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Going for the Real Gold!

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"Even if you should own a gold mine, you still have to dig."

Linda: My friend Michael told me that his Bubbie (grandmother) shared this bit of wisdom with him about fifty years ago, and he has never forgotten it. His digging efforts have paid off in ways that he never could have imagined and Michael and his family...
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Discovering the Art of Vacationing

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One day last month Linda and I dropped everything, turned off the computer, called the cat-sitter, packed our bags and boarded a flight to Mexico. Actually it wasn't quite that spontaneous. We had made the plans several weeks before but since we worked right up until the day of the flight, it seemed kind of last minute. It felt to...
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Lessons from a Skinhead

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Frank Meeink beat the odds; he survived. An Irish-Italian kid, he grew up in the slums of South Philly. Both of his parents were alcoholics, drug addicts and dealers. Frank was two and his mother was nineteen when his parents split up. A few years later, during their once a month visits, Frank's father taught him how to fight with beer bottles, pool cues...
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This Could Be The Surprising Answer To The “What’s Missing?” Question

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Hint: It’s not just for kids.

Stuart Brown is a man on a mission. He is convinced that there is something missing in many of our lives, the absence of which is a source of much suffering and unhappiness. It is the lack of this element that is the source of problems that range from depression to violent crime, and include mental illness, Alzheimer’s disease, heart...
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Overcoming “Impossible” Odds

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Imagine what your life would be like if all of the things that most of us take for granted were not there. Things like food, a functional bathroom, clean clothes, privacy, adequate heat in the cold of winter, a sense of physical and emotional security, and other ingredients that most of us consider the basics of living. And imagine if instead, your life was filled with...
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