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By Amy Alkon “Just because your boyfriend’s parents give him cash and snow tires (and don’t even make him do tricks like a seal for every penny) doesn’t mean he’s

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Wind Powers Bright Future

By EarthTalk Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving


Political Pollution

By Rachel Birdsell “They think that somehow they know more about climate change than the very community that does nothing but study the climate.” Is anyone besides me thinking about

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Mardi Gras Celebrations in NWA

Staff Report Northwest Arkansas has had no shortage of Mardi Gras events in past years. Again this year, revelers and organizers of these many events will come together for the

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Winter Birding in Arkansas

By Amanda Bancroft “In 2013, participants in 111 countries counted about 33.5 million birds, documenting 4,258 species — more than one-third of the world’s bird species!” From February 14-17, you


J. William Fulbright: Can an Empire Change Its Attitude?

If you previously knew anything about J. William Fulbright, it was probably of his educational exchange program, one of the world’s most admired peacemaking innovations. One proposed exchange, as recounted

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The Science of Natural Cold Remedies

By Amanda Bancroft According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, there is no strong scientific evidence that natural remedies are effective against a cold or flu. They


Mi Amigo Calvin

By Ezequiel Perez Santiago As I sat in a plane on my way home late Saturday night all I could feel was despair. My eyes burned as the isolated silence

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A Good Time Was Jihad By All

By Amy Alkon “There are social conventions we all just know to adhere to, like that you don’t get to use other people’s ears as hampers for your relationship’s dirty

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Valentine’s Day Full Moon Lantern Festival

Friday is Valentine’s Day, a full moon in dramatic Leo (Aquarius solar festival) and Chinese Lantern Festival. A creative multi-festival celebration – full moon Valentine’s Lantern Festival party. It’s best