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CONGRESSWOMAN SHALALA SWORN IN DURING OFFICIAL FLORIDA CEREMONY AT UM
 

Newly elected Congresswoman Donna Shalala hosted her Florida swearing-in Jan. 13 in a ceremony at the University of Miami, during which she thanked the thousands of Floridians from across Florida’s 27th District who stood up and decided to fight for a brighter future for all. The historic event was broadcast live via on CNews Facebook from the Newman Alumni Center at the... Read More »

 
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BRAIN HEALTH IS THE NEW PHYSICAL FITNESS
 

It’s one of those rare and special moments. You’re sitting with your mother and she’s telling a glorious tale from her childhood. And despite the fact that the story is decades old, she recounts every vivid detail like it was yesterday. It’s a good day. Or so it would seem. As the conversation shifts to more recent memories, she struggles to remember the names of your kids, and your brother’s name,too. After a short while, she doesn’t even remember... Read More »

 
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PHIL STODDARD IS A WHITE ELEPHANT THAT SOUTH MIAMI CAN’T AFFORD
 
When the ancient kings of Siam wanted to exact revenge on their adversaries, they didn’t have them killed or wage war upon them. They gave them a gift — a rare albino elephant. Due to the animal’s fair skin, it had to be kept indoors.  The cost of keeping a white elephant, a creature that could do no work, often bankrupted the recipient. Mayor Philip Stoddard is South Miami’s white elephant... Read More »
 
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SFWA ANNUAL MANGO WRITERS CONFERENCE
 
The South Florida Writers Association will host their Annual Mango Writers Conference on Saturday, February 9, at the Winston Park Club House, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at 8100 SW 132 Avenue. The theme is “How Language Speaks,” and there will be a catered lunch, snacks, speakers, breakout groups, live music... Read More »
 
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THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR CORPORATE CULTURE
 

Previously, we discussed how best to find and retain “A” rated employees. This week, let’s consider how the rules around hiring have significantly changed. Twenty years ago when we went job hunting, the objective was to try to impress the interviewer. Today however, the tables have turned – as applicants are now doing the interviewing – of the employer! That’s because, with the unemployment rate so low, ambitious talented people are screening prospective companies for the next step on their career path. So, as an employer, other than throwing boatloads of money at these hotshots, how can you land the best job candidate for your team? Here’s a hint: First discern their “why.” Why are they coming to you? Chances are they... Read More »

 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST : KATHERINE SIGNORI
 

Palmetto High School senior Katherine Signori is Palmetto’s Silver Knight nominee in the area of digital and interactive media. Students applying for Silver Knight usually do major community service projects in their application. Signori’s project was raising awareness about the endangered South Florida bonneted bat. It also served as her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The bats fascinate her. “I never considered bats to be a part of my life,” she says. “I learned about this bat and I think it’s the most interesting thing and I want to do everything I can to save it.” For her project, she created accounts on several social media platforms to bring the information to the public. Those accounts include Facebook: Thinking Outside of the Bat Box... Read More »

 
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IS YOUR FOOD MAKING YOU SICK?
 
“We can all afford to lose some weight.” “People often under-report what they’re eating.” “Have you been hitting the drive-through?” Those are quotes from doctors in my past in response to my complaints about inexplicable weight gain. You see, it didn’t matter how much I exercised or how little I ate, until I healed my body, I couldn’t lose the weight. Even though I was eating super clean, I was making myself sicker by the day. By the time I got the right help, my hair was falling out, I was exhausted all the time, and I felt 30 years older than I am. The culprit behind this health decline? My food. I didn’t know it, but I was eating foods that my body was rejecting. Sure, there were subtle signs: a little bloating here, some sinus congestion occasionally... Read More »
 
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