Senior Writers Have One Month to Enter Ageless Authors Writing Contest

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Writing keeps the mind sharp as you age, and reading helps too.

Larry Upshaw

Executive Director Larry Upshaw promotes creativity among senior writers age 65 and older.

Before March 15, Senior Writers Should Submit Your Best Writing in Memoir, Humor, Adventure, Romance and Poetry Categories to Win Cash Prizes and Publishing.

Our purpose is to help older people be creative as long as possible. We think of everything as a work in progress.”

— Larry Upshaw, Ageless Authors Director

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2019 / — Friday, March 15 is the deadline for the third annual Ageless Authors Writing Contest. Writers age 65 and older should go online to to review rules and guidelines and submit entries.

Cash prizes and certificates of excellence will be awarded for the outstanding memoir, humor, adventure and romance writing, plus poetry. Entries can be fiction or nonfiction. Stories should be no more than 3,500 words and poems a maximum of 50 lines. Submitters can enter work that has been previously published or entered in other contests.

"Our purpose is to help older people be creative as long as possible," says Larry Upshaw, a long-time writer, editor and now executive director of Ageless Authors. "We think of everything as a work in progress. No matter whether you were successful before, get your work out, dust it off and go at it again. The secret to success is often great rewriting."

This contest attracts both professional writers and those who followed other careers and just now have time to write. Upshaw says the so-called amateur writers often produce the best and most surprising work.

The greatest competition will be for the best entry in the entire contest. The winner will receive the Bivona Prize for bold, innovative writing. The award honors novelist and poet Ginnie Siena Bivona, who co-founded Ageless Authors in 2016 and died earlier this year.

Ageless Authors personnel carry out unique book signings and readings for senior writers in bookstores and retirement communities all across the country.

A $20 entry fee is required with each submission. For this fee, submissions are read by at least two judges, who will comment on each piece of work. If a judge sees a way to improve the work, he or she may offer suggestions to authors. Most judges are writers, editors or teachers and prolific readers of literature.

Ageless Authors is the only nationwide writers’ group dedicated exclusively to encouraging and promoting the work of senior writers. The winning entries in this contest will be published in an anthology of best work late next year. Contestants in this contest can purchase a copy of the first anthology of senior work to see the high quality of work by going to

Ageless Authors also offers publishing services to older authors who need help getting their work into the marketplace.

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‘KBAT Diver Medic’ App is now available

Maintain competence by learning anytime, anywhere at your fingertips!

Safety Consultancy and Training Provider, KBA Training Centre is proud to announce the launch of its first mobile application ‘KBAT Diver Medic'.

We are really excited to launch this DMT App, embarking on new digital technology is one of the key transformations we are adopting in our training services.”

— Darren Brunton

CHANGI, SINGAPORE, February 21, 2019 / — Safety Consultancy and Training Provider, KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd (KBAT), is proud to announce the launch of its first mobile application ‘KBAT Diver Medic’ and it is now available.

The Diver Medic Continuous Personal Development mobile application (DMT App), is developed with the aim to help diver medics (DMTs) to maintain their competence. With insufficient practice, medical skills will fade overtime. Thus, it is crucial to stay current. This purpose-built application will allow DMTs to keep updated of the latest procedures, how procedures are carried out, maintain current with industry guidance and information, and partake in multi-choice quizzes to test and refresh user’s knowledge.

“After many months of development, we are really excited to launch this DMT App, embarking on new digital technology is one of the key transformations we are adopting in our training services, and this being our first mobile application. The DMT App is close to our hearts as trainers and safety practitioners, since training, competence development and staying up to date with key lifesaving skills is paramount not just in the work place, but at home as well. This App has been designed to do just that, with interactive content and regular updates, the users will be able to refresh and develop their skills while remaining updated with new developments. Looking ahead, we will be working closely with our partners to develop more mobile applications for selected training courses, and we believe we will make a significant difference in keeping industry practitioners updated whilst raising the overall standards in the industry.” said Mr. Darren Brunton, Managing Director of KBAT.

