College access services available at Dallas Libraries through Education is Freedom

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Education is Freedom, a college readiness services organization, and Dallas Public Library will begin offering college access services at three library branches in November.  An Education is Freedom (EIF) mobile unit and a team of expert advisors will travel to the Pleasant Grove Branch, Bachman Lake Branch and Polk-Wisdom Branch beginning next week. The goal […]

Lack of confidence continues to hold women back in business

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Women’s lack of confidence in their own leadership skills may be holding them back from top positions in business. That is a major takeaway from a recent report that found companies with higher percentages of women in executive positions have a stronger financial performance than those where fewer women occupy the corporate suite. While there […]

Friends are bailing on Bill Cosby fast

These days, Bill Cosby probably wants to yell "Hey Hey Hey where have all my friends gone?"

By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Columnist “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional. I have worked with some of the biggest […]

Flu Prevention 101: Wash your hands!

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Several simple practices, such as hand washing and opening a window, can lower the chances of spreading the flu among household members, new research confirms. “Winter is coming and with it, the threat of flu, including H1N1, is becoming big,” says Sun Wenjie, a global health postdoctoral associate at Tulane University School of Public Health […]

Smart Financial Moves for Transitioning Vets

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By Jason Alderman The latest generations of veterans face a particularly complicated financial picture, attributed to multiple deployments, a tough civilian economy, predatory lending threats at home and disability and health issues. That’s why the Veterans Financial Coalition was formed in June 2014 by a diverse group of organizations including Visa’s Practical Money Skills for […]

Young adults: Skip flu shot now or face hospitalization later

"The public health implications are important, because not only could a potentially deadly infection be avoided with a $30 shot, but costly hospitalizations could also be reduced," says Cameron Wolfe. (Credit: Dylan/Flickr)

A small study of hospital admissions shows that people, particularly young adults, who did not get this season’s flu vaccine needed the most intensive treatment. In an analysis of the first 55 patients treated for flu at Duke University Hospital from November 2013 through January 8, 2014, researchers found that only two of the 22 […]

Thanksgiving bouquets can show how much you care

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor In this season of Thanksgiving, flowers can say so much. For the single friend that can’t cook (me!) who is always grateful for the kindness of friends to welcome us to their family feast – a bouquet can help us express our gratitude for being remembered and included. It is […]

Private drones raising safety and security questions

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There are new concerns over drones after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes. Now anyone can own drones, once used exclusively for the military. Dr. Chase Murray, who teaches at Auburn University, has studied their commercial use. “In terms of FAA regulations, if you are a hobbyist, you have to fly up […]

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