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The Heart of a Teacher: Dive Inside Phil Done's "32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny"

Take a trip back to 3rd grade and remember what really matters in life—laughter, kindness, and the joy of being 8 years old.



Connecting With the Past Is a Key Part of Our Generational Legacy

Why is it so important for kids and adults to understand history? “Because history is the common experience that binds us together as a civilization,” says Tim Bailey, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2009 National History Teacher of the Year.


Estate Planning

What Is Estate Planning? Four Essential Ideas to Embrace

“When it comes to explaining the basics of estate planning to my clients and friends, liken it to getting a new hairstyle,” says attorney Lisa Hughes. “That sounds simple, and even a little fun, right?”


Fine Art

The Secret Passages of Children's Book Illustrator Keith Gordon Campbell

Children’s book illustrator Keith Gordon Campbell was born in a steamy, exotic place with wildebeests and other ungainly creatures. He couldn’t stop thinking up stories and pictures to go with them. In Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora & Ulysses,” his imagination expands to new levels.


Great Spots to Work

Brunch at Indigo Landing—A Taste of Paradise in DC

Do you want to have a great brunch this Sunday—and get some work done—while you look out over the Potomac River? Sounds like a dream come true, right? That’s exactly what you’ll find at Indigo Landing at the Washington Sailing Marina. Another Great Spot to Work—when you work for yourself.



Barbara Mitchell on the Art of Being a Lifelong Learner

What does it mean to be a lifelong learner? And what are some ways you can engage your brain, heart, and spirit? Hiring expert Barbara Mitchell shares how the Smithsonian American Art Museum taught her about more than just art.



Grateful American™ Foundation Launches Newsletter; 1st Issue: Lincoln's Home-Away-From-Home

Presidential vacations may be controversial today, but taking time away from the White House is nothing new. In an e-newsletter debuting this month from the Grateful American™ Foundation, readers visit Lincoln’s Cottage, where the 16th president spent more than a quarter of the time he was in office.


Live Love Laughing

Tending the Garden in Your Life

Are you living the life of your dreams—or are you waiting for your kids to go to college, to gather the needed courage, or to win the lottery to afford to make your dream come true? Or, could you be waiting to lose your job? Here’s what former corporate attorney Stephanie Bhonslay knows.



Networking: Whom Do You Need to Meet?

If you don’t know what your next career should be, see which of these networking events might clarify your path:



Energizing and Empowering African Youth Through the Congo Leadership Initiative

Initially overwhelmed by the complexity of the Congo’s development challenges, 25-year-old Nathaniel Houghton created an organization that empowers Congolese youth to develop their country themselves.


PR Rules

PR Rules Is Available on!

What do you need to know about PR and marketing? In this 176-page guidebook, you’ll find answers to your questions about how to supersize your small business using the 8 Steps to PR Success.


Public Speaking

Don't Underestimate the Power of a New School Lunch Box

What do you look forward to each fall? New school supplies? New school clothes and shoes? The perennial favorite for ARTiculate lead coach Robin A. Miller has always been a new lunch box. Here’s how such excitement can help you with public speaking.


Inkandescent Radio

Why Are So Many Women 65+ Living in Poverty? Carmen Wu Explains

Did you know that women are twice as likely as men to live below the poverty line during retirement? “It’s shocking, and unfortunately it’s true,” shares Financial Adviser Carmen Wu of Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC. Learn why in this podcast interview.



Prepare for What Lies Ahead as Your Parents—and You—Inevitably Age

“Ah, the joys of aging,” laments Dave Beck, a partner and insurance expert at the financial services firm Egan, Berger & Weiner LLC. “Life at 50 is an adventure, but I cannot think of anything worse than having to ask my kids to take care of me when I get older and am possibly infirm.”



Does Soda Cause Strokes?

I gotta admit, I love my Diet Coke. But this new research from Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and Harvard University has me reconsidering. Maybe you should, too?


Speakers Bureau

How Can You Reach Reporters? Tom Shroder Offers Insight

Want reporters to write about you? Former Washington Post Magazine editor Tom Shroder offers tips on how—just weeks before the Sept. 9 release of his new book, Acid Test. He’s our October 2014 cover story, so stay tuned for more!


Inkandescent TV

What Do You Know About the Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers?

George Washington was an incredibly successful entrepreneur. Thomas Jefferson died in debt. What made some of the Founding Fathers better businessmen than others? Historian Tom Fleming explains in this episode of the “Grateful American™ TV Show.”



Teach Your Children Well: Financial Literacy Is the Key to Economic Success

Children need to learn from their mistakes in order to become adults who know how to manage their money well, says Certified Financial Planner professional Rita Cheng, who offers three strategies for raising financially literate children.