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Holiday presents often have unseen detrimental effects, such as adding to waste.

American holiday purchases are unethical, unsustainable

November 23, 2019

During the upcoming holiday retail season, with events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’ll all buy things we don’t need just because they’re...

Visitors exit Mammoth Cave, after being led on a two and a half hour Extended Historic Cave tour. The tours are the only way to visit inside the cave.

Explore the best parks in the Southeast

October 28, 2019

When searching for natural beauty in the United States, the South isn’t the place people first look. The Rocky Mountains of the west, glaciers of Alaska...

In Atlanta, the high concentration of liberal people gives the LGBTQ community a false sense of security.

Living in an LGBTQ “liberal bubble”

May 3, 2019

Whenever I make new friends, there’s always a time when I have to come out to them as lesbian. The first time I ever did it — seventh grade — I ...

Farmhouse that former president Jimmy Carter grew up in located in Plains Georgia.

Plains, birthplace of President Carter, provides unique experience to travel-goers

December 5, 2018

Many people living in different places around the world are so focused on traveling as far away from home as possible that they forget to experience the wonders close to home. A short break is the ...

Maura O’Sullivan sits on the front porch of her house with her brother Finn.

Living with a brother with autism: staff writer shares her story

November 9, 2018

Since age three, I've been part of a large and often unnoticed group: sibs. Sibs (short for siblings) are people with brothers and sisters who have special ne...

The sign at the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon Village, Arizona. The park is 1,902 square miles, and opened Feb. 26, 1919.

Grand Canyon National Park awes visitors

October 26, 2018

GRAND CANYON, Az Sylvan Avark was visiting Arizona in 1977, when a friend told him he should visit the Grand Canyon. Avark took his friend’s advice,...

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