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Over the past year, many world leaders, businesses, and just regular folks needed to be resilient in the face of conflict, economic difficulties, job issues, health issues, devastating earthquakes, and other disasters of either personal or global significance. ' What is resilience?

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Spring is finally here! It s time to put away all those heavy coats and dark colors and freshen up your look. Before you hit the department stores, consider updating your glasses.

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While working on a story in 2007, magazine writer James McCommons thought it would be fun to take the Amtrak.

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Is your house a hidden treasure? [caption id="attachment_8727" align="alignright" width="280" caption="(File photos; illustration by Gerry Fey)"]

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Remember what it was like preparing for your firstborn child? Most people use every bit of those nine months beforehand preparing for the new addition. [caption id="attachment_8729" align="alignright" width="200" caption="(Photo courtesy of Guilford Publishing)"]

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[caption id="attachment_8441" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Completed in 1915, the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry called The House of the Temple dominates the 1700 block of 16th Street in Washington, D.C.

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Erickson Retirement Communities has jumped into the social media landscape with a new Facebook page (http://www.erickson.com/facebook). Called Erickson Living, the page provides visitors an opportunity to discuss relevant issues, share favorite photos and videos, chat with other visitors, and get instant updates about what is
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In a time when many industries are cutting costs and tightening their belts, the self-help industry is not only surviving the recent economic downturn, it s thriving.