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Spending Grows an Economy 

What grows an economy? Consumer spending. That’s why consumer spending is 70 percent of the Gross Domestic Product – the indicator for national economic growth. When there is plenty of spending, the economy grows, providing more people with more money to spend on the efforts of more people. This is how the economy, in reality, trickles up.    A recent paper from the Economic Policy Institute, “Inequality is Slowing US Economic Growth,” explains what many economists […]

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Foot, Shoe

Heal the Heel: Options for Treating Plantar Fasciitis  

Nearly eight out of 10 Americans have experienced significant foot pain at some point; one out of five report suffering from foot pain daily; half of all adults say foot pain has restricted their activities such as walking, exercising or even just standing; and those who suffer from chronic foot pain are significantly more likely […]

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Meagan Elliott 

Examining the Big Trend in Small Homes 

Some believe bigger is better. You must have more: a bigger house, newer car, more stuff. Can’t afford it? Just put it on your credit card. This has become a societal mantra. However, there seems to be a shift in the wind. Millennials are entering the workforce with high levels of student debt, forced to […]

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Staskey

Considering Technology and Mindfulness 

Go to a restaurant or even a university classroom at the beginning of a class and you will undoubtedly see people staring intently at their cell phones. Some are texting, others are tweeting, looking at Instagram or Snapchat, and others are busy replying to emails. Let me also add that in the university setting, I […]

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Ceasar

Libraries: Places for Exploration, Enjoyment 

The modern library is much more than bricks and mortar. Libraries are places where people meet, share ideas, engage in discussions, learn new skills, apply for employment, find resources and access the internet. Libraries are places for kids to go after school or for grown-ups to work toward an online degree. Libraries are places to […]

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MarkLove

Massage 101: Choosing the Right Massage and Add-On Therapies  

Massage therapy encompasses many different techniques, styles and personalized options, which can vary from appointment to appointment. Few things allow us to individualize an experience for the moment like massage therapy does.  In the winter, deep tissue for aching muscles from snow shoveling may be in order. After taking final exams, a relaxing massage is just […]

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T Paul Thomas

Five Habits of Great Managers 

Managing is truly one of the hardest responsibilities of any executive, regardless of whether the number of employees is one or 1,001. Throughout my career I have witnessed awesome examples of management, while also seeing truly horrible managers.   For this month’s column, I’ve tried to narrow the top practices and habits to five. See if […]

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Jim Parks

Supporting Veterans through High Country Stand Down

Veterans in the U.S. are among the most respected individuals in the country for which they have served. They were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice to protect the liberty, democracy and equality that is so special to the place we call home. We owe them all a great debt of gratitude. However, many of […]

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