly 30 million people will need some form of direct care in their homes to meet their basic daily needs. According to the Hawaii State Plan on Aging, by 2035, one third of the population here will be over 60 and predominantly female.
My wife and I decided Maui would be a cool place to vacation. We got off the plane and felt "something" we had no way of explaining. The walk through the semi-open airport alone excited us.
In Hawai'i, the right of LGBT people to live free of discrimination is viewed not as an attack on faith but as an intrinsic part of the spiritual belief in aloha -- love, honor and respect for all.
As Americans, and especially as residents of Hawaii, the very least we can do is to recognize how our military presence impacts Okinawa's people and environment.
If Bruce had told me about his gender issue when we first began getting romantically involved, I would not have married him. Pure and simple. But looking back, I'm so grateful to God, the universe, and Bruce that I didn't know, and that Bruce played the role in my life that he did.
Dr. James J. McKenna is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep -- particularly the practice of bed sharing in relation to breastfeeding. In our conversations, he shared his insights on co-sleeping and bi-phasic sleep patterns and offered tips for new parents.