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 2000, is nationally recognized for his...


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...


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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...


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...


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 make informed...


On August 9th, a man sent a message to our Facebook page asking for my help. We receive thousands of messages each month, but this particular message was unfortunately unique. I understand that releasing this controversial video that may change the way you think about because I said I would. I...


Diana Nyad has been my hero for a long time, and she has always been a lesson for all of us in the importance of persistence -- even when she failed. And now, she's done what no one else has ever done. At age 64 she swam from Cuba to Florida - in the water almost 54 hours, avoiding sharks and...


It seems that Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic may well be the first commercial space flight company.

The most resent test flight of Virgin Galactic space plane SpaceShipTwo, successfully completed its second powered flight on Sept. 5th. Being a vehicle that will ultimately be transporting...


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The Swag Bag Dilemma

By Chester Elton, Posted September 10th 2013

I have been to a lot of conferences and conventions—hundreds of them. I’m not kidding. And I’ve been adult trick-or-treating in the expos on many occasions, dashing from booth to booth, collecting whatever it was they were passing out—the swag, giveaway, handout, freebie.

Like a remorseful binge...


Indiana Sports Corp will recognize former Indianapolis Colts All-Pro Jeff Saturday and his wife, Karen, with the 2013 Pathfinder Award. The couple will receive the award on Nov. 19 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

The Pathfinder Award, presented since 1988, honors individuals who have demonstrated a...