Give Up New Year’s Resolutions!

I gave up New Year’s resolutions a few years ago in favor of selecting a word for the entire year. My word serves as a “focus agent” to help me make decisions and plans and to guide me through challenging times.

Angels Grace A Gratitude Tree

A year ago today, my husband, Gary, was recovering from a serious heart failure incident brought on by a botched nuclear stress test. Today we are filled with so much joy, we have created a Christmas tree of gratitude angels for the holiday season.

Klezmer Podcast 114- Estelle Goldfarb

Klezmer podcast 114- Estelle Goldfarb. This episode features a two-part interview with Violinist Estelle Goldfarb.

What’s in a Generation? Examining Baby Boomers, Millenials and Generation Z

Carolyn Hoy Baby Boomers. Millenials. Generation Z. Although some records exist nearly as far back as America’s beginnings of people naming the generations, these three generations are likely the most well-known today, although where one ends and…

Beloved Original Star Wars Cast Strikes Back

Han, Luke and Leia back for new ‘Star Wars’ (via AFP) The original “Star Wars” movie blasted its way onto screens a long time ago, in a cinema galaxy seemingly far, far away — but Han, Luke and Leia will be back soon. Disney has announced the cast of the film just now entering production […]

E-Cigarette Restrictions are Here

US moves to regulate e-cigarettes (via AFP) US regulators proposed the first restrictions on the soaring $2 billion market in e-cigarettes Thursday, but some lawmakers and anti-tobacco advocates said the move falls woefully short. The new rules would also apply to other, also previously unregulated…

A Brain Implant to Restore Memory

Coming soon: a brain implant to restore memory (via AFP) In the next few months, highly secretive US military researchers say they will unveil new advances toward developing a brain implant that could one day restore a wounded soldier’s memory. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is forging…

Meeting the Man on the Moon

by Mary Tennyson…Twenty-three graduates of my alma mater, Purdue University, have gone on to become astronauts, including the late Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon in 1969 and Gene Cernan, the last.

Wise People CHOOSE Their Battles

By Donna L. Friess, Ph.D…Suddenly there was a noisy scuffle. I turned on the powerful outdoor light and saw Buddy had caught a skunk – a very big black and white skunk!

So Long, Cubicle Refugee

by Sherri Scheck-Merrill…A revamped workspace improves productivity, recruitment, retention and the general culture of a company or business, especially where multi-generational demographics are involved.

Elevating Gardens for Easier Access, Better Results

Elevated Gardens Increase Odds of Gardening Success (via PRWeb) Gardening expert and author Melinda Myers recommends elevating gardens for easier access and better results. Incorporating raised flower or vegetable garden beds using stone planters can beautify the landscape without taking a lot of time or effort.…

Cruise Lines Battle Rough Waters

Cruise Industry Continues to Battle Unfavorable Tides (via Nevistas Hospitality and Travel Network) Early 2014 shipboard norovirus reports set back perceptual recoveries for several top cruise lines There’s an old saying that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. While it may not be applicable across all industries in practice, from a perceptual…

Die Hard Director John McTiernan Fights Imprisonment

Phone call lands Hollywood director in prison (via CNN Video) Director John McTiernan talks to CNN’s Bill Weir about his imprisonment and his fight to clear his name.

DIY Health is a Growing Trend

Changes in the health care system driven by self-service and DIY health (via Strata – Making Data Work) Health care is migrating from the bricks-and-mortar doctor’s office or care clinic to the person him or herself at home and on-the-go–where people live, work, play, and pray. As people take on more do-it-yourself (DIY) approaches to […]

Netflix Raising Prices

Netflix plans to raise prices as U.S. streaming subscriptions grow (via Raw Story ) By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Video streaming service Netflix Inc said it intends to raise the monthly subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 a month to help the company buy more movies and TV shows and […]