Humans must be good stewards of Earth's creatures -- even of those that once vied with humans for dominance.
Giving is a thing of the heart. Giving in ways that don't lead to unintended consequences requires the head.
Building a wall can protect people, property, and cultures. Tearing a wall down can promote human progress.
Disrupting the social network that turns the alienated into jihadists isn't easy. The care and support of a real social network helps.
Everyone agrees that a strong middle class is important. But being middle class is about more than economics.
For an expanding global population, fish is the future of food. That's why sensitive, sustainable aquaculture practices are important.
The history of Iran and America is full of bitter memories on both sides. Could that ugly history ever give way to a sunnier view?
Religious communities often swing back and forth -- opening their doors to the welcome the world, closing them to regain their original purpose.
The United States and Cuba are stepping carefully into a new era, well aware of the difficult history they share.
Education isn't, as Socrates said, about filling vessels. It is about kindling a flame. The best school principals know that.
As the world becomes more urban - and urban areas become more gridlocked -- 'insta-cities,' surge.
A new world was born 70 years ago out of the ashes of war. With it came many of today's world problems. With it also came a determination to make the world better.
A president's legacy is written in clay, not granite. One generation gives a thumbs up, the next a thumbs down. No presidency is every really over.
The "energy crisis" hit like a locomotive in the 1970s. Today's "energy revolution" didn't happen suddenly. It grew out millions of innovations, processes, and decisions.
New Orleans and all cities arise because people join together. When they are knocked down, that same spirit helps them rise again.
Regardless of the ongoing debate on climate change, at the ground level people worldwide are taking steps to defend their lives and communities.
In the ongoing pre-primary, presidential hopefuls will do almost anything to stand out. It won't make much difference to voters on Nov. 8, 2016.
Nations don't have to sing "Kumbaya" together. But even a chilly peace can make the world a better place.
Travel with refugees on the underground railroad from Syria to Germany. You'll feel their courage, resourcefulness, and humanity.
A summer read can be fun, compelling, intriguing, heartwarming. Every once in a while, a summer read can be life-changing.
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