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Girls, #MeToo and the power of influence

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The last several weeks have been interesting, running the extreme of emotions — starting with the International Day of the Girl, the #MeToo movement and the reminder of our own power. In 2011, the United Nations declared Oct. 11 the ...

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Our fellow Americans need our help

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In my mind, the glory of the sunny beaches, turquoise water and swaying palm trees is rarely tarnished by debris, 160 mph gales, floods and utter devastation. Unfortunately, that’s Puerto Rico today, after Irma, Jose and Maria. It’s experiencing a ...

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I’m still Latina the other 11 months  

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Early in my career, as a bank management trainee, I sat in the lunch room taking a break with another young teller.  As we munched on our food she looked at me and said, “Is Mexico beautiful?” I was confused, ...

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The brilliance and potential of our humanity

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The only thing that is constant is change. But the PACE of change we are living through is completely unfathomable. After spending several days in San Francisco at the Singularity University Global Summit with the greatest minds of our time, ...

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Connecting a world away, 100 years later

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Long ago, a family gathered at a port embarking on a life-altering voyage, headed to America from Lebanon, to start anew. Fearing the perilous journey across the ocean, the grandmother demanded that two of the children remain behind in the ...

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Spring is the season to engage

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  A scene from Dilbert: Clock in at 9a.m. for your shift that starts at 9a. Walk to the coffee maker, complain to your coworker about the traffic, news or game last night. Walk back to your office/cubicle/spot, stopping to ...

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A day without immigrants

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Could we function as a country if immigrants decided to not show up to school or work? Well, it happened Feb. 16. That protest surfaced anonymously and gained momentum across the United States in light of the increasing crackdown on ...

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