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Image Credit There is no doubt that we’re living in an age with possibilities that previous generations had never dreamed of. While there has certainly been growth in both our economy and our government, the question often arises – “Does the government have our best interest in mind?” A government that focuses on its people is the ultimate goal of any democracy .

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The aftermath of a divorce can be expensive and is an experience that is dreaded by most couples. While lovers try their best to save their marriages, sometimes divorce is the only logical conclusion. And things get hotter when there are huge amounts of wealth that need to be split.

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Headline Hangover: Welp, Here We Are.

15Nov

Welcome to Headline Hangover – our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here’s a look back some of the headlines that caught my attention for the week of November 6, 2016: President-Elect …uhh..

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Many governments persecute people of religious faith. However, one nation stands out: North Korea

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At first glance, it is easy to dismiss poker as a silly game that middle-aged men play at their weekly guy’s night to one-up each other and earn some treasured cash winnings. However, first appearances can be deceiving.

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Screenshot: Freelance Entrepreneur The daily life of the freelance entrepreneur can be really filled with lots of irregularities and uncertainties but most of us would rather be self employed than have a 9-5 job and work for someone else. But just because we’ve decided to leave the corporate life doesn’t mean we freelancers can’t borrow best business practices from the corporate world

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Whoever wins the US presidential election will have to govern for the whole of the country. Carlos Barria/Reuters Pascal Molenberghs , Monash University People around the world are stunned at the rise of Donald Trump – from complete outsider to Republican nominee for the US presidential election, in what might yet turn out to be a close race to the White House. At the start of campaigning for nomination, almost nobody gave Trump a chance

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If you were eating at an Ichiran restaurant right now, you wouldn’t be reading this article.

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Traditionally older Americans vote in larger percentages than the rest of the population. In fact, in the last 38 years, the 65-plus demographic averages a voting percentage of nearly 60 percent. In between the jabs and juvenile antics of the debates, we have not heard much about issues that impact seniors

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Social Resilience and Emergency Preparedness

27Oct

This article series is from Prepared Neighborhoods , my soon-to-be-published book about mutual aid among citizens before, during and after a natural disaster.

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Grading Higher Education: When Worlds Collide

26Oct

One of the most persistent problems facing American higher education is how best to explain its importance and endearing value to the public. The problem is that various perspectives shape the approach utilized. Higher education leadership – especially at the research universities and the liberal arts colleges – often speak to the need for America to produce an educated citizenry.

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Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday June 14, 2016.

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Chicago Cubs fans are a passionate and resilient bunch ― but most haven’t been dedicated for as long as Jim Schlegel. Schlegel, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran and die-hard Cubs fan, attended games the last time the Cubs made it to the World Series ― in 1945. He even has his ticket stubs from Game 6 and Game 7

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Liz Lee, Senior Strategist, Gyro While B2B brands may observe the success of Broad City Emojis and see how Red Bull can dominate on Snapchat , they struggle to see the takeaways that can help them communicate their own brand value to the new class of millennial business decision makers. One place to start taking cues is by looking at employer branding and recruitment. Unsurprisingly, the first line of research into the way millennials make decisions in the workplace comes from those who are in charge of attracting and retaining them.

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We all dread the inevitable drain clogs that plague our sinks and bathtubs. As water starts to pool around your ankles in the shower, you know it’s time to tackle the matted hair, soap scum and dirt building up in the drain

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It’s hard to make the last jump from Maslowian safe, contented, self-esteem to self-actualized and truly happy. A very small set of people get pulled from their inertia by the call of a compelling mission

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WASHINGTON ―  Television viewers across the country have been treated to some scary advertisements about the future of Social Security. “Our next president needs to take action on Social Security, or future generations could lose up to $10,000 a year,” the narrator intones, as ominous music plays in the background. Viewers might be surprised to learn that the ad is from the AARP, the country’s largest seniors group and a longtime defender of social programs for older Americans

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You’ve heard of Millennials being labeled as “self-absorbed” “entitled” or even “lazy”.

