It’s a question as old as humanity itself—why, in a world full of good options, do people still do bad things? Why do people who haven’t done anything wrong end up suffering, while those who use others for their own gain end up succeeding? And for heaven’s sake, how do we explain a Hitler? Or a Stalin? Or Idi Amin? How do we explain evil?
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Vanya Shivashankar, right, talks with older sister Kavya after the final round of the 2013 Scripps national Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., on May 30. Kavya, who helped coach Vanya for this year's competition, won the Bee in 2009.
Olathe’s own Vanya Shivashankar is returning from Washington, D.C. this week after competing at the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, just a few years after her older sister Kavya took first prize at the competition.
Last week’s massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma came almost exactly two years after another EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, killing 161 people. Wednesday marked that anniversary, and the city was greeted with near perfect weather. Thousands came out that day to honor the lives of those lost, and reflect upon the continuing recovery effort.
Pete Licata, Kansas City local and Quality Assurance Manager of Parisi Artisan Coffee, who had won the US Barista Championship in April, went on to snag first place at the World Barista Championship this weekend in Melbourne, Australia. He topped more than 50 competitors, using coffee roasted at Parisi.
Sales of home canning supplies have risen 35 percent in the past 3 years. Between 2004 and 2008 home birth rates have increased 20 percent with a 94% increase among white women. There is a growing number of 20 and 30 something's who are spending their time knitting, canning food, gardening… raising chickens, bees, and their children using labor intensive do it yourself approaches to complete domestic tasks.
What does it mean to love somebody no matter who they are or who they become?
A common pledge couples make to each other is to be faithful “in sickness and in health until death do us part.” That pledge is put to a major test for couples where one partner changes his or her gender identity.
Una Nowling and Fiona Nowling share their story of getting married and working through the gender identity transition.
These are just a few of the saying about cats that show how entrenched they are in our everyday lives. But even as wonderful as cats may be sometimes the relationship between pet and human can be strained.
You’ve heard of the Lone Ranger, but here in Kansas City, there’s a a different group of rangers that values teamwork and community service as a way to make brighter futures for at-risk inner-city youth.