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Education

Even as Ohio children enjoy their summer vacation, educational experts say it’s important they find the time to sharpen their reading skills.

Janet Ingraham Dwyer, library consultant for the State Library of Ohio, says studies have confirmed that learning loss in the summer months can result in kids having to play catch-up at school in the fall.

“If a child is not engaging - with particularly reading, and other literacy activities - those skills are going to slip from lack of practice,” says Dwyer.

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Recent economic problems have most companies pushing harder to get maximum performance from every employee. As a result, many people find themselves facing a harsher work environment and deteriorating relationships with supervisors as performance goals become more critical.

Building and maintaining positive relations with your boss will pay benefits in terms of reducing work-related stress, improving overall job satisfaction, and how you are treated (and paid) at your job.

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Amy Fickert is proof that dream jobs are still out there for the taking.

A couple of years ago, the Oak Harbor High School graduate was working as an employee activities director for Aramark in Alaska’s Denali National Park in Alaska when a cruise ship job opportunity crossed her path via a friend.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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