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The joy of giving
Science is now providing the evidence for what we have long held to be true: that it is better to give than to receive.
Marguerite du Plessis
Dec 17th, 2017
Lovely scenes around Vancouver
Love is a wonderful thing. This week, we share some passionate moments captured by our talented VO Flickr contributors.
Feb 14th, 2012
This Christmas, give the gift of clean water
Looking for a Christmas gift idea? Give a truly meaningful Christmas gift this year.
Dec 20th, 2011
How Germans celebrate their holiday
Like in almost every other country, Christmas is a big deal in Germany. Only the traditions are a little bit different. Starting with the 'Adventskranz' which is basically a braided wreath made of...
Dec 7th, 2011
Hunks flaunt brawn and beauty in best calendars of 2011
Even in their fluffy, pink robes, the French rugby boys are looking fine.
Dec 22nd, 2010
Tech toys for the holidays
A solar-powered crank-operated radio? It's just one of the nifty gadgets you can get your loved ones this holiday season.
Nov 19th, 2010
Must have holiday gifts for foodies
Does gift shopping for food-lovers make you want to climb into a pressure-cooker? Relax, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and click here.
Dec 7th, 2010
The Green Mama's Guide to Greening Christmas (and any other Winter Holiday)
The Green Mama shows you how to celebrate more, spend less, and all around green your holiday.
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Dec 9th, 2010
Eight things I want under my tree this year
Yes, this is MY list. But believe me, these are must-have items that are sure to make you and everyone you know really happy this holiday.
Nov 12th, 2010