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How to Keep Your Family First

Being an entrepreneur can be a risky business. The founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, Debbi Fields, said regarding entrepreneurship "The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it." But this type of risk can put a strain on a person's...

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Alcoholism & Family
Alcoholism & Family

"Alcoholism has an effect on everybody around the person suffering from it. This is especially true for a family." says William Belle in the Ole! Times. In his article, which recounts his own struggle with alcoholism and (for the moment) sobriety, he provides statistics about how pervasive the problem is: According to a 2002 survey conducted by...

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How to Stop Spoiling Your Child
How to Stop Spoiling Your Child

Are kids more spoiled today than in years past? According to a Time/CNN poll, 80% of respondents felt that "kids today are more spoiled than kids of 10 or 15 years ago, and two-thirds of parents admit that their kids are spoiled." On the assumption that lovingly caring for your kids is good, but spoiling them is not so good, here are some highlights...

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The Heart of an Olympian
The Heart of an Olympian

Michelle appeared to have it all - a successful soccer career, awards, honors, friends, travel, money, husband... When her life began to fall apart, Michelle found a hidden strength. Find out how this Olympic Gold Medalist rose above her trials. Michelle graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1989. She has been a member of the United...

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Bullying: Silence Kills
Bullying: Silence Kills

  I turned on CNN this morning and there was more news of bullying and suicide and it broke my heart. Bullying sometimes gets passed off as just a part of growing up. But for many young people, they won’t get the chance to grow up. For them, bullying cost them everything.  I know how they feel – I was almost one of them. A friend...

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Extreme Makeover: HOPE edition
Extreme Makeover: HOPE edition

Would you let go of your child if it meant giving them a better life? This past Sunday I was watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, a show that I love even though it makes me cry.  It was the season premiere – did you see it? Instead of building a house for one family they built a home for Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore, a group that takes at...

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Help for when School Sucks
Help for when School Sucks

Approximately one in three American college students drops out. That's a scary statistic, and you're likely hoping that you won't become one of those unfortunate ones who end up leaving school before completing your degree. By now, you've been at college/university for a few weeks. Maybe a trip or two back home, maybe not. Whether it's your first...

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Trying to Answer the Why?
Trying to Answer the Why?

We've all asked “why?” at some point or another.  Chris Keith has been asking why for most of his life. He was 12 years old when his grandparents decided he was old enough to know the truth.  His whole family - his parents and his older brother Mikey - did not die in a car accident as he has been told.  The were the victims of a murder-suicide...

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