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Angela Perkey Courtney is a management consultant and the author of “Change the World, Change Your Life: Discover Your Life Purpose Through Service” (Conari Press).

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Dispelling 5 Myths about Domestic Violence

(17) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 5:32 PM

Domestic violence only happens when someone hits you.
Physical abuse is the first thing people think about when it comes to domestic violence. However, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse are just as painful and damaging. Sometimes, even more so. The bruises will heal in about a week, but the...

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A Simple Prescription for Lower Health Care Costs

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 6:44 PM

The staggering cost of health care has been a significant economic challenge that has persisted for decades, especially in the United States. However, according to a growing group of physicians and medical practitioners, the solution is actually quite simple. When patients take responsibility for their health, many of the chronic...

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How to Sell Health Insurance to Millenials

(3) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:35 PM

The latest report on Obamacare enrollment indicates that a relatively small number of young adults under 35 have signed up for health coverage. This isn't surprising at all. However, it's not for the reasons that are often cited. Those of us who fall into this generation are generally...

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Obamacare: This Will Not Be Painful

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 11:23 AM

It's less than two months before individuals can begin signing up for health insurance through the marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), and most Americans have very little understanding of what they need to do and how this impacts their lives. To help cut through...

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Do CEOs matter?

(5) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 2:17 PM

This is a question that has been circulating in academic and corporate circles for decades. And it has been raised once again with the Wall Street Journal's release of the highest paid CEOs. The quantitative evidence of a relationship between high CEO pay and superior corporate performance is...

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Professional Women Are Working for Change

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 6:01 PM

Martinis, makeovers, and massages are not always what come to mind when you think about giving back and community service. Yet a group of executive women who are members of Women in Technology (WIT) in the Washington, D.C. area have found a creative way to network, have a...

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Monday Morning Motivation

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 5:48 PM

Here's a rhetorical question: Have you ever felt less than motivated to go to work? For the vast majority of us, the answer is a resounding yes. And this is a serious matter to consider.

When these feelings arise, we do not do our best work, therefore robbing employers,...

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Give the Gift of Sight

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 3:34 PM

Every September, I go to the eye doctor for my annual eye exam. I've been wearing glasses since I was in the 2nd grade, and each visit inevitably results in a stronger prescription for my glasses and contacts. I spend so much time working at the computer and reading that...

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The Limits of Volunteer Service

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 12:50 PM

Volunteer service is a way for individuals to create a tangible and visible difference in our communities and in the world. However, there are certain limits to what we can do and the impact that we can have. This is not a message that people in the nonprofit and public...

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You Can Help Fix the Economy

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2010 | 2:56 PM

Unemployment has been hovering above 9 percent across the U.S. for over a year. Nearly one in 10 Americans has the will and ability work, but has not been able to find suitable work. Without an income, they are likely having to rely on government assistance in order to pay...

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Nashville: Singin' in the Rain

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 4:26 PM

Born and raised in Nashville, I have always loved the friendly people and historic places that define this city and give it a special charm. Yet never before have I been so proud of my hometown. The outpouring of compassion and community since the sudden rainfall that drowned most neighborhoods...

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Cleaning Up the Oil Spill: What You Can Do Now

(7) Comments | Posted May 3, 2010 | 8:03 PM

You've undoubtedly seen the oil spill images: seagulls covered in splotches of thick brown oil, the cloudy waters that now cover the entire coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and fishermen who will no longer be able to fish. Some experts are predicting that it will take decades for the...

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Contributing to Chile -- What You Can Do Now

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2010 | 5:25 AM

The horrific earthquake in Chile that follows the recent destruction and devastation of Haiti can be overwhelming. Seeing the endless streams of families without houses or any of their personal belongings is difficult to watch. Personally, I prefer not to be bombarded with all of the bad news. It's not...

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Six Simple Ways You can Change the World

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 4:23 PM

Every time you turn on the TV, read the newspaper, or go online, you're confronted with all the problems that exist in our neighborhoods, nation and world. From unemployment to natural disasters, high school dropout rates to neighborhood murders and from war to illness and poverty, problems are seemingly endless...

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