For Best Results, Start at the Top, Part 2

Step 3: Knowledge is power, so do your homework When you write a letter to aVITO, make sure it has impact. Impact means the letter has to “grab”theVITO the moment it is read. If it is a public company, you can request an annual report or even buy a share of stock and attend a […]

For Best Results, Start at the Top, Part 1

In the popular Broadway play, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” the scheming Pierpont Finch almost sees his corporate rise come to an abrupt and humiliating end after he is blamed for a botched game-show promotion. Just as he is about to be fired, he takes a chance. He boldly approaches the chairman […]

Plan Some Summer Fun

All school year, our kids cry for summer. Then when it gets here, and they’ve run through the sprinkler a few times, they’re bored. So how do you beat the “There’s-nothing-to-do blues”? You make up a play plan and schedule some fun.

How Is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?

Fibromyalgia syndrome, or FMS, can be difficult to diagnose, since there is no laboratory test or X-ray that can conclusively identify it. Such tests can be useful, however, in ruling out diseases with similar symptoms, such as hypothyroidism. People with fibromyalgia are sometimes diagnosed with the condition years after they first seek medical attention. Talk […]

Why Does My Son Vomit After Eating or Drinking?

A: Your baby, like many babies, may have mild GER, or gastroesophageal reflux. A mild degree of reflux is very common in babies, especially in the first six months or so of life. The esophagus, or food pipe, connects the mouth to the stomach. At the end of the esophagus is a muscle, the esophageal […]


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From Tragedy to Triumph, Part 2

In the mid-’90s our family got its first computer. Soon I began exploring the Internet for resources and information. It was a great way to get out in the world without leaving my house. During one of my occasional bouts with desperation I began to investigate mental health resources and connected through America Online with […]

From Tragedy to Triumph, Part 1

Things began to happen that I didn’t understand in 1991. I found myself not having the energy or even the desire to do the things that had meant so much to me. I became overwhelmed by emotions. Things that I had managed to breeze past for several years became huge points of frustration for me.

A Look at Foreign Adoption

Here is a look at some trends in international adoptions from 1989 to 1998, based on statistics from the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Department of State.

Dealing With Your Cravings

Having a plan to deal with the cravings and urges to smoke is essential if you want to stay quit. This part helps you create a plan that includes anticipating when those urges might appear, as well as having several ways to deal with them.