Rosa Parks, Little Caesars Pizza, and the Power of Generosity

What do Rosa Parks and Little Caesars Pizza have in common? More than you might think. Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars and owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, passed away on February 10th, and since his death, news of his secret generosity has come to light. After Rosa Parks, a … Continued

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Roger Federer is a Professional Athlete Your Kids Can Look Up To

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal, his long-time rival, in the Australian Open final last weekend, making it his eighteenth Grand Slam title and his first Grand Slam win since Wimbledon in 2012, despite the fact that hard court tennis isn’t even his specialty; he’s the king of grass courts. Even more remarkable? He is thirty-five … Continued

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Why Millennials’ Problems are Everyone’s Problem

Driving to work this morning, I heard some radio talk show hosts talk about a new report that shows Millennials are earning about 20 percent less than their Baby Boomer parents. The median net worth of Millennials is 56 percent less than the Baby Boom generation. The hosts all sounded surprised, but being a Millennial … Continued

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Chip and Joanna Gaines are Role Models, Not Bigots

Chip and Joanna Gaines are known for being the sweet and funny couple with four adorable kids making people’s dream homes come true on HGTV’s show, Fixer Upper. Or at least they were until Buzzfeed decided to drag their names through the mud with a baseless attack. The article claimed that the Gaineses might possibly … Continued

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What Today’s Celebs Could Learn from George Michael’s Generosity

George Michael celebrated his last Christmas on Sunday before dying of heart failure. The pop star was fifty-three years old, and while you may know him best for his holiday hit, “Last Christmas” (Taylor Swift’s version will never compare), or his 1980s stardom as one half of the pop duo, “Wham!” there’s a lot more … Continued

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Life Lessons from ‘The Bishop’s Wife’

My favorite Christmas movie is The Bishop’s Wife. Never heard of it? You’re not alone; I’ve met very few people who have heard of it, let alone seen it. My family first came across The Bishop’s Wife on TV one Christmas and we loved it. Starring our favorite actor Cary Grant (whom my brother writes … Continued

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Stop Calling Louisa May Alcott an Angry Feminist

I don’t pay attention to most Google Doodles, but I was glad that they had one celebrating Louisa May Alcott’s 184th birthday yesterday. She is best known for writing the Civil War era novel Little Women, of course, but there’s a lot more to Alcott than one novel, and everyone should become familiar with her … Continued

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After a Hurricane, All Lives Matter

Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, leaving much destruction, particularly in my hometown, the small city of Lumberton, N.C. in Robeson County. The flooding was unbelievable, especially when water overtook the levee on the Lumber River, and water rapidly filled the homes of 1,600 people and counting. There were rooftop rescues by helicopter, and locals … Continued

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