The Celts

A Celtic parade helmet in gold with coral inlay, c. 350 BCE. Found buried in a cave in Agris, western France. (Bernisches Historisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland) By Mark Cartwright / 07.22.2016 The ancient Celts were various population groups living in several parts of Europe north of the Mediterranean region from the Late Bronze Age onwards.[…]

Normalizing Fascists

Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany. National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, 1675 – 1958 By Dr. John Broich / 12.12.2016 Associate Professor of History Case Western Reserve University How to report on a fascist? How to cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of anti-constitutionalism, racism[…]

Learning a New Language: Benefits of a Bilingual/Multilingual Brain

Why learn a new language? Timothy Vollmer By Dr. Amy Thompson / 12.11.2016 Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics University of South Florida There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have less likelihood of developing dementia. Additionally, the[…]

Finding Connection through Detachment

By Sarah Ripper / 12.12.2016 How Can Practising Detachment Help Us In Our Modern Lives? No matter how ‘spiritual’ we believe we are, we’re in this thing called life together. Many spiritual paths and teachers speak of detachment and loving-kindness as a way of being. Modern society has a mass of distractions that can divert[…]

Voters Win More Solar Energy Options Despite Opposition From Big Energy

Madison, Wisconsin, USA – October 8, 2013: Construction workers install a solar panel system on a residential home for power generation. / From Filo at iStock Corporate-backed utilities have quashed solar initiatives for years, but residents fought back. By Adam Lynch / 12.02.2016 Commonly topping any list of obstacles to a home solar energy boom[…]