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Lauren Yanks
Lauren Yanks is an award-winning writer, professor and children's advocate in New York. She works with children rescued from slavery throughout the world.

Entries by Lauren Yanks

Tweet and Shout! Or How I Get a Little Closer to Bono, The Edge, Beyonce and Dave Stewart

(6) Comments | Posted April 23, 2011 | 12:16 PM

My sister, a huge U2 fan, sent me an email the other day with a photo of Bono, The Edge, Beyonce and the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart practicing for a charity concert in a tent in Africa. Along with the photo came the relaxed, melodious voice of Dave Stewart explaining the...

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President Clinton Reflects on the Bosnian War and Announces the First Clinton Global Initiative Commitment of 2011

(6) Comments | Posted February 13, 2011 | 4:53 PM

This Wednesday, February 9, I attended an event hosted by President Clinton titled, "America at a Crossroads: The Dayton Accords and the Beginning of 21st Century Diplomacy". The event marked the 15-year anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia -- a war that claimed over...

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Family Week At Omega Institute Fortifies Bonds

(2) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 4:56 PM

Looking to spend quality time with your family this summer while also exploring your own interests? The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck may have just the right solution. From Aug. 8-13, Omega hosts Family Week, a program that allows parents and their children the opportunity to enjoy time together as a...

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A Triumph in Ecological Design: America's First "Living Building"

(6) Comments | Posted August 14, 2009 | 11:09 PM

Last month I attended a pivotal event: the opening of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living, a progressive environmental center slated to be the first certified "Living Building" in the United States.

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is the newest addition to the Omega Institute,...

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Let the Sexual Healing Begin: A Conversation With Dr. Christiane Northrup

(6) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 2:43 PM

When Dr. Christiane Northrup brought up the clitoris at the start of our interview, I knew this article would be more stimulating than the one I'd just written on sewage systems.

"The clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings," said the good doctor. "And all 8,000 are for the sole purpose of...

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Conversations with God about Bush

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2008 | 11:46 AM

I was excited to meet Neale Donald Walsch. I read his books, the Conversations with God series, once a year. They help me to remember the true nature of our existence: that we are all one, that everything is connected, that we've come here in order to create the grandest...

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