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A case for female leadership

February 10, 2018 at 11:11 am

Please stick with me through some numbers today, just so we can get to a pretty important thought.Fair enough?I don’t make you suffer through math class very often, so let’s see if we can draw a serious conclusion today.First, here’s the bi...

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Sexual harassment a serious issue

February 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

A Letter to Mr. Cameron:Mr. Cameron, I read with interest your article on Feb. 2, 2018 regarding your epiphany that you have been a perpetrator of sexual harassment by today’s definitions. Frankly, your confession was both perplexing and in...

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Stressed? Don’t take it seriously

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Gifted with a wise and life-embracing mother-in-law who turned 90 last week, I asked mine her secret to a long and satisfying life. “If I have to pick one thing,” she said, “it’s a sense of humor. Just don’t take yourself too seriously.”Lau...

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Cd’A Casino strategy is on the money

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

There’s simply no way Americans are doing less gambling these days.Nope.In fact, when you count illegal or unregulated domestic gambling, plus offshore operations that provide outlets to bet on just about anything, we’re risking billions ev...

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Sometimes, that Apple really is rotten, folks

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a complicated one; that’s what makes it so dangerous. A local consumer received an email from Apple telling her that she’d been locked out of her account because there had been numerous sign-in attempts. From time to time, this has ...

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Friends and foes of Sears assault Bill’s eyes, ears

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

We have a GREAT consumer community here. By the end of the day Monday, I had received more than 30 calls from consumers telling me about their experiences with Sears warranty services, some very good, and some very bad. Many consumers who w...

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On (fairly) firm financial ground

February 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Surely, most Idahoans retain a vivid memory of the recession that crippled the nation just a decade ago.Surely, folks remember how wild speculation in the housing market and utter malpractice by banks and investment firms left millions of o...

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Five tips for safer Internet

February 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is one European idea that we should be glad to adopt. Feb. 6 is Safer Internet Day, initially focused on making the internet safer for children, and urging us all toward more responsible use of online technology.So before you click on ...

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Owning creativity is to embrace fear

February 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently I read a quote from screenwriter Steven Pressfield that resonated: “If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) ‘Am I a writer? Am I really an artist?’ chances are, you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly confident...

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Here’s what your Sears warranty is really worth

February 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Late last year my wife and I upgraded almost all of our appliances, stove, refrigerator and so on, through our local Sears store. We also bought the extended warranties for each appliance. On Friday I called Sears to find out who I would co...

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