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Practice Compassion and Empathy, Not Fear or Hate

As people, we generally want the same things. We want ourselves and our families to be safe. We want food, water, and shelter. We want the freedom to pursue our happiness and wealth as we see fit. These are fairly universal desires. The great tragedy

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The Air Feels Like Rain

Dust like empty words blows vacant through the streets Dusty day dusty month dusty year Dust fills mouths like cinammon drool drips past barricades Time lets no man know when wrong walked in the door when children learned to cry when children became foot soldiers

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Three Types of People Who Shouldn’t go to College

We don’t live in the same world we did 50 years ago. A college education isn’t as meaningful as it used to be, and with increasing education costs, it can sometimes be harmful to one’s life. College is meant to be an investment, and if

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What Would Make You Truly Happy?

It’s a simple question, isn’t it? Yet, despite its simplicity, I don’t know many people who can answer it confidently. It is a question too often asked too late. This isn’t a long post. It isn’t one of my rants or commentaries, but rather just

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Body Image – A Practical Look

If I read another article about how the media objectifies women or watch another video of an attractive woman preaching about how girls should have a healthy body image, I may just lose it. This has become a very prominent topic in modern discourse, particularly

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Why I Am Me….All The Fucking Time

Lately, several people, in their apparently infinite wisdom and understanding of human behavior, have been pointing out that the way I talk and act around others is seemingly “rude” or “rowdy.” Shockingly enough, when these same people are removed from a public situation or have

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Measuring Social Media ROI

So I’ve been in the social media marketing game for a little over a year now, and I’m starting to get the hang of it. Understanding the nuances is tricky, but there are some questions that most everyone asks. Every social media client I have

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Drug, Alcohol, and Behavior Interventionist

I have recently become introduced to the world of intervention, not because I needed one or anything, but because I have begun working with a clinically trained interventionist in Cleveland. She is a remarkable person, so I thought I ought to post about her. Jane

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Reflections on 9/11 – Hate, Assumptions, and Unremembered Deaths

“I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction, and terrorism.” – Yousuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, commenting on becoming a Muslim Anniversaries are important. The past should be remembered, and

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“I Need a Job!” – Tips on Writing a Resume Cover Letter

The current economy isn’t exactly in great shape. This doesn’t mean, however, that getting a job is impossible. Most people just don’t understand the proper way to impress a potential employer. In the world of online applications, it is increasingly important to have an attractive