The DMT App was awarded the First Prize at the iN.LAB InnovJAM Mobile Learning Innovation Day, held on the 27 July 2018 – an initiative by SkillsFutureSG and the Institute for Adult Learning Singapore. The award is a recognition for KBAT’s initiative to offer a solution using mobile technology to address the learning and development challenges that Diver Medics faced. However, with its rich multimedia content, use of illustrated graphics, animations, and videos of practical scenarios – it is capable in enhancing the learning journey. Moreover, users are able to download the modules offline via the APP and learn on the go; which is ideal for remote locations or offshore environment. The following are the three key features:

1. Refresh, Review and Repeat

Maintaining competence is paramount for any skill set, and particularly for diver medic technicians, offshore medics, medics, and first aiders. There are over 50 modules of various topics – CPR, AED, oxygen providing, intravenous infusion refresher level, urine catheterisation, suturing, chest needle decompression and more. At the end of each module, users will need to undergo a MCQ quiz session to demonstrate knowledge acquired and understanding of the content. Users are given the option to repeat the modules multiple times till they have mastered the topic. This builds their confidence and allows users to become more proficient on the job.

2. Regular Updates

Users can look forward to new information (i.e. best practices) and updates on videos, lessons shared so as to enhance their knowledge and competency. It consists of videos on practical scenarios and serve as a reinforcement of what was taught during the hands-on session at the DMT/Refresher classroom training.

3. Access Anytime and Anywhere

In today’s fast-moving digital era, and the change in consumer behaviour, the mobile application is developed to cater to users’ preference for learning on the go at their own time and convenience. The DMT app is made accessible on both smartphones and tablets.

It is available to both individuals and organisations. A free trial version, with limited access, is available for five days of usage. For further information, please contact KBAT at Tel: +65 6542 4984, email us at or visit our website


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The Scientology Information Center Invites the Community to its February Reception and Provides Answers to Questions

The Scientology Information Center will host a special Open House Reception for attendees at the Blast Friday Concert in Downtown Clearwater on Feb 22nd 2019 between 5 and 10pm. The Scientology Information Center is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

This reception gives curious people an opportunity to visit the Center and learn about Scientology for themselves.”

— Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, February 21, 2019 / — Ms. Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center is hosting a special reception and Open House at the Center during Downtown Clearwater’s Blast Friday concert. Answers to questions about the Church of Scientology and its religious beliefs will be provided at its location, 500 Cleveland Street, the Historic Clearwater Building. Refreshments will include cookies, cheese and fruit as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

“These concerts attract thousands of guests to downtown Clearwater,” said Ms. Skjelset. “Many people know that in the heart of it all is the Church of Scientology but they don’t know what the word Scientology means, or our beliefs or some have never met or spoken to a Scientologist. This reception gives curious people an opportunity to visit the Center and learn about Scientology for themselves.”

The Information Center has a gallery of panels and interactive audio-visual displays with some 400 short videos on aspects of Scientology, its founder – L. Ron Hubbard, its humanitarian programs to help combat illiteracy, drug-abuse, human rights violations and more. Guests can also choose from an array of complimentary materials providing to further educate themselves on these topics.

While the Center provides a self-guided tour, the Center Manager and volunteers will be on hand to answer additional questions guests may have.

Visitors can also learn about upcoming events and activities hosted by the Church of Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs such as Foundation for a Drug-free World, United for Human Rights and more.

The Scientology Information Center is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. For more information about the Center’s calendar of events for 2019 please contact Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center at (727) 467-6966 or email

The Scientology Information Center:

The Scientology Information Center, located in the Historic Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology's founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.

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Global Education Apps Market 2019- Industry Analysis, By Key Players, Trends, Segmentation And Forecast By 2023

Education Apps – Global Market Growth, Opportunities, Analysis Of Top Key Players And Forecast To 2023

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, February 21, 2019 / — Education Apps Market 2019 

Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Education Apps – Global Market Growth, Opportunities, Analysis Of Top Key Players And Forecast To 2023” To Its Research Database.

The Education Apps market revenue was xx.xx Million USD in 2013, grew to xx.xx Million USD in 2017, and will reach xx.xx Million USD in 2023, with a CAGR of x.x% during 2018-2023. Based on the Education Apps industrial chain, this report mainly elaborate the definition, types, applications and major players of Education Apps market in details. Deep analysis about market status (2013-2018), enterprise competition pattern, advantages and disadvantages of enterprise Products, industry development trends (2018-2023), regional industrial layout characteristics and macroeconomic policies, industrial policy has also be included. From raw materials to downstream buyers of this industry will be analyzed scientifically, the feature of product circulation and sales channel will be presented as well. In a word, this report will help you to establish a panorama of industrial development and characteristics of the Education Apps market.
The Education Apps market can be split based on product types, major applications, and important regions.

