Monthly Archives: December 2013

80,000 Hours to Give Well

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By Amanda Bancroft There’s a hot new movement of ripple-makers calling themselves “effective altruists” and gaining attention from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, TED, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. The Stanford Social Innovation Review published an article this month describing effective altruism as “dedicating a significant portion of your time or…

Things That Sparkle, Resemble Stars and Planets, etc.

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Saturday, Dec. 21 after the Sun enters Capricorn and Winter Solstice begins, Venus (love, finances, beauty, resources and gifts) retrogrades (29 degrees Capricorn). For those still considering gifts for Christmas (a daunting task), here are some imaginative ideas. Consider things that sparkle and shine, resembling stars and planets. Things tasting divine. Things hand-sewn with a…

U.S. Grown, Produced Spirits For Holiday Season

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By Terrah Baker Following the fleeing of factory and production jobs overseas in past years, many people are looking for a way to support American infrastructure, especially during the holiday season. If this sounds like you, and you’re looking to entertain guests, or yourself, this holiday season, we may have just the product suggestion. Salute…

Merry Atheistmas

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“The atheist Christmas, or as we like to call it Atheistmas, starts on Dec. 21 and culminates on the 25th.” By Rachel Birdsell There are people who wonder why I, as an atheist, celebrate Christmas and ask if I have a tree and give presents. In other words, they’re wondering if I celebrate Christmas like…