The Joseph S. Murphy Institute new Scholarship Program
The Joseph S. Murphy Institute at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a national scholarship competition dedicated to fostering a diverse leadership in the labor movement and in the academic field of labor studies.
Mar 4, 2014 - 12:17:24 AM
Islam: a Din (a religion) and a Dawla (a state)
Nation Building in Islamic Societies is a provocative and long overdue analysis of the reasons why nation building in Islamic societies has failed and why, in the author's view, it will continue to do so for a considerable time yet. The raison d'etre of all Arab states that came into existence after the First World War was to promote the ambitions of the individual rulers and their families, be they kings, emirs or soldiers of fortune who usurped power through coups d'etat.
Feb 21, 2014 - 6:27:03 AM
Learning Life's Lessons
These two books have previously been listed in our Book Basket articles. In this case the both of them were listed on January 26th 2014. The heading for that article was 'Books with a Lesson'
Feb 20, 2014 - 12:02:34 AM
IBHS Advice: Deal with Winter Storm Power Outages
The current severe winter weather is causing thousands to lose power throughout the Southeast and into the Northeast. With more snow on the way, the number of those impacted by widespread power outages is likely to increase.
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:05:26 AM
Enabling our kids out of their future
As I was handing out the exam many of my students asked when there would be a make-up exam. I have to admit I was surprised by their question. I asked if they studied for their test and they told me this was unnecessary because they knew they would be allowed to re-take the test. I found out later that in many of their classes they were allowed to re-test as many times as necessary to pass the test and thus give the illusion of being proficient.
Jan 29, 2014 - 12:23:25 AM
Pitfalls that trip up taxpayers every year
Marlborough, MA - When your employer hands you your W-2 form, it can be tempting to rush out and get your taxes done so you can get your refund. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises you to check your tax preparer's BBB Business Review and watch out for pitfalls that trip up taxpayers every year.
Jan 29, 2014 - 12:10:00 AM
Do you want a good husband or a playboy?
In a chapter "Do you want a good husband or a playboy?" Chen wrote, "Those people who put looks as the top criterion in their search for a marriage partner often have a serious misconception about marriage." "They forget that a person is not a piece of real estate where you look at how nice it is, and how much it is worth. A person can change, can argue and can have upsets."
Jan 8, 2014 - 12:03:05 AM
Our children must never be allowed to become standardized
Most of us have reached the halfway mark in our nations school year. The excitement at the beginning of school has been replaced with the tedious routine of what all students have to survive in order to achieve their dreams. As teachers, administrators, and parents it is important we do something different by replacing the BS with ED in our schools.
Dec 29, 2013 - 12:10:10 AM
A Commonsense Approach to Helping Your Child Succeed
If parents haven't done so already -- teach study and organization skills. If they have -- reinforce them. Many kids start off the school year with the best of intentions and then, by the time October or November come around, they fall back into poor work habits. Schools rarely, if ever, teach practical study and organization skills and keep kids accountable so parents should always be vigilant. The holiday break can be a great opportunity to teach these essential skills since, typically, families are together and parents can devote more time to working with their children.
Dec 20, 2013 - 12:10:39 AM
Guardians of Rescue Saves Dogs Suffering from Freezing Temperatures
The perils of hot weather for your pets are well known, but cold weather is equally dangerous for animals. According to the American Veterinary Association, dogs should be kept inside during cold weather; like people, dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and no pet should be left outside for long periods of time in below-freezing weather. Sadly, not every pet owner takes his or her dog inside during the freezing winter months. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue group, steps up to shelter these cold pets with insulated doghouses and will be traveling this winter from Camden, NJ to Maine providing assistance to those in animals in need.
Dec 18, 2013 - 4:47:43 AM
What does UNRWA do?
If you would like to know what UNRWA does, you might want to check out an article in Middle East Forum that was published on October 12, 2009. Written by Nitza Nachmias, the article is called: "UNRWA at 60: Are There Better Alternatives?" Here is an excerpt:
Dec 14, 2013 - 1:07:16 AM
Defining Success for Your Child
Think back to how you first defined success for your child when you began to read this article. Typically, in that model, we accept our children conditionally: only when they satisfy our idea of how they should act, or what's best for them, by following the path that we feel is best. We set things up so that, in order to gain our acceptance and approval, our child must stay on the success track that we have defined, constantly achieving our conditional benchmarks. We cannot meet our children's fundamental need for acceptance this way. The hamster wheel model reminds us of the futility of this approach.
Nov 5, 2013 - 4:36:19 AM
Yellow Pages Scam
Yellow Pages Scam Targets Small Businesses Business owners, watch out! Scammers are invoicing companies for online ads they never placed and using the Yellow Pages name to lend them credibility.
Oct 9, 2013 - 6:33:25 AM
6 Steps for Defending Yourself Against Social Spam
Social media sites are appealing to spammers for various reasons. First of all, it is harder to detect spam because only 15% of all social spam has a link that can be detected as spam, according to the report. Secondly, by using social media, spammers can potentially reach millions of people with a single ad or post. Spammers have also developed a variety of ways to spread spam on social networks making it is easier to trick users with appealing visuals beyond the typical spam email.
