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‘Best for last,’ ‘delayed gratification’ and ‘peak-end bias’ applies to military, too

‘Best for last,’ ‘delayed gratification’ and ‘peak-end bias’ applies to military, too

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

You know those people who open bags of M&Ms and dump the entire contents into their upturned mouths? They’re the same ones who eat icing roses off of birthday cakes, open big presents before little ones, and ask for the good news first.

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Yellow Ribbon Program helps military families with college tuition

Yellow Ribbon Program helps military families with college tuition

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reality has set in. There’s no turning back. The kids are going off to college. 

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Do you believe people can change or not?

Do you believe people can change or not?

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to a medical study, there is a high correlation between your beliefs and healing. 

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Pantomiming parasites scare mom during spring break

Pantomiming parasites scare mom during spring break

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Then, I saw something moving on Anna’s forehead. A tiny bug crawled along her hairline. Horrified, I instinctively grabbed her, pinching the bug between my thumb and finger.

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What’s happening between parents and teens nowadays?

What’s happening between parents and teens nowadays?

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you ever seen a parent and their teenager arguing and fighting?

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Turns out, civilians are people, too

Turns out, civilians are people, too

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Meat and Potatoes of Life Lisa Smith Molinari Contributing Writer I never imagined that our family’s old minivan – the budget-friendly 2005 Toyota with embarrassing filth ground into her carpets, a spider infestation and a pizza box once taped over a broken window – would one day teach me a profound lesson about the […]

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Learn, when navigating between a rock and a hard place

Learn, when navigating between a rock and a hard place

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you ever find yourself between a rock and a hard place?

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Footsteps in Faith: Thanks and gratitude go together

Footsteps in Faith: Thanks and gratitude go together

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

What emotion is at the heart of your deepest happiness? Is it “She said, ‘yes!’” or “Congratulations, it’s a beautiful healthy baby girl.”

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A military spouse’s mind boggles over Daylight Savings Time

A military spouse’s mind boggles over Daylight Savings Time

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although I did manage to memorize Francis’ social security number (it’s seared into my psyche like a tattoo), I’ve never been one of those military spouses who internalized acronyms and military idioms. To this day, I still get confused.

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Resiliency needed to survive failure

Resiliency needed to survive failure

| March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can you imagine inventing a product that would make you famous, wealthy and ultimately end up in nearly every home in America? What if someone else had the same idea and beat you to the patent office by a mere two hours? It would be devastating right? One hundred and seventy-six years ago, this week, that is exactly what happened to Elisha Gray when Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the first telephone.

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