f you have engaged in relationships of any kind, you have experienced and likely battled against “silent agreements.” While most have never used or even heard of this term, silent agreements are present in our everyday lives where they lurk in the shadows of our relationships—at home, in social circles and in the workplace.Details
Ed. Note: Since a 2-year-old child fell ill in Guinea last December, the Ebola virus has spread through West Africa, first with an outbreak that seemed to have died out in May and then with an explosive second wave of infections that spread throughout Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Nigeria and Senegal have so far been able to stop the spread of the disease, as have the United States and Spain, but cases continue to multiply exponentially across West Africa. United Nations officials say 19,000 health care workers will be needed there by Dec. 1, when the large Ebola treatment centers being built there by the U.S. are up and running.Details
For thousands of years, dogs have been domesticated and bred to have qualities humans deemed suitable–a literal transformation from wild animal to man’s best friend. They are our companions, friends, family, and service dogs.Details
Profile, Peter Schurmann When an acquaintance recently quipped that Salmon Hossein had adopted the “Taliban look” because of his newly acquired beard, it was something of an aha moment for the Bay Area native.Details
The Haiti that Mackenzy Brun returned to in 2005 was not the same one he left in 1987. After almost 20 years in Brooklyn, Mackenzy expected the newly paved streets that crisscrossed his small city in Haiti’s central plateau and the electric grid that inched into town in 2011. What he did not expect was the dramatic change to his grandmother’s cooking. He dreamt of her soup joumou(squash soup), legim (vegetable soup) and diri kole ak pwa (rice and beans). What he found was that the locally sourced green herbs that flavored her cooking had been replaced by a dense yellow-wrapped cube: Maggi.Details
He was going for a long time. It was time, indeed well past time. But still the heart catches when the news finally comes.
Waking up to a world without Nelson Mandela is not unimaginable. We have come perilously close to it over and over again. The idea of Nelson Mandela was strong. But the reality of Nelson Mandela had been on life support for a long time.
Now only the idea remains.Details
A new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) highlights the enormous contributions that highly skilled immigrants make to the U.S. economy. The report, entitled Regaining America’s Competitive Advantage: Making Our Immigration System Work, rebuts the simplistic claims of immigration restrictionists that foreign-born professionals who come to the United States on temporary employment visas (such as H-1Bs) are somehow “stealing” jobs from native-born workers.Details
In past articles, I emphasized the importance of providing our loved ones with financial security no matter how small or large our family is and the size of the estate. What counts is how we plan to provide our loved ones with “options” and not obligations, based on most often – limited resources. The good news is late last year; we discovered a Life Insurance product that would address most of our lifetime major concerns.Details
Maimah Karmo is living again. That’s something the 35-year-old Liberian native didn’t think she’d be doing much of following her discovery over three years ago that she had breast cancer. Young, vibrant and strikingly beautiful, Karmo appeared on the outside to be a perfect picture of health.Details