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Nature deficit disorder (access required)

By Sam Boykin In the 2008 film WALL-E, a garbage-collecting robot follows his true love to a massive spaceship, where all the people of Earth now reside after turning their home planet into a giant garbage dump. These people from ...

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Reusing Refuse (access required)

By Sam Boykin This Christmas was a milestone for my wife and me: the first one we celebrated with our daughter, Lily, now almost 4 months old. And, man, did she make out like a bandit. While she drooled, laughed ...

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Make a decision already (access required)

By Austin Light Ever been behind a person at a restaurant who can’t decide what they want? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? You’re ready to order but they’re standing there with their mouth open gazing at the menu with an obnoxious ...

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Modern Love (access required)

  By Sam Boykin I’m  in love. Yes, it’s true. What started as an infatuation has grown into something deeper and more permanent. Lately, we’ve been spending nearly every night together, curled up on the couch sharing quiet, intimate moments. ...

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What do you mean you won’t take it? (access required)

By Austin Light Like many people who purchased upgrades on Black Friday, I was stuck with an old product that I no longer needed. For me it was an almost five-year-old, 27-inch TV, one of Wal-Mart’s first high-def sets. Though ...

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The business of marriage (access required)

By Sam Boykin A s if it wasn’t already in bad enough shape, the institution of marriage — not to mention the concept of fidelity — has taken a serious hit lately. There’s the whole Tiger Woods scandal, a prime ...

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Be nice, at least for the holidays (access required)

By Austin Light When I was a teenager I worked in retail during the holidays. I did a seasonal stint at a JCPenney in Charleston, and it was the most unpleasant three months of my high school career. I didn’t ...

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Against the Odds (access required)

By Sam Boykin Reporter’s Notebook I n this week’s story about Queens University’s Building Your Innovation Capacity seminar, Chuck Bamford talks about how many of the country’s biggest companies were born during recessions. While it might seem foolhardy to launch ...

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