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    Top 10 Aphrodisiacs

    Cook up something extra special this V-Day! Yup. That’s right. That holiday is just around the corner: V-Day, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. And with V-Day comes aphrodisiacs. Some of these we all know – like oysters – but there are others, like animal horns and exotic bugs, that you likely don’t. Next Page: The Traditional→ [page] Oysters Since we ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Vibrant Haitian Art Vanishes in the Dust

    Men walk past a mural of voodoo representations of death in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday, January 20, 2010. CAROLYN COLE / MCT Port-au-Prince, Haiti - The vibrant murals that once adorned the walls of the Cathedrale of Sainte Trinite - created in the 1950s by some of the giants of Haitian art - are now largely dust, part of the gray ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career

    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
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    How Spy Strategies can Strengthen Your Marketing

    [photo:13013] I’m fascinated by the Russian spy ring’s attempt to extract U.S. secrets. They counted on their ability to burrow deep into typical American life to develop their understanding of the U.S. government’s goals and strategies. One of their primary strategies in doing so - knowing their “audience,” the neighbors and other folks who had to believe they were just “regular ...
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    Use Your Vacation Time Wisely

    [photo:13078] Working all year without a vacation is like driving a car for 12 months without stopping to change the oil. You might keep running, but you're probably heading for a breakdown. "Vacations are an easy way to recharge the batteries and regroup for the next challenge," says Judy Meleliat, senior vice president for Xylo, a Web-based work-life solutions provider that's ...
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    Write Your Resume With a Branding Statement

    Write Your Resume With a Branding Statement
    If you brand it will they come? While it may sound like one big field of dreams, a carefully crafted and customized personal brand will not only convey your value and define your vision it will also offer a unique perspective to prospective employers and hiring managers. It’s all about marketing yourself in the way that is going to get you ...
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    How to Evaluate a Charity

    How to Evaluate a Charity
    I once frequented a pet-supply store where, on the counter next to the cash register, there was a forlorn-looking canister labeled, “Donation for homeless cat and dog.” While I don’t deny that animal rescues are deserving charities, I couldn’t help but think that a random dirty jar on a countertop is not a very effective way to solicit cash. In the ...
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    Women's History Month: 2009's Best News for Women

    Women rocked 2009 Another year has flown by. Another decade, behind us. Another handful of mistresses are household names. But as 2009 comes to a close, we realize things are looking a lot better than they were a year ago. And we're not just talking about the economy. The past year was one filled with female firsts, steps in the ...
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    eRecyclingCorps: A New Company That Recycles Old Cell Phones

    eRecyclingCorps: A New Company That Recycles Old Cell Phones
    Former CEOs from Sprint and RadioShack are setting up a new company called eRecyclingCoprs that will recycle or refurbish old cell phones: Under its plan, consumers would turn up at their network operator's store with their old phone and get credit for the value of that device to be put toward a new phone. The carrier stores, which sell about 60 ...
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    Woman Pleads Guilty in PA Exchange Scandal

    Woman Pleads Guilty in PA Exchange Scandal
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A woman accused of placing foreign exchange students in filthy homes in northeastern Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Tuesday to child endangerment in a case that revealed weak federal oversight of companies that bring thousands of students a year to the United States. Edna Burgette, 69, pleaded guilty in Lackawanna County Court to three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare ...
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    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies

    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's multi-trillion-dollar budget would boost spending for several government agencies while slashing the account for others. Here is an agency-by-agency glance: ---- Agency: Agriculture Spending: $148.6 billion Percentage change from 2010: 9.7 percent increase Mandatory Spending: $122.8 billion Highlights: Obama's proposed budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in increased spending to help feed the poor ...
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    Former Maine Artist Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

    Former Maine Artist Wins MacArthur Genius Grant
    Portland, ME - Rackstraw Downes, a New York painter with deep Maine roots, is among the recipients of this year's prestigious MacArthur Fellowships. The awards, announced Monday, come with $500,000 prizes over the next five years and carry no obligations, said the John D. and Catherine T.MacArthur Foundation, which administers the fellowships. They are designed to give recipients freedom to reflect, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    City Year Tackles the High School Dropout Crisis

    City Year corps members based in Los Angeles write about their experiences I walk through the metal gates leading to Union Avenue Elementary School. There are only a few children sitting in line, waiting for everyone else to arrive. The sun is still rising over the California mountains, but I am bright. I have already seen yellow today. There was ...
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    How to Politely Refuse a Plastic Bag

    This flyer by the fashion illustrator Julia Durgee offers tongue-in-cheek responses you can employ when a store clerk tries to give you a plastic bag that you don't want, and which will contribute to the planet's ruin. See the Full Flyer! [photo:8978] About GOOD Magazine: GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do ...
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    Turning Nonprofits into For-Profits

    Turning Nonprofits into For-Profits
    New hybrid corporate structures allow nonprofits to accept private investment without diluting their missions The nonprofit Bikestation reached a crossroads in late 2007. Founded in Long Beach, Calif., in 1996 to design, build, and manage bike transit centers, the 10-employee organization couldn't handle all the calls coming in on its $300,000 budget, funded mostly through earned income. With little grant funding ...
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    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds

    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds
    The proportion of charitable organizations reporting decreased contributions rose for the second consecutive year but remained comparable to results for late 2008 and early 2009, the eighth annual nonprofit economic survey by GuideStar shows. Some 51 percent reported decreased contributions. The latest results are consistent, however, with the 52 percent of respondents who reported decreased contributions in each of two ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Whole Foods Markets Start New Campaign in 2010 for Nonprofits

    Whole Foods Markets Start New Campaign in 2010 for Nonprofits
    To kick off the New Year, Whole Foods Market invites shoppers to share their aspirations for living and giving through in-store declarations and a new Facebook application that will give back to three national non-profit food organizations. In lieu of traditional New Year's resolutions, Whole Foods Market's first-ever Facebook application encourages shoppers to declare "This is my year to...," choosing a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    GM's Money Trees

    GM's Money Trees
    I am standing in the shadow of General Motors' $1 tree. It's a native guaricica, with pale white bark and a spreading crown that looms about 40 feet above my head. Hanging from its trunk is a small plaque that identifies it as tree No. 129. I've come here, to the verdant chaos of Brazil's Atlantic forest, to understand the far-reaching ...
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    CDC Software to buy gomembers, terms not disclosed

    CDC Software to buy gomembers, terms not disclosed
    ATLANTA — Business software company CDC Software Corp. said Monday it agreed to buy gomembers Inc., a provider of software-as-service products for nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, gomembers provides business software products to nonprofits such as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International, Water Research Foundation, the University of Iowa and the U.S. ...
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