So You Want to Be a Model

So You Want to Be a Model

From the time a young woman sits in front of the TV, she sees beautiful women in a variety of roles including commercials, television series and, of course, reporting the news and weather. By the time she is ten or eleven, she’s learned about the modeling world and...

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Too often, we reflect on what we lack, what we desire, what we feel we deserve. I guess we all tend to think that way when times are tough, or we are under pressure, or it is simply “one of those days or weeks.” That is human nature. It is hard for many of us to turn...

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Single Moms

Single Moms

All too often, society forgets about the single parent.  All too often, attention is “tuned” to the situations that the media emphasizes.  And all too often, the reality and hardship of being a single parent escapes society’s attention. It has been reported that of...

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It’s the Label that Counts

It’s the Label that Counts

Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page story on Amazon, as they are continuing to sell clothing from factories that are shunned by other retailers. Following a tragic factory fire in 2013 that resulted in over 1,100 deaths, the largest U.S. retailers...

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What My Little Brother Taught Me About Resilience

What My Little Brother Taught Me About Resilience

At the age of 15, my sweet little brother’s spine and pelvis were crushed in a bicycle accident. He’d never walk again without assistance. There’s so much Danny didn’t get to do. He didn’t get to go to college, because back in the early seventies, colleges weren’t...

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“Nice” Guys (and How to Tell the Difference)

“Nice” Guys (and How to Tell the Difference)

Once, back in the days when I was a waitress, I tore up a tip that a “nice” guy left at my table. I was furious because he’d comforted me after another customer harassed me, and when I cleared his table and collected the generous tip he’d left, I noticed that he’d...

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