The US Navy has been sending its vessels on humanitarian missions since 2006, when it sent the hospital ship USNS Mercy to the Philippines, Indonesia, and other Asian countries.
The sequester should not excuse the US military from making the important investments into the future, Holland writes. It is strategically important for the military to develop new sources of energy like biofuels.
Mangoes, in season April through June, are at their peak right now. Ripe mango and bananas, chopped walnuts, and vanilla create a flavorful, not-too-sweet dessert (or breakfast) bread. Substituting canola oil for butter lightens it up.
David Sedaris's new essay collection, 'Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls,' is his first work focusing on his own life since 'When You Are Engulfed in Flames' in 2008.
Banned baby names were announced in New Zealand today: among them 'V8' and "Number 16 bus shelter." Oh, and there will be no 'Justice' there, either, as our mom who named four kids talks about the struggle to be unique but not cruel.