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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s estimated net worth is $3.7 billion, $800 million less than a year ago, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday, attributing the loss largely to New York’s softening real estate market. The magazine probed 28 assets or asset classes owned by the New York businessman and found 18 had declined in value, including Trump Tower in Manhattan and his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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From Goals To MITs

15Ago

Is it time to rethink the wisdom of goal setting? We’ve all been taught the value of setting goals that are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound

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From Goals To MITs

15Ago

Is it time to rethink the wisdom of goal setting? We’ve all been taught the value of setting goals that are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.

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Small business has grown all over the US. There are now 5.48 million incorporated self-employed in the US , according to the latest data. Yet this is the group that is driving global business forward.

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A life-sized cutout of the Terminator proved frighteningly realistic in Canada . Police in Toronto issued a warning on Twitter Wednesday night after receiving reports of a man walking around the downtown area with a gun . More…

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Ethereum is doing well after yesterday’s vote of confidence from Coinbase: the price of Ether is up 12.6% today according to CoinMarketCap , while market leader Bitcoin is down 1.5%.

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By: Leigh Steinberg ORIGINAL POST on Forbes.com-July 19, 2016- at 5:51pm. More…

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By Katherine Ogburn, Director of Strategy, Ready State More…

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Donald Trump is headed toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. He’s among the most pugnacious of candidates, routinely trashing Republicans, Democrats, immigrants, Mexicans, women, Muslims, and foreign policy professionals. Many of these political battles could reduce his chance of getting elected president

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All sorts of companies are using JavaScript nowadays to build applications and websites.

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Despite recently expressing doubts about America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama recently flew to Riyadh. Yet again he sought to “reassure” the Saudi royals about U.S

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Saint Thomas More: “Why not be a teacher?

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Being bilingual has its benefits in this ever-changing and advancing world. So if you know some basics or you’re fluent with another language , teaching this valuable skill to your kids as early as possible is a wise decision you can make as a parent today

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Hug Your Muslim Neighbors

13Feb

I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read my posts here, they are generally about parenting, personal change, life. However, the past months have been shocking on virtually every level

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Is Under Armour Copying Nike’s Playbook?

31Ene

Under Armour just announced earnings that were better than expected. This caused their stock to jump 15.49% at the closing bell on Thursday

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When Diana Andino first started researching medical school — something she had been working toward for years — she hit a brick wall. Andino, who was born in Ecuador, is undocumented .

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ST. LOUIS — Charges against six people arrested at a vigil remembering the 2014 police killing of teenager Michael Brown were dropped Thursday by a prosecutor without explanation

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While a report by a British judge found that Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved of the Russian security service’s plan to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Kremlin critic, justice remains far for many other dead, disappeared or jailed Putin critics.  According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 56 journalists have been killed in Russia since 1992. Here are some of the most prominent Kremlin critics who have been killed or jailed in the last decade: Boris Nemtsov Nemtsov, a prominent critic of Putin who exposed corruption in the government, was gunned down in February near the Kremlin. At the time of his murder, Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, had been working on a report on Russia’s role in separatist uprisings in eastern Ukraine in 2014

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Jan 14 (Reuters) – General Electric Co said on Friday it has agreed to sell its appliances business to Qingdao Haier Co Ltd for $5.4 billion. The deal, which will generate an after-tax gain of about 20 cents per share upon closing, values GE’s appliances business at 10 times its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization in the last 12 months, the company said. GE expects to offset the gain with restructuring in 2016.

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How Kissing Boosts Your Health

09Ene

In case you needed a perfectly good excuse to smooch the one you love, do it for your health. Seriously. Kissing boasts multiple wellness perks.

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The Great Recession delivered a body blow to our country’s financial equilibrium, and only after years of painfully slow recovery have housing prices begun to stabilize and the unemployment rate steadily fallen. But while the economic crisis has abated, it remains a devastating morass for many, especially young adults, ethnic and racial minorities, and lower income families.

