Author: April

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How Important Are Community Centers?

If a community center’s main purpose is to provide opportunities for active living and recreation in a safe, inclusive environment, then by creating a positive atmosphere, these facilities essentially become a personal health and wellness service. Thereby reducing reliance on healthcare and other costly social services just by existing. Thus, supporting these centers proves to…
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December 1, 2022 0

Reasons Why Knowledge is Power

When I think about the wise words my mom shared with me over and over throughout my life, they always seemed to reflect the idea that knowledge is power. She stressed the importance of educating oneself to anyone who would listen. She spent her life teaching, caring for, and loving many children, not just me,…
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October 3, 2022 0

Reaching Ones Full Potential

Too often, we hear people say, “She has so much potential,” or “He could be doing SO much better if he only knew how great his potential was.” For the majority of us, however, we never do reach our full potential. But, we are never too old or too young to start over. Really. We…
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August 27, 2022 0

Cultural Activities to do with Kids

Cultural activities to do with kids are easier than you might think. When my kids were little, we would do things like eat at culturally diverse restaurants. The rule was that you may try whatever you like, but you are not allowed to order any of the “American” items on the menu. It was so…
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August 24, 2022 0

Is Cooking Creative Expression?

Why yes, of course, it is! Ask any culinary professional, Chef, or parent charged with satisfying many people with various tastes. They would say it certainly takes creativity. Even the home cook, working with what is on hand to create a pleasing meal for family or friends also takes some imagination. Yet, the results of…
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August 4, 2022 0

Careers That Don’t Require College

Sometimes after a student graduates high school after what seems to be “forever” since kindergarten, they really do not feel like going to school anymore. This can be for a variety of reasons. Maybe they did not do as well as they had hoped, and their grades were not good enough to get into college.…
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June 2, 2022 0

How Companies Can Attract the Best Talent

The best person for the job is somewhere out there, but how do you find and attract that individual to join your company? Finding the best talent for the job is essential because a company is only as good as its employees. New hires, young employees, and recent grads, in particular, can bring not only…
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June 1, 2022 0

Why is Acceptance the Answer?

Whether you are driving through rush hour traffic, taking the kids to softball practice, or driving a moving truck across town, practicing acceptance with how other people drive is a wonderful place to begin the trip. If we all practiced acceptance of how other people drive, it would help to ease the stress and tension…
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March 8, 2022 0

What Are the New Changes to the SAT?

The SAT, a college admissions exam long associated with paper and pencil, will soon go all-digital. Starting in 2023 for international students and in 2024 in the U.S., the new digital SAT will shrink from three hours to two, include shorter reading passages and allow students to use a calculator on the math section. According…
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February 22, 2022 0