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A Friend Is...

Stanley Ely | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

My friend was a person of value whom I foolishly discarded. I stopped at some point replying to her Christmas cards. I hope she didn't feel hurt, but likely she did. For her, I let "a friend is' become "a friend was."

What You Need to Know About Antarctica

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I have just returned from Antarctica, the loneliest, driest, most desolate place in the world. The only way to get there is by ship. So why go?

WATCH Bird Eats Bat: Great Tits Hunt Bats For Heads

New Scientist | Sanjida O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It sounds like the avian equivalent of an Ozzy Osbourne legend. Great tits have been discovered killing and eating bats by pecking their heads open....

Why the Obamas are Political Black Swans

Megan Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Harris

The First Family have quickly emerged as positive role models for a generation that seemed adrift. They are poised to systematically realign how Americans view themselves and country.