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Some co-workers and I tried an odd experiment about a year ago. After hearing a friend gush over a delicious meal by saying “I could live on this alone,” I suggested a few of us try to do just that. We each selected one particular food, and vowed to eat nothing else...

Becoming A Star

(So much of what I write is aimed at parents and educators, but this article is different. I encourage you to share this with any middle school and high school students who are in your life.) There are great lessons that nature teaches us, if only we pay attention....

Seeing the Future

Excerpted from Smart Is Cool, to be published in 2013, by Dom Testa We can emphasize the benefits of academic achievement to today’s students by teaching the fine art of visualization. In other words, show them the future. Young people are so focused on the here and...

Guard Your Health: Your Kids Need You

All right heroes, I’m going to be the first to admit that I need to lose a little weight. And quite frankly, I don’t really want to. But keeping myself in good condition is important. My kids need me to be around for a while yet. Besides, who would do...