Oct 9, 2013 - 6:11:47 AM
When Bullying leads to Suicide
The President of the national bullying prevention foundation Anna Mendez says that bullying related suicide has become the 3rd leading cause of death among kids. Anna Mendez' tragic story has been highlighted in the media in recent years. She lost her own son to suicide as a result of long-term bullying. When she campaigns against bullying, she knows what she is talking about. Now she is about to open up her heart in a new way on the subject. She has written a book called "If These Halls Could Talk," the theme of which is the harsh reality of bullying in America; the type of bullying that led to her own son's tragic suicide.
Oct 6, 2013 - 12:07:20 AM
October 9th - Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge Report
Wednesday, October 9th at 10:00 a.m. (ET), the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), the preeminent youth research center based at Tufts University's Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and one of the most frequently cited sources on young voters in the 2012 election, will release the findings of a groundbreaking report by the Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge entitled, "All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement."
Oct 2, 2013 - 12:20:36 AM
"Confessions of A Police Officer"
I learned when to shut out the world and take a mental health day. I skipped your daughter's 4th birthday party because I was thinking about the six children under the age of 10 whose mother left them unattended to go out with a friend. When the 3-year-old offered the dog the milk from her cereal bowl, the dog attacked her, tearing open her head and staining the sandbox with blood. The little girl's siblings had to pry her head out of the dog's jaws - twice.
Sep 29, 2013 - 12:07:29 AM
Your Child and the Internet
What age is appropriate for children to use the internet? Better Business Bureau recommends parents have a discussion about parameters for use of computers and smart phones before allowing youngsters to go online.
Sep 25, 2013 - 6:45:36 AM
Foods that Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's
Sept. 21 is World Alzheimer's Day. The disease remains irreversible but that doesn't mean we can't stop it. Studies continue to show a healthful diet and exercise can reduce the risk for Alzheimer's, in some cases by more than 50 percent. Blueberries, a top brain food, are rich in anthocyanins and shown to improve learning and recall in studies at the University of Cincinnati.
Sep 20, 2013 - 6:13:09 AM
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed, 2013
Columbus arrived in America on Friday afternoon, October 12, 1492, the 21st day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, the Jewish year 5235, the 7th day of Sukkot, Hoshaa'na' Rabbah, which is a day of universal deliverance and miracles... The Sukkah must remain unlocked, and owners are urged to invite (especially underprivileged) strangers in the best tradition of Abraham, who royally welcomed to his tent three miserable-looking strangers/angels.
Sep 17, 2013 - 7:03:08 AM
Lessons from Chartering
Political polarization is an ugly reality in this country. With the country sharply divided over important issues like gay marriage, women's rights, and things as serious as the current crisis regarding Syria, it seems compromise has gone out the window. Ember Reichgott Junge, former Minnesota Senator and trailblazer for bipartisan initiatives, shares important insight into how politicians and policymakers can bring back "The Reform Center," or middle ground, of politics.
Sep 17, 2013 - 7:00:02 AM
Western Union & Better Business Bureau Fight Online Rental Scams?
As consumers scan the Internet for good deals, particularly on free classified websites, sophisticated scammers are poised to prey on unsuspecting people. The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announced efforts to promote awareness of scams involving internet transactions for rental properties.
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:13:05 AM
Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2013
Rosh Hashanah is the only Jewish holiday which is celebrated - for two days in Israel and elsewhere - on the first day of the month. Shofar Blowing Commemoration Day (Leviticus 23) is one of the names of Rosh Hashanah. One can avoid - rather than repeat - past mistakes by learning from history. The more one remembers, the deeper are the roots and the greater is one's stability and one's capability to withstand storms of pressure and temptation. The more stable/calculated/moral the beginning of the year (Rosh Hashanah), the more constructive will be the rest of the year.
Aug 31, 2013 - 12:03:26 AM
YHWH the name of God
From 'STUMBLE Upon' comes this short article with reference to an amulet dating back to the 6th or 7th century BC which has inscribed on it the name of God YHWH. Interesting because of the number of times revisionist historians like to pretend that Israel was never a nation and that Palestine was Palestinian not Jewish.
Aug 27, 2013 - 4:45:35 AM
The risk of developing type II diabetes
As many as 5,225 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each day according to the American Diabetes Association. This is hardly surprising. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 79 million adults in the United States are pre-diabetic, a condition that increases the risk of developing type II diabetes. In addition, the CDC estimates that another 26 million adults in America already have diabetes. While Native Americans, Asian-American, African-Americans and Mexican- American are at higher risk for developing the condition due to genetics, adults over 45 years of age are also at risk.
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:10:24 AM
Scammers Take Advantage of Obamacare Confusion
Marlborough, MA - August 20, 2013 - With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly labeled "Obamacare", on the horizon, scammers are finding it to be the latest opportunity to steal people's identities. "Scammers are calling consumers claiming they're eligible for health insurance cards in exchange for personal information," said Paula Fleming, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the local BBB. "Providing information puts consumers at risk for identity theft so they need to ignore these calls."