Major Players in Education Apps market are:
Age of learning
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Duo Labs
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Global Education Apps Industry Market Research Report
1 Education Apps Introduction and Market Overview
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Definition of Education Apps
1.3 Education Apps Market Scope and Market Size Estimation
1.3.1 Market Concentration Ratio and Market Maturity Analysis
1.3.2 Global Education Apps Value ($) and Growth Rate from 2013-2023
1.4 Market Segmentation
1.4.1 Types of Education Apps
1.4.2 Applications of Education Apps
1.4.3 Research Regions North America Education Apps Production Value ($) and Growth Rate (2013-2018) Europe Education Apps Production Value ($) and Growth Rate (2013-2018) China Education Apps Production Value ($) and Growth Rate (2013-2018) Japan Education Apps Production Value ($) and Growth Rate (2013-2018) Middle East & Africa Education Apps Production Value ($) and Growth Rate (2013-2018) India Education Apps Production Value ($) and Growth Rate (2013-2018) South America Education Apps Production Value ($) and Growth Rate (2013-2018)
1.5 Market Dynamics
1.5.1 Drivers Emerging Countries of Education Apps Growing Market of Education Apps
1.5.2 Limitations
1.5.3 Opportunities
1.6 Industry News and Policies by Regions
1.6.1 Industry News
1.6.2 Industry Policies


8 Competitive Landscape
    8.1 Competitive Profile
    8.2 WizIQ
      8.2.1 Company Profiles
8.2.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.2.3 WizIQ Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.2.4 WizIQ Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.3 Edmodo
      8.3.1 Company Profiles
8.3.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.3.3 Edmodo Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.3.4 Edmodo Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.4 Intel
      8.4.1 Company Profiles
8.4.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.4.3 Intel Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.4.4 Intel Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.5 Age of learning
      8.5.1 Company Profiles
8.5.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.5.3 Age of learning Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.5.4 Age of learning Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.6 BenchPrep
      8.6.1 Company Profiles
8.6.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.6.3 BenchPrep Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.6.4 BenchPrep Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.7 IXL Learning
      8.7.1 Company Profiles
8.7.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.7.3 IXL Learning Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.7.4 IXL Learning Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.8 Rosetta Stone
      8.8.1 Company Profiles
8.8.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.8.3 Rosetta Stone Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.8.4 Rosetta Stone Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.9 Duo Labs
      8.9.1 Company Profiles
8.9.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.9.3 Duo Labs Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.9.4 Duo Labs Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.10 Lumos Labs
      8.10.1 Company Profiles
8.10.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.10.3 Lumos Labs Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.10.4 Lumos Labs Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017
    8.11 Duo Lingo
      8.11.1 Company Profiles
8.11.2 Education Apps Product Introduction
8.11.3 Duo Lingo Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2013-2018E
8.11.4 Duo Lingo Market Share of Education Apps Segmented by Region in 2017


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Poetry by the Sea February Release

Outstanding Poets at 2019 Poetry by the Sea; a Global Conference!

It's a jewel of a conference – several days of eating, breathing, and sleeping poetry in one of the loveliest spots on the East Coast.”

— Able Muse award winner Melissa Balmain



All-Star Poets Headline 2019 Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference

Madison, Conn. Feb. 20, 2019 – No matter the sport, aspiring professional athletics flock to training camps for invaluable instruction from coaches, players and former players that can help improve their game.
Poetry by the Sea, a Global Conference, is the same for poets, with this difference: everyone, faculty and students alike, is still in the game, each laboring to bend words to their will.
Held May 21 to May 24 at the 33-acre Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center on Long Island Sound in Madison, Conn., Poetry by the Sea offers four days of immersion in the art form with some of the top poets writing and teaching today.
National Book Award and MacArthur Foundation grant winner Terrance Hayes will deliver the keynote address.
Alicia E. Stallings, National Book Critics Award finalist and director of the Athens, Greece Poetry Center, will give the annual conference lecture.
“I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood,” collection author Tiana Clark, Milton Kessler Poetry Book Award finalist Sean Thomas Dougherty, Pushcart Prize winner and Stanford University Stegner Fellow Richie Hofmann, and National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian Matejka will give featured readings.
You can see the full Poetry by the Sea schedule by clicking here. You can also visit their webpage,
“It's a jewel of a conference – several days of eating, breathing, and sleeping poetry in one of the loveliest spots on the East Coast,” said Able Muse Book Award winner Melissa Balmain, who will lead a three-day workshop.

