June 2015

Health Care Lessons from Avril Lavigne

When Illness Disrupts Ability to Work Lavigne bedridden because of a mystery illness was told by top doctors it was all in her head. and her experience i s all too common. Noted previously, women are far more likely than male patients to have their unexplained maladies dismissed as emotional. Unfortunately, not even fame and fortune […]

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Aptitudes and Skills in Popular Movies

Taken & The Shawshank Redemption So I have already noted previously that the most chilling self-evaluation of one’s skill set is probably uttered by Liam Neeson’s character during a phone call in the film Taken… “What I do have are a particular set of skills…” You see, Neeson’s character is a CIA operative and the phone conversation […]

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Blog Update

Jan Accommodation Post Updated… Jan Accommodation And Small Town Newspapers post… http://wp.me/p3Kr4S-2SQ 4 lessons uploaded on Teachers Pay Teachers… Notes from Dad. http://tinyurl.com/o9vtxq7 Dream Goal Word Play http://tinyurl.com/phl333m Movie Titles Q & A Decoding… http://tinyurl.com/q67ytts Road trip Entrepreneurial http://tinyurl.com/qau7m9m Hits: 132

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Why Small Town Newspapers Are Thriving Despite the Web

Entrepreneurship and Journalism Journalism professor, Judy Muller, appeared on C-Span to talk about her book, Emus Loose in Egnar: Big Stories from Small Towns. And how and why contrary to popular belief, many small newspapers continue to thrive despite technology upheaval. For journalism majors with entrepreneurial aspirations, check out this earlier video with one of the small […]

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Personality Traits of Mini Aretha Franklin

Johanna Colon UPDATE: Youtube has removed the official video since it went viral… But it can be seen on ABC News. The link has been added to this list. Granted this video is off the charts in the adorable factor… 6-year old Johanna Colon is a delightful diva talent… but watch her performance closely and […]

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How A Food Blog Landed A Movie Deal

Lessons And Inspiration for Aspiring Writers Back in 2002, Julie Powell, an aspiring writer with a day job she disliked, decided to start a blog in her spare time. The posts would chronicle for a year her daily attempt to prepare a recipe from Julie Child’s iconic cookbook on the art of French cuisine. Powell’s project […]

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Fired Colorado School Lunch Worker Becomes Own Boss

When Personal Values Clash With Work Policy Amazing story that highlights absurd aspect s of bureaucratic policy and why some seek alternatives… Several thoughts yesterday as I watched Della Curry’s interview on CNN: From the district’s point of view, the cafeteria manager violated policy by repeatedly feeding children who could not afford to pay for their […]

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Food Network Searches For the Next Star

Season 11 Season 11 of The Next Food Network Star starts this weekend. And the ever present ad offers a few glimpses of contestants: one proclaims destiny and Hollywood while another mentions a specific target group for her culinary skills…children. If the latter contestant has creative cooking talent, communication chops and personality for video, and there are […]

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