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School alone sometimes isn'’t enough to prepare young people for the dynamic challenges of the workplace. This includes planning for interviews, working in teams, communicating well and handling oneself in diverse environments; the more practical every day skills. Work readiness programs connect students to employers, helping these students plan for future workplace success.

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Thinking about turning over a new leaf during the new year?  If so, how do you come up with a plan that really works? Socio-economist and CEO of the Landmark Research Group, Dr. Randall Bell, is out with a new book, Rich Habits, Rich Life.

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Able-bodied people may take for granted their usually effortless ability to access transit, buildings, housing, products, services and so on. But for those with disabilities, this may not be the case, and accessible design is vital in their day-to-day lives.

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According to ManpowerGroup’s most recent Talent Shortage Survey, skilled trade jobs continue to be the most difficult for U.S. employers to fill. And while employers struggle to find properly trained electricians, machinists, plumbers, and other skilled workers, scores of those workers struggle to find good jobs that match their abilities.

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One of the cruel abuses of slavery in America was that slaves were forbidden to read and write. But as Trinity College Associate Professor of English and American Studies Christopher Hager reveals in his latest book, “Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing,” some enslaved African Americans did learn to read and write, and during the early years of emancipation thousands more became literate.

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Last year, more than 400,000 children were in foster care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is when minors are placed under caregivers referred to as "foster parents" who aim to help them develop the social, educational and emotional skills they need. However, finding the perfect home isn't always easy.

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Internet security experts Scott Erven and Mark Collao focused on MRI scanners, X-ray machines, defibrillators and drug infusion pumps when they tried to find out how easy it is to hack into medical devices.

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January is a good time to think about your financial goals for the year, come up with targets, and a plan to meet them. Whether you hope to reduce your credit card debt, increase your retirement savings, or put away enough money for the family vacation, your chances of success will improve dramatically if you think about and write down your goals now.

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Metro, the tax-supported public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), provides about 17 million bus rides each year in Greater Cincinnati. Metro says its working on several initiatives aimed at reinventing public transportation in our area, including building an Oakley transit center and other improvements.

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In his new book, “CEO Power & LightMelink Corporation founder and CEO Steve Melink makes the case that sustainability and clean energy are natural extensions of being respectful and honest toward others.

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