Understanding Transitions May Be Critical to Our Survival

The big job of Sisyphus. (Erwan Davisseau/Thinkstock)
The big job of Sisyphus. (Erwan Davisseau/Thinkstock)

Next time you have a bad day at work, consider Sisyphus. His annual appraisal by the ancient Greek gods was so bad (over the previous...

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    What This Photograph Might Tell Investigators About What Really Happened to MH17

    Much has been made of the possibility that the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was the work of an anti-aircraft missile. Even without confirmation... Read more

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    Stunning Yangshuo River in Photos

    There is a place on our list where we often go to when feeling depressed, tired of busy city life and/or bored with daily routine... Read more

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    Chris Moss: The Sheriff Running for Lieutenant Governor

    All recent polls taken on the November New York state governor’s election shows one-term incumbent Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding a daunting 30 percent-plus lead... Read more

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    Hauling Trash in NYC for Twice the Price

    Mayor Bill de Blasio managed to reach contract agreements recently with New York City’s teachers and the massive public employee union District Council 37 (DC... Read more

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    Shortchanging Our National Treasures

    Fabulous vacations don’t come cheap. Hotels often run at least $100 a night, if not higher. Add in airfare, a rental car, and restaurant meals,... Read more

  • An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier stands guard near Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan, where the U.S. Army advises and assists Afghan National Security Forces in the region, on March 27, 2014. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    When and How to End a Foreign Intervention

    The latest fallout in Iraq and the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan—two states visited by extensive foreign interventions—raise the question of whether the international community can... Read more

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    Bali’s Temple Hopping on the Cheap in 6 Simple Steps

    One of the most exciting and memorable moments from Bali was our Bali’s Temple Hopping experience. As I have mentioned in my previous notes, Bali... Read more

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    Worth More: One Man or an Entire City?

    What does it say about our society when one hedge fund manager makes a bigger income than the whole population of Springfield, Ohio, or Burbank,... Read more

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    Industry Needs to Explain Use of Nanoparticles in Our Food

    Nanotechnology and nanoparticles have been around for quite some time. In fact, consumers have been eating nanoparticles for years without being aware they are in... Read more

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    Lake Huron Is No Place for a Nuclear Waste Dump

    Is dilution really the solution to pollution—especially when it’s nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal... Read more

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    5 Top Tips to Take the Stress Out of Flying

    Travelling – and, more specifically, flying – can be a stressful experience. (I write this as someone who should really be packing for a trip... Read more

  • In demonstrations like this mass rally on Independence square in Kyiv, on Feb. 16, 2014, Ukrainians demonstrated a willingness to die for the chance for closer ties to the EU. Whether Ukraine will ever be allowed to join an EU that is growing skeptical of admitting new members remains to be seen. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

    Immigrants Die to Get in, Europe Has Second Thoughts

    Nathan Hale spied on the British in 1776 and was hanged because of it. Before he mounted the scaffold, he reportedly uttered the famous phrase,... Read more

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    Death Valley California: The Innards of the Earth

    Original article at California’s Valley of Death is the lowest, hottest and driest in North America, as low as you can go at minus... Read more

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    A Moment of Silence in Big Sur

    Original article at The first thing I notice is the quiet. It begins the minute I turn off my engine, step out of my... Read more

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    Revolution on the Front Lines of Climate Change

    Lefties Food Stall, a pint-sized eatery serving Barbados’s signature flying-fish sandwiches, recently became the first snack shack on the Caribbean island to be fitted with... Read more

  • Pump jacks are seen at dawn in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, on March 24, 2014, near Lost Hills, Calif. The cheap energy provided by fracking has helped drive a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    US Manufacturing Making a Comeback

    Here’s a news flash: The death of U.S. manufacturing has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, manufacturing has been growing stronger thanks to the U.S. energy... Read more