Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 13:26:28

A Not So Perfect Mother

Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908 in Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia, Pa. Anna Jarvis was the driving force behind the creation of Mother's Day, driven by the desire to honor her deceased mother. After Jarvis waged a two-year....

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Thursday, July 10th, 2008 13:22:46

How the Presidential Candidates Can Make it all Great in ’08- Bon Jovi Style

If you happened to be in Philips arena last week, you might have seen me at the Bon Jovi concert. I was one of a group of eight women walking around in pink Bon Jovi T-shirts. Yes, we did draw....

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Sunday, May 25th, 2008 05:37:59

Memorial Day: Time to Remember, Never Forget

Tomorrow our nation will celebrate Memorial Day. For many, Memorial Day weekend is a time to mark the end of school and the beginning of summer. Time, finally, to sleep in. But this weekend marks more that just a transition....

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 13:18:05

Interesting Articles, Sunday April 27, 2008

Making fuel in your backyard for under $1 per gallon New York Times, April 20, 2008 ACT: Walk the Walk - Interesting information on impact of walking more - references researcher who suggests that $1 higher per gallon of gas....

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Sunday, March 30th, 2008 13:07:19

Justifying Past Purchases with New Research: Now That’s Creative

Finally, a study backs up what we intuit. Seeing brand logos affect people's behavior. Isn't that the whole point of brand advertising? But wait, this study is not about brand advertising driving sales - this study is about brand images....

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Friday, March 28th, 2008 13:11:37

Tightening the Belt and the Return of the Vegetable Garden

The AP article title Sam's Club, Costco limit rice purchases as prices rise, by Marcus Kabel, caught my eye. Just last night, as my mother fixed rice for my children's dinner, she mentioned the increase in its price. At the....

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 13:11:03

Flowing Through Life

"That was quick, we weren't even in there 15 minutes," said my daughter Maggie while walking into the house after her hour and a half ballet lesson. She had resisted going to class, and I was glad that she had....

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Monday, March 10th, 2008 13:09:41

Spring Break, make sure you Break, so you will be ready to spring

Life today includes presidential campaigns, subprime mortgage problems, the war in Iraq, a possible recession, inflation with the additional pressure of being perpetually connected via technology to a world that no longer slows down, much less pauses. Wow, we really....

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 13:08:54

The Path to Health and Wealth, Giving and Helping Others

The economy is struggling. Some people cannot pay their bills. Others can pay their bills, but are concerned about prospects . Many are looking for the government to get involved to bail out those in need. Traditional political labels associate....

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Sunday, February 10th, 2008 13:03:25

The Land (and people) that I Love

Spring began last week. This week Easter is celebrated by Christians to commemorate the resurrection of Christ. It reminds us of God's ability to bring life where there was only death. In spring, the new buds on the plants remind....

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