Archive for the ‘Reconnecting’ Category

Our lives are busy. Each day is filled with work to finish, errands to run and problems to solve. We’d all like to make it a little easier.

PeopleFinders.com enables you to find answers for many of life’s questions, and get the facts you need to make informed decisions. To start the New Year right, here are 11 ways PeopleFinders can improve your life in 2011:

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Our Favorite Stories From 2010

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

It’s been a tumultuous year. Sometimes it seems like there is nothing but bad news everywhere you look. We’ve all faced so many difficult moments.

2010 also had plenty of highlights. We saw positive stories full of joy and hope. Inspiring tales that made us smile. Here are some of our favorite moments from the year.

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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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TODAY

As Assistant Head Nurse at Calvary Hospital in New York, Wanda Rodriguez meets thousands of people. One recent patient stands out above the rest. On August 25, 2010, Victor Peraza was admitted into Calvary. Victor is Wanda’s long-lost father.

41 years had passed since Wanda last saw her dad. She was only an infant at the time. Wanda and her sister Gina were raised by their mother, and they always wondered about the man who gave them birth.

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Going Postal For Letters

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

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When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? For millions of people, the answer could be never.

In this modern age of email, texting and a bevy of other ways to contact people instantly, letter writing has fallen by the wayside. These days most communication is short, highly abbreviated and sent electronically. Who takes the time to write long letters that are only meant to be read by one person?

An Old Fashioned Approach

Years ago, the best way to share your stories was to draft a letter, put it in a self-addressed envelope, attach a stamp and send it out through the local post office. In the days before cell phones and personal computers, letter writing was the easiest and most economical way to stay in touch.

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businessreferenceAre you out of a job? So is more than 10% of the United States population. It’s a difficult time for people who are actively looking for work, and the situation is not likely to improve anytime soon.

Job seekers are well-advised to arm themselves with a full arsenal of tools, including a powerful resume and the right attire for an interview. One of the most important and sometimes overlooked resources is a good reference. A few positive comments from a qualified person can have an amazing impact.

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Staying Connected During A Recession

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

colleagues2A recession can negatively impact all of us – when times are tough economically, people and businesses cut back on expenses in every way they can. That leads to reduced spending, smaller annual budgets and fewer jobs.

People all over the country are being affected by layoffs. Many companies have stopped hiring and cut their work force drastically, leaving thousands of people suddenly unemployed. That, in turn, makes for a much more aggressive job market. Fewer jobs and more people applying for them means that it’s more important than ever to get an edge over the competition.

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Breaking The Ice

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

break_the_iceEarlier this week we talked about how far people would go to reunite with someone they haven’t seen in years … but what happens when you finally meet again? It can be tough to break the ice with people we’ve been away from for so long.

Finding people is easy these days. You can find anyone with a People Search or get someone’s most recent number using a Reverse Phone Lookup. PeopleFinders.com can show you how to get in touch with a long lost friend or relative, but when you see them again you may discover you’re at a loss for words. Here are a few ice breakers to help you get started.

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How Far Would You Go?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

IraqWe watched recently as Stephen Colbert, host of the popular Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, went farther than most people could to make a connection with others. He traveled all the way to Iraq to entertain the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

For an entire week The Colbert Report was filmed, edited and broadcast from an actual war zone, where the host joked that “It must be nice in Iraq, because some of you keep coming back again and again.” During the shows, Colbert wore a specially designed camouflage suit as his personal uniform, aired exclusive messages from several major political figures and even shaved his head to show support for the troops. That got us thinking: if Mr. Colbert and his crew were willing to go that far to connect with people they didn’t know, how far would people go to reunite with someone who played an important part in their lives?

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The Joy Of Reconnecting

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

older_sistersTheir stories are worth celebrating. People everywhere are reuniting with family and friends they haven’t seen in years, and it’s all thanks to modern technology that helps bring us together. At PeopleFinders.com we’re always excited to hear about people who were able to find each other again after so much time had passed.

Take the tale of two sisters who were separated at a very young age and spent nearly 5 decades apart. One was so young when it happened that she didn’t even remember having a sibling, but after their reunion the pair immediately established a strong sisterly bond. Just goes to show that the passing of time is nothing compared to the power of emotion.

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