Volunteering isn’t just American, and it’s not just in our backyard

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You can volunteer all over the world — get involved now! Continue reading

Top 10 Things We Can Learn from Chess for Life

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Here is a helpful list from one of the smartest games we have available to us, chess. Let’s see what we can learn, and how it applies to our lives. Continue reading

Why Sacrifice is Good: The Art of Giving Up and Letting Go

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The art of giving up and letting go for the long haul seems almost foreign to us. Why, after all, would you give up something of value when you don’t have to? Continue reading

Learning from Chess: Develop the Habit of not Being Discouraged by Present Bad Appearances

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“And lastly, we learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs; the habit of hoping for a favorable chance…”

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“The Spirit of Kansas City”: Where the Greeting Card Industry Got Started

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It was my joy to be visiting a friend and for a business trip in Kansas City and there… I stumbled upon the story of the founder of Hallmark cards. Joyce Clyde Hall grew up in Nebraska, his two older brothers opened up a post card store, which were then very much in vogue. He worked for them for awhile and then thought perhaps he would move and open up distribution and send bulk postcards to retailers. A friend, who later became a top salesman for him, deterred him from going to Omaha and said, “You should go to Kansas City! There you will find such spirit and receptivity!”

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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Be Clear About What Is Truly Essential”

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Marine corps officer Robert J. Wicks shares with us some important lessons on life and nature. Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Do Good, Feel Good

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