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Kim Bearden

The Other Half of the Ron Clark Story

By Kim Bearden, Posted August 28th, 2014

Written by Maureen Downey

At this weekend’s 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival, I am introducing Kim Bearden, cofounder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the Ron Clark Academy, the well-known middle school and educator training facility in Atlanta.
Bearden’s book, “Crash... READ MORE

Michelle Singletary

How to Keep Your College Freshman From Going Broke

By Michelle Singletary, Posted August 27th, 2014

Written by Jonnelle Marte

Sending kids off to college is about more than decorating the dorm room.

Parents also need to school their children about budgeting, the risks of using credit cards and other money issues, financial advisers say. Habits they form now can help — or hurt... READ MORE

Erik Wahl

Author of "UnThink" Takes Lessons From His Kids

By Erik Wahl, Posted August 26th, 2014

Erik Wahl, author of “UnThink”, recounts how he learned from his kids that letting go is one of the best things that a parent—and a leader—can do.

I have three boys. As they were growing up, we invented a strategic creativity workshop called “Crazy Daddy Time.” The... READ MORE

Michelle Singletary

Why Everyone Deserves to Unplug on Vacation

By Michelle Singletary, Posted August 22nd, 2014

With summer coming to a close soon, lots of people are bemoaning the end to their annual ritual of taking time off. I know I’m sad summer is almost over. About 15 years ago, my husband and I decided that we would take two consecutive weeks off every year.

We found that one week wasn’t... READ MORE

Ron Clark

Founder of Ron Clark Acadamy Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]

By Ron Clark, Posted August 21st, 2014

 

The charitable cause that is sweeping across social media has found its way to Ron Clark, co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy. Clark took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) in front of a mass audience, calling out Kenny Ray... READ MORE

Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan Offers Solutions to Workforce Challenges

By Bruce Tulgan, Posted August 21st, 2014

Since 1993, Bruce Tulgan has been researching the challenges business leaders, managers and supervisors in the workforce face.

His findings are the foundation of 19 books and numerous management training programs and he has become a popular management advisor and speaker. Using the results... READ MORE

Nick Clooney

Nick Clooney Speaks at Nashville Organization for Constitution Education

By Nick Clooney, Posted August 21st, 2014

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On Tuesday, August 19, Nick Clooney [pictured left] spoke at OZ Nashville about why he has joined forces with 917 Society, a non-profit organization dedicated the educating the youth on the meaning and importance of the U.S. Constitution

Carrying a personal copy of the... READ MORE

Ambassador Nancy Brinker

Founder of Susan G. Komen Foundation Receives Cynopsis’ Women of Action Impact Award

By Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Posted August 21st, 2014

he woman who put athletes in pink and turned millions of people into walking and running global forces for good was today honored for her innovation and vision by female sports leaders at the Cynopsis Sports Women of Action Summit.

Nancy G. Brinker, founder... READ MORE

Justin Flom

Justin Flom Does 13 Magic Tricks in 2 Minutes [VIDEO]

By Justin Flom, Posted August 19th, 2014

 

Written by Sandra Gonzalez

Magic is all around us — at least, that's what the magicians on Syfy's upcoming reality competition show, Wizard Wars, will show viewers.

On the show, skilled illusionists are challenged to create mind-blowing tricks out of household objects — from... READ MORE

Michelle Singletary

Before You Say 'I Do,' Be Careful What You Owe

By Michelle Singletary, Posted August 19th, 2014

There are times when you’re right but you wish you weren’t. This is one of those times.

Ten years ago, a reader wrote to me asking for advice about his relationship with his girlfriend. It was near Valentine’s Day, and he wanted to ask her to marry him. But he had major reservations... READ MORE

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