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On The Record: Thinking Of Climate Change And Future Thanksgivings

11/24/2010 // By Max Greenberg

It’s almost Thanksgiving, when a nation’s thoughts turn to gratitude and familial concord. And low, low prices on consumer electronics, but whatever. Coming at the tail end of another tough year, many of us sorely need this day as an …

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Thanking Nature for Bounty and Blessings

11/19/2010 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum shares a book about eight Earth Heroes who “gave back” to the natural world.

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Eight Wild Animal Species the Pilgrims Ate—and How They Are Today

11/18/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The Pilgrims’ first thanksgiving celebration (which lasted three days) probably took place in mid October 1621, after an unexpectedly bountiful harvest. The newcomers invited local Indians—who had given them a lot of useful advice on farming—to join them. According to …

Outdoor Kids: Family Traditions

11/19/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Two years ago, I started a family tradition of doing something outside with everyone together for the holidays. Each year, I propose a different activity, and we create memories together: grandparents, aunts, uncles, and grandkids. In 2007, ten of us …

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