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What can help marriage succeed?

A Christian Science perspective: God is always present to lift our thought to His fullness and infinite love.

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Solar eclipses as lessons in lifting shadows of hate

Like the darkness of an eclipse, the dark mood of hate in the United States, stirred by right-wing protests, must be seen as fleeting.

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Keep your attention on the light

A Christian Science perspective: When we let divine Love permeate our thinking, we are changed for the better.

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Why the US demands China innovate, not steal

A US probe of China’s infringement on American patents comes with an expectation that China has the ingenuity to invent its way to greater prosperity. The biggest barrier: a fear of failure by its researchers.

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Childlike resilience: Hope for the world's displaced youth

A Christian Science perspective: Divine Love inspires resilience, courage, and other qualities that lead in the direction of a brighter future.

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After Charlottesville, a calling out of claims on racial superiority

The strong reaction of many Americans to the Virginia tragedy helps show the false claims of white supremacists about skin color.

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Readers write: Sexist memo at Google?

Letters to the editor 

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Healed of infertility

A Christian Science perspective: God created each of us spiritual and complete.

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Being brave about the new world

I struggle to see how posting a video of the latest Gylfi Sigurðsson goal to my Twitter feed, complete with emojis and hashtags, will significantly enrich the world at large. This is why I am terrified of my children. 

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Impact of elections, Support investigation, Training high-schoolers, Investigate operations, Troubled housing

A roundup of global commentary for the Aug. 14, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Readers write: Nuclear options, heartbreaking but illuminating, adults’ guidance

Letters to the editor for the Aug. 14, 2017 weekly magazine.

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A grass-roots model to counter words that incite

As the US and North Korea engage in a war of words, a new effort in Kenya shows how to train local peacemakers to guard against rhetoric that might incite acts of violence. 

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To lessen violence

A Christian Science perspective: We all have a role to play in bringing peace to the world. 

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The lesson of the Google firing for innovation

In an era of slow productivity, companies need greater diversity of thought to innovate. Workers who stereotype people and their qualities by sex only put limits on diversity of thinking.

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Who, really, are you?

A Christian Science perspective: Understanding even just a bit of our unbreakable relation to God, good, brings help and healing.

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How North Korea wars with itself

The US must see through the rising nuclear threats and help North Koreans realize their regime is living a lie of self-sufficiency. No country is an island in an age of cooperation in markets, defense, and international norms.

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Self-renewing resources

A Christian Science perspective: God provides infinite inspiration to meet our needs.

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Kenya’s learning curve in democracy

Reforms since the tribal-fueled violence of the 2007 election should help Kenya set an example for a continent in need of fair and peaceful elections.

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Never 'lost at sea'

A Christian Science perspective: God guides and protects us at every moment.

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Bearing up: How the US deters Russia

To counter Moscow’s aggression, whether in elections or in Ukraine, requires the same mix of deterrence, restraint, and patience that won the cold war. 

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