“I love how diverse the attendees are, and how even the most famous poets there seem to care very little about hierarchy,” Balmain said. “Last year I was chatting with this funny, friendly woman at one of the cocktail receptions, and it took me a couple moments to realize, holy cats, she's (former US Poet Laureate) Rita Dove.”

“Poetry by the Sea weaves an unusually diverse collection of poetic ideas and communities into a gracious tapestry,” said poet and writer Annie Finch, who will provide metrical consultations at the 2019 gathering.

“There are superstar poetry readings; panels on a range of topics spanning formal craft, free verse, and performance poetry; good food; and unforgettable moments,” Finch said. “I don't know of any other poetry conference that is at once so serious and worthwhile, so inclusive and open-minded, and so fun.”

“Poetry by the Sea gives us a community and sense of solidarity,” said poet Martin Espáda, who will lead one of several three-day workshops. “It offers a sense of urgency. We’re all there to accomplish the same thing, acting in concert to find a voice.”
“Poetry by the Sea is a significant event because it is a conference where writers gather to be in each other's company in service to an art,” said Michael Shewmaker, the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. Shewmaker has attended Poetry by the Sea as a participant, reader and faculty. “There is space for everyone–beginners and experts alike.
“As someone who grew up largely without that sort of community, it is truly a gift.”

Creating a diverse and supportive community was one of Poetry by the Sea founder Kim Bridgford’s goals with the first 2015 conference.
“I love to balance ethnicity and gender so that many constituency groups can be honored and represented,” Bridgford said. “I dreamt of bringing the best people together for days of poetry and conversation, to discuss the poetic wonder, that magic. I wanted to have different ages and voices. We have about every age in the audience. High school students have presented.”
Bridgford is also editor of the Mezzo Cammin Women’s Poet Timeline Project, which aims to create the world’s largest database of women poets. She said Yale University professor and friend Dolores Hayden suggested the Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center location.
“If you were imagining the perfect setting for a conference, it would be this gorgeous place,” Bridgford said. “We even have our own chef.”
The location is a poet’s dream.
“The Sound is beautiful and it invites a certain type of introspection that is conducive to the writing process,” said Shewmaker. “I always come away from the conference feeling energized.”

“Did I mention the food,” said Balmain. “The kitchen staff deserves a Michelin star.”

Poetry by the Sea offers several attendance packages, with on-site and offsite housing rates. A limited number of scholarships are available. Evening attendance tickets are also available.

Rooms at the Mercy by the Sea Center are limited, but there are a variety of housing options available nearby, including Bed & Breakfasts and hotels.

To see the 2019 faculty, register, or for more information, click here, or go to the Poetry by the Sea website,


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Craig Schoenfeld Understands the Power of Storytelling

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DES MOINES, IOWA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2019 / — If you want to succeed in politics and business, you have to utilize the power of storytelling. For years Craig Schoenfeld has helped clients in politics and beyond to utilize this powerful tool.

If there is one thing Craig Schoenfeld has focused on in his twenty plus years in politics, it’s the importance of telling powerful and meaningful stories. There is no doubt that every great business owner, public speaker, politician and activist from Martin Luther King Jr., to Steve Jobs understand the art and power of great storytelling.

“People get caught up on the big picture and they often forget to start with the why,” explained Craig Schoenfeld. “I always remind my clients that if you don’t know why you are doing something, your audience won’t either and they can’t get behind someone they don’t believe in.”

People today connect to others more than ever before and your potential target demographics are all drawn to captivating leaders and organizations that can communicate a meaningful and engaging story. This form of storytelling can connect your audience to an idea larger than ourselves and gives your audience the chance to feel like they are a part of the story on a deeper level.

This kind of storytelling is especially powerful in political messaging and you see it clearly whenever a politician announces a run for President of the United States.

“They tend to focus on a specific type of messaging that will resonate with their base and take their message to new heights,” explained Craig Schoenfeld. “Politicians focus on this type of messaging because it’s the most shareable and a conversation starter.”

All great companies and leaders understand the importance of crafting a story that people want to share and talk about. This type of evangelism is something that great companies and leaders focus on when crafting stories for the public. You want your target audience to feel so moved and so connected to the story you are sharing that they talk about it everywhere they go, from the grocery store to college campuses.

