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Ira Chernus – Joy Trumps Fear

Sometimes I force myself to look at photos of Donald Trump, to confront the harsh reality that he will indeed, in all likelihood, soon be the president of the United States. What strikes me most forcefully in that face is the total lack of joy. Oh, I imagine he can feel plenty of pleasure. he seems to be what the …

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ANDREW HIGGINS – Norway Has a New Passion: Ghost Hunting

MOSS, Norway — Like many Europeans, Marianne Haaland Bogdanoff, a travel agency manager in this southern Norwegian town, does not go to church, except maybe at Christmas, and is doubtful about the existence of God. But when “weird things” — inexplicable computer breakdowns, strange smells and noises and complaints from staff members of constant headaches — started happening at the …

Introducing the World’s First “Bumblebee Highway” to Save the Bees By Carey Wedler

As the world’s bee population continues to decline, the community of Oslo, Norway is taking action to protect its pollinators. The Oslo Garden Society is working with the city’s municipal government, businesses, environmental organizations and the public to create a “bumble bee highway” that will provide food for bees. Urban areas have few flowers for bees to feed on, which effectively …