Sobriety at social settings

So as we end this class, one thing I want to leave you with is – if you are considering sobriety, you can still keep your friends and be social.

Sobriety may not be for everyone. You must be determined. You must desire it and see the benefit. But how do you handle sobriety at social settings? Continue reading

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An unlikely way to be more productive at work

What do Bill Ford, Ariana Huffington and other successful corporate leaders have in common? Meditation. That’s right, they believe a important step to be more productive at work is something you think of more in a yoga studio than a boardroom. Continue reading

Classification of Thunderstorms

Summer in Texas always come with the occasional thunderstorm. Thunderstorms have class, but how do you tell their class?  One storm can have many different types of characteristics. What may look like a pulse storm may, in fact, be a supercell. Storms will come and storms will go, so you may want to understand how classification of thunderstorms work. Continue reading

Nutrition for Aging Hair

Nutrition for Aging Hair

You’ve heard all of the new terms.  Orange is the NEW Black and 40 is the new 30.  All laughable. Right?  Wrong!  As women age, they lose some important stuff that keeps them looking young.  How can you maintain healthy-looking hair after 40? By developing proper nutrition for aging hair! Continue reading

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Pura Vida: A better life

What does it mean to have a better life? Is there a checklist or a price tag? If you ask Costa Ricans, otherwise known as Ticos, the answer is “no”.  All they say is “Pura Vida”.

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#HairGoals from Essence Festival

#HairGoals from Essence Festival

Time, Inc. recently reported that more than 470,000 people attended Essence Festival in New Orleans over the 4th of July weekend. This annual cultural celebration generated a record-breaking 4 billion social media impressions. Are you looking to see #HairGoals from Essence Festival? The wait is over.

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Diabetes: Driving Under the Influence

Should diabetes be a factor in receiving or keeping your driver’s license? Well, it is. Continue reading

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Frida Fever Continues

Beyond the furor of Frida’s birthday celebrations, the Frida fever continues influencing art and fashion around the world.

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Practical activities do instead of drinking

Instead of drinking, try one of these activities like kayaking

Once you make the decision to be sober, consider these practical activities to do instead of drinking.

Once you made up your mind to be sober, you are half way there. Regardless of the reason why you stopped drinking, the temptation to give in is the same. To be sober, you must believe it, and that will also require becoming one.

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College Admissions Essays

College Admissions Essays

Has your high school senior started to write his or her college admissions essays? If not, here are three tips your student should keep in mind when writing the essays.

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Study Skills

Why are study skills important?

Let’s first take a look at what is meant by study skills, and then consider why study skills are important.
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Hidden Texas Gems: San Marcos, A Natural Wonder

Just beyond our state capital resides a quaint town known as San Marcos

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College Applications

College Application Forms

Which forms or applications do you need in order to apply to a college?

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Preparing for Standardized Tests

How do you prepare for standardized tests?

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Underrated Hurricane Fran

There are several four letter words, but Fran I use the most.  It was the second hurricane to directly hit North Carolina that summer.  Underrated Hurricane Fran would become something that people still talk about today. The impact and devastation went from Florida up into the New England states. During this time frame, I was stationed at Camp Lejune North Carolina and experienced the heart of the damage. Continue reading

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Conflict in College Admissions

What to do when there’s conflict between parents and students about the college admissions process? Continue reading

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Why I wrote the book

Want to understand Stan Lemons’ motivation to write the Expanding College Opportunity book and student workbook? Here’s why:

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Why Expanding College Opportunity?

So you may have heard me ask you to read my book and student workbook, Expanding College Opportunity. At the same time, you might be asking yourself, why is the book and student workbook important, or even more why should I buy the books? Here’s why:

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Gemstones for Energy and Style

Since thousands of years, several cultures around the world use gemstones for energy and style.  These beautiful elements not only elevate any fashion style but they could also provide other great benefits such as healing, protection and attraction properties. Continue reading

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Cloud Seeding

Drinkable water has become more scarce as demand and population size has increased.  We must look for other ways to increase rainfall.  Cloud seeding is a means of changing the weather that might help. Continue reading

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Addison Texas Is Where People Come to Live, Work, Play and Build

The greatest tiny town in North Texas is where it all comes together. It is Addison, Texas where people come to Live, Work, Play, and Build. Continue reading

Hidden Texas Gems: The Yellow Rose of Texas Edition

Ever wonder what north western Texan city is Spanish for yellow?

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Sister-City Relationships Coffee Talks

Being a French resident in the U.S., a European citizen, as well as a self-proclaimed citizen of the world, I am a natural advocate for sister-city relationships. However, some of my friends are rather skeptical about the whole sister-city thing. If you are not sure about where you stand on the topic, here are six coffee talks about the sister-city relationships to help you make up your mind.


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The Portuguese in Hawaii: A Story of my Ancestors

The Portuguese in Hawaii is a story I share often. I cherish my heritage. I am in awe at the strength and survival of my ancestors in an unknown land. My excitement is evident every time I get to tell people of the many “Hawaiian” things that actually came with the Portuguese settling in the islands. It’s a rich story, full of honor and pride.

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Kauai’s Wild Chicken: Here a chick, there a chick – everywhere a chick, chick!

Hawaii’s official State bird is the Hawaiian Goose, but on Kauai, everyone jokes that the “official” birds of the Garden Island are really Kauai’s wild chicken. They greet you as soon as you arrive at the airport. They’re on the beach, in the park, and at the local Walmart. They will will wake you up at 3 in the morning.  They can be seen roaming no matter where on the island you go. And Kauai’s wild chicken population is only exploding.

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French Gougères Recipe: Give It A Try, Make it Your Own!

Gougères, pronounced: [ɡuʒɛʁ] are delicious yummy tiny cheese puffs from Burgundy. The French gougères recipe is all about the dough named Pâte à Choux. Burgundians love them warm from the oven with a Kir cocktail. Gougères are a must have bite when wine tasting in their cellars.  They also make a perfect starter with salad, soup, or cheese. Check out the French gougères recipe, give it a try, make it your own!

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Things You Hear When You Are Sober

things you hear when you are sober like life must be boring

One amusing thing about sobriety are the things you hear when you are sober.

When you let someone know you are sober, you get a distinct look (for better or for worse) and believe it or not, a level of respect you probably haven’t experienced before. Some will respect you more so while some will think you are “boring”.  They look at you puzzled and intrigued. Then following that intrigued look come some interesting comments.

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Coping with Alzheimer’s Dimentia

Cooping with Alzheimer’s  Dimentia  requires knowledge of the cause of the brain to slowly deteriorate and die. Alzheimer’s  Dimentia manifests itself in many different forms.  Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia accounting for 50-80% of all dementia.  Alzheimer’s is progressive and fatal.  Alzheimer’s disease  has  no current cure-only treatment for the symptoms to improve one’s “quality of life”

Addison's 4th of July Fireworks Rank #3

Addison’s 4th of July Fireworks Rank #3!

Addison, Texas displays the largest 4th of July Fireworks in North Texas. What may surprise some is that Addison’s 4th of July Fireworks rank #3 across the nation! Continue reading

The stars at night are big and bright: Big Bend National Park Edition

Ever wanted to explore a place where night skies are as dark as coal and rivers carve canyons in limestone?

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