A Coming European Empire?

After years of independent comments by EU leaders calling for a European Army, and following “pressure” from U.S. President Donald Trump for Europe to increase defense spending, European leaders now appear ready to act. According to the EU Observer, “German chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday backed the idea of creating a ‘real, true’ army for […]

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Huge Animal Population Decline

The latest report from the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) contains shocking figures about accelerating species declines from 1970 to 2014. “Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades” due to factors that involve increasing pollution, hunting and poaching, habitat destruction, and disease (CNN, October 30, 2018). According to the report, “The […]

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Huge Animal Population Decline

The latest report from the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) contains shocking figures about accelerating species declines from 1970 to 2014. “Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades” due to factors that involve increasing pollution, hunting and poaching, habitat destruction, and disease (CNN, October 30, 2018). According to the report, “The […]

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Huge Animal Population Decline

The latest report from the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) contains shocking figures about accelerating species declines from 1970 to 2014. “Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades” due to factors that involve increasing pollution, hunting and poaching, habitat destruction, and disease (CNN, October 30, 2018). According to the report, “The […]

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Huge Animal Population Decline

The latest report from the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) contains shocking figures about accelerating species declines from 1970 to 2014. “Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades” due to factors that involve increasing pollution, hunting and poaching, habitat destruction, and disease (CNN, October 30, 2018). According to the report, “The […]

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Huge Animal Population Decline

The latest report from the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) contains shocking figures about accelerating species declines from 1970 to 2014. “Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades” due to factors that involve increasing pollution, hunting and poaching, habitat destruction, and disease (CNN, October 30, 2018). According to the report, “The […]

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EU Approves “Brexit” Plan

On Sunday, the 27 members of the EU unanimously approved the “Brexit” plan presented to them by British Prime Minister Theresa May and her team, despite a last-minute attempt by Spain to stir up the Gibraltar debate (BBC, November 25, 2018). Britain is now one step closer to “peacefully” exiting the EU on March 29, […]

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Benefits of Being Thankful

A number of nations around the world celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday. Yet, the central element of “giving thanks” is frequently overshadowed by the self-centered commercialism associated with Halloween and Christmas. In the United States, even before the shopping madness of  America’s “Black Friday” (the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. and one of the busiest […]

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Drowning in Debt Nation

The United States, like many other nations, is facing an ever-growing mountain of national debt. The interest paid on the U.S. national debt is on pace to even exceed military spending in the years ahead (Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2018). According to the Congressional Budget Office, America “will spend more on interest than it […]

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Screen Time and Unhappy Youth

Some question the media hype about an apparent connection between increasing “screen time” among youth and their increasing rates of unhappiness. However, a new study at the San Diego State University published in the peer-reviewed journal Emotion adds more weight to the connection between poor psychological health and screen time (Research Digest, October 2, 2018). […]

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