Controlling Your Children in Church

by Bob Branco Recently, my girl friend and I attended the Ash Wednesday service at a local Catholic Church. We looked forward to it, and were very proud to fulfill our obligation. I can’t speak for everybody. However I will assume that when most of us attend Church services, we want to pay close attention…

Unnecessary Educational Expenses and How to Reduce Them

by Ann Harrison Many students spend more on personal expenses while in college, but there are also unnecessary expenses that colleges place on the students. Here are a few unnecessary expenses, and guidelines on how they can be reduced. First of all, let’s talk about the high cost of text books. They are expensive, costing…

Four Reasons to Earn Your Master’s Degree Online

by Maggie Hammond Studying for a master’s degree is becoming more and more popular, with many individuals increasingly realizing the benefits of graduating with an advanced qualification such as a master of information degree. However, since many people study for their master’s degree later into adult life, success at this level can be tricky to…

The Sounds in Us

Over the years, reading aloud for me has become more than just a habit. It has become a need, and growing into a necessity. What lies at the core of this experience, however, is not the movement of the tongue. It is sound that needs to be heard, the actual utterance of whatever is seen…

Personality Disorders: Can You Change What You Have Become?

This article first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of FYI magazine. With the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013, personality disorders continue to be the center of dissent over their nature, causes, and treatment. The manual recognizes ten personality disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal,…

Will You Do My Homework for Me?

by Bob Branco When you were a student in high school or college, did you ever ask someone to write your homework assignments for you? I believe that this practice is much more common than we realize. For some reason, many students need this type of assistance. I have my theories, but first, let me…

More Awareness of our Country is Necessary

by Bob Branco If you have nothing better to do today, take a walk through the streets of your city and ask 100 millennials a few questions about the history of the United States. I think you will be shocked at the number of these 20-year-olds who know nothing about our country’s founding, our Constitution,…

Another Warning from the Events of Our Times

by James R. Campbell There has been a recent, dramatic spike in the number of overdoses and drug-related deaths in the past few weeks. Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota seem to be the hotbed for the drastic increase in deaths that are due to substance abuse. The main culprit, heroin. Most of what we hear on…