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How to make health reform work for you

By Michelle Singletary
"There's no sugarcoating it,"; President Obama said of the problems with registering online for the Affordable Care Act. "The Web site has been too slow, people have been getting stuck during the application process. ... And there's no excuse for the problems, and these problems are getting fixed.";Despite the president's assurances, it's hard for people to have patience when already there is so much confusion about the law. Add in the fear-mongering by opponents, and it's understandable ...

Premiere Speakers Bureau Announces Halloween Costume Winner

By Shawn Hanks
In celebration of Halloween, we at Premiere would like to honor the winner of our first annual Halloween Costume contest. With such contenders like the Tin Man, Siri and Walter White, it was a Ryan Giffen's [pictured right] uncanny portrayal of our beloved CIO, Chris Yount [pictured left] that took the win. Happy Halloween everybody!
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Stop being an idiot online.

By Demo Speaker
Recently, I talked to a CEO I know. During the conversation he told me his company had started using firms that create "online background checks"; for potential employees. There are now firms that will scrape your Facebook profile, Twitter profiles and any use of social media to create an extensive profile on you. The company thinking about interviewing you now has something new to think about. Is that an invasion of privacy? Maybe, but the days of employers not researching your digital footprint are long ...
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Couple behind 'The Vow' to speak about marriage in Columbus

By Kim & Krickitt Carpenter
Written by: Larry Gierer Creating new memories is a way to keep an old marriage healthy. That is a message Kim and Krickitt Carpenter will be delivering when the couple speaks in Columbus on Nov. 12. The two will be appearing at the Right from the Start luncheon at the St. Luke Ministry Center. Perhaps, nobody knows more about having to create new memories than the Carpenters. Their story was told in the Carpenters' book and the 2012 hit movie by the same name, "The Vow," in ...
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Eliminating Your Obstacles

By Ruben Gonzalez
Success is simple but not easy. Most people allow fear of failure to keep them from even attempting to pursue their dreams. They don't understand that failure is part of the price of success. You need to expect to fail andfall short many times before you reach yourgoals. That's just how life is. Since you will havemany failures on the road to success, it is veryimportant to learn how to remove the obstacles,roadblocks, and bottlenecks that are betweenyou and your goals.Once you have decided upon a goal, ...
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Mark Levin Headlines Leadership Institute's Free Think U Conservatism Course

By Mark Levin
Americans have lately been confronted with everything from media to marches representing opposing views of the U.S. Constitution and its importance. Radio host and New York Times best-selling author Mark Levin offers a Conservative's perspective in a new course released today, which is engaging thousands of students in the conversation. His lecture is part of a first-ever multi-media series about "The American Conservative Tradition"; called Conservatism101, ...
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Fear of another shutdown has many trying to prepare just in case

By Michelle Singletary
The shutdown of the federal government affected many people's lives. Anyone even partially dependent on government work has cause to be worried, despite promises from lawmakers that they won't put us through this again. Don't bet on it.Fearing another shutdown, many people joining one of my online discussions wanted to know how to prepare for it the next time. Q: I recently refinanced my home to a tune of dropping my mortgage payment by $450 a month and getting ...
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Rick And Bubba Show Raise $887,000 For World Vision Charity

By Rick & Bubba
SYNDICATED SOLUTIONS morning show THE RICK AND BUBBA SHOW had a successful two-day Broadcast-A-Thon with humanitarian charity WORLD VISION. It was the 5th straight year they've partnered with WORLD VISION. The Broadcast-A-Thon, held OCTOBER 17th and OCTOBER 18th, has resulted in more than 650 children being sponsored worldwide.The 2013 total so far exceeds $887,000 -- and since 2009 it's over $5.7 million combined. RICK BURGESS and BILL "BUBBA" BUSSEY said, "When you're given ...
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'American Idol' Alum Scott MacIntyre Talks Health Woes, Power of Faith, Upcoming Album

By Scott MacIntyre
CP Insider: 'American Idol' Alum Scott MacIntyre Opens Up About Kidney Failure, Power of Faith "American Idol" alum Scott MacIntyre recently praised God for helping him overcome physical challenges and blessing him with a successful music career. The singer and pianist, who rose to stardom in 2009 as an eighth place finalist on "Idol" season 8, suffered from kidney failure prior to his audition however the wife of his music teacher helped saved his ...
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Agent recounts JFK assassination horror

By Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin
Former Secret Service agent Clint Hill tells an audience in Altamont the story of how a Marine colonel taught John Kennedy Jr. to salute on the day of his father's funeral.Those old enough to remember the horrific events of Nov. 22, 1963, will recall that there was one man who stood out as a symbol of courage under fire. Clint Hill, the 31-year-old Secret Service agent who leaped onto the back of President John F. Kennedy's convertible limousine moments after the assassin's final shot, delivered a ...

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