- Created on Thursday, 28 March 2013 00:55
It took a minute to grow on me, but Fantasia's new song "Lose to Win" is actually one of my favorite songs out right now. As always with every great song, you can almost look behind the music and find a portal into the singer's heart and soul.
Now with Fantasia, you don't have to look very far. She proudly puts that portal on display for the entire world to see. Since winning "American Idol" back in 2004, we have watched her evolve into a Grammy-winning performer, but not without her share of "self-inflicted" troubles. Most of those troubles related to her boyfriend, Antwan Cook.
- Created on Thursday, 28 March 2013 00:02
The winter months were relatively mild – not too frigid for Southerners like myself. Surprisingly, the birds are chirping, the pollen count is sure to rise, and the icky bugs are surfacing again.
Winter, it seems, is relative. The common denominator for us all is that being cooped up inside during a long winter without the sun's warm glow bathing our skin can lead to emotional discomfort and depression.
Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health described this problem in 1984 as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. It is a syndrome that causes people in cooler climates – where the nights are long and the days are short – to lapse into a state of depression until the return of spring and summer.
- Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 19:03
In planning your estate, it is customary to consider wills and trusts (as well as intestacy) as a means of property distribution. As a matter of fact, the manner in which you hold title to your assets may supersede provisions contained in other transfer documents. Likewise, significant tax benefits can be gained (or lost) depending on the characterization of your property.
Let's take a look at the general classifications of ownership.
- Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:32
Throughout Women's History Month, we have recognized women who are making an impact in their industries. We close out our month-long salute with a conversation with Caron Byrd, who is making a difference in the community through a great cause, Ronald McDonald House.
Frequently when we talk about business, we are referring to "for profit" entities. The same knowledge and skill sets are required to effectively run a non-profit. As the executive director of Ronald McDonald House, Byrd directs one of the most successful non-profits in the area.
Carlee McCullough: Tell us about yourself.