One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world

One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world

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At the age of 17, Malala Yousafzai has inspired millions with her courageous advocacy for a right many 17-year olds take for granted – the right to education. Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, yet her campaign for girls’ education started at the age of 11. Three […]

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Marching To Their Own Drummer

Marching To Their Own Drummer

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Some students shun science, technology, engineering and math to avoid all things that are considered “nerdy”, but students at the Georgia Institute of Technology proclaim their affinity for STEM for the entire world to see (and hear.) Throughout the 2013 season, the Georgia Tech marching band paid tribute to one of their favorite subjects in […]

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Be What You Is

Be What You Is

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In 1905, a musical named “Moonshine” was mounted at the Original Liberty Theatre in New York. It featured a catchy tune by Silvio Hein, Georgie V. Hobart and Edwin Milton Royle titled “Don’t be what you ain’t”. Even by early 1900 standards, the production had a short run lasting just three months. Yet for decades, […]

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Dying Stars Write Their Own Swan Songs

Dying Stars Write Their Own Swan Songs

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Ever hear the wondrous notes of supernova? You will in Geoff Brumfiel’s fascinating NPR story “Dying Stars Write Their Own Swan Songs.” A blind graduate student helped Harvard’s astronomy department discover overlooked data by translating the deaths of stars into orchestral songs. Truly incredible! http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/10/261397236/dying-stars-write-their-own-swan-songs)

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3 Big Secrets You Should Tell Your Financial Advisor

3 Big Secrets You Should Tell Your Financial Advisor

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Debt is the No. 1 topic clients avoid discussing with their Financial Advisor, and this U.S. News and World report article from Joanne Cleaver advises that your financial advisor has seen it all, so don’t sidestep the grimier details of your financial life. http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/mutual-funds/articles/2014/01/09/3-big-secrets-you-should-tell-your-financial-advisor

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Gamechanger Films finances features by women

Gamechanger Films finances features by women

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Did you know? Women directors represent 50% of film school graduates but only:  13.5% of Directors Guild of America members  7% of directors of 250 top grossing films of 2009-2012 (down from 9% in 1998.) Kudos to Sony Pictures Classics for investing in “Land Ho”, the first film financed by Gamechanger Films – which exclusively […]

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“Service to All, Second to None”

“Service to All, Second to None”

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  I wake around 5:30, but it is dark enough to be the middle of the night. The radio emits call after call from the dispatchers summoning firefighters and EMTs to help a 1-year-old having difficulty breathing and a diabetic child who hadn’t had food since the day before. There are elderly people suffering heart […]

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