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If your marriage is struggling, should you stay together for the kids? Not always. Explains author Robyn Reisch, writing for iheartintelligence.com: “A married home does not always bring happiness, security or stability.” In fact, she says, it can often “result in the opposite.” Domestic...
In the wake of tragedy, Republicans and Democrats have historically set aside their differences, and come together to express kind words of sympathy and a sense that we should work together. Last month’s shooting at a Congressional baseball practice was no exception. In the days immediately...
From trash to treasure! Thank you for the article about recycling in the June 1-7, 2017 issue of the Daniel Island News. When it comes to e-waste recycling, you forgot to mention Goodwill. All personal data should be removed from computers before donating, but, according to their website, they...
Be goofy. It’s fun. It’s liberating. And, most importantly, it encourages you to be yourself. Right now, “Be Goofy” is posted in large letters on my fridge. I looked “goofy” up in the dictionary. It means “silly.” The older I get, the less I worry about how goofy or silly I am. Think about the...
As a motivator, what’s more powerful than money? Apparently, it’s fairness, according to author and motivation expert Dan Pink. Notes Eloise Keating, in a piece summarizing Pink’s keynote at the University of Melbourne: “Pink said financial rewards is one area in which businesses often ‘go over...
Courtney Armstrong is a Registered Dietitian and experienced nutrition counselor. For more information, contact Courtney at my.simply.nutrition@gmail.com.
One of our readers submitted this question, which we posed to local nutritionist, Courtney Armstrong. QUESTION: “My child struggles a bit with his weight. I want to help, but don’t want him to feel as though I am criticizing him. What can I do?” ANSWER: Addressing pediatric weight concerns...
Suzanne Detar, Publisher Our yearly summer reading edition is one of my favorite issues of each year. As an avid reader, I always enjoy learning what others are reading as I’m always looking for something to motivate and inspire me. And the book suggestions shared by members of our community...
“A lot of people think that they’re not good learners . . . but often times they’re not using effective practice.” - Mikey Garcia, UCLA Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab Learning a new skill? We may be able to save you some time. A wealth of fresh research confirms that the old familiar methods –...
Bishop England to celebrate 20 years on Daniel Island Next school year will be our 20th year on Daniel Island. The move from downtown Charleston brought many new opportunities and partnerships. The new campus allowed for improved and dedicated sports facilities for our award winning athletic...
Have you ever wondered why you and your spouse keep having the same fight, over and over? Psychologist Leon Seltzer, in a piece for Psychology Today, cites three reasons that this keeps happening: 1. Unconscious patterns you’ve learned as a child, watching your parents fight; 2. Using anger to...

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