Archive for November, 2010

Avoid These Holiday Scams

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Are you ready for the holidays? They always seem to arrive so quickly. One minute we’re buying Halloween candy, and the next we’re wondering why we only have two shopping days left. For most people, it’s the busiest time of year.

There are so many things associated with the holidays. Family events, shopping, social gatherings and vicious scams perpetrated by heartless criminals. It’s tragic. Voracious predators recognize this season as a time of cheer and good will. And they’ll use every dirty trick at their disposal to take advantage of that.

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A Time For Giving Thanks

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Thanksgiving Day is almost here. At PeopleFinders, we love this holiday. It’s a time when family and friends come together to share.

They share major television events, plentiful meals and an array of amusing activities. More importantly, they share jokes, stories and personal thoughts. On Thanksgiving Day, people get together to share their lives.

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What’s Affecting You: TSA Airport Screenings

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Has the TSA gone too far?It’s mid-November, and the holiday season is in full swing. People are preparing for large meals with extended family, purchasing thoughtful gifts and traveling across the globe. These activities all have their downsides, but one is grabbing national attention.

We all want to feel safe when we fly. People are willing to remove shoes, change how they pack and submit to an intense screening process before boarding a plane. It’s all done in the name of safety. But has airport security gone too far?

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American Education Week

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Few things in life are as important as a solid education. It helps shape your life today, and influences your future.

Your educational pursuits will last a lifetime. People can always learn, grow and improve their lives. That’s the impetus behind American Education Week, a nationwide event from November 14 – 20.

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Should Amazon Sell A Book About Pedophiles?

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Actual cover of Greaves' book

The recent release of a book on Amazon.com resulted in anger, outrage and threats. Thousands of people protested the book, and prepared to boycott Amazon if it wasn’t removed.

For a while, Amazon held firm. They suggested that refusing to sell a book would be censorship, and said people should be allowed to “make their own purchasing decisions.” Before long, however, the book disappeared from the popular website.

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One Guy’s Run

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

In honor of Family Stories and Inspirational Role Models Month, we’re excited to share the incredible tale of Guy Fessenden. 54-year-old Guy is a dedicated father who would do anything for his family.

Including run 100 marathons in 140 days.

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Inspirational Role Models Month

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Who inspires you? We all have people we’ve looked up to, emulated and learned from. November is Inspirational Role Models Month, a time to recognize and celebrate these people.

Darlene House came up with the concept in 2005. Her goal was to “acknowledge the impact contemporary and historic role models have on our lives.”

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Family Stories Month

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

November is the owner of an often-overlooked celebration known as Family Stories Month. It’s a simple thing, really. Just a time to reflect on the silly, funny, serious and sometimes terrifying stories that help define our family units.

Family Stories
These are the stories of us. They can make us laugh, cry and experience every emotion in between. Sometimes all at once. That’s because these stories helped make us what we are today.

Every family has thousands of stories. Some are epic tales that changed lives. Others are small anecdotes that bring us happy memories of someone, or some moment in time. But they are all important. And they are all worth sharing.

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