Archive for October 2015

Freedom Leads to Purpose

Frederick Douglass, African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman, knew what freedom meant to him. He escaped from slavery in 1838 with the help of Anna Murray, a woman who later became his wife. After his escape, he became a leader for the Freedom Movement, which would help free other slaves. In the later…

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Are You Quenched?

Did you know that you could die from drinking too much water? It’s hard to fathom, but the very liquid of existence—our life-sustaining fluid—can be fatal if ingested in large amounts over a short period of time. It’s a condition, called hyponatremia, in which the level of salt in your blood drops too low, and it can be…

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If Only Macbeth Had Waited

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a power literary character. More than his memorable lines (“Out, out, damn spot!”), he is a perfect example of a person whose success led him to a tragic ending.

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Cautionary Tales from the World of the NFL

Now that football season is in full swing, it seems fitting to share a cautionary tale from the world of the NFL, and more specifically of the late, great Joe Robbie, the first owner of the Miami Dolphins. Following his death in 1990, here is how a Businessweek article began: “In November, 1989, two months before…

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