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The quandary of being a first lady

Iceland’s first lady, Eliza Reid, has a pet peeve. It’s when her husband, the president of Iceland, is invited to a function, and when — though she is not listed on the invitation by name — she is simply expected to show up. “I almost refer to it … as …

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What happens to school during a crisis? Take our quiz

Today, over 62 million children in countries affected by war miss out on school. Many others receive only a poor quality education. Education for any child is critical, particularly in the early years and for children in crisis zones. Education is not just an opportunity to learn reading and math. It …

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You know what’s healthy? The wellness travel industry

Advertisement According to the Global Wellness Institute (www.globalwellnessinstitute. org), the world wellness tourism industry grew 6.5 percent annually from a $563 billion market in 2015 to $639 billion in 2017. Tourism overall grew at 3.2 percent for the same period. The forecast is for wellness tourism to grow even faster …

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The New ‘Black Codes’

The police forces in impoverished urban communities, equipped with military-grade weapons and empowered to harass and kill largely at will, along with mass incarceration, are the principal tools for the social control of the poor. There is little pretense of justice and even less of protection and safety. The corporate …

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