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Website Spotlight: Leadership Books

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Prolific Christian author Michael Stickler spent months meticulously writing his first book and trusted the publisher to sell it. When that didn’t happen, Stickler and his writing mentor, Art Ritter, took a deep dive into the world of publishing. What they found was “a mess,” Stickler said in a recent interview. You had some old school publishers still selling the myth that all you had to do is hand off your manuscript and then sit back while the checks rolled in,” Stickler said.

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Book Nook: The Future You

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Need to lose a few pounds? Toss and turn all night with insomnia? Curious about risk factors for conditions like cancer or diabetes? As the saying goes, there’s an app for that — lots of them, in fact — and these apps, either individually or combined with wearable devices, can continuously monitor just about any aspect of physical and mental health. Data-driven healthcare tech is here, and it has the power to save lives if people know how to leverage it.

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Book Nook: Dream Wizard Pirate Gold

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Alex Randall, the well-known author of the Dream Wizard series, released the third book of the series, “Dream Wizard Pirate Gold.”

Mealtime Magic: Indian Sheet Pan Chicken with Chickpeas

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Chef and author Grace O has traveled the world in search of delicious, good-for-you foods. Her passion for discovering food treasures from the Blue Zones and elsewhere, where people live longer, healthier lives, is the driving force behind her new cookbook, Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the World.

Book Nook: Chase the Bears - Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams

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Former Congressman Ric Keller admits that chasing after the family of bears that scampered across his front lawn wasn’t the brightest decision. He had taken an educated risk to prolong his view of something breathtaking, and after the experience, it occurred to him that, metaphorically, “chasing the bears” is exactly what more people needed to do. Most people are content to stay inside, play it safe and look out their windows as life passes them by,” Keller said. Eventually, the clock runs out.

Shopping Savings: WonderWorks Branson Homeschool Days

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As the new school year gets underway, many families are opting to homeschool. Homeschool parents often look for unique ways to enhance their child’s educational experience, and the upside-down house is the perfect place to do that.

Healthy Habits: Flu Vaccine

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This year, the Southern Hemisphere influenza season arrived early in 2022, with Australia’s confirmed flu cases hitting an all-time high in May, more than double the month’s previous record set in 2019.

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BLADEMAX Email Interview

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BLADEMAX ™ is a patented liquid solution and dispensing system designed to treat and store any brand of disposable or cartridge razors between uses. When used, it targets and eliminates mineral buildup from tap water that accumulates on the blades.

Book Nook: Mama in Congress

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Mama in Congress is both a biography and educational tool that serves as an early introduction to civic engagement and how the government works. Rashida Tlaib, the eldest of 14 siblings, experienced prejudice and poverty growing up, yet makes it to Washington, D.C.

Music Minute: Larry Fleet and Morgan Wallen - Where Do I Find God

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Big Loud's resident soul man Larry Fleet surprises fans today with a new live duet of his emotive breakout single “Where I Find God” featuring label mate, former tour boss, and 2022 CMA Entertainer of the Year and Male Artist of the Year nominee Morgan Wallen.

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Music Minute: Musiquita

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The multi-talented, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental team of vocalist and violinist extraordinaire Blanca Cecilia González and pianist/singer/composer Jesse Elder is at the heart of Musiquita , a vivacious performance ensemble as well as a popular Spanish-English music program for families.

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Shopping Savings: LuxROCK

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$50 Off Sale 40-Square Foot LuxROCK Kit Now Through Christmas Available Online at Lowe's, The Home Depot, Daich Coatings This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! shopping

Enriching Education: Pearson+

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Pearson+ Releases Curated Video & Practice Feature to Enhance Learning Experiences for All College Students (prnewswire.com) Johnny Betancourt received his Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Florida International University in 2010, and in 2015 he received a Doctor in Pharmacy from University of Florida.

