Sen. Frank Carlson from Kansas wrote, "God and the world need men who will stand in the gap ... men who are not for sale; men who are honest, sound from center to circumference, true to the heart's core; men with consciences as steady as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right if the heavens totter and the earth reels; men who...Read more
Research conclusively proves that 70 percent of all merchandise or business created by salespeople is sold between the hours of 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., 20 percent of the business is sold between 1 and 5, and only 10 percent after 5 p.m. Some notable exceptions to this rule, primarily in the field of direct sales, were cookware, vacuum cleaners, ...Read more
Financial adviser Neil Gallagher, Ph.D., from Hurst, Texas, offers some sound advice with this list of things to do for a healthy, productive life:
1. Unexpected help comes from unpredictable sources to the person who remains positive, enthusiastic and cheerful.
2. Work is wonderful therapy.
3. If you're not following your own goals, you're...Read more
Listen in on virtually any conversation today, and eventually the subject of people being so busy they no longer have any time for themselves will come up. Unfortunately, most of the talkers and listeners honestly and sincerely believe that is true. However, according to Geoffrey Godbey, professor of leisure studies at Pennsylvania State ...Read more
In the last few years, we've read innumerable articles quoting studies to either prove or disprove that drinking or not drinking coffee causes cancer, living under power lines causes cancer, eating a low-fat diet causes cancer, eating a high-fat diet causes cancer, smoking causes cancer and air pollution causes cancer. As a matter of fact, at ...Read more
All of us have encountered the "these are the rules, we've always done it this way" type mentality in various businesses and governmental organizations. Perhaps the most extreme example I've heard of bureaucracy in full force occurred when a distinguished-looking gentleman wearing blue jeans walked into a bank and sought to complete a ...Read more
Our society today winks at the idea of sexual purity and abstinence before marriage. Based on some of the sex education courses in schools and the conduct of personalities in real life as well as in the television and movie industries, we're led to believe that abstinence is not only impossible, it's undesirable; that sex, under most ...Read more
My friend, Leland Heller, M.D., from Okeechobee, Fla., gives some intriguing and worthwhile thoughts in his approach to dealing with people who have physical or mental difficulties. He points out that the person who says, "I am depressed," or "I am ADD," sets him- or herself up for an ongoing series of problems.
He humorously points out that ...Read more
I, WalterMike Hartner
Born of the working class in England, young Walter Crofter runs away from his dysfunctional family to seek fun and adventure. Becoming first mate on a trade ship, not only does Walter save the captain's life more than once, he excels at his position to find wealth, love...
Chances are good you have your own definition of success, but chances are better you want some of the things money will buy and all of the things money won't buy.
Many years ago, Henry David Thoreau said, "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a ...Read more
All is not lost when someone ends up behind bars -- especially if he or she is incarcerated in a North Carolina facility where Prison Fellowship teaches a course called Re-entry Life Plan. Re-entry teaches the benefits of a character foundation, a good, strong work ethic, relationship skills, goal setting, a winning attitude and so on.
I have been on the fringes of the drug war for over 25 years, and the one constant has been the fact that parents are the key to solving the problem and keeping kids off drugs.
It starts with the bonding of parent and child, and the development of trust. This is best done by talking and touching, and spending time together; being a good role ...Read more
One of the most comprehensive articles I've ever read was in a past issue of Scientific American. It centers around Indonesian immigrants who were brought into America and placed in the inner cities of five large metropolitan areas after having spent two or three years in detention camps, which slowed their educational process.
Five hundred ...Read more
"The rule for all of us is perfectly simple: Do not waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this, we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. ...Read more