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7 Unromantic Facts About Online Dating

21Nov

Do you remember ABC’s television show The Dating Game ? The format of the original series was simple: a bachelorette would have three minutes to ask the same set of questions to each of three hidden bachelors, and then select one bachelor as her “date” based strictly on their responses

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Instead of asking friends and family for referrals to good attorneys , more and more potential clients are turning to the Internet to look for a lawyer to represent them and help them with their legal needs. So what are some marketing tactics you can use to get them to call you, or take the call to action on your site. Let’s go through both the practical nuts-and-bolts ideas and the wider philosophy.

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Last night in Berlin, we celebrated the 7th birthday of Matilda Foelsch.

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This article is part of TheToolbox.org’s #WomenInFront series , powered by Humanise .

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Jessica Simpson knows the power of a great little black dress.  The 35-year-old stepped out on Saturday night for a night in New York City with husband Eric Johnson. Simpson wore a sexy black frock which featured a short hemline and leather accents on the torso, and it appears she opted to go braless.

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I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health. Through the decades, I’ve seen a number of things change–hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences

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Dumb and Dumber Debating–Part II

31Oct

Thank goodness the Republican House approved a budget compromise that lifted the debt ceiling for 2 years, and ignored the Republican Presidential debates. It was a compromise because Democrats were needed to get approval in both houses of Congress. In fact, retiring House Speaker John Boehner was only able to pass it because all 187 Democrats voted for it, and only 79 House Republicans–and the Senate approved it late last night

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The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley

30Oct

When it comes to navigating the difficult waters of Silicon Valley, it is important to know who the big movers and shakers in the industry are. These are some of the top people that have shaped the Silicon Valley that the world knows today. These are also the most important individuals that anyone looking to make their way in this market should know.

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UPDATE:   Service has been restored to PayPal users, the company tweeted out shortly before 1 a.m. ET.

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If you’re already thinking about what you need to do to prepare for the new year, kudos to you. Doing so now will keep you from feeling the time crunch at year’s end.

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In anticipation of the visit to Washington by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, scheduled for October 21-23, Pakistan’s public relations machinery has gone into over-drive to build expectations of a new partnership between Pakistan and the United States.

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Austin McChord, founder of Datto was featured on the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 List .

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Retirement 101 for the Overwhelmed Millennial

14Oct

Financial accounts are often the breadcrumbs of our financial lives. A year ago, if you had looked through all my financial statements you would have been able to piece together my life

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SHANGHAI, CHINA–Shanghai, China’s financial capital, enjoys a double skyline.

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BEIJING–There are many obscure tourist sites in Beijing. One missed by many foreigners is the Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall

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BEIJING — This week President Barack Obama will host one of the other serious contenders for most powerful person on Earth : President Xi Jinping of China (pronounced “she jean-ping”). Just three years after taking the reins of power, Xi has already placed his stamp firmly on his country, his region and China’s relationship with the rest of the world. The United States and China have been butting heads for years over everything from cyberattacks to territorial disputes in the South China Sea

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A decade after her divorce from Nick Lachey , Jessica Simpson isn’t holding back — since she had to pay up.  If you weren’t aware, Simpson is a major success story in the fashion world. Her retail empire is valued at more than a $1 billion , which is why she appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday.  When asked her biggest money mistakes, without missing a beat, the 35-year-old replied, “For some reason, I thought of my first marriage.” The couple, who appeared together on the on the MTV reality show “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” from 2003 to 2005, called it quits a few months after the show ended.  Over the course of their marriage, Simpson’s star power grew well beyond any level of fame Lachey achieved as a boy band member, and his later attempt at a solo career also flopped; alas, the couple didn’t sign a prenup, according to People magazine . Simpson reportedly offered Lachey a settlement of $2 million

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New “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert called Elon Musk ” the real Tony Stark ,” the name of the genius, billionaire alter ego of the superhero Iron Man. Musk does bear a resemblance to the fictional tech mogul. He is CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX and chairman of SolarCity, and his electric auto company developed the  Powerwall solar battery packs

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The heart-rending image of Alan Kurdi, the three-year old whose dead body washed up on shore, had to be one of the saddest pictures anyone has ever seen. There is absolutely no meaning in his death, but let’s take this one terrible picture, as black and as difficult as it is, and try to put it in a context with the bigger picture. There are (at least) seven conclusions we can draw from the big picture which perhaps can help us avoid more tragedies in the future.

