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Aug 21, 2014 — Are trigger warnings a good idea when teachers ask students to consider material about emotionally wrenching topics? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says yes — in some cases.
Aug 21, 2014 — Commentator Sandip Roy, an editor with Firstpost in India, has an appreciation of yogi B.K.S. Iyengar. Iyengar, who died on Wednesday, helped to introduce the practice of yoga to the Western world.
Aug 20, 2014 — Is immortality something desirable, or a many-headed monster? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that as medical science extends our lifespan, the question becomes more real all the time.
Aug 19, 2014 — Life as we know it is being threatened by everything from climate change to resource depletion. Commentator Adam Frank looks back at 1177 B.C. — and what we might learn from peoples past.
Aug 18, 2014 — Writer Elliot Ackerman, former Marine officer and veteran of five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, explains what being a man means to him: It's protecting what you love.

Commentary: Explaining Oneself

How would you explain your life to a total stranger? It wouldn't be easy, especially to someone who has never visited the North Country. A near miss with national media this week got commentator Betsy Kepes thinking.  Go to full article

Commentary: Omaha Beach Cemetery

Commentator Paul Willcott recalls a visit to the cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy.  Go to full article

Commentary: Doggie Day Care

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger tells us why parents aren't the only ones seeking reliable, affordable day care.  Go to full article

Commentary: Running the Ottawa Marathon

It's been four days since Commenator Betsy Kepes ran in the Ottawa Marathon--and she can almost walk down a flight of stairs without wincing in pain. Was it worth it?...  Go to full article

Commentary: Common Mental Health Advice

Commentator Paul Willcott is skeptical about some common mental health advice--he suggests putting some emotions back in the bottle.  Go to full article

Commentary: That Overly-familiar Feeling

Proper etiquette seems to be a lost art, according to commentator Paul Willcott.  Go to full article

Commentary: Ten-Minute Tasks

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger offers her thoughts on ten-minute tasks.  Go to full article

Commentary: Celebrating Spring

Commentator Paul Willcott has a suggestion for celebrating the first day of spring.  Go to full article

Commentary: Spring Skiing in Vermont

The joys of spring skiing in Vermont from commentator Betsy Kepes.  Go to full article

Commentary: Enjoying the Long Commute North

Writer Paul Willcott tells us why he doesn't mind the 300-mile commute from New York City to Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

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