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Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller
  • Sunday, April 19, 2009
  • Make most of Earth Day opportunities

    There's a lot to be optimistic about this Earth Day. A new study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research predicts it's not too late to avoid many of the catastrophic effects of global warming _ if the world comes together now to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent.

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  • Saturday, March 7, 2009
  • Line blurry on privacy, safety of kids

    Parents today have more ways than ever to keep tabs on their children. With the right gadgets, it only takes a few clicks for tech-savvy parents to find out exactly where their teen driver is, how fast he is driving and whether he's wearing a seat belt. Parents have the technology to monitor where their children go on the Internet, who they e-mail, text and talk to; and even whether they bought ice cream or chips with their school lunch.

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  • Saturday, February 14, 2009
  • A sweet lesson from a 5-year-old

    The kitchen table was covered with pink and red construction paper, white doilies, markers, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, stickers and an assortment of stars and hearts from the closet where I stash scrapbooking supplies and abandoned craft projects.

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  • Saturday, December 13, 2008
  • It's go time for the Big 3

    I’m a long way off from buying a new vehicle, but I already have a vision of my dream car. It’s reliable, safe and green as can be _ powered by batteries, hydrogen, solar energy or some yet-undeveloped renewable fuel.

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  • Saturday, November 22, 2008
  • A reminder of paint, its possibilities

    They painted with brushes and bubbles and string. They blew paint through a straw and squirted it from plastic bottles. They painted to music and by themselves and with a friend.

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  • Saturday, October 11, 2008
  • Filtering facts critical in TMI age

    It's more than three weeks until Election Day, and my internal hard drive is already just about maxed out. In this Too-Much-Information Age, we have 24/7 access to news _ and opinion _ on every step (and misstep) the presidential candidates take, every questionable association they ever had, every exaggeration, every innuendo, every fact taken out of context.

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  • Saturday, September 20, 2008
  • Garden surpasses expectation

    The sunflower was a surprise. It grew up tall and fast in the perennial patch in our front yard; too confident to be a weed, so I let it grow even though I had no idea how it got there or what it would become.

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  • Saturday, August 30, 2008
  • The case for a longer school year

    Ah, summer vacation. Trips to the pool and the park and the lake, leisurely dinners and late bedtimes, barbecues and ice cream cones, camping trips, amusement park rides and days at the beach.

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  • Saturday, August 9, 2008
  • 'Staycation' was all we ever wanted

    This summer, my family traded waves for water slides and lobster for casserole cooked in foil over a campfire. And, like many other families who decided to "staycation" this year, we gained more than just a little extra cash.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, August 09
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  • Saturday, July 19, 2008
  • Lisa Miller: 'Green' is more than just a fad

    Green is definitely in. Turn on the TV news or open the local paper and you'll see stories on the latest climate-change issues, letters to the editor debating the merits of wind power, and ads for fuel-efficient cars.

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  • Saturday, June 28, 2008
  • Gardens, too, need protecting

    I was planning to wait until harvest time to report on the results of my vegetable-gardening experiment.

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  • Saturday, June 7, 2008
  • Gardening has a whole new meaning

    This summer, I'll be testing the theory that you don't have to be a gardening expert to grow a few vegetables.

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  • Saturday, May 17, 2008
  • It's time for Hillary to bow out

    For the good of the blue-collar workers, the soccer moms, the Latinos and every other constituency she claims to support, Hillary Clinton should drop out of the presidential race.

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  • Saturday, April 26, 2008
  • Age brings happiness, perspective

    Finally, there's some good news about aging. A study published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review reports that the oldest Americans are the happiest. Researchers at the University of Chicago analyzed data gathered during interviews conducted from 1972 to 2004 with a cross-section of Americans ages 18 to 88.

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  • Monday, April 7, 2008
  • Use your tax rebate to help the planet

    It’s a happy coincidence that tax time and Earth Day occur during the same month.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Mon, April 07
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  • Saturday, March 15, 2008
  • Encourage your kids to imagine

    We got an amazing new toy last week. It's about 21/2 feet tall and 3 feet deep, and it's made entirely of cardboard. It doesn't make noise or require batteries; it has no microchips or paint or small moving parts. It is not associated with a Disney character.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, March 15
  • Saturday, February 23, 2008
  • Cost is but one worry of obesity

    So now there's a new study that says obesity doesn't really cost society as much as we've been led to believe.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, February 23
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
  • Why I'm voting on Tuesday


    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, February 02
  • Friday, January 11, 2008
  • I resolve to walk the walk

    I've resolved to walk more this year for all the obvious reasons: I want to reduce my carbon footprint, my waistline and my fuel budget.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, January 12
  • Monday, December 24, 2007
  • Magic is needed in all our lives

    A year ago, my 4-year-old daughter, Allie, was obsessed with trains. Now, she clomps around the house in plastic high heels every day, usually wearing a satiny pink skirt and matching top, white gloves and a tiny pink hair clip stuck arbitrarily on top of her head.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Mon, December 24

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