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This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her . You have to see what you can be. “Does gender hold you back?

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KHARTOUM, SUDAN–Like the dog that didn’t bark in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale, little advertising promotes American goods in Khartoum. Ads ubiquitous elsewhere in the world are absent. U.S

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Original post on Forbes.com August 18th, 2015 The National Labor Relations Board will decide on a case involving the unionization of college athletes that could send shock waves through the present collegiate athletic scene.

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Auto loan originations hit a 10-year high in the second quarter, which means numerous banks and credit unions have been capturing business in this fast-growing sector. Sageworks, a financial information company, analyzed banks of various sizes (those with more than $10 billion in total assets and those with less than $10 billion) to identify banking leaders in aggregate auto lending, which first topped $1 trillion in the second quarter

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How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

30Ago

Lawmakers from across the country are in a perennial tug-of-war over the best ways to make college affordable and to find solutions to the student debt crisis, and so are several presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton recently disclosed her college affordability plan, which would cost $350 billion over 10 years. Called “The New College Compact,” Clinton promises to “tackle the cost of college, making low interest grants and loans more available and ensure the federal government ‘will never again profit off student loans for college students,'” according to a CNN report.

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In business today, one of the keys to long-term success in pretty much any field is effective networking. You might be enjoying all the business you can handle for now, but you’re bound to lose clients over time.

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Type “good parenting” into Google and… whoa. 519,000 results to sift through

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“More than ever conservation needs new ideas, risky ventures to find out what will work and what won’t; biodiversity doesn’t benefit from us calling each other stupid as a substitute for rational discourse.” (Harry Greene, 2015, Pleistocene rewilding and the future of biodiversity, in Ben Minteer and Stephen Pyne (editors), After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans ) The broad and interdisciplinary field of conservation biology has received a good deal of attention in the past two weeks that has stimulated researchers and others to weigh in on what sorts of human-animal interactions are permissible as we try to save nonhuman animals (animals) and their homes.

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Parents: can you remember that “back to school” feeling? New notebooks and school clothes — or well-loved hand-me-downs from older siblings. New teachers

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Triumphant Trump: Hail to the King!

08Ago

Yesterday I wrote about the sad seven members of the high school debate club who were relegated to a nearly empty auditorium for the a 5 PM performance . After the kids went to bed, it was Donald Trump’s night in the big room. A friend of mine accurately described Trump as “negatively compelling.” He was exactly where he wanted to be, the center of the stage and the center of attention.

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The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org . Summary The first prime-time Republican presidential debate featured the top 10 candidates, according to polling, and they twisted some facts.

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During the second leg of The F SHOW World Tour, I visited Asia and interviewed dozens of female millennial entrepreneurs. I couldn’t help but to notice that the entrepreneurs that formed part of a family business had a huge advantage. Below are 3 ways family businesses give female millennial entrepreneurs an advantage:   You acquire knowledge on how to build, run and grow a business.

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Amnesty International will  vote this month  on whether to advocate worldwide decriminalization of sex work. If the policy is adopted, the human rights group will call for governments to eliminate most laws that prohibit selling or buying sex

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It was 50 years ago Thursday that President Lyndon Johnson  signed  the legislation that created Medicare, dramatically altering life for America’s seniors.  But as debate over the program rages on, its conservative critics have learned to be more crafty about what alternatives they propose — and how to justify them.   When Johnson signed the bill, he did so alongside an aging Harry Truman  — who, two decades before that, had become the first sitting president to pursue universal health care seriously. Medicare, Johnson promised, would help realize Truman’s dream for the nation’s elderly: “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine,” Johnson said.

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Fifth Avenue  is widely known as New York City’s high-end shopping district. Opulent brands, including Chanel , Louis Vuitton  and Armani , all have flagship stores that stretch along its corridor.

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  Butt-dials are a threat to every cellphone user, but thanks to a ruling by a Kentucky court this week, the risks associated with the accidental act has skyrocketed.

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