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Can Deaf People Drive

Did I peak your curiosity with this question…or get you enraged? I’m amazed at how many times I’ve been asked this question over the years but it’s from people who really just don’t know. So, let me answer by saying that hearing loss does not affect a person’s ability to drive. The next question I usually get is, “But how do they hear when a siren is coming?” I might ask us the same thing? How do we hear a siren coming when we have our stereos cranked up or are jabbering on our cell phones, etc.? Click here for the full article.
Becky Campos
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Health for Pennies on the Dollar

Did you know there are many things you can do to assist your body in reclaiming your health and preventing disease for pennies on the dollar. I talk to many people who are concerned about the high price of organic produce and health products. Many of my friends and family tell me they cannot afford to eat healthy. Here are two things I do weekly to increase my nutrient levels that not only are inexpensive but they are simple to do. Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Easy Ways to Teach Children

Reading is often thought of as something that is connected to school classes, but it can be taught and encouraged at home. When our children were young, we read EVERYTHING! That included street signs, cereal boxes, milk cartons, signs on buildings, words on packages in the grocery store, words on notes on the fridge, and more. Reading happened daily. If children can read and comprehend what they read, there is nothing they can't learn. Being a good reader is the first step to understanding every other class a child attends. Our daughter placed index cards all over the house to label everyday items and her children learned to read words like "clock," "window," and others long before they started school. Of course, reading books aloud with children and letting them become comfortable with words is a perfect way to build vocabulary, spend time together, make memories, and learn how to read. With older children, share books. Read what they are reading and discuss ideas. Have books and magazines available at home. Give magazine subscriptions to students. Let them see you read. Click here for the full article.
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Tunneling or Guided Persuasion

Fogg’s Principle of Tunneling: “Using computing technology to guide users through a process or experience provides opportunities to persuade along the way.” This month we take a journey to tunneling in our series on B. J. Fogg’s seven tools of persuasion from his book Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. Fogg cites software installation as a tunnel. That frequently involves staying near the computer and answering questions every so often. You are a captive audience as the installation proceeds. As such, you may experience promotions for other products or about the benefits of your new purchase. You and the company share a journey of software installation, with the company selecting the sights along the route. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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What Matters Most

I was talking with a friend today who has survived five bouts of cancer (more on that in my September blog). We were talking about how priorities change when one is faced with life changing circumstances. He related a story about a woman who when she found out she had cancer quit her job because her job was making her sick. Our conversation made me think about Cheryl Richardson’s book, “Take Time for Your Life”. (www.cherylrichardson.com) She believes that people face seven common obstacles that seem to prevent them from living their best life. The list includes; difficulty putting self first, a schedule that does not reflect priorities, feeling drained by people or situations, living on adrenalin, lack of a support community, and putting their spiritual well-being last. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Posture Tips for Back to School

It is the time of year when our children are either starting back to school, or soon will be. Along with new school clothes, notebooks, pencils, lunch boxes and book bags, there are also potential stresses added to growing spines from postures and activities at school. So here are some tips to help kids maintain and improve posture as they improve their minds. Back Packs Click here for the full article.
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How Can I Help

Have you asked yourself, How can I help our military? Did you know that many of the people who have served this country find themselves without jobs? In Arizona, a business was formed called Ameri-Vets Property Services, they employ servicemen and women. Click here for the full article.
Boomer and the Babe
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Are We Having Fun Yet

It’s time we stop complaining, quit listening to the news broadcasts and get back to work. It’s my opinion that when you listen to the media broadcasts you end up depressed. I don’t know of any business owner that can perform effectively if they are wallowing in the news we hear every day. Click here for the full article.

Universally Designed Customer Service

Have you ever NOT been able to get into a building or maybe been literally STUCK in a restroom? A lot of people don’t really think about the importance of accessibility…until it affects them or someone they love. If you’ve ever broken a limb or been in a wheelchair temporarily, then you got a small taste what some people experience every day. It's not that people with disabilities are asking for pity or special treatment…just equal access to the world that many of us take for granted. Click here for the full article.
Becky Campos
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Becky’s Salad Summer Sampler

Becky’s Apple Salad What can two Gala Apples, an eighth of a cup of raw walnuts, 20 raisins, two small stalks of celery and one tablespoon of Organic Vegenaise do for you? It can contribute thousands of phytochemicals, living enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fruit cleansing water, fiber, Omega 3 fatty acids, sodium, magnesium, complex carbohydrates, plant protein and soy protein just for starters. Click here for the full article.