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Getting Away

“Do everyone a favor – get out of here. Just go away.” Have you heard these words from anyone at your job or at home? If so, they might be giving you some good advice. Americans are known to be hard workers, with the average number of paid vacation days in the U.S. ranking below that of most other developed countries. And, even when employees have accrued them, many don’t take all of their eligible time off. A recent study of American workers found that 15% had not taken any … Continue reading

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Soccer is Queen

This weekend a women’s sporting event broke television records – the final game of the World Cup was the most viewed soccer game ever in the United States, with 25 million watching it on TV. When the American women’s soccer team won, it was a cause for celebration throughout the country. And festivities there have been – including plans for the first ever ticker tape parade in New York for a team of female athletes. These players worked together to become World Cup champions. What can we learn from them … Continue reading

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Millennials Support Rainbow Marriage

When the Supreme Court last week proclaimed, in a 5-4 vote, that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage, it reflected perhaps one of the fastest changes in American public opinion about a social issue. It was only three years ago that the President and a majority of citizens first openly supported the concept. Many factors contributed to this evolution of beliefs, but a significant one is a result of the 83 million Millennials in the population. Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000 and usually the children of Baby … Continue reading

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Community Triumphs Over Hate

After the horrendous cold-blooded murders of nine parishioners and clergy during Bible study at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the families of the victims astonished many by their reaction of heartbreaking forgiveness. The evil perpetrator intended to start a race war with his actions but the actual effect of his massacre and the admirable reaction by the congregation was to draw people together in solidarity. It deepened the commitment of each of us to overcome our differences and fight hatred together. The powerful result of this camaraderie can … Continue reading

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