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The Surprising Ways Some Veterans Are Re-Imagining Their Careers After Service
Transitioning from military to civilian life is never easy. In addition to the physical and emotional consequences of more than a decade of war, veterans also must also endure a massive career change and contend against the prevailing stereotype for where they fit into civilian society.
This article, originally published on-line at The Washington Post, explores the ways some veterans are re-imagining their careers after service, despite those obstacles.
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Learn Chinese and I'll Take you to China.
Teach for America teacher Wyatt Smith makes an unlikely bargain with his inner-city Birmingham students.
On Veteran's Day, the greatest wound for many is loss of purpose
For Captain Kyle Snook, military service runs in the family. Three generations of Snooks attended the U.S. Military Academy and served in the Army. But two years ago, he stepped on a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan and was forced to ask himself an impossible question: how do you move on when all you've envisioned is a life in uniform?
The first step in launching any successful business should be conducting research into prospective markets. Capturing and sifting through such data is Dionna McPhatter’s specialty. Before co-founding New York-based marketing firm The Strategy Collective, which builds custom analytics platforms to better understand customers and influence business decisions, McPhatter was responsible for unearthing data insights for British consumer-goods company RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) and its suite of global health and home brands, such as Airwick and Lysol.
Here, McPhatter shares how a bit of market research can benefit startups.
She Reads Truth
She Reads Truth is an online community of women that work to inspire one another to spend more time reading and communing with the Bible. Find more at the She Reads Truth app in the App store, or www.shereadstruth.com.
The Resurrected Life
What happens when you're faced with fear? Do you move to action, call everything into question, shrink into the mundane aspects of life, or do you run forward, full of joy?
Since 1958, Forbes Travel Guide has established the benchmark of luxury hospitality through its star-ratings and expert writing. I have been a contributing writer