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Don’t forget the elephants: Conservation in Kenya

One of the most positive experiences I had in Africa was visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Located just outside Nairobi, Kenya, the Trust rescues elephants and rhinos orphaned by drought, famine and ivory poaching. Humans can learn a lot from elephants.

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Downton Abbey, secret male vice

Me: Well a good thing to do might be to set a date. Oh God. I just said “set a date” to you. I am SO SORRY. Like a point-of-no-return date. Him: I was like, “You mean like Lady Mary?”

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Alain de Botton’s TED Talk

I discovered Alain de Botton when I was like 15 and he was doing a book tour for How Proust Can Change Your Life that I caught on CSPAN. Of course I had never read Proust—I’d never even heard of

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Operation V-Day

Valentine’s Day didn’t suck this year! I am delighted. First, I learned all about 3-D printing during my morning walk (I listen to TED talks to keep me from collapsing from the utter boredom of walking alone around Grand Rapids).

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Review of No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

★★★★★ This book somehow managed to get me thinking about how much I waste every day without putting me on the defensive. Beavan, God bless ‘im, is so self-deprecating that he just never sounds judgmental. Well-placed statistics educate readers, while

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How Beautiful Is My Mami?!

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Here Come the Brides

Of all the expenses American parents cheerfully take on for their children, weddings have always struck me as the worst possible investment. The average wedding costs over $23,000, and nearly 40% of marriages end in divorce. You do the math.

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