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Letting Your Big Mind Dominate Your Small Mind

Solving a problem is greatly aided by a big-minded approach instead of a small-minded one. Small minds tend to focus on obstacles to overcome. Big minds see opportunities that leap over obstacles. 424 more words

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In Westwood mayor's race, BCRO Chairman Yudin calls for GOP write-in candidate

WESTWOOD – An opportunity for Bergen Republicans to pick up a mayoral seat in Westwood in the aftermath of disturbances among local Democrats can still be gained if the local Westwood GOP puts pen to paper, according to Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) Chairman Bob Yudin. 290 more words

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Reflections on Mother's Day

None of us would be here without mothers, and most of us wouldn’t be who we are without the influence of our mothers.

Even though Mother’s Day is a commercial invention to see greeting cards, flowers and kitchen appliances, it is still an important day to reflect on motherhood. 576 more words

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Changing Minds on the Stoop

Polarization has increased on controversial social issues. Some wonder how to find common ground. Liberal political operatives are demonstrating how to change minds.

As explored by Ira Glass in his “This American Life” radio show, the technique involves an age-old, tried-and-true political tactic – going door to door to talk to people. 374 more words

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Executing Forgiveness

A jury will decide soon whether convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be executed or sentenced to life in prison without parole. This should be an easy call. 447 more words

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Seeing Through Their Noses

Uptight, Type A people are often told to stop and smell the roses. That’s something you never have to tell a dog.

People may awake to the smell of coffee percolating, soak in the savory aroma of chicken marsala or catch a waft of perfume in an elevator. 517 more words

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