Another great example of utilizing the power of storytelling was President Barack Obama’s meteoric rise during his first Presidential run. More than ever before, people all around the country all felt connected to the same story so much so that they had to share it with everyone they came in contact with.

If you can tap into the power of storytelling, Craig Schoenfeld believes you can take your company and message to new heights. To learn more and to connect with Craig Schoenfeld, click here.

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Learn 4 Popular Painting Styles with Marcula Stauffer

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Experienced artist, Marcula Stauffer, explains common themes used in fine art.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2019 / — Museums and galleries hold a vast array of magnificent artwork from different artists around the world. Each professional has a unique perspective and a preferred style of painting.

As a viewer, art can become even more fascinating with a background on some popular painting styles that can help you better understand the landscape. After years of experience, Marcula Stauffer shares four common painting styles found in fine art galleries.

1. Realism

This form of art is also commonly called naturalism. Realism can be identified when the painter tries to create something that realistically depicts natural life. A viewer will typically find this type of artwork without large distortions. This style of painting generally applies to outdoor landscapes, portraits of people, and real-life situations. Marcula Stauffer also notes that realism is a very popular form of sharing history, dating back hundreds of years.

2. Abstract

At first, the viewer may not know exactly what they’re looking at. The beauty of abstract art is that it’s a very expressive form of painting for the creator. According to Marcula Stauffer, abstract art does not need to follow any guidelines or depict any real life situation. That means the canvas is truly open to interpretation and embodies a pure form of creativity. Many famous artists like Pablo Picasso are known for this expressive style of painting.

3. Surrealism

Back in the 1920’s, a French writer named André Brenton started the concept of surrealism. This style of artwork is inspired by fantasy and dreams, or the subconscious, where you can find common things outside of their usual element. Spanish artist, Salvador Dalí, is well known for his unusual artwork, some of which depict melting instruments. Marcula Stauffer best explains surrealism as life that tries to be weird and break out of reality.

4. Pop Art

This style of art dates back to the 1950’s and is inspired by consumerism in American culture. You can find this both inside and outside of the museum in things like advertising, comic books, and food labels. Marcula Stauffer notes that there is really no hidden meaning to this colorful technique, and it is currently one of the most popular styles of modern art. Pop art can be described as quirky and fun, and is one of the most recognizable styles of art due to its unique characteristics. used this style regularly and is very famous for his contributions to the art community.

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Advice on how Stress Management Can Help You Live a Better Life, by Dr. Matthew Bogard

Website of Dr Matt Bogard at matthewbogardmd

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Matthew Bogard MD Omaha Nebraska

Matthew Bogard MD Omaha Nebraska

Dr Matt Bogard Omaha Nebraska

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Emergency Physician Matthew Bogard in Omaha Nebraska

Emergency Physician Matthew Bogard in Omaha Nebraska

Dr Matthew Bogard Omaha Nebraska

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Coping with stress is a real dilemma for everyone. Physician Matthew Bogard explains how effective stress management can improve the quality of your life.

Matthew Bogard, MD (N/A:N/A)

you should get proper sleep, consume a balanced diet, moderate your intake of alcohol, and manage your time efficiently. If this doesn’t help, consult a medical doctor to help you manage stress”

— Matthew Bogard, MD in Iowa & Nebraska

CHARITON, IOWA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2019 / — People may be affected by stress at any stage of their lives. Usually, adults suffer from stress because of problems related to their family and workplace. Teens stress out due to academic and social pressures. They might find it difficult to study and score good grades. They could also have difficulty acclimating to their school’s environment and making friends. Moreover, people suffer from stress because of difficult relationships, bullying, unemployment, the loss of a loved one, among many other causes. Matthew Bogard, MD, shares his thoughts in a new article, which is available on his blog at

Stress greatly affects your health in a number of ways. This may include frequent headaches, difficulty sleeping and concentrating, fatigue, unusual mood swings, and an upset stomach. The effects of long-term stress include high blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal changes in weight, depression, skin problems, and fertility problems.

Stress management is a tool that can help you cope up with the trials and tribulations of life and decrease your chances of developing health complications. Here are some useful stress management tips that help you set your stress aside.

Avoid Over-analyzing

If you’re facing problems managing the office workload or going through a difficult relationship, do not let it affect your health. You should learn to accept some things as they are and understand the fact that excessively worrying about an issue and letting it overtake your mind won’t make things better. All you need to do is stop thinking and take action.

