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Jax Woodworkers gives away more toys each year
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Jax Woodworkers gives away more toys each year

“I’m the last living founding member of Jax Woodworkers. All the others have passed away. I’ve been the Chaplin for many years,” Bobby Clayton said. “My neighbor, Woodrow Connors, had a two-car detached garage in his back yard. That’s where he had all his woodworking equipment. When we moved into the neighborhood, he had been living…

How a mompreneur used online learning to startup a biz
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How a mompreneur used online learning to startup a biz

Most people don’t think of YouTube or Pinterest as online learning sites, but when used properly, they’re a rich source of knowledge. Tami Shidawara-Vazquez started her business after she had her second child. After maternity leave from her FedEx job, she was looking for ways to earn some extra income. She was trying to think of things…

Kids’ laundry piling up? Wash clothes with love and logic.
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Kids’ laundry piling up? Wash clothes with love and logic.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by laundry or other household chores? Yes? Me too. In 2000, I married my soulmate, a widower with five children between the ages of 8 and 16. My newlywed and I went on a two-week honeymoon. Family and friends stayed with the kids as they went on about their daily routine…

Get It Done When Life Gets Tough: Advice from Julie A Fast
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Get It Done When Life Gets Tough: Advice from Julie A Fast

I recently interviewed Julie A. Fast, a five time bestselling author, mental health in the workplace advocate, professional speaker and ePublishing pioneer. Julie has sold over 300,000 books, created her own radio show, was recently interviewed for People Magazine and was the original consultant for Claire Danes on the Showtime series Homeland. Julie does all…

How to write a book in 30 days: Edit later
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How to write a book in 30 days: Edit later

Assuming you’ve already written the first draft of your book, you’re ready to move on to the editing process. Edit your book. Michael runs a rewrite and edit class. After the first draft, you don’t go straight to an editor. Editing is an exercise in decluttering.  Begin with reverse editing. This is where you read your book…

How to attain authentic happiness in 7 emails
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How to attain authentic happiness in 7 emails

Have you ever said you’re happy when you really weren’t? When someone asks how you are, it’s natural to say you’re “ok,” even though you’re wishing for different circumstances. You want a bigger this or a better that. A lot of people feel this way. What if I told you you didn’t have to go after a better job or a new mobile phone to be…

Great ways to engage with art and people at Works/San Jose
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Great ways to engage with art and people at Works/San Jose

THIS POST IS IN DRAFT FORM AND STILL PENDING EDITS Engagement and participation involvement with Works/San Jose and what they do “We define art is as almost any creative activity. Over the years, we’ve had theatre, music, visual arts and exhibitions on practical design as well as experimental design,” Joe Miller said. Mission statement: Works/San José…