Website Spotlight: GigglesandStardust.com

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The screen lights up and you’re instantly transported to a magical place where colors are brighter, faces are friendlier, music is happier and the whole world is bigger and better than you ever imagined it could be.

Fun Freetime: Spookley the Square Pumpkin

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Halloween is for everyone! Holiday Hill Farm – home of beloved holiday icon Spookley the Square Pumpkin ( www.spookley.com ) – today announced more than 200 Halloween-themed events this fall at farms, theme parks and resorts across the country.

Music Minute: Madison Kozak - What Does Sorry Even Mean

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Songs & Daughters starlet Madison Kozak evaluates words that lose their meaning with time and repetition, emphasis on worn-out apologies, with “What Does Sorry Mean” available everywhere now.

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Enriching Education: Sorry Not Sorry Podcast - Girls and Mental Health

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On the latest episode of her critically acclaimed podcast, Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry , actress, activist, writer and producer Alyssa Milano speaks to Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of Girls on the Brink: Helping Our Daughters Thrive in an Era of Increased Anxiety, Depression, and Social Media about her new book as well as how Covid and the pressures of social media have combined to intensify the mental health crisis faced by girls in America.

Music Minute: Larry Fleet - One for the Road Tour

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Due to popular demand, Big Loud's resident soul man Larry Fleet is adding two stops to his first-ever headlining One For The Road Tour today, hitting Bristol, Tenn. and Macon, Ga. in early November with opener Shelby Darrall. We're already having the time of our lives on this run…let's have a little more fun! See you soon, Bristol and Macon," Fleet shares. For more information and tickets, click here.

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Music Minute: Ashley Cooke - Back in the Saddle

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Rising Country artist Ashley Cooke returns with new music delivering the courageous “back in the saddle,” accompanied by an official music video out now. Directed by Alexa Campbell, Cooke enlists viral TikTok star Tayler Holder to play her coy love interest. After a chance meeting at a bar, the two young singles spend the night getting to enjoy each other's company with no expectations of where the night may lead. Filmed at Rebel Ranch in Ashland City, Tenn.,

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Money Matters: Increasing Rent Rates

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If you’re a renter, you’re probably wondering when surging rent rates are going to calm the heck down. With year-over-year median asking rent up 27.9 percent from last August, many Americans are worried about being priced out of their rentals (if they haven’t been already). Good news: According to Dwellsy , relief is in sight for you and your wallet. “In In August, we saw a lower rate of rent increase than we have in previous months,” says Jonas Bordo, CEO and cofounder of Dwellsy.

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World Wisdom: Marie Originals

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Marie Originals is a leading brand of plant-based, OTC healthcare products. Some of their products are highlighted below. Eczema / Psoriasis Soap: Specially formulated for sensitive skin, this soap is gentle and soothing, yet powerfully effective in reducing itchy, irritated skin caused by eczema and psoriasis.

Shopping Savings: WonderWorks Myrtle Beach Homeschool Event

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Kicking off the field trip season, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach is offering discounted rates for homeschool families. All homeschool families who visit before 3 pm on weekdays will receive a special admission rate of $15, plus tax, per person, through October 2022. Homeschool groups of 10 or more can get a group rate of $12, plus tax, per person by making an advanced reservation. Homeschool families can also receive special perks to help enhance their educational experience and explore new exhibits.

Book Nook: Ancestors - Divine Remembrances of Lineage, Relations and Sacred Sites

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An excerpt from the book ANCESTORS: Divine Remembrances of Lineage, Relations and Sacred Sites by Mindahi Bastida We are the synthesis of all that has ever existed in the universe, our galaxy, our solar system, and in Mother Earth. The huge celestial bodies floating in the cosmic sea are our first ancestors. Equally, mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, and rivers of today are ancient ancestors that are still alive.

Music Minute: Nedy - Fuel

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Rising Inspirational Pop singer/songwriter NEDY continues to celebrate the release of her latest single, “ Fuel ” with a colorful lyric video premiered by Guitar Girl Magazine. On a mission to end bullying in every aspect, NEDY’s release of “Fuel” came at the perfect time when children are returning to school across the United States.

