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My best wishes to you for a joyous and happy holiday with your family and loved ones. Many people around the world are not as fortunate as we are. Millions are caught in the crossfire of deadly conflicts or will go to sleep once again hungry and without roofs over their heads. So my most fervent wish this holiday season is for more joy and prosperity for those in need and peace in the world.
See you back here in 2013.
It seems appropriate as we celebrate Thanksgiving to give thanks to the brave men and women who have so valiantly served our country. Many are returning home and entering a very tough job market.
My friend and colleague Andrea Nierenberg has co-authored a book, just released, called Networking for Veterans, the first military transition book written by an Iraq or Afghanistan veteran.
One of the co-authors, Michael Abram, is a combat Marine who struggled to find and begin a new career upon his transition back home. He writes about his successes and failures as a military job seeker.
The book serves as a transition guidebook for future returning service members. It includes networking tips and how to use social media to find a job, especially LinkedIn. The book also recounts the heartwarming stories of returning vets and the jobs they currently hold. Read More→
More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. As part of its campaign to reach women called Go Red for Women, The American Heart Association has designated Friday February 3d, as “National Wear Red Day.” Wear red to work, or a Meetup, or anywhere you might be on February 3rd to spread the word and show support for the campaign to reduce heart disease among women and men.
As a former Board member of the New York Affiliate, and chair of its first Women and Heart Disease task force, this is a subject that is close to my heart.
The American Heart Association has a new CPR protocol that it calls “Hands-Only” CPR. You might save someone’s life if you know how to do it. You can learn in this 1:07 minute video. Pass it on to your friends and family.
Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
I don’t think most people from other countries understand just how important this holiday is to those of us who live here.
The holiday goes back to Colonial Days when the early pilgrims gave thanks for their crops and it has evolved over the years into a major national celebration to be shared with family and friends.
People will brave horrible traffic, delayed flights and every conceivable inconvenience to gather with their families on this special day to give thanks. Most of us will eat turkey, a tradition, just like our forefathers did.
We have so much to be thankful for when you consider that millions of people around the world go to bed hungry every night.
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