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Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad Plans 48-Hour Continuous Swim to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

By Diana Nyad, Posted September 24th, 2013

Press Release

Fresh off her record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, long-distance swim legend Diana Nyad today announced a 48-hour continuous "Swim for Relief" to take place in New York City's Herald Square on Oct. 8 -- 10, 2013 in support of Hurricane Sandy recovery... READ MORE

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson

Magic Johnson Invests in Education

By Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, Posted September 24th, 2013

Written by Scoop Jackson

It took Haman Cross to make him cry.

"God is so good," is all Magic Johnson could say.

Here is a man who has been through and done more than four people's lives put together. He's looking at an 18-year-old kid making an attempt to redirect his life, and Johnson sees what we see every... READ MORE

Michael Reagan

Michael Reagan: Idiots Against Guns get it wrong

By Michael Reagan, Posted September 24th, 2013

The Idiots Against Guns in the media and Congress overdid it this time.

Not wanting to miss a chance to politicize a shooting tragedy, the anti-gun nuts went berserk Monday when news broke that a man had gone on a rampage at a D.C. naval base and killed 12 people.

Long before the facts were known... READ MORE

Michelle Singletary

Mental-health coverage to get a big boost under Obamacare

By Michelle Singletary, Posted September 23rd, 2013

When my brother, who had severe epilepsy, died of a massive seizure at 32, I needed to see a grief counselor. I had been his primary caretaker, and his death hit me hard.

I was fortunate to have access to workplace insurance that included quality mental-health services. It’s... READ MORE

Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin

Former Secret Service Agent Honors Anniversary of Kennedy Assassination

By Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin, Posted September 23rd, 2013

On November 22, 1963, the nation mourned as the life of one of its most beloved presidents, John F. Kennedy, was cut short. Fifty years later, that day remains a turning point in American history. As the home of the limousine President Kennedy was riding in on that fateful... READ MORE

Ron Clark

Best-Selling Author and "America's Educator" to Speak at Walden University Academic Residency

By Ron Clark, Posted September 19th, 2013

Ron Clark, known to many as "America's Educator," will speak to more than 500 students at Walden University's academic residency on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Clark, Disney's American Teacher of the Year in... READ MORE

Kim & Krickitt Carpenter

Couple behind 'The Vow' coming to Chattanooga Sept. 24

By Kim & Krickitt Carpenter, Posted September 18th, 2013

Written by Susan Pierce

How the two rekindled their love and kept the commitment promised in their marriage vows was recorded in their 1996 book, "The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story." It later became the inspiration for the 2012 movie "The Vow" starring Channing Tatum and Rachel... READ MORE

Joel Klein

No Child Left Untableted

By Joel Klein, Posted September 17th, 2013

Written by Carlo Rotella

Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.” It was late June, a month before the first day of school. In a sixth-grade classroom in Greensboro, N.C., a dozen middle-school... READ MORE

Brian Lord

How event planners started in the industry

By Brian Lord, Posted September 17th, 2013

Event planners

What Was Your Big Break?

“In college, when I planned the annual fashion show. It was a dream: I had a full staff and large budget.”
Cornell F. Woodson, founder and event planner, Fuego Events, New York

“I had worked in media. Three of us lost jobs within six months, so we took our production... READ MORE

Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart talks adversity at Healthy Woman event

By Elizabeth Smart, Posted September 16th, 2013

Written by Shae Johnson

More than 450 people turned out Friday evening to hear abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart speak during the Seventh Anniversary Celebration of Healthy Woman, a program of Barstow Community Hospital.

The program is intended to empower women and their families to... READ MORE

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