Posts Tagged ‘People’

You can’t turn away from the screen. The images are disturbing. Shocking. But you can’t look away.

The events are happening now, but somehow they don’t seem real. They feel like something from a war movie or disaster film. And they never seem to end.

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Where Will Life Take You In 2011?

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Family. Strength. Home.

As we start a New Year, we think about our lives. We focus on the things that are most important to us.

We all long to be with our loved ones. To be in a place where we are warm, safe and cared for. We find strength in the family and friends who share our lives. And we miss the people we’ve lost touch with.

In 2011, you can go home again. You can find the family and friends who are missing from your life. You can feel the strength that comes from a warm embrace, a long chat with an old friend or even a simple word of encouragement over the phone. This year, reconnect with the people who are missing from your life, but not from your heart. A direct path to them is waiting for you. Find it at PeopleFinders.com.

Happy New Year, and thank you for reading the PeopleFinders people search blog.

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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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throughouttheworldFamily is defined in many ways. It begins with the people who share your name and ancestry. As you get older, your family continues to grow.

People marry and inherit a second family. Relatives give birth to nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren. Close friends and confidants are invited into the special group of people you call your family, even though they aren’t related by birth. A family is made up of people who share a special bond; it does not need to obey any boundaries.

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Akshaya TrustHis name is Narayanan Krishnan. In 2002 he was on the fast track to becoming a highly-paid chef, but chose to give it all up for a life of hard work without pay.

Years of training and an expensive education helped Krishnan land a job at a five-star hotel, and he was one of a very small group of people being considered for an enviable position in Switzerland. He planned a trip to pursue this career possibility, but stopped to visit his family in India first. While there, Krishnan saw things that changed his life forever.

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Can Spending Money Make You Happy?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Money Shirt

Most Americans are closely monitoring their spending habits these days. With concerns about the economy and a growing unemployment rate, people across the country are tightening their belts.

A shrinking budget doesn’t mean that people are going to stop spending, but it seems that some expenses may have a more positive impact than others. According to a new study from researchers at Cornell University, using your money on experience-oriented events can make you happier than purchasing actual products.

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The Austin Plane Crash

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

AustinIRSBuildingThursday, February 18, 2010 – a tragedy occurred today in Austin, Texas. At approximately 10am, a 53-year-old software engineer named Joseph Stack flew a Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane into the side of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building. The building housed nearly 200 Federal employees.

Witnesses to the crash noticed the plane was flying unusually low, but said it did not appear to be out of control. The plane’s gas tank was full, and it erupted into a massive fireball after striking the side of the building. Plumes of thick, dark smoke billowed into sky, and debris continued to rain down from the building long after the collision.

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Commit Random Acts Of Kindness

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

small giftFebruary 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s a day when people are encouraged to do good things for others for no particular reason at all.

Family, friends and strangers – you can brighten anyone’s day with a random act of kindness. Your good deed may have an even greater impact when it is completely unexpected. There are many things you can do to celebrate and participate in this day that is designed to make people happy.

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Thank You For Reminding Us … Part 2

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Laurie with her sister Kathy, aunt Peggie and brother Kevin

Laurie with her sister Kathy, aunt Peggie and brother Kevin

Jeri is a people finding sleuth who goes by the nickname “Sherlock”. She has utilized The PeopleFinders Network to find hundreds of people, and was kind enough to share a few of her success stories with us. One of our favorites is about a woman named Laurie…

Laurie was separated from her mother as an infant in the 1940’s. She would never see her mother again.

Years later, Laurie hoped to find her family, but only had a few clues: her mother’s name (which was very common), the name of her mother’s husband (Bruno Vernazza) and the fact that her mother had a sister named Peggy. After some intense investigating, Laurie found an address for Bruno, but it was not current, and the trail dried up.

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Thank You For Reminding Us … Part 1

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

reunionphotoEntrepreneurs start new businesses for a variety of reasons. Some people may feel that the only goal of any company is to make money, but while that is important (at least if you want to keep the business alive), it is not the only motive.

Developing a business involves an incalculable amount of time, work and effort. It is not a venture that is entered into lightly; the desire to found a company stems from the pursuit of a dream and the need to carve your own niche in this world.

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