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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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Articles by Rupert Hussey

I’m a black CEO: Discounted on Wall Street because of my skin color.

July 9, 2020 – 4:17 pm | No Comment
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Eddie C. Brown is the founder, chairman, chief executive and senior portfolio manager of Brown Capital.

I was raised in the Jim Crow South, when the railroad tracks separated whites from blacks and African Americans were …

75 Must-Know Statistics About Race, Income, and Wealth

June 12, 2020 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
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Attribution:  This article was posted on Morningstar.com by the veritable Christine Benz.  I could not help but post it on my blog because this is the clearest I have ever seen the numbers laid down …

What to do in your 20s to avoid regrets in your 30s and 40s?

June 6, 2020 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
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1. Don’t make a belief about “living in the moment.” Either do not trust that purchasing new bags, shoes, or clothes can give you extra points, yet don’t think it is cool to squander. Before …

How can you identify intelligent people?

May 1, 2020 – 1:04 pm | No Comment
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Really like this list – lifted from Quora by Kelly Duncan:

Intelligent people do not like to gossip, they like talking about idea and innovations. Hence, they cannot just be friends with everybody. Average people sometimes …

What are some ugly truths of life?

April 22, 2020 – 3:10 pm | No Comment
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I just love this list that I lifted from Quora – written by Jasmin Mous, 

Evil exists. There are people who have chosen to destroy everything and everyone that comes into their way.
Empathy is NOT a …

What successful people have in common?

April 21, 2020 – 1:22 am | No Comment
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The below list was lifted from Quora and is authored by Adam Fayed Founder of Global Online Financial Advisory Firm.  I really like this list a lot.  I think just successful is enough though – …

College is a Risky Business

December 24, 2019 – 1:47 am | No Comment
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The idea is ingrained in our pop culture. Parents, teachers, high school guidance counselors, financial aid officers, and students all understand that if a high school graduate wants to achieve success she will have to go to …

What are the dirty little secrets of college admissions?

December 24, 2019 – 1:18 am | No Comment
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This is an excellent piece from Quora, written by a gent  by the name of Brett Elkins:
Here is what I have found after working with kids and talking at length with many college admissions to …

My Kid’s Going to College in August. My Name’s Not Felicity.

April 9, 2019 – 7:43 pm | No Comment
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How can I help my student manage stress?

April 3, 2019 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
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Investigated: Anxiety-inducing fitness test purports to tell you how long you’ll live.

March 24, 2019 – 4:38 pm | No Comment
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It seems a simple enough challenge: Sit down on the floor and get back up without the help of your hands or knees. Try it, though, and you might discover it’s not as easy as …

Napping tied to 5 mm Hg drop in systolic blood pressure

March 16, 2019 – 1:29 am | No Comment
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A napping habit could lower blood pressure to a similar extent as other lifestyle modifications and some drugs, according to research scheduled to be presented March 18 at the American College of Cardiology’s scientific sessions …

A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

March 15, 2019 – 3:37 pm | No Comment
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Meritocracy has become a leading social ideal. Politicians across the ideological spectrum continually return to the theme that the rewards of life – money, power, jobs, university admission – should be distributed according to skill …

Why you should use nasal breathing when you exercise

January 30, 2019 – 9:16 pm | No Comment
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Imagine yourself exercising: running, hiking, dancing, lifting weights — whatever you like to do. Picture yourself pushing to a maximum intensity. Now, ask yourself: Are you breathing out of your nose or mouth?
If you are …

Live Longer, Prevent Disease, Feel Happier After 50

January 28, 2019 – 12:26 am | No Comment
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Happy New Year! If you’re ready to make some positive health changes in 2019, consider this your ultimate resolution checklist. Bookmark this article, and review it every three months for a reminder, for inspiration or …

When the state is unjust, citizens may use justifiable violence

December 3, 2018 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
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If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old black horticulturalist wrestled down on the streets of New York City in 2014 – you might choose to pepper-spray them …

Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges -The Reality.  

December 3, 2018 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
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Bryson Sassau’s application would inspire any college admissions officer.
A founder of T.M. Landry College Preparatory School described him as a “bright, energetic, compassionate and genuinely well-rounded” student whose alcoholic father had beaten him and his …

5 Surprising and Spectacular Health Benefits of Farting

December 1, 2018 – 3:14 pm | No Comment
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So it happened again. You let one slip out, and what’s worse, it happened in front of company. If this reminds you of a recent situation you have to ask yourself, should you really have …

Let America Be America Again – Poem by Langston Hughes

November 7, 2018 – 6:12 pm | No Comment
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Heard this point this morning and had to put it here. How wonderful. How true.

Why You Can Look Forward to Being Happier in Old Age 

September 12, 2018 – 10:09 am | No Comment
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As we age, life’s end looms closer: but the end may be the peak of our happiness
If life wanted to mess with you, it couldn’t have come up with a better way than death. Especially …

Do not weep for your dead: how to mourn as the Stoics did

August 24, 2018 – 12:04 am | No Comment
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Imagine you are at a child’s funeral. The child is yours. The air is numb with silence. An ache so deep you can barely breathe moves through you, until it bursts and you cry out …

How do I delete my old tweets? Here’s a step-by-step guide

August 8, 2018 – 2:58 am | No Comment
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Once, the Internet was fun. It’s time to move on.
We’ve built up archives of our past selves online over the years — tweets, social media, message-board posts, live journals or, ahem, deadjournals. And, increasingly, those …

Transition from High School – What I Wish I Knew Before Starting College 

August 7, 2018 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
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Starting college is an exciting, yet terrifying prospect. It’s worth it in the end for most students, but there are still some things I wish I’d known before my first day.
Source: Transition from High School …

4 Ways to Teach Your Student Smart Spending Habits

July 25, 2018 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
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Going to college is one of life’s most exciting events, but many students don’t realize it’s more than tuition, studying and fun. It may be the first time they have to manage their own finances. Parents …

Why You Shouldn’t Take Advice From (Almost) Anyone

July 2, 2018 – 6:52 pm | No Comment
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Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you take only what is worth having. He who takes advice about his savings from one who is inexperienced in such matters, shall …

Being Fit in Middle Age May Protect Against Depression

June 27, 2018 – 9:07 pm | No Comment
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About 16 million adults in the U.S., and 350 million people around the world, have depression, a major source of physical and mental disability. It affects people’s employment and their ability to socialize and maintain …

The Really Surprising Thing People Get Wrong In Retirement

June 19, 2018 – 6:37 pm | No Comment
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Saving money can be difficult. But spending it? That part was supposed to be easy for retirees who’ve spent decades building up their nest eggs for their golden years.
Source: The Really Surprising Thing People Get …

Do Americans Know How Much Trouble They’re In?

June 19, 2018 – 4:56 am | No Comment
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A President who invokes absolute authority to…pardon himself. An ambassador to Germany who declares he wants to…topple the German government. Senators — the most powerful people in democracy, save the President — knocking on the door of a …
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When should you retire? Don’t die at your desk 

June 19, 2018 – 4:51 am | No Comment
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Fritz Gilbert knew in his 20s that he did not want to die at his desk. Gilbert, 55, who retired last week, started saving decades ago for what could be one of our most fraught …

10 Years Younger Through Exercise

June 14, 2018 – 9:22 pm | No Comment
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We’ve known for a long time that exercise is healthy. However, a long-term study conducted by sports scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has found that people who lead active lifestyles are around 10 years …

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