Monday Morning Pep Talks, By Colene Elridge, M.B.A.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever dreaded a Monday. Raise your hand if you’ve dreaded a Monday on a Sunday, and therefore, ruined half your day. Is your hand still raised? I get it, we’ve all dreaded Mondays from time to time. It’s the proverbial “bad day” of the week. However, what I have found […]

FICO’s New Credit Scoring System, By John Ulzheimer

A few weeks ago, Fair Isaac, the company behind the popular FICO credit scoring system, announced that they are in the process of designing and developing a new scoring model. This new model, called UltraFICO, is slated to launch some time in 2019. And while the details regarding performance and market adoption are not yet […]

Author and Editor: A Perfect Partnership, By Lynne Constantine

After an author hits the last keystroke on the first draft of a new book, the real work begins. During the drafting stage, it’s just the author and the characters as a new world is built—word by word, page by page. Even as I breathe a sigh of relief when the story is finished, I […]

Signed Book Giveaway, By NoPo Editors

As many NoPo’ers know, NoPo’s Vera Gibbons, along with internationally-known book author, Wendy Walker, recently returned to The Ethel Walker School, where they graduated from a few (too many) years ago.  They addressed the senior class over lunch, sat in on classes, and took questions from aspiring  journalists.        Those questions ranged from […]

Incorporating CBD Into A Healthy Lifestyle, By Shauna Blanch

Meditation, exercise, diet, supplements, and therapy: these are all standard ways that people seek a healthier, more fulfilling life. Today, though, many constituents of the cannabis plant are finding their way into mainstream wellness regimens, and Cannabidiol is one of the most popular therapeutic components being utilized. CBD is non-intoxicating and will not get the […]

Plan for a Disaster to Survive One, By Jeanne Salvatore

While the full extent of the devastating damage that Hurricane Michael left in is wake is only now becoming clear, this storm provides another reminder of the importance of having a disaster plan. Quite simply, you need to know where to go and what to take with you when a storm or other disaster is […]

How to Create a Pause This Holiday Season, By Rachael O’Meara

With the holidays rapidly approaching, you’re likely anticipating joy and fun. And you’re probably mapping out all the things you want to do with your family  – see this, visit that, spend time with so and so. Slow…down – or you could very well come back no more rested or refreshed than when you left! […]

The Importance of A Neck Check, By Anne W. Mock

In July 2016, my life took a small detour when I went to the doctor for strep throat. I left with not only a prescription for antibiotics, but what would later turn out to be a thyroid cancer diagnosis. I was 25, active and seemingly healthy. How did this happen? As a woman, I knew about […]

Disaster Preparedness, By Jeanne Salvatore

September is National Preparedness Month. And Hurricane Florence should be a reminder that disasters happen – no matter where you live. Of course, if you are currently in harm’s way from Florence’s winds, rain or flooding, listen to your local officials and follow their advice. If you need a safe place to go, FEMA recommends […]

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