Emmaline Soken-Huberty

Emmaline Soken-Huberty is a freelance writer specializing in a variety of topics from healthy living to human rights and cookbooks. She lives in Oregon with her husband. When not working, she enjoys reading, baking, and exploring nature.

10 Reasons Why Television Is Important

Who can claim credit for television? Through the years, many inventors have built on the concept. It has origins in the 19th century, but the form we recognize today wasn’t around until the 1940s and 1950s. Since those early days, life has never been the same. Why does television matter? …

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10 Reasons Why Biodiversity Is Important

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The world is a beautiful place. Biodiversity is one of the reasons why. Biodiversity – which is the diversity within species, between species, and in every ecosystem – serves many essential functions in the world. When a species goes extinct – like a certain type of flower- the world loses …

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10 Reasons Why Science Is Important

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Most of us know about the big figures and stories in science: an apple falling on Isaac Newton’s head. Einstein coming up with E = mc2. Marie Curie isolating the radium that would one day kill her. Most science isn’t glamorous or public. Most scientists never become household names, but …

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10 Reasons Why The Arts Are Important

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“The arts” encompass a range of creative expressions, including literature, music, painting, dancing, and more. Through the arts, humans have told stories, taught values, recorded history, and expressed both individual and collective experiences. Unfortunately, the arts are becoming less valued compared to science, technology, and mathematics. Whether it’s an underfunded …

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10 Reasons Why Paintings are Important

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Some of history’s most famous art pieces are paintings. Think “The Mona Lisa,” “The Starry Night,” or “The Kiss.” People travel from all over the world to visit museums and gaze at paintings from periods like Impressionism, Realism, and Cubism. Some people go beyond just looking and begin painting themselves. …

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10 Reasons Why Perseverance is Important

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There’s an old saying that goes “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” This captures the essence of perseverance. Even when things get hard – which they almost always do – perseverance pushes you to keep trying. Why is this a valuable trait to cultivate? Here are ten …

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10 Reasons Why The Environment is Important

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We hear about threats to the environment every day. Whether it’s the ravages of climate change, deforestation, or pollution, apocalyptic-sounding events fill the news cycle. It can be overwhelming and challenging to discern what exactly it all means. The environment – which includes everything from the ocean to the forests …

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10 Reasons Why Helping Others Is Important

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Humans are social creatures. We suffer when we’re isolated and thrive when we’re part of a community. When we extend a helping hand to members of our community when it costs us something, it’s known as altruism. Helping others doesn’t always come at a cost, but its rewards are often …

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10 Reasons Why Kindness Is Important

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Kindness and “niceness” are often considered interchangeable, but kindness goes deeper. Its layers include generosity, compassion, and empathy. When challenged by an often-cruel world, kindness also takes significant effort and emotional strength. It’s a choice that can take many forms. Why is it important? Here are ten reasons: #1 Kindness …

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