Talk to your boss and colleagues about the problems that you’re facing. They will help you find a way to overcome those problems. If you’re in a difficult relationship, talk to your partner and try to solve your problems by putting your differences aside. Taking action will solve problems and save you from over-thinking and getting stressed unnecessarily.

Ask Yourself “So What?”

Whenever you face a difficult situation in life, think of the worst that can happen. Ask yourself the “so what?” question. Thinking about the worst case scenario can help you maintain an optimistic attitude and accept life’s problems. You’ll understand the fact that there are certain events in life that you do not have power over. You cannot control those things or prevent them from happening.

Control Your Anger

Feeling upset and being furious over petty issues in life can cause you to suffer from unnecessary stress. Remaining calm and solving problems logically instead of getting aggressive can sort out a lot of problems in your life that cause stress.

Similarly, you don’t need to say everything that you think. Sometimes, you need to let go of things and suppress your inner voice and beliefs. Arguing needlessly will do nothing else except further complicate things and cause stress.

Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation

Meditation and yoga can help you gain control over your feelings and lower your chances of developing stress. Yoga helps in connecting your mind with your body. It will help you in dealing with stressful situations calmly. Moreover, daily exercise can help you fight stress by releasing chemicals in your brain called endorphins that soothe your brain and lower stress.

Apart from these tips, you should get proper sleep, consume a balanced diet, moderate your intake of alcohol, and manage your time efficiently. If this doesn’t help, consult a medical doctor to help you manage stress and live a better life. Don’t ignore stress thinking that it will go away on its own, advises Dr. Matthew Bogard. Following the above-mentioned stress management tips or seeking professional help are the best options that you have.

*** Physician Matthew Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. During his training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he was selected to join the Advanced Rural Training Program, a four-year residency that trains physicians to provide comprehensive full-spectrum medical care. During his residency, Dr. Bogard served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, was active with the Nebraska Medical Association, mentored multiple medical students and was honored by the Nebraska Legislature as “Family Physician of the Day.” Dr Matt Bogard primarily practices Emergency Medicine. Dr. Matt Bogard is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine.

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Aerospace Shapes the Future of Students through Online Mentoring

TryEngineering Together’s eMentoring program provides a platform for students and Aerospace volunteers to communicate on STEM topics.

Our focus is to inspire and nurture the next generation of engineers and scientists, some of whom will work in supporting our nation’s space enterprise one day.”

— Chuck Gustafson

EL SEGUNDO, CA, USA , February 20, 2019 / — Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to innovation in STEM education, employees of The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) will provide online mentoring to fifth grade students from Kujawa Elementary School, a Houston, TX school where 89 percent of these students are economically disadvantaged. TryEngineering Together’s eMentoring program provides a platform for students and Aerospace volunteers to communicate throughout the school year on a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics.

“We’re thrilled to serve as STEM mentors to these students,” said Chuck Gustafson, senior vice president for Aerospace’s Engineering and Technology division. “Our focus is to inspire and nurture the next generation of engineers and scientists, some of whom will work in supporting our nation’s space enterprise one day.”

Students and Aerospace volunteers were matched one-on-one in eMentoring relationships to create powerful STEM learning experiences. Guided by a curriculum designed to be engaging, interactive and thought-provoking, students and their eMentors read short, timely articles related to STEM subjects and discuss related hands-on engineering challenges that students are experiencing in class. Throughout the academic year, students and mentors communicate regularly online through a pen-pal exchange to ask questions, share ideas, investigate new developments and complete projects together.

“Our employees jumped at the opportunity to mentor these fifth grade students,” said Lianne McGinley, associate director of Aerospace’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. “Our volunteers include a diverse group of the nation’s top engineers and scientists in space, each one offering to make a difference in the life of these children.”

The focus on delivering STEM mentorship in third through fifth grades is intentional. Once students reach fourth grade, research shows one-third have lost an interest in science, and by eighth grade nearly 50 percent have lost interest or deemed it irrelevant to their education or career plans. Reaching and inspiring elementary school students is critical to building young people’s confidence and acumen in STEM.

“As the demand for diverse STEM workers continues to outpace supply, forward thinking companies like Aerospace realize that eMentoring will excite and prepare their next-generation workforce,” said Nina Zolt, founder of Cricket Media and co-creator of TryEngineering Together program. “We need to start early if we want to ensure that there is a diverse talent pool of scientists, engineers and technologists to drive the future of innovation. But we can’t do this alone. We need corporate support like Aerospace is providing to reach all of the students who can benefit.”

