Developing Self-Confidence and Cross-Cultural Skills

Sonya Hakobyan Armenia Utah State University, Logan, Utah, a large research university on a suburban campus Undergraduate study in the United States is a rewarding experience for any international student. The USA offers the world’s finest colleges and universities, with outstanding
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May You Be Inscribed And Sealed For A Good Year

" The Jewish new year is not just a time to renew our resolve to lose another fifteen pounds. Rather, it’s the time when our fate stands in the balance as G‑d reviews our past year and decides whether or not to renew our lease on His planet," Rabbi said. In (more...)

Identity Thieves Target Kids as Well as Adults

By Jason Alderman I'm sorry to report that child identity fraud is alive and well in 2014. If anything, the problem may be worsening as identity thieves devise new methods to steal – and use – children's personal information. Most commonly, they'll harvest kids' dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs) and use (more...)

AdmitSee As a Unique Resource For College Applicants

By Miriam Khazanov mkhazanov16@avenues.org Ask any high school junior or senior and they will tell you that applying to a selective college is now harder than ever. Whether this is due to population growth, or regional or international competition, the college application process has become incredibly rigorous and cutthroat. While there are (more...)

Amada Iron Chef Jose Garces’ First Philadelphia Restaurant

The Experience When you walk into Amada, you can’t help but feel a certain aura of energy and excitement. The restaurant’s design invokes the essence of a traditional Spanish tapas bar while simultaneously exuding a hip and stylish European / Bohemian vibe. And the buzz (more...)

CDC Director Frieden Warns of High Stakes in Fighting Ebola

This blog post by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden originally appeared on the Huffington Post website on August 7. The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite By Tom Frieden, MD, MPH Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC and (more...)

Bend, Oregon

It’s a story that’s common all across the western United States: 19th-century settlers build a town around logging or mining jobs, the economy collapses, and the town struggles for years, even decades, until it reinvents itself as a hub for outdoor sports. Towns like these — (more...)

Pilot Study Examines Brain’s Reaction to Religious Symbols

Study and Commentary Open Multi-Disciplinary Dialogue on Intersection of Neuroscience and Religion Building on his work in neurotheology, Andrew Newberg, M.D., published a pilot study examining the effect of religious symbols on brain function in the latest issue of Spirituality in Clinical Practice. The first-of-its-kind study is published with corresponding commentary (more...)

Garden-tainment Creates Lasting Memories for Guests

by Melinda Myers Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests. Many gardeners tend to schedule events around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor from their garden. Unfortunately nature does not always cooperate. (more...)

Young Americans Abroad

U.S. students show more interest in studying abroad than ever. Millennials, or 18- to 29-year olds, thirst to experience the world first-hand after getting a taste of it from cyberspace and television. • 66% have passports Increasingly, U.S. colleges and universities make studying in another country, at least for a (more...)

Senate Law & Justice Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

State Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny), Democratic Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, announced that the Committee passed Senate Bill 1182 establishing access to medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. “After hearing so many moving and deeply personal stories on the issue of medical cannabis, I am proud that the Law (more...)

Tourism: $10 Billion Industry In Philadelphia

Annual Report Cover Photo: B. Krist for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ VISIT PHILADELPHIA Annual Report Shows New Confidence & Record Numbers The VISIT PHILADELPHIA annual report, titled Philadelphia’s New Confidence, demonstrates the importance of the tourism and travel industry—with $10 billion in economic impact, for starters. “Greater Philadelphia’s travel industry enhances the (more...)

Jackie Breault Has Been Crowned Miss. Pennsylvania Plus

Jackie Breault has been crowned Ms. Pennsylvania Plus America 2014 at the Pennsylvania state pageant hosted by Raveena Media Group, Good L.U.C.K. Foundation Girls Bloom Program and A Beautiful Day Events and Weddings. The new Miss Pennsylvania Plus America Queen Jackie Breault will compete with women from all over the United (more...)

Grow Your Own Backyard Paradise in a Pot

By Melinda Myers Create a backyard escape with the help of container gardens. Whether you’re looking for a visit to the desert, an English garden or tropical paradise, a few planters can help create the mood. Reduce your workload and increase your enjoyment with a bit of planning and proper planting. Select a (more...)

French Businessman Makes Women Cry As a Profession

Nicolas Garreau, a 35-year-old French entrepreneur, decided that love would be his unusual job, putting his imagination and his romance skills at the service of men wishing, like him, to amaze their loved one in Paris. Only one goal for the Parisian businessman: make ladies cry in each of the (more...)

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