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Climate change denial funders hide donations

February 18, 2014

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  by Mary Budinger —  Most donations behind the climate change denial effort in the United States are “dark money,” or concealed funding, finds the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted on the sources of funding behind the campaign. A new study by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, Ph.D., found that the largest […]

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Living “fearward”

February 17, 2014

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  by Dr. Richard Moss —  Fear is a sensation that we name according to the situation. If you are standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon, you speak of fear of heights, or acrophobia. If you are in a crowded place, the word is agoraphobia. There are a thousand names for fear, but […]

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Embracing life without the buzz

February 2, 2014

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by Lucinda Lintz —  When you think about it, having boring finances is not such a bad situation. It simply means that everything is under control and you no longer are experiencing a wild fluctuation between spending and hoarding money. There is enough, we all have enough, we are enough and we can, therefore, create […]

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Do you know the facts about Healthcare Advance Directives?

January 13, 2014

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by Stephanie Montgomery —  Fewer than 25 percent of Americans have expressed in writing their thoughts about how they wish to be cared for at the end of life. By expressing your wishes clearly and in writing, you help your family and friends carry out these wishes regarding your healthcare, if or when you become […]

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Marketing trends to help you promote your business or organization

October 18, 2013

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by Debby Raposa —  Before undertaking a marketing campaign, it’s important to first investigate certain conditions. Here are some facts and trends to consider that can help you decide where to put your marketing efforts. Because of the global accessibility of Internet bulletin boards and chat rooms, customers and clients can easily exchange information about […]

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Funeral planning: Be a smart consumer

October 11, 2013

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by Stephanie Montgomery —  When a loved one dies, grieving family members and friends are often confronted with dozens of decisions about the final arrangements. These decisions must be made quickly and often during a time of great emotional distress. Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral services or […]

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The power of story

September 15, 2013

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by Christina Baldwin —  True stories of ordinary people are the most inspiring experiences we share. Stories tell about action and stories inspire action. When we are stuck in traffic, we look for the story: Why is everybody stopped? We scan the radio stations. Finally, we creep over a rise and see bent metal and […]

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Taking care of financial clarity

September 13, 2013

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by Lucinda Lintz —  Splurging can have its consequences, as most of us have probably experienced from time to time. Accepting the splurge can be the key to unleashing the power to change spending behaviors. Accept, forgive and move on — consciously. Splurging with our eyes wide open allows room to make changes in behavior […]

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What is the definition of a “poor” millionaire?

September 6, 2013

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by Dr. John Demartini —  Results of a recent news poll conducted for the Australian Institute found that 62 percent of Australians, including 48 percent of the richest 20 percent, believe they cannot afford to buy everything they really need. Among those who live in households with an income of more than $100,000, fewer than […]

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What exactly does RSVP mean

August 20, 2013

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by Sandy Rogers —  When you receive an invitation to a party, wedding, workshop, networking or social event either through Facebook, Meetup, LinkedIn, email, verbally or even through regular mail, and the host has asked for an RSVP, do you know the correct and appropriate way to respond? The term RSVP comes from the French […]

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Mapping your path with a business plan

July 29, 2013

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by Bruce Hodgman —  You would not start out on a cross-country trek without a map, so why would you try to start a business without a business plan? The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be overemphasized. A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals and serves as your firm’s […]

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A message for lightworkers in corporate America

May 29, 2013

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by JoAnn Clinton —  In this day of corporate downsizing, restructuring and acquisitions, many individuals fall victim to fears fostered by corporate America and never step into their power. Claiming and living up to one’s potential is an extremely daunting task for anyone, especially a lightworker. Lightworkers may be embedded in corporate America for several […]

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Healthcare decisions, decisions, decisions!

May 24, 2013

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by Mary Sanders —  Making healthcare decisions is a subject people often would rather avoid. The subject of an advance directive document is so low on people’s to-do lists, one might just turn to the last page and start glancing upward. But, healthcare directives could be the most important and compassionate gift you ever provide […]

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