Brooklyn Charter School – Brings Unique Mix of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Education to Assist Learning

By W. A. Muller

When looking for the perfect school for any child, it is important to look at those where all students can feel secure; recognize their potential; be respected regardless of race, religion or culture; and are encouraged to aim high and achieve. The Brooklyn Charter School (BCS) has been unreservedly committed to these principles since opening its doors to the Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn in 2000.

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You need only look at BCS’s successful record of transforming lives and outcomes for its students to understand what a truly remarkable school it is.

ORGANIZE TO ENSURE VACATION RELAXATION – Fashionable travel essentials from MIAMICA

By W. A. Muller

Vacations are extremely effective in decreasing stress that can take heavy tolls on busy New Yorkers’ physical and mental health. However, with new airport security measures, having to deal with the stress of organizing chargers, makeup and cosmetic products and for some, the stress of traveling with an infant or small child, traveling can be more of a hassle than an opportunity for relaxation. This is why Devra Miller, President of Miamica, started the company after being frustrated with the lack of fashionable and affordable travel accessories in the market. Her background in writing inspired her to add funny, clever sayings to her designs, which have become the signature of the brand.

For more information on Miamica visit miamica.com.

The H.O.P.E. Foundation: Kathy & Lou DiCocco

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By Isaiah Negron

Frank DiCocco was a highly respected 29-year-old high school football coach who turned down a position at Yale to work with inner city teenagers that needed encouragement and guidance both on and off the field. In 2010, he wrote “Playbook for Manhood,” an instructional guide to help young men develop the positive characteristics of manhood. In 2011, he created “The REAL Man Program,” a character-education curriculum for coaches and teachers to use to instill in their players and students respect, integrity, courage and honor.

Will 2014 Be the Year of the Bitcoin?

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By Dr. Jo Webber, Founder and CEO of Oink

Let’s start from the beginning – what is a Bitcoin? Bitcoin is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency introduced in 2009. Okay, so that’s clear! Probably the easiest way to understand it is to look at a recent deal. In December, a Florida man purchased a slightly used Tesla car using 91.4 Bitcoins. One day later, the dealership successfully cashed out 91.4 bitcoins using BitPay, an electronic payment processing system, in exchange for more than $100,000, which was what the customer had agreed to pay for the car.

STOP!!! Don’t Make That Resolution!

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By Rhonda Huff, M.Ed, BS Fitness/Wellness, IIN, AADP Holistic Health Coach

Research from the University of Scranton suggests that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. I want to provide you with a simple way to beat those odds.

HEY MOM! IT’S TIME TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

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By Karen Amster-Young

Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin are the co-authors of The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery (Skyhorse Publishing, November 2013). The book is available online and in stores everywhere.

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It’s so easy to fall into a routine with the kids, family obligations, responsibilities, and work. One day you just wake up and feel bored and restless, despite being “busy” and running around. You have very little “me” time, let alone have time to try new things. You feel “stuck.”

Try these simple ideas to break out of your “mom” comfort zone.