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Q: My biggest fear is speaking in public because I usually start shaking or stammering, or sometimes I can't...


Written by Christina Lane

Elizabeth Smart, who was snatched from her Utah bedroom more than a decade ago, said Thursday night she could have spent the rest of her life dwelling on the horrific events of the nine months she spent in captivity, but she chose to push through the adversity and move...


It's no secret that both political parties are struggling to connect with voters. Strategists dream up marketing plans to increase their party's appeal to this constituency or that group. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't. But they never establish a deep and lasting connection with...


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Beefing Up a Résumé

By Michelle Singletary, Posted August 6th 2013

Sure the job market is tough, even for some professions that used to have applicants pondering multiple employment offers. But would you include a beefcake photo with your résumé to get a job?


Brian Zulberti of Delaware sent out his résumé in an e-mail to prospective employers. He attached a...


Written by Andrea Billups

A new documentary from filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza — co-director and writer of the blockbuster "2016: Obama's America” — is to be released next July Fourth.

“America,” D’Souza said, will extoll American exceptionalism, celebrate American values, and counter the vision offered...


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Written by Sammi-T

Auntie Anne's Pretzels founder. Anne Beiler, donates money to help those in need in Baltimore, on the season premiere of ABC's "Secret Millionaire."

On the season premiere of ABC's Secret Millionaire "Anne Beiler: Baltimore, MD" - Auntie Anne's Pretzels founder, Anne Beiler,...


Written by Paul B. Brown

Part of my day job is reviewing books.

And while the publishing industry remains in a remarkable state of flux, one thing remains constant: If an idea becomes hot, you can be sure everyone will rush out to copy it. (That’s the reason you see all those Fifty Shades of Grey...



With Vinny you have a leader who has done more than read a textbook on the subject of leadership and logistics. You have a career Army officer with 33 years of experience in staying ready for war and, when needed, leading teams into that war. Highlights from his experience in 9 years as a...


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Julianna Hallman spends most of her time in Haiti loving on the 186 children who live at the Life is Hope orphanage. Hallman, a native of Jasper, made her first trip to the impoverished country in December and returned in June. The orphanage is supported by a local nonprofit of the same name. Its...


Introduction: The Focus to Date

Over the course of the last several decades, worksite wellness programs have been on offer across America and elsewhere. All are designed as part of efforts to reduce organizational insurance costs, promote worker morale, reduce absenteeism and high risk behaviors,...