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The Perfect Frame

As the age of computerizing everything continues onward and upward, there seems to be a curious trend that develops in the mentality of those who provide us with the latest conveniences. With ..
(September 22, 2008)
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How You Express Desires Affects Outcome

To accomplish our desires, we must be able to clearly recognize what they are. The best way to recognize goals and desires is to define them before setting out to achieve results. Many positive ..
(April 21, 2008)
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The Dairy Queen Conspiracy

Some people sit around wondering how things get done, while others engineer a plan. It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention, but there is another mom that is equally powerful. . . ..
(July 06, 2008)
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Two Ways to Fix Things

One summer day, my father decided it was time to take a look at some projects around the house that he had been putting off for a long while. That was his first mistake. Ever since I could remember ..
(July 29, 2008)
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News From Another Dimension - Part II

In a surprise move to bolster magazine sales and open new markets in under served areas of the population, magazine editor Howard Gomez, formerly a low end copy writer for the Associated Press ..
(March 03, 2008)
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Wearing Nooses Like Neckties

Nearly every generation sits around in social circles and discusses with friends how this country is going to hell in a hand basket. Historically, there has always been something that happens to ..
(January 09, 2008)
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Junior Litigation Experiences

Childhood reveals many insights into the trends that will carry forward into adult life, and how children view their own reflections on what is happening in the world around them. During one summer ..
(November 11, 2007)
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Extreme Makeover - Apartment Edition

In the interest of making a pitch for shows worthy of watching to help the lives of deserving people, there are some arguments for creating yet one more type of reality program. The popularity and ..
(November 16, 2007)
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Automobiles - Origin of the Species

Despite arguments by some unscientific groups who claim that automobiles are the product of some unproven theory of intelligent design, the majority of scientists believe the theory of natural ..
(November 25, 2007)
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Flaming Arrow

In the kingdom of childhood, every kid performs a role that distinguishes them from the other children in the neighborhood hierarchy. Younger brother Joe was master in two distinct areas as the lead ..
(June 25, 2007)
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War Paint

Sporting fresh buzz cut hairstyles, and the milky white complexions of early summer, my brothers and I headed outside to start the day's journey into the world of imagination and adolescent fantasy. ..
(June 28, 2007)
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Don't Waste Your Desktop

Being somewhat of a shutter bug, I got into digital photography as a hobbyist, and started taking what I think are beautiful photos of the places I visit, the family, and other subjects. As I went ..
(January 07, 2007)
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Free Speech Unless It Is Stupid

The news these days seems to be filled with stories of people saying stupid things and losing their jobs over careless and insensitive remarks. Unfortunately, there seems to be a “One Way” sign ..
(April 16, 2007)
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Tell Them About It

Business is something that people spend a lot of time and money trying to figure out. As consumers, we spend thousands of dollars every year on all kinds of things we take for granted, and rarely ..
(March 31, 2007)
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Small Medium Large - What Kind of Company Should I Work For?

Throughout the progress of a person’s career, chances are there will come a time when a decision has to be made about whether or not to accept work with a company based on the size of the ..
(March 06, 2007)
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Changing Jobs When The Boss Is A Jerk

In a recent conversation with a young man who works in a restaurant, an all too familiar scenario was played out again. The young man recognized me as a frequent customer, and struck up a ..
(February 02, 2007)
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Using Your Passion to Find Employment

Using the conventional approach, many people try to find work based on pay, and then they struggle to make these choices fit their own interests and abilities. Over time, they become trapped in their .
(January 01, 2007)
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