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Art Review: ‘Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i’ at New York Botanical Garden

NYBG, Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i, Hawai'i, Georgia O'Keeffe

'Georgia O'Keeffe's Visions of Hawai'i' currently at the NYBG until 28 October will delight you with its beauty and inspire you to appreciate this little-known journey of the artist's life and career.

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Texas Could Shape Trump’s Proposals to Reform Federal Prisons

President Trump is pictured in front of the American flag during the 2018 State of the Union Address

Texas's reforms, including diversion programs for low-level drug offenders, increased attention to rehabilitation and work readiness, and other “second chance” measures, reduced recidivism and the incarceration rate. The federal Justice Department should take notice.

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‘Orchid Evenings’ at Daniël Ost’s Triumphant New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

2018 NYBG Orchid Show, Orchid Evenings, Belgian Floral Artist, Daniel ost

At night, the blooms seem to vibrate transcendently. You smell dense aromas of the chocolate, vanilla, jasmine, and lemon scents of the dancing-lady orchids. Especially during these Orchid Evenings, the senses delight.

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Will Early Education Funding Reduce Future Crime?

the blue and red logo for Fight Crime Invest in Kids is pictured.

While policy changes and a move away from for-profit prison systems will go a long way in aligning America’s prisons with those of more progressive countries, education remains a key driver in preventing citizens from going to jail in the first place, in becoming more attractive prospects for hire, and in reducing recidivism.

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Healthy Cooking Program Feeds Female Prison Inmates Vital Skills

The simple act of learning what is good to put in your body and how to budget for the healthy food you need, along with how to prepare it, should be taught not only in every prison, but in every school and in every household in America. One Arkansas program for female inmates is lighting the way.

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Incarceration of Women on the Rise

The care of a family should not be a solo venture that falls on one woman's shoulders. In the best of circumstances, it should be shared among immediate and extended family and the greater community. If the burden were lightened and shared, the result might be that we'd see fewer women – and men – behind bars.

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