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It's All About the Art: BIG Wall Décor

BIG Wall Décor, based in Michigan, is an innovative, two-part wall art system that is making large, statement wall art easy and affordable to own."Everyone deserves to feel proud to show off their home. We're on a mission to make it easier and more affordable for everyone to have significant art. Art that's massive. Made by real artists. Something that is unique. Artwork that matters to you. Little, generic canvases just don't have the same impact as massive wall art, you know?” explains founder Nick Ford, Big Wall Décor.

Questions of Curiosity While Exploring Newfoundland

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Jan 14, 2023 / 0 comments

This summer, my husband and I undertook a move. A relocation from Massachusetts to Arizona has been undertaken by others, no doubt. We decided to make things a little more interesting than a direct route. We headed north. Our circuitous route is winding us through Newfoundland, Portugal, and North Carolina. When one would think to take the southerly route from the Carolina’s to Arizona in the winter months, we will make Bugs Bunny’s famous right turn at Albuquerque to get to Bozeman, Montana. Then, we’ll drive to Arizona.

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Human Rights and Reproductive Rights: A Compendium

From birth to death, our only assured companion throughout life is the body in which we exist

We use it to express who we are, through our voices, our actions, and occasionally through an odd-placed piercing. On the surface, the notion of an external force being given executive control over the most individual and personal aspect of life is absurd, yet bodies have become commodified, and bodily autonomy is facing an ever-increasing stream of barriers. 

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8 Things to Consider When Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling with your pet can be a great way to add an extra element of fun and companionship to your vacation. However, it's important to properly plan and prepare in order to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip for both you and your furry friend. 

Here are eight things to consider when traveling with your pet.

8 Things to Consider When Traveling With Your Pet

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Getting the Most from Your Study Abroad Experience

There's no experience quite like studying abroad. It can literally be life changing, setting you on a different career path entirely or introducing you to friends who will be significant to you for the rest of your life. Living and going to school in a different country and culture is so different from going there as a tourist, and what you learn in the semester or year that you spend abroad will inform the rest of your life. However, there are things you can do to improve this experience, starting with the tips below.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Curiosity, Wonder, Promise—stepping into a new year

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Jan 09, 2023 / 0 comments

We’ve turned the calendar page. It’s a new year, a new month, a blank slate; we begin again. We’ve been here before, yet we’ve never been here before. We’ve flipped the page, started a new something, and entered into the unknown prior to this, but it’s never been today before and never will be again. 

Deep breaths—how will you greet this day? 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Curiosity, Wonder, Promise—stepping into a new year

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: The Rouse Simmons (the Christmas Tree Ship)

by Julie Royce /
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Dec 24, 2022 / 0 comments

The approximate 6,000 ships that have succumbed to raging storms attest to the power of the Great Lakes. As I traveled, writing and compiling information for my three-volume travel series that explores Michigan's coasts, I heard or read the tales left behind by those ill-fated ships. They add a somber, but compelling backdrop to Michigan’s waterways. 

Music for Winter, Solstice, and Holidays of All Sorts

by Kerry Dexter /
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Dec 19, 2022 / 0 comments

December. It is winter, solstice, and holidays of all sorts, of seasonal observances by those who hold many different faiths and by people who hold no faith .

Whatever you may be marking this winter season, music offers a way to find connection, reflection, celebration, and peace.

This is true even if Christmas is not your story, or you feel you have heard too much holiday music.

History Comes Alive at Israel’s ANU—Museum of the Jewish People

by Sandy Bornstein /
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Dec 16, 2022 / 0 comments

After 10 years of planning and renovation, the largest and most comprehensive Jewish museum reopened in Tel Aviv In March 2021. ANU—Museum of the Jewish People is an incredible place for Jews and non-Jews to learn about Jewish history and culture. Jews can connect with their heritage while Gentiles can enhance their understanding of world Jewry throughout time. For anyone unfamiliar with the Hebrew language, the word Anu means “we” in Hebrew.

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Travel Is a Powerful Antidote to Teacher Burnout

A recent University of Missouri-Columbia study has shown that around 94 per cent of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which could contribute to academic and behavioral problems for their students. Of course, similar studies have shown that teachers of other age groups also battle daily stress, with many not finding the support they need to deal with the challenges of their job.