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December 9, 2019

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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | DECEMBER 9, 2019 31 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 32 READERS WRITE INKLINGS 33 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY The Himalayas, at last By Anne Cassidy 35 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 36 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU CULTURE Venezuelan musicians find an Argentine welcome By Howard LaFranchi 40 FILM 'Beautiful Day' captures the whole Fred Rogers By Peter Rainer 42 BOOKS HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES How Houston is curbing homelessness By Henry Gass Shepherd cops help to comfort Paradise By Martin Kuz College newspapers face student ire By Lindsey McGinnis and Noah Robertson A local warlord aims to break Hezbollah's hold By Scott Peterson 14 THE EXPLAINER 16 OVERHEARD PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE World Central Kitchen cooks up a new kind of disaster relief By Sara Miller Llana 20 SCIENCE AND NATURE New normal? Venice seeks solutions. By Nick Squires 22 POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY DECEMBER 9, 2019 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUE 3 C O N T E N T S P E R S P E C T I V E S A R T S & C U L T U R E 24 C O V E R S T O R Y By Stephanie Hanes College students, feeling overwhelmed, flock to happiness classes that help design their lives. Cover illustration: Jacob Turcotte/Staff For subscriptions or change of address: within U.S.: 800-456-2220, outside U.S.: 1-515-362-7462, email: or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 Monitor Weekly digital edition: Reader comments/questions: 617-450-2300 | Permission to reprint: PARS International, 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 | CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. © 2019 The Christian Science Publishing Society (ISSN 2166-3262 PRINT, ISSN 2688-044X ONLINE) Published weekly, except when combined issues counting as two issues are published, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, USA, 02115-3195. An activity of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA. The Christian Science Monitor is a trademark registered in the U.S.P.T.O. and in other countries. Registered as a periodical with the U.S. Postal Service. Periodicals postage paid at Boston, MA, and at additional mailing offices. Canada Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registration Number 126916436. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to The Christian Science Monitor, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 N E W S 6 17 38 2019 The best of 34

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