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Pro Baller R.A. Dickey Gives Back and Does Good

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-+*Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher R.A. Dickey seems to have everything going his way. After winning the Cy Young Award while playing for the 4th-place New York Mets, the 38–year old knuckleballer finds himself on the new-look Toronto Blue Jays. But instead of using his time off playing golf, Dickey has dedicated his last 2 off-seasons […]

Why I’m Happy I Broke My Neck

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-+*It began out as a perfect summer day. The weather was ideal: warm and balmy. A legitimate 82 at Black Gold (course in southern California) was a good day of golf for me. Driving home with the moon roof open and Van Morison blaring, a nice long nap was all I needed to round-out the […]

10 Most Inspiring Presidential Speeches

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-+*President’s Day is a day to honor the great men who have helped shape the nation we know today. Here are 10 famous Presidential speeches that remind us where we have come from as a nation, along with some words of wisdom spoken during troubled, tragic, and hopeful times. Over the past 250 years our […]

A Tribute to Michael Jordan on His 50th Birthday

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-+*Michael Jordan is more than just a basketball super-star or a sports icon, his play on the court as well as his contributions off of it have inspired millions around the world. Throughout his life, Jordan had to overcome many adverse situations, but like anyone who has come to know success, it was the failures […]

How to Survive a Plague: The War on AIDS in America

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-+*Imagine a world where your community is in the grip of a deadly new disease. This virus is mysterious, 100% fatal, and targets specific groups of people. Instead of receiving compassion from the government or neighboring communities, others ignore your plight or even react with anger towards the infected. This was the terrifying reality for […]

8 Ways to Live Better in 2013 (and Beyond)

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-+*Follow These 8 Tips to Live Better in 2013 As we turn the corner into 2013 we are given the opportunity to make this year better than the last. Envisioning a better future for yourself, setting goals to improve your life, and taking action toward those goals are necessary in order to turn your dreams […]

6 Ways to Achieve Your Dreams

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-+* “Kickoff team! Lets go! You’re up” the special teams coach yelled from the sideline. It was time. September 18, 2010. My life had been leading up to this very moment. Doing my best to portray an image of a roman gladiator preparing for battle, I hustled to the point on the field where the rest […]

Leadership Lessons From General Schwarzkopf

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-+*General Normal Schwarzkopf, most famously known for leading the American-led international coalition that drove Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, has passed away due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 78. Throughout his career he was known for his incredible leadership skills and devotion to the military. From his early education at West […]

How I Stopped Dying and Started Living


-+*It has been said that a person doesn’t know how strong they are until being strong is the only choice they have. Three years ago I found this out the hard way. After watching my father beat cancer only to later die of liver disease I ran my life into the ground. I weighed 455lbs […]

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