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Caring Causes: Mission:Possible Turkey Fry & Concert (11/22 Nashville)

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Country music icon and philanthropist, Tracy Lawrence , is hosting his 17th annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, Nov. Fans can also expect performances by multiplatinum artist Gary Allan and rising star Travis Denning. Since its inception, Lawrence's Mission:Possible has fried over 8,000 turkeys, provided more than 90,000 meals to the homeless across Middle Tennessee and raised over $600,000 to Nashville Rescue Mission.

World Wisdom: Waxelene Calming Ointment

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Parents can soothe and relax their baby or toddler with Waxelene’s Calming Ointment. Made in collaboration with Hilaria Baldwin , The Calming Ointment is a lavender version of Waxelene’s international best-seller Multi-Purpose Ointment. It is specially formulated to moisturize dry skin while providing a breathable water-proof barrier to allow cuts, rashes and irritations to heal. It is a fast-acting treatment for eczema and psoriasis flare-ups.

Music Minute: Stephen Wilson Jr. - Billy

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Country rock singer/songwriter Stephen Wilson Jr. defines what it truly means to be labeled as a “hillbilly” in his aptly-named, telling single “ billy ,” available everywhere today. Written and produced by Wilson Jr. with added production from Ben West, Wilson Jr. tips his hat to his hometown and reveals the simplistic, but misunderstood way of life granted by his deep southern roots. Born and raised on the cusp of Appalachia in rural Southern Indiana, “billy” finds Wilson Jr.

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Scholarship Search: National Honor Society

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Recently the National Honor Society (NHS) opened applications for the 2023 NHS Scholarship Program that will award $2 million to 600 outstanding high school seniors. The program is supported by NHS’s parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The scholarships recognize students who exemplify the four pillars of NHS membership: scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Money Matters: Estate Planning for Your Kids' Future

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Even a modest amount of family wealth can make a big difference for young people looking to acquire an education, purchase a first house, or start a business, Portia says. I had a chance to interview her, and she explains how and why families should take steps to build, protect, and pass down more of their hard-earned wealth. Why estate planning is important for every family, not just the wealthy.” Every family needs a plan because everybody goes to work.

Money Makers: CommentSold

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Tami Lange is the president and founder of Save The Girls , the original touchscreen purse supplier. Lange is a media veteran with a message for others who need affordable, accessible high-tech tools to negotiate the challenges of retail sales. Lange is a frequent television, radio and business journal interviewee who has appeared with celebrities like Howie Mandel and Lori Greiner. She is now working to promote her CommentSold to help other small businesses.

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Area Attractions: Chabot Space & Science Center - Tinkerfest (10/1, Oakland)

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Continuing its commitment to offering a wide and changing variety of science events and programs that engage and inspire all ages, Chabot Space & Science Center will present its fourth Tinkerfest on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tinkerfest is a one-day event that celebrates the creative, curious, and inventive spirit in all of us. Tinkerfest will bring together makers, artists, and tinkerers to showcase their work and invites attendees of all ages to join in on the DIY fun.

John DiGirolamo Author Interview

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John DiGirolamo shares extraordinary, personal accounts based on actual events in his eye-opening new book, It’s Not About the Sex : True Stories of Human Trafficking from a Law Enforcement Officer, a Survivor, a Brothel Madam, and an Advocate. I had a chance to interview him to learn more. Why did you write this book? I believe that human trafficking is one of the most underreported issues of our day, that cuts across all economic, social, racial and political boundaries.

Freebies: Home Depot Kids October Workshop

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Book Nook: September 2022 Releases from Worthy Publishing

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WorthyKids Pick: A DOOR MADE FOR ME Tyler Merritt presents a message of love and acceptance that will resonate with young readers and offer a starting point for conversations about racial equality between parent/caregiver and child. WorthyKids Pick: THE INKWELL CHRONICLES: THE INK OF ELSPET Immerse yourself in this fast-paced middle-grade fantasy about magic ink, a secret society, and a boy who yearns to make his mark. This is book 1 of the series.

