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How NOT to choose a college major

by on 04/25/2016 - 02:55 pm
Category: Community

By Julie Regula
CVCC Career Specialist
It’s often said that you don’t really grow until you step out of your comfort zone. And at no time in life do you step further outside of that zone than when going off to college.
I’ve been in career development for the past 16 years at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and have seen countless students make the perfect choice for a college major that led them down an ideal path in life. But I’ve also seen my share of train wrecks. So here are a few tips on how NOT to choose a college major:

The number one worst reason for choosing a major is because you are panicking. I see this one every day with seniors. They want to ...

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Jackleg drips with depth

by on 04/21/2016 - 04:45 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
You notice him whenever he enters a room. He walks slowly with a shiny silver cane, but one look into his eyes says you don’t want to mess with this fella. He is all business and commands respect from those in his presence.  
Robert Kidney still brings it strong at almost 70 years young.
As a founding member and lead singer of 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band), Robert has been mastering his trade for over 45 years. The band’s blend of the blues with experimental rock and jazz has transformed seeing The Numbers Band into an artistic experience. For those familiar with The Numbers Band and its offshoots like The Kidney Brother ...

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How about a second opinion?

by on 04/21/2016 - 03:21 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co.
When the markets turn as volatile and confusing as they have recently, even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plans they’ve been following.
At Michael Brady & Co., we’ve seen a lot of difficult markets come and go. And we can certainly empathize with people who find the current environment troublesome and disturbing. We’d like to help, if we can, and to that end, here’s what we offer: A cup of coffee and a second opinion.
By appointment, you’re welcome to come in and sit with us for a while. We’ll ask you to outline your financial goals—wh ...

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Stop the thief of wealth on your nest...

by on 04/20/2016 - 02:02 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Terry May, The May Group
What’s really killing your ability to build wealth? Fees.
Fees are savagely confiscating your money before it ever has a chance to grow.
What’s really happening while you’re toiling away at your job, working hard to funnel as much money as you can into your retirement nest egg, is that management fees, transaction fees and any other costs associated with your investments are being siphoned directly out of your money. And it doesn’t matter if your investment vehicle of choice is a 401K, an IRA, a SEP, mutual funds or stocks, every person who touches your account is benefitting from your hard work—except ...

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Summer kicks for super-stylish kids

by on 04/20/2016 - 12:39 pm
Category: Smart Living

By John Luck, Lucky Shoes
At the beach, on the playground and everywhere in between, summer is the time when our little ones are on the run. It’s also the time when most kids stuff their school shoes into the closet without giving them another thought until that last firefly has been captured. 
Parents, on the other hand, think about stubbed toes, twisted ankles and proper support.
You know, the boring—but no less important—stuff that matters when it comes to kids’ feet.
At Lucky Shoes, we’re helping kids rock the summer months with a brand new selection of awesome footwear. And parents will appreciate the stylish, suppor ...

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How about a little jicama with that?

by on 04/19/2016 - 03:55 pm
Category: Food

By Shana Trepal, Treehuggers Café
I usually find jicama sold as a slaw in Caribbean-themed restaurants. This makes sense because it’s so fresh and crunchy, and it handles pretty much any flavor. Jicama served raw has a mild apple flavor and a nice juicy-crunchy texture. The outside of the root needs to be peeled unless you are using a mandolin for very thin slices.
Want a vibrant, antioxidant slaw? Grab your favorite peeler and a rainbow of produce—red cabbage, orange carrots, green apples, fresh red raspberries, blueberries, chunky orange mango and jicama. Toss in fresh-squeezed lime juice, maple syrup, raw ginger and your favorite light oil, then, bam! ...

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Could it be your thyroid?

by on 04/19/2016 - 03:16 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
According to many health experts, hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid function, is an extremely common condition, with nearly 20 percent of all women and 10 percent of all men in the United States suffering from it. 
However, experts suggest a far greater number suffer from what’s called subclinical hypothyroidism. This is where blood tests may show thyroid hormone levels are within “normal” ranges, even though you continue to experience symptoms like intolerance to cold, weight gain or an inability to lose weight, depression, hair loss and fatigue.
In fact, it’s suggested that as many ...

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Stop the salt attack on your garage f...

by on 04/18/2016 - 12:43 pm
Category: Home

By Mike Padden, Encore Garage of Ohio
Road salt: Good for ice, bad for concrete.
Even in a mild winter, road salt does serious damage to our concrete garage flooring. But now, not only can you repair the damage done by street salt, but you can also make sure your garage floors are protected from any further deterioration.
Let’s start with the problem and why it happens. Concrete and salt do not mix. No matter how hard you try to keep it out, road salt gets into your garage. You can hose down the garage floor regularly, but it’s almost impossible to eliminate the salt from the surface completely. It’s on your tires, car body and even your shoe ...

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Teachers, start varicose vein treatme...

by on 04/15/2016 - 03:48 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Sonja Stiller, Center for Advanced Vein Care
When it comes to venous disease, one group of professionals is particularly vulnerable: teachers.
Teachers often sit for long periods of time, which can encourage the development of varicose veins, especially if you have a genetic predisposition. But teachers also stand for long periods, which can allow blood to collect in the feet and ankles, resulting in pain, swelling, fatigue and other symptoms associated with venous disease.
Right now, most educators are looking forward to the end of the school year and a little freedom in their schedule. That makes this a good time to begin treatment for varicose veins.
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The hemorrhoid mind game

by on 04/15/2016 - 03:24 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Solutions
Your mind is a powerful thing. It can psych you up for, or out of, virtually any situation. Sometimes our minds create a set of circumstances that are far worse than any reality, and that’s especially true for hemorrhoid sufferers. 
Most of my patients tell me that before they mustered the courage to seek relief from the pain, burning, itch and bleeding of their hemorrhoids, they’d already imagined the experience to an embarrassing one.
But the other common theme among patients is that they’re amazed by how quick and easy the exam and treatment really are.
During your visit, you ...

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