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:05:08 AM
A victory over CAIR in Florida
On one side of the street the Brevard County School Board met. One of the items on its agenda was a review of a world history textbook that is flawed and biased on the subject of Islam. A number of ACT! for America members attended and one of them provided public testimony about the errors in the book.
Aug 17, 2013 - 12:15:37 AM
Tips to Protect College Students from Fraud
College students have enough to juggle when it comes to school, work and their social life. Fighting fraud often doesn't make their list of priorities. College students are susceptible to identity theft and BBB serving E. MA, ME, RI and VT recommends seven simple steps to protect themselves on campus.
Aug 14, 2013 - 1:05:32 AM
Talent Agency Scammers
Whether you're interested in a modeling career, looking to make it big in the singing industry, or hoping to break into the acting world, be on the lookout for scammers. Better Business Bureau warns that some talent agencies are just trying to make a fast buck and have no intention of keeping their promises of fame and fortune.
Jul 28, 2013 - 6:45:53 AM
'Why should I change? Why can't he/she change?'
In fact, a whole generation of Americans -- Generation Y -- has been labeled as the 'entitlement generation' where it is criticized that this generation has been raised on consumption only without any worthwhile contribution back to society. It is the prevalent "you-owe-me" attitude that is making some of the young adults never learn about accountability.
Jul 3, 2013 - 6:03:03 AM
Education Key to Stopping Scams and Financial Abuse of Seniors
June 13, 2013 -- TheWestern Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announced efforts to promote awareness of scams that target seniors. June 15th is the United Nations-designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Jun 14, 2013 - 8:46:27 AM
A Soldier Died Today
April 25th in Australia is Anzac Day when we remember the Veterans. I recently received this in an email from an unknown original author, and although it specifically refers to Anzac Day, the sentiments expressed are as applicable to the U.S.A. as they are to Australia and New Zealand.
Apr 28, 2013 - 5:13:32 AM
Successful Addiction Treatment
Richard Taite didn't know if he would ever experience a normal life. Ten years ago, it was unclear whether or not he'd even survive his addiction. Addicted to cocaine, briefly homeless, living on an occasional Big Mac and not sleeping, he was constantly at war with his inner demons. Like many addicts, Taite tried everything he knew to overcome his addiction but every effort failed. Each failure decimated the little self-esteem he still had.
Feb 3, 2013 - 1:20:41 AM
Men absolutely hate that!
Hellen Chen's unique stories of helping single men and women to overcome the "hardships" of love caught the attention of an award-winning director Wuna Wu and the result is a full-length documentary that features real-life love stories that started with apathy and disbelief and ended up in marriage. (If you want a good education to go with a good laugh, listen to her radio interview on Youtube with 1380AM TheFan2 Sports news station in St Louis)
Feb 2, 2013 - 2:37:01 AM
School choice can save our children & our cities
Lines, sometimes blocks long, of applicants eager to give their children a better shot at an education can be seen. Unfortunately, there are a limited amount of openings compared to the overwhelming demand by parents desperate to get their children a better education. These scenes, repeated around the country, are heartbreaking, but at the same time gives a sense of hope, that something is being attempted to shake up the government education system.
Jan 29, 2013 - 1:10:40 AM
Online Dating Scams: What is Catfishing?
Unfortunately, while there's not too much that can be done after engaging in a relationship with a "catfish," there are plenty of actions you can take when you begin to get suspicious of their actions.
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:07:57 AM
Drive safely in snow/snow storms: Bridgestone Winter Tips
With the first major winter storm here and given that winter storms bring harrowing driving conditions Bridgestone would like to inform readers about how to drive safely in snow/snow storms -- what to look out for, how to react, pre-driving check, etc.
Dec 21, 2012 - 6:19:40 AM
Better Business Bureau Tips 2012
BBB officials and law enforcement note that the holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. They offer the following tips to help homeowners be more careful, prepared and aware during the holiday season.
Dec 14, 2012 - 5:47:34 AM
While College Funding is Cut, ILBA Coffee School is booming
Five percent; This may seem like an unimpressive amount, but amidst the US's economic gridlock and ever-stagnant incomes, the College Board's announced on Wednesday of the 5 percent national increase in tuition, this fall alone. That is 5 percent more cash that Americans struggle to budget for. In the middle of all this, an entirely different scene is played out at the Ivy League Barista Academy -- the nation's top coffee school offering barista and cafe business training.
Oct 31, 2012 - 1:48:30 AM
27th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, 2012
National Family Partnership and DEA join forces for the 2012 Red Ribbon Week. The contest will target 10 regions across the United States and is offering the chance for ten schools to win a $1,000 grant for drug prevention and for Ten families to win an iPad for the home. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1988 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. This year, families can get involved by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a drug prevention grant for their schools.
Oct 5, 2012 - 8:34:00 PM