World Wisdom: CarbonShack

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Steve Pallrand – ecopreneur and founder of the design firm Home Front Build (HFB) – and his team have launched CarbonShack , a new design firm that explores the seen and unseen natural world through luxurious interiors and singularly unique home furnishings. With a mission of inspiring homeowners to be stewards of the environment, the team understands that green design will only be successful if it prioritizes both beauty and efficiency in its creation of stunning home environments.

Music Minute: Martin and Rose Music - Dear Heart

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Award-winning husband-and-wife musicians Stefani Rose and Daniel Martin are Martin and Rose Music , who blend their exceptional vocal and songwriting talents to create music for today’s kids and families. Martin and Rose Music’s sixth album, Dear Heart , will be released on September 23, 2022. The past two years have been an object lesson in triumph over adversity, and Dear Heart is dedicated to today’s kids, for whom this time represents a significant portion of their lives.

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Book Nook: Coming Back to Life - A Roadmap to Healing from Pain to Create the Life You Want

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Millions of Americans are self-medicating, suffering from mental health diagnoses, and are not getting the support that they need to function, heal and lead healthy lives, says author and certified emotional healing and relationship coach Rebeccah Silence. Silence understands the struggles of emotional pain well. A survivor of cancer while pregnant, childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse, she has known enormous suffering, but she learned to defeat her emotional pain to live free and happy.

Mealtime Magic: PEELED

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UnchainedTV , the transformative new streaming platform , announced that it will carry the very first streaming of Vkind Studios ’ trailblazing new, all-vegan cooking competition show titled PEELED ™. The streaming debut will take place concurrently with the Premiere Screening at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on September 24 th.

Music Minute: Ricochet

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90s hit-making country group Ricochet is being spotlighted during a one-hour performance special airing on SiriusXM Prime Country channel 58 The live performance special will include the stories behind the hits including “Daddy’s Money,” “What Do I Know,” “He Left A Lot To Be Desired” and more! This year marks the 25th anniversary of their hit single, “He Left a Lot to Be Desired,” with new tour dates.

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Enriching Education: Kids and the Constitution

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Constitution Day was on Sept. 17th, recognizing the ratification of the official United States constitution. With the constitution being a large topic of discussion in recent years, leading digital homework help platform, Brainly , conducted a survey of middle and high school students to learn more about their understanding of the U.S. constitution and its national day. >> >> Only 32% of middle and high school respondents learn about Constitution Day in their schools >> 49.8%

Fun Freetime: Sago Mini Friends on AppleTV+

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Sago Mini Friends - new series for kids & families Produced by Daytime Emmy Award-nominated Spin Master Entertainment and animated by 9 Story Media Group’s Emmy Award-winning studio Brown Bag Films Toronto, the “Sago Mini Friends” series is based on the charming characters and artful designs featured in the award-winning Sago Mini World app, developed by Sago Mini.

Enriching Education: Planted Podcast

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For many students, the future can be exciting but a bit scary. Students feel the pressure to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives at an early age, and that decision about their future careers can be daunting and overwhelming. Planted: Finding Your Roots in STEM Careers,” a podcast from The Morton Arboretum, will introduce students to some plant professionals with amazing careers.

Music Minute: 62nd Annual Tootsie's Lounge Birthday Bash (Nashville 10/4)

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The World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Music City’s legendary honky-tonk, will celebrate its 62nd birthday in downtown Nashville Tuesday, October 4th. As part of the celebration, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will feature entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage throughout the day -- a FREE star-studded concert that is open to the public. Featured headliners include Lee Brice, Parmalee, Montgomery Gentry, Colt Ford, Randy Houser , and Drew Green!