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May 13, 2014
Elizabeth Smart Discusses Kidnapping of the Nigerian Girls and More
By Elizabeth Smart
Elizabeth Smart, a former child abductee turned activist, talks to the WSJ's Lee Hawkins about the kidnappings in Nigeria, strategies for overcoming extreme adversity, ...
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May 13, 2014
Keni Thomas Delivers Inspiring Keynote to Graduates
By Keni Thomas
Feel the energy and emotions of an Ashford University commencement ceremony! This montage of sights from the Spring 2014 ceremony is partially set to the inspiring words of Keni Thomas, ...
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May 13, 2014
Human Trafficking Survivor Shares Her Story
By Rani Hong
Written by Stephen Yafa Rani Hong's childhood ended at age seven. That was the last time she saw her mother and father, the last time she would have any contact with family for the next 21 years. Raised in a ...
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May 09, 2014
Draft Day Flashback With Jeff Saturday [VIDEO]
By Jeff Saturday
Written by Melissa Mahler When you think of Jeff Saturday the words, dedicated, leadership, and commitment should come to mind. Saturday played for only two teams in his career, the ...
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May 09, 2014
Pop Culture Sheds Different View on Income Inequality Debate
By Scott Rasmussen
Pop culture is a better indicator of the public mood than political talking points, so it's interesting to see how two top-rated and long-running CBS television dramas have ...
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May 09, 2014
Award-Winning Educator Releases New Book This Summer
By Kim Bearden
We are excited to announcethatKim Bearden's book,Crash Course:The LifeLessons my Students Taught Me, will be released bySimon and Schuster onJuly 15th. Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that ...
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May 08, 2014
Elizabeth Smart on the Kidnapping of the Nigerian Girls
By Elizabeth Smart
Written by Jill Filipovic When Elizabeth Smart was 14, she was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah, and held for nine months. Her kidnapping and rescue made national ...
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May 08, 2014
How-to Show Your Love Language of Gift Giving
By Michelle Singletary
My 16-year-old son followed me around the store recently, trying to pry out of me what I wanted for Mother's Day."Your love is all I need,"; I said. "That and promising to take care of me ...
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May 08, 2014
Exclusive Speaker Named One of Forbes' Most Influential
By Tyler Gage
One of our exclusive speakers, Tyler Gage (pictured right), and his business partner (pictured left) were recently named Forbes 30 Under 30 Most Influential for cofounding Runa, an ...
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May 06, 2014
How-to Be an Optimist
By Ruben Gonzalez
Have you ever been to an Optimist Club meeting?If you haven't, you're missing out on a great time.I've had the pleasure of speaking for the Optimistsa few times and it's always been a blast. Since then, I've done a ...

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