Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Long Weekends

Long Weekends

Utah has officially become the first state to experiment with reducing energy costs and commuter gasoline expense by switching 17,000 of 24,000 executive branch government employees to a 40-hour, four-day work week.

September 2008
Performance Poets

Performance Poets

Dozens of teams from across North America and Europe converged on Madison, Wisconsin last month for the 2008 edition of National Poetry Slam, the genre’s flagship event.

September 2008
Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving

Frugalists hate to see waste and find plenty of places to score the stuff they need. Self-proclaimed frugans search dumpsters behind food stores.

September 2008
No Status Quo

No Status Quo

Creativity is gaining recognition as a way for businesses to improve the bottom line and keep employees satisfied.

September 2008
21st Century Tutor

21st Century Tutor

Educators predict that by 2019, half of courses in grades 9 to 12 will be delivered online to homeschools and virtual classrooms.

August 2008
Backyard Campout

Backyard Campout

Getting ready to camp out is half the fun. And the National Wildlife Federation puts everyone in touch with every tip they need.

August 2008
Resume Rep

Resume Rep

FastWeb.com, the Internet’s leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, funding tuition, and finding jobs and career-launching internships.

August 2008
E-Transport

E-Transport

While soaring pump prices raise even mass transit fares, electric commuter bikes are picking up speed.

August 2008
Birthing Crisis

Birthing Crisis

“The world of childbirth in the United States is in turmoil, and viable solutions must be found,” says Alan J. Huber, founder and director of the first “Controversies in Childbirth Conference.”

August 2008
Sweet Success

Sweet Success

U.S. Sugar, the nation’s largest producer of cane sugar, has announced that it is leaving the Everglades, selling nearly 300 square miles of land to the state of Florida for Everglades restoration.

August 2008
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