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Plants are a lot like businesses

Plants are a lot like businesses

Why have my tomatoes stopped growing? Why are the blueberries on my plants ripe but only the size of a pea? Why do I have dead spots in my lawn? Why did some of my azaleas defoliate and others have half the leaves tan? Why is my holly fern getting brown edges on the leaves?

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Updated: jul. 04, 2015 8:30 a.m.
The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.”
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Career, volunteer fair for hospice

Career, volunteer fair for hospice

Hospice Care of Georgia will hold a career and volunteer-recruitment fair from 4-6 p.m. Monday at 9998 Ford Ave., suite 5, in Richmond Hill.

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Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

If you want to get people riled up, write about a particular generation of workers, then wait a few hours.
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Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses.
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2 movies fit for the classroom

2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.
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Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.
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How retiremen goals impact finances

How retiremen goals impact finances

The concept of “retirement” has changed dramatically in recent decades.

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Updated: jun. 28, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Canoochee employee honored by national

Canoochee employee honored by national

Joe Sikes recently was selected as one of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Brand Champions at the national CONNECT ’15 conference held in Minneapolis.

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Updated: jun. 26, 2015 9:00 a.m.
Ford Plantation expanding fitness programs

Ford Plantation expanding fitness programs

The Ford Plantation’s director of golf-course maintenance has expanded his role at the 1,800-acre private community, while the club also has brought on a new fitness manager to oversee a more-complete wellness program for members.

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Updated: jun. 25, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Property transfers for June 25

Property transfers for June 25

These real-estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court:

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More men think this is morally acceptable than women

More men think this is morally acceptable than women

When it comes to what are appropriate morals in a relationship, men and women seem to agree on plenty.
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What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.
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The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

The art of marriage is typically thought of to be exactly that — an art form.
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Richmond Hill movie one of many across Georgia

Richmond Hill movie one of many across Georgia

A movie that recently wrapped up in Richmond Hill is one of many being filmed in Georgia this year.

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Fed holding off on rate increases but says it could still happen this year

Fed holding off on rate increases but says it could still happen this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced last week the economy is still not strong enough to warrant a hike for interest rates, though she is optimistic the anticipated hike could arrive as soon as September.
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Americans households have the highest credit card debt since recession

Americans households have the highest credit card debt since recession

American consumers are accumulating credit card debt at the same rate as before the recession, despite paying down a huge chunk of that borrowing during the first quarter of this year, according to CardHub’s 2015 Credit Card Debt Study released this week.
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This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."
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Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.
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Battle against Chinese tallow trees rages on

Battle against Chinese tallow trees rages on

After Marco Polo returned from China, the western world became enamored with the spices, silk, spaghetti and other exotic products from that area.

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Updated: jun. 19, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Ribbon cutting for Paws in Motion

Ribbon cutting for Paws in Motion

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Paws in Motion with a ribbon-cutting Monday at the Chamber office. Paws in Motion offers dog walking as well as services such as puppy training or taking a dog to the dog park or to a veterinary appointment. The mobile business owned by Karine Mauprivez serves the Richmond Hill area.

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Updated: jun. 19, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Urgent Care Center celebrates at business after hours

Urgent Care Center celebrates at business after hours

The Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill had quite a few reasons to celebrate at the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's business after hours Thursday evening.

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Urgent Care Center hires PR firm

Urgent Care Center hires PR firm

Lesley Francis Public Relations has been appointed to work with The Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill during its sixth-anniversary year.  

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What students should really look for in a college education

What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.
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7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.
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Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it.
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Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

After discussing his "mild racism" during his opening monologue for Saturday Night on May 16, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. ruffled some feathers by joking about knowing a "neighborhood child molester" in his youth.
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Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

The rise of mandatory paid leave for both men and women who have children has been meteoric, according to The New Republic's Lauren Sandler.
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Is your potential employee confident or arrogant?

Is your potential employee confident or arrogant?

There's a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and unfortunately in business, it can be the make-or-break quality of a successful leader. Arrogant leaders are prone to being disagreeable and aggressive; they tend to push down their employees, drain away motivation and loyalty and paralyze productivity. Erika Napoletano, in a recent Entrepreneur.com article, calls arrogance “the idiot cousin of the confident businessperson.” Motivational sales trainer Patrick Henry Hansen, who has advised my company on a number of issues over the years, puts it this way: Confidence is always attractive, and arrogance is always repulsive.
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'Jurassic World' and the maternal instinct

'Jurassic World' and the maternal instinct

At the outset of the early 1990s, long before 3-D made an aggressive comeback and computer-generated imagery was still a rare novelty, Steven Spielberg released a film about dinosaurs that quickly became nothing short of a cultural phenomenon.
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