Aerospace’s Corporate Social Responsibility program aligns with TryEngineering Together program to support the future of innovation and creativity in the STEM fields. Aerospace volunteers engage with local communities where they live and work to inspire STEM education opportunities for those students who need help the most. To learn more, visit and

About The Aerospace Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 4,000 employees. With major locations in El Segundo, Calif., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Washington, D.C., Aerospace addresses complex problems with agility, innovation, and objective technical leadership across the space enterprise and other areas of national significance. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.

About Cricket Media
Cricket Media, Inc. is a global education company providing award-winning content and safe and secure collaborative learning networks. Cricket Media serves millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories to fulfill its mission to engage, enlighten and educate children everywhere. Learn more at


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San José – Evergreen CCD Fills Key Leadership Roles

We are very fortunate to be adding two people with extraordinary skills and experiences and visionary leadership to our District.”

— Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland, SJECCD chancellor

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2019 / — Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) recently welcomed new leaders to two key roles within the District's administration, appointing Jorge L. Escobar interim vice chancellor of administrative services and Dr. Beatriz Chaidez associate vice chancellor of human resources.

"These are very important leadership positions within our District and will help move our District forward. Following our robust search process, Jorge and Beatriz were the clear top candidates for their respective positions," said Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland, SJECCD chancellor. "We are very fortunate to be adding two people with extraordinary skills and experiences and visionary leadership to our District."

Before his appointment as interim vice chancellor, Escobar took on the role of acting president at San José City College (SJCC) where he had previously served as vice president of administrative services since 2014.

Before joining SJCC, Escobar held various leadership positions with Princeton University, Laureate International Universities, the National Hispanic University, and Merrill Lynch. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, business reengineering, fiscal management, business development, technology implementation, online education, and oversight of construction projects.

During his tenure at SJCC, the college opened an extension site in Milpitas, a welding lab, and a physical education building and gymnasium, among other projects, all of which were built under Escobar's leadership.

His educational background includes a Master of Science in education from Walden University, Bachelor of Science in business administration-finance from Rider University, Bachelor of Science in business administration management from Thomas Edison State College, and an Associate of Applied Science in business administration and accounting from County College of Morris.

"I take this opportunity as a way of exercising all my experience and knowledge with the ultimate intention of making our colleges the top choice for higher education in Silicon Valley," Escobar said.

Dr. Chaidez has spent more than 20 years in education, a career which began as a classroom teacher and saw her most recently serving as assistant superintendent for human resources with Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD).

She has held numerous positions within education, including director of pupil personnel services and special education—also with SCESD—assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction with Sacramento City Unified School District and superintendent/principal with Raisin City School District.

Dr. Chaidez has extensive experience with worker's compensation, classification, and compensation of job descriptions, employment law, labor negotiations, California Educational Code, and Title 5, all of which will inform the work she does for SJECCD. She has also served as an executive board member for both the Association of California School Administrators and the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators.

"I'm very pleased to be joining San José – Evergreen Community College District. My personal values align closely with the District's mission and values, and I look forward to using my skills and experience to help advance our mission and serve our students and community," Dr. Chaidez said. "I understand and appreciate the vital role that community colleges play in our educational system, particularly for many individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups."

Chaidez holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, Davis; a Master of Arts in educational administration from Fresno Pacific University; and a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from California State University, Fresno.

"Both Jorge and Beatriz have shown unwavering commitment to our District's core values of Opportunity, Equity, and Social Justice throughout their careers," Dr. Clift Breland said. "I look forward to working closely with both of them as members of our Executive Cabinet."


About San José – Evergreen Community College District

Located in vibrant downtown San José in the heart of Silicon Valley, the San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) encompasses more than 300 square miles, including a large portion of the City of San José and all of the City of Milpitas. The District includes the areas served by Milpitas and San José Unified School Districts, together with East Side Union High School District. SJECCD is comprised of: Evergreen Valley College, established in 1975; San José City College, the first community college in Santa Clara County, established in 1921; the Community College Center for Economic Mobility (previously known as the Workforce Institute), established in 1988, and the San José – Evergreen Community College Extension at Milpitas, established in 2016. For more information, visit

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