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Goodbye peak oil, hello peak demand

Instead of running out of oil, the world may be able to leave some of it in the ground as transportation alternatives improve.

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The supply that comes from God

A Christian Science perspective: Prayer helps us see that God meets our needs.

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Seeking truth, 21st-century style

The growing popularity of 'fake news' offers an opportunity for everyone to stop, take a deep breath, and weigh the veracity of what they read online.

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In unity with God

A Christian Science perspective: How can we contribute to lasting unity in the world around us?

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A counternarrative for Boko Haram’s victims

As Nigeria pushes back the violent jihadist group, the millions of victims of that war are in desperate need. Yet one need – resiliency – is being mirrored back to them by one woman’s images of hope.

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Fear need not rule the day

A Christian Science perspective: God’s Christly message of love and care dispels fear.

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The youthful path to ending Middle East wars

On the sixth anniversary of the Arab Spring, the region’s youth are even more embracing openness and freedom. They might help bring peace from below.

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Elections and good government

A Christian Science perspective: How can we support the establishment of good government, wherever we are?

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Why quality jobs are ahead, not behind

Automation, more than globalization, has changed the job market. If Donald Trump and others seek to ‘bring back’ good jobs, they must first deal with people’s fears of automation – and learn from those who have adapted.

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God's love opens the door of reform

A Christian Science perspective: A spiritual view of reform and rehabilitation in prisons and beyond. 

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Fidel Castro’s unusual gift to history

His personal rule over decades was the longest in modern times, which has become an oddity in a time when more people embrace liberty and accountability.

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Readers write: Election results, justice as model

Letters to the editor for the Nov. 28, 2016 weekly magazine.

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Overcoming compassion fatigue

A Christian Science perspective: What inspires compassion and kindness?

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Can the US really disengage from the world?

So many nations have come to expect a global order based on shared values, often under US leadership, that President-elect Trump may be indicating flexibility on his ‘America First’ stance. Just look at two of his top foreign-policy appointments.

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A look at man's true substance

A Christian Science perspective: Understanding what man is brings healing.

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Thanks for the new givers

From #GivingTuesday to ‘giving circles,’ the forms of generosity are changing as young people seek closer bonds to the people and the causes that receive their time and money. They deserve thanks during this giving season.

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The universal power of gratitude

A Christian Science perspective: On gratitude and the recognition it brings of spiritual reality.

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Tunisia's hopes for truth to set it free

To reconcile a nation torn by a brutal past, victims of past oppression in Tunisia are allowed to air their experiences in hopes their repressors will repent. A ‘truth’ commission aims to prevent cycles of revenge, setting a model for the Middle East.

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