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What I Really Want for Christmas

LinkedIn - Bill Gates

Each year, around this time, friends and business partners start sending presents to my office. The reception desk gets covered with tins of candy, boxes of cookies, sometimes a few bottles of wine. It’s all very nice. But what I’d really like is a flock of chicks or maybe some honeybees.

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Camels come out to play at Munster church event


The recent spotting of a camel hobbling down Columbia Avenue in Munster might have caused passing motorists to take a second glance and wonder if they had just been transported back to a time of desert caravans and wandering spice merchants.

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Dreaming Of A Green Christmas

CBS Boston

During the holidays, the to-do lists seem endless and last-minute shopping binges inevitably occur. With an estimated 25 percent increase in waste generated between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, environmentally friendly behaviors can reduce waste and energy costs substantially.

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Happy Thanksgiving from A Better World!

A Better World - A Better Worl Radio, TV & Media

These matters are best construed in context, but as you change the lens, the perspective, the more it becomes a human, global problem facing us all, the Family of Humans. The matters which cause this horrific, inhumane dilemma are too complex to go into here, but suffice it to say that there are many wonderful organizations designed to address the problem.

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The Gifts That Keep On Giving – Giving Gifts That Make A Difference

Animal Fair

Have you ever thought about what color llama you would get someone for Christmas? Everyone, except maybe Scrooge agrees that the holidays are all about giving and helping others in need.

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45 Gift Ideas That Are Guaranteed to Please

Art Voice

Seriously—a share in one for $25 or the whole buffalo for $250. But understand, you’re giving it to a needy stranger in the name of your loved one.

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SlowMama Holiday Gift Guide 2013


I’m trying to implement some of Zoe’s tips for having a more meaningful Christmas this year, and that means trying to finish up as much of my shopping before December 1 as I can. If you’re in the same boat, here are some gift ideas with the SlowMama reader in mind — many are handcrafted, locally sourced, or support great charities abroad — that we think anyone on your list would enjoy.

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10 Days Until Giving Tuesday 2013 - iDonate

iDonate - More Gifts... More Good

This infographic by Heifer International is an awesome example of how to make your participation in #GivingTuesday known to your donors. The infographic is colorful, festive, and gives great information on the event itself, as well as Heifer International’s involvement.

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Can Retail Brands Make Every Day a Shopping Day?


One of the best gifting ideas I’ve found for this holiday season? A flock of chicks.

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Turning Nonprofit Beneficiaries Into Donors

Huff Post Impact

This holiday giving season, I'd like to encourage you to give your neighbor half the cash in your savings account. Sounds absurd, right?

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