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It's National Poetry Month!

It’s National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month was first introduced in April 1996 and is intended to celebrate poets and their work, as well as raise poetry's awareness and appreciation.Abiola Valentine is a poet who uses writing as a way to express the variety of human emotions people feel. Her poetry promotes self-esteem, self-respect, self-discipline and love for the unity of humanity. Valentine is also a speaking artist and has presented her original spoken work in many different capacities, ...
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April showers bring May flowers!

April showers bring May flowers!

April is officially here! This typically means more rain, butapparently this year it just means more cold temperatures. That won't stop the spring spirit, though! Here's some fun activities to do with friends and/or family in Boston this spring.Baseball season has officially begun! The Boston Red Sox started their season with a win against their rivals on Monday, but won't open at Fenway until this Monday, April 8th against Baltimore. Be sure to check out ...
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Happy Birthday Mr. Rogers!

Happy Birthday Mr. Rogers!

The beloved childhood television host, Fred Rogers, would have turned 85 years old yesterday, but his impact on early childhood education will never fade. His show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," ran for three decades, during which he inspired millions of people to find friendship in their neighborhood, and millions of children to find happiness in even the smallest places. One of our speakers, Dr. Allen Mallory, is one of the most in-demand speakers on child care ...
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AEI's Mark Castel Quoted in the Boston Globe!

AEI’s Mark Castel Quoted in the Boston Globe!

Check out AEI's Mark Castel offering his thoughts on this article published today in the Boston Globe: "Oprah Winfrey to give address at Harvard commencement"Every college and university has a commencement and they all have speakers but not many have such big name speakers like Oprah Winfrey gracing their halls! This year Harvard University has done just that in selecting Oprah to address the graduating class of 2013. Their choice immediately brings controversy - is ...
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Child stars represented at the Oscars

Child stars represented at the Oscars

At just 9 years old, Quvenzhane Wallis was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for the role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," which she filmed when she was only 6 years old. While she didn't win, it's still an honor to be in a category with such prestigious and talented actors. Additionally, she is the youngest nominee for the category in history, and one of only 22 actors or actresses to be ...
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Happy President's Day!

Happy President’s Day!

President’s Day comes the same time each year, the third Monday in February and this year it happens to fall on February 18th. It was originally established in 1885 for President George Washington, and was known as “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Washington’s birthday is actually the 22nd of February. Almost a century later the holiday became known as President’s Day and was moved to a Monday. This was to help create more three-day ...
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Don't dine alone anymore

Don’t dine alone anymore

It’s not uncommon now-a-days to see people sitting alone while eating dinner out at a nice restaurant. Sometimes, people prefer to eat by themselves. At the end of the day nothing is more relaxing then unwinding by yourself. Although, when you do see people eating by themselves their cell phone isn’t far from reach. Surfing the web, returning emails and checking social media outlets can keep someone busy for up to an hour as they ...
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Lost but not forgotten: The 49ers still hold a place in our hearts

Lost but not forgotten: The 49ers still hold a place in our hearts

Though the San Francisco 49ers' unfortunate loss in this year's Super Bowl hurt many, we have speakers who hold this team and the sport of football near and dear to their hearts. Steve Young played 12 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers as their All-Pro quarterback. He is also tied for the league record in highest completion percentage for a career (64.3%), most seasons leading the league in touchdown passes (four), and is second all-time ...
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Yan can show YOU how to cook!

Yan can show YOU how to cook!

Chef Martin Yan is a celebrated host of more than 3,000 cooking shows and has been featured in more than 30 books. He is a certified Master Chef, a highly respected food consultant, a cooking instructor, and a prolific author. He found his passion at an early age when growing up in Guangzhou, China. His first introduction into the culinary world began at age thirteen, with an apprenticeship at a popular Hong Kong restaurant. He ...
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