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    Should you consider travel insurance for your big trip?
    You're enjoying a trip overseas that you've been planning and saving for months when suddenly a tsunami hits two days into the trip. Or maybe you booked a trip that is non-refundable and you have to cancel due to a severe illness. This is...
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    Becoming a Time Manager: tackling the schedule
    Many people hear the words 'time management' and cringe. I was one of those people long ago but learning good time management skills, I believe, is an essential step in creating a solid plan toward success. That is not to say, 'you can...
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    The method of SMART goals (an acronym for the 5 steps of specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based goals) is one of the most effective and powerful tools used by high achievers to reach their goals — realistically and...
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    Goals and resolutions for the New Year
    "Ask yourself: What would your life look like if you directed it, instead of drifted through it?" —Michael HyattWe should be looking forward to embracing good and healthy growth and change in the New Year. As Donald Miller puts it,...
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    Facebook and Instagram are blowing up with pictures of happy couples and manicured hands sporting new bling. The time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is packed with opportunities for the clever boyfriend or girlfriend to pop the...
  • Make 2015 fabulous
    Make 2015 fabulous
    As always, the New Year is full of possibilities, the calendar stretches out pristinely and is ready for action. And there is the unique American exercise of New Year's resolutions. It is postulated that New Year's resolutions are a...
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    10 things to check on your car before a winter road trip
    Preparing for a road trip any time of the year is more than which hotel you’re going to stay at or what the gas prices may be. You know you need to check that your car is running well enough to make the long haul whether it’s 200 miles...
  • Planning for success in the year ahead
    Planning for success in the year ahead
    With the New Year comes new challenges, in order to meet those wonderful new challenges and to achieve the life always dreamt about, it is imperative to find a way to turn thoughts into action and productivity into success. Planning ahead is the...
  • Hiking the John Muir Trail
    John Muir Trail: Getting started
    The John Muir Trail (JMT), which traces a 210.4 mile path along the jagged spine of the Sierra in California, is one of the premier trails in the U.S. Strung along the crest of the High Sierra the trail spans from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney,...
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    Sustainability 112: Achieving a sustainable future
    Sustainability 112: Achieving a Sustainable FutureAt times, we may convince ourselves that we own our particular destiny — that it is merely the combination of our individual will and our personal actions that determines our future.But then...
  • Retirement Expert to Speak in Wheaton
    Retirement expert presents ‘Health Care in Retirement’ on Oct. 15th in Wheaton
    Trying to make heads or tails of health care, with its seemingly endless changes and complexity, is enough to make just about anyone queasy.Against that backdrop, a retirement planning expert who speaks with clarity and authority is the perfect...
  • Affirm to Success
    AFFIRM Your Way to Employment Success
    When I was contracted to do training work with Asher College, I came across a program called "Thought Patterns For a Successful Career" by Lou Tice. I was fortunate enough to become certified to teach this wonderful program to hundreds...
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    Pentagon prematurely chatty about Syria
    Kristina Wong from The Hill reports the Pentagon’s three objectives for Syria:To hold and defend liberated territories from the Islamic StateGo on the offensive against both the Islamic State forces and government of Bashar al AssadPerform...
  • Decision Making Model
    Career decisions made easier
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    A guide to Disney World in June
    Summer is here and those visiting the Walt Disney World resorts in June need to be prepared for heavy crowds and hot temperatures. June is the start of peak season for the parks and resorts, so if you plan on visiting Disney, be prepared to spend...
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