Archives for June, 2013

Do Hard Things

Interview by Lauren Douglass Twin brothers Alex and Brett have something to celebrate – the five year anniversary of their book “Do Hard Things,” and its empowerment of teenagers everywhere. Here, the brothers discuss the tragedy of complacent teens and remind us that every young person has the power to make a difference. So tell me about “Do Hard Things.” …

Getting Ahead: Who Should Lean in or Lean Back

by Kelly Herman It’s no secret that women in the workplace rarely reach the top of the ladder. There are fewer women than men in leadership positions, which COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg and James Allworth, coauthor of “How Will You Measure Your Life?” hope to change. In the new book “Lean In,” Sandberg explains why women are failing to …

John Vento’s Journey to Point X

by John Vento 10 Steps to get you and your Finances where you want to go! As a result of the 2008 economic meltdown, it became stunningly obvious that many Americans had not managed their finances well. What we learned as the economy slipped into a Great Recession was that many people lived paycheck to paycheck. As a financial advisor, …

Summer Reading Tips for Kids and Parents

by Kristy Wyatt Keeping kids motivated to practice their reading during the long summer days is a difficult goal. Since summer is a time for kids to escape the structured school environment, parents need to make reading fun, casual and interesting. Here are a few great ideas that will encourage your child to enjoy reading this summer. Dinner…and a book? …

Rebecca Heflin: Rescuing Lacey

Inverview by Lauren Douglass The weather isn’t the only thing that’s heating up this summer. Gainesville’s very own Rebecca Heflin is here to tell us about her new romance novel “Rescuing Lacey,” her lawyer-by-day,writer-by-night experiences, and the inspiring moments that brought it all together.   Tell me about your first novel, “The Promise of Change.” “The Promise of Change” is set …