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Basic Arabic: Waheed Samy's Definitive Tome

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Magda Abu-Fadil

Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Travel Questions And Answers

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Is it true that spitting in public is acceptable in China?

Who Rules Social Media? A Look At Social Media Impact By Nonprofit Issues

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.14.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

While it is remarkable to see the variations in social media use by area of focus among nonprofits, the bottom line is that your main concern should be to cultivate conversations, relationships, and interactions within your own specific community.

"Do You Really Like Living Here?" A Foreigner's Perspective on Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

(This article originally appeared in Newsweek Japan on October 28, 2010 in Japanese) "Do you really like living in Tokyo?" is a question I am often a...

How to Find Out If the Company's Culture Is Right for You

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

You're looking for your next career opportunity and have made a list of the "must haves". One thing you know for sure is that you don't want to work i...

Love: The Other Sustainable Issue

Eve Blossom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eve Blossom

Our consumer culture has had a lot of costly effects: greenhouse gases and the Great Recession to name two. But has that culture spread to our relationships? Do we give up on love too easily?

Biodiversity Remakes Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

The Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference addresses unparalleled environmental crisis and the need to transform our relationship with nature. Many p...

The Indian Heroine Tulsi Falls in the Battle For Freedom of Speech in Karzai's Afghanistan

Shoaib Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shoaib Harris

It is particularly cruel to ban a family-oriented drama in a country whose populations were deprived of all legitimate entertainment opportunities for over half a decade under the Taliban.