Q: Why is November celebrated as National Adoption Month?
“Season’s Edge”
Aesthetic is absolutely a predominant philosphy in our society. With the growth of social media, we see it every day—from beauty bloggers to review and provide tutorials for makeup, to perfectly captured and filtered Instagram photos.
Double for couples? Dear Dave, Does the amount you advise saving for a beginner emergency fund in Baby Step 1 double for a couple, or does it stay the same? Charlie Dear Charlie,
“Temporary Worries” My husband, Peter, and I are spending a month in Spain and we have left our worries behind. As a result, we have had to come up with new, temporary worries to occupy us until we get back home.
Last week I touched on one of the many results of capitalism’s influence—the rush to stock seasonal items in retail businesses—but there are many more serious circumstances that arise from our capitalist economy that too many perfer not to think a

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Q: Why is November celebrated as National Adoption Month? A: As the saying goes, home is where the heart is. For many Americans, the nation’s Thanksgiving holiday is a national homecoming that brings friends and families together from near and far on the fourth Thursday of November. Gathering with...
“Season’s Edge” “I like the edge season!” my husband, Peter, said, as we watched the moon rise over the mountains and felt a chill breeze rise with it. As far as I know, Peter invented this expression. He might have meant the “season’s end,” but I like the idea of the “season’s edge” better....
Aesthetic is absolutely a predominant philosphy in our society. With the growth of social media, we see it every day—from beauty bloggers to review and provide tutorials for makeup, to perfectly captured and filtered Instagram photos. We are undeniably a culture that values the idea of beauty. I...
There are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States, creating more than two out of three net new jobs. Many are near our own neighborhoods. Gearing up for the 10th annual Small Business Saturday, this year on Nov. 30, it is important to remember why small businesses can become the...
Earlier this year, in the midst of a trade war with China, President Donald Trump announced a $16 billion agriculture bailout, telling Americans, via Twitter, the biggest beneficiaries would be “our great Patriot Farmers.” Recent news reports, however, indicate foreign companies are getting a...
Double for couples? Dear Dave, Does the amount you advise saving for a beginner emergency fund in Baby Step 1 double for a couple, or does it stay the same? Charlie Dear Charlie, Whether you’re single or married, Baby Step 1 of my plan is to save $1,000 as quickly as possible for a starter...
“Temporary Worries” My husband, Peter, and I are spending a month in Spain and we have left our worries behind. As a result, we have had to come up with new, temporary worries to occupy us until we get back home. Peter ran out of lotion and for several days used something he found in the house...
Last week I touched on one of the many results of capitalism’s influence—the rush to stock seasonal items in retail businesses—but there are many more serious circumstances that arise from our capitalist economy that too many perfer not to think about/consider. From pharmaceuticals, to education,...
Historically across the state of Iowa, students with disabilities have not been making acceptable achievement gains. In fact, in a span of 12 years, Iowa went from fifth to 25th in national student reading performance. The gap in performance between Iowa’s learners with and without disabilities is...
By Kate Hansen, policy assistant Center for Rural Affairs This week marks one year until the 2020 general election, in which Americans will select their next president. For Iowans, this comes as no surprise. Candidates have been campaigning in the state for months in hopes of winning support in...

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