Preserving antiquities is important not just for culture and tourism. The ancient world is a reminder of the fleeting nature of human events.
Politics has always been contentious. People differ. Beliefs differ. But the orderly process of democracy deserves support that supercedes politics.
Whichever direction Europe now takes, a crucial achievement should not be overlooked: It is making its choice without war or repression.
Gang activity remains one of few areas of crime that have not fallen in recent decades. But progress is being made -- step-by-step, life-by-life.
Even in the hypercompetitive, win-at-all-costs world of congressional politics, there's a safe space where members of both parties can unite.
Racial integration in the United States remains unfinished business -- both in society and in the hearts of many Americans.
Charity is not just a way to help others. It is an outward indication of healthy, happy individuals and communities.
Hydrocarbon extraction and energy conservation can both be done in ways that protect the environment and the bottom line.
While candidates and parties battle it out high in the political canopy, American democracy endures on the forest floor.
Like every paradigm-shifting technology, the internet has evolved quickly from interesting to essential. Security failures are not an option.
Walls can keep people, goods, and contraband at bay. But walls are only a temporary measure. Real security requires much more than a barrier.
Water management has always been important. With 2 billion more people arriving on our planet by mid-century, water management will be crucial.
Aaron from San Francisco, wearing a Hillary Clinton mask, gives a thumbs up as he walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Thursday.
Many factors can be involved in suicide. Both pro- and anti-gun people increasingly understand that a firearm in a house doesn't help.
Science and art are inseparable - for students and for all of us.
Sometimes there's no middle ground in a dispute over rights -- only a winner and a loser. That's when a higher sense of justice is needed.
In the digital age, assertions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes are easy to dream up and a snap to propagate. Facts are harder to establish. But they are what matter.
As humans becomes more attuned to the ocean, we will need to modify our age-old, land-based default toward tribalism and territoriality.
A national park experience can be grand and intimate. And everybody can experience them. That's their real treasure.
From food to clothing, electronics to domestic help, the era of blissful consumer ignorance is, or should be, over.
The cross-country road trip has been celebrated in American literature and lore -- as a journey of national and self discovery.
Agriculture ranges from the backyard garden to the corporate mega-farm, from organic practices to industrial-grade processes. So where exactly is the sweet spot?
In a busy, techie, ever-changing world, the age-old partnership between humans and canines remains as durable as it is enjoyable.
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