“You have cancer” may be the most feared thing a doctor can tell a patient.
It has become a rite of spring – the annual announcement that women earn 70 to 77 percent of what men earn on average or over a lifetime. The two pay gap studies most cited right now are from the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). These organizations have a legislative agenda and a need to keep donations flowing in. I agree with many of their overall goals – improved access to daycare, parental leave, family friendly work hours and equal pay for equal work. But specious statistics and distorted data don’t serve their cause well. The NWLC study lead
In “World Peace and other 4th-Grade Achievements,” by John Hunter, the author and game deviser tells of adding a saboteur to the game. Only he and the saboteur know who that is. The other players believe he or she only plays the designated role. Having a saboteur in the game causes the players to come up with strategies to counter the saboteur’s actions. They have to reach more deeply into their intellectual and emotional selves.
During most of April planetary orbits put the sun between Mars and Earth and cut off reliable communications with Curiosity, the NASA rolling laboratory on the Red Planet.
Underwater on your mortgage? You may not be stuck. There are special loan programs for virtually every type of loan, whether it is backed or insured by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
I’m not a big fan of secular made-up holidays, but Mother’s Day is different. I love Mother’s Day and today I will call my mother, Rosalie, in Milwaukee and tell her that I love her. She’ll tell me that she loves me and thank me for the fruit. I know Mom would love me without the fruit, but I also know that she loves me just a little more with the fruit.
Last summer, I was wandering through the hallways of a Midwestern university campus when a tattered TEDx poster caught my eye. “Why aren’t we doing that at Whitman?” I thought.
Alvin announced that he planned to make cheese the focus of his life. He owned cheese-making equipment and held tasting parties in his dorm room. The career research assignment for his intro to business class was a breeze. Alvin had been researching cheese-related career and business opportunities for a few years. He was learning to speak French and planned to work in a fromagerie in France for the summer. Alvin was a hoot and a half and needed no career advice help. In each class I taught there were a couple of students like Alvin. They had interests that could lead to careers and they made good use of the Internet to research career possibilities.
Perspective is an interesting thing. I read somewhere that the window you choose to look out determines your reality.
I was so scared my teeth were chattering on a warm spring day in Bellingham, Wash.
Have you ever noticed in the weekly television guide the promotion of culinary cooking shows featuring food and stern-looking chefs staring at each other? Why even PBS has its own instructional food program.
Twenty international scientists undertook an interesting task. They reviewed the available literature on things that are generally believed about obesity. They attempted to determine what is true and what is not.
About a month ago we celebrated Easter. It is natural during the Easter season to turn our thoughts toward the Savior, Jesus Christ — His life and teachings, His resurrection, and His glorious Atonement. However, as the holiday passes, it is all too easy to fall back into complacency regarding our relationship with the Savior.
There you are! I love seeing your face when I wake up. I know I kept you up last night, and I’m sorry. I don’t know if I was cold or scared. I forget. Thank you so much for changing my diaper. It was getting uncomfortable and you know I can’t do much about it. I appreciate your warm touch as I drift back to sleep. I’ll try not to be so messy when I eat today. It’s hard picking up those carrots. I wish I could use the spoon like you, but my hands can’t grip it. Could we go for a walk today? When you push me down the street, the air feels good in my face. I love when we get to go in the car, too. There is so much to see. The view from my room gets kind of boring sometimes.
A person with no children shouldn’t give advice to parents, but she’s entitled to make a few observations. Your children see the world of work through your eyes. They see you come home from work happy and excited or so miserable you don’t want to talk about it. They may see the long hours, dedication and worry of a business owner. They hear about the trouble caused by that dolt of a client. They hear about co-workers who help and those who hinder. They see the effort it takes to stick with a job and the pride you take from a difficult achievement.
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