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6 best part-time jobs for retirees
By Catey Hill, Yahoo Finance
If you’re retired and the golf/beach/travel rotation is beginning to get old — and you’d love a little extra dough — you may be considering something your younger, cubicle-bound self never thought you would: going back to work (though only part-time). And now is a better time to do this than it has been in years, as an increasing number of employers plan to hire part-time help this year — and many of these jobs offer good pay and other perks that retirees desire.
How Fast Internet Affects Home Prices
By Ryan Knutson, The Wall Street Journal
In May, Kara Burke and Tom Cairns thought they had found their ideal house: a nicely-updated older three-bedroom home in Worthington, Mass. But they didn’t make an offer because it didn’t have high speed Internet. “We wouldn’t choose a house that didn’t have electricity,” Ms. Burke, 26 years old, said as she explained why. “It’s right on par with those things.”
Walking in nature may reduce negativity
By Agata Blaszczak Boxe, LiveScience
Taking a walk outside really can help you clear your head but only if you go walking in a natural, green place, a small new study suggests. Researchers found that the 19 people in the study who took 90-minute walks in a natural setting had lower levels of negative, repetitive thoughts about themselves, compared with another 19 people who took 90-minute walks in an urban setting. Previous research has linked such thoughts, called rumination, to a heightened risk of depression and related conditions. "It was pretty striking that a 90-minute walk had this much of an impact," said study author Gregory Bratman, a doctoral student in the department of biology at Stanford University.


Overcoming Fear
By Gary L. Selman
The word “fear” appears 356 times in the Amplified Bible; the word “afraid” appears 167 times, and the phrases “do not fear,” “fear not,” or “be not afraid” appear 71 times. The frequency of these phrases shows us that every day life will present circumstances and situations which can generate fear, doubt, worry, and unbelief. The word “faith” appears 346 times in the Amplified Bible. Christians must choose to live by faith. Let’s examine the differences between faith and fear:
A Biblical View of Wealth and Riches
By Patrick Layhee
We business professionals understand revenues and profit. It’s in our fiscal DNA. We know how to strike the right balance between risk and reward while growing the top-line and delivering the bottom-line. This is what we do with our business enterprises and our personal finances. Our careers and businesses pay off more frequently than they let us down, and at the end of the day we have generally created wealth where there was none before. Even if our wealth seems unexceptional by U.S. standards, we are all wealthy and richly blessed by the world’s standards.
Biblically Based HR Principles
By Wallace Henley
The era of the 1960s has been lambasted for the destructive philosophies and behaviors it foisted on society. But there were some good things that happened in that turbulent decade as well—the civil rights movement and end of racial segregation, and a new way of regarding employees.

The Legal Corner

International Trade and America’s First Freedom
By Sam Webb
Religious liberty is “the condition in which individuals or groups are permitted without restraint to assent to and, within limits, to express and act upon religious convictions and identity free of coercive interference or penalty imposed by outsiders, including the state.” The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta was June 15, 2015, and Magna Carta set forth, for the first time in Western law, the revolutionary idea that all people are subject to the rule of law. Magna Carta propounded 63 distinct liberties, first of which was the freedom of the English Church: “In the first place we grant to God and confirm by this our present charter for ourselves and our heirs in perpetuity that the English Church is to be free and to have all its rights fully and its liberties entirely.”
A Common Sense Guide to Same Sex Marriage and the Constitution
By T. Kyle Bryant
Next Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in four consolidated cases, all of which deal with the issue of same-sex marriage. It promises to be a "landmark case," whichever way it is decided. In all likelihood this will be the Roe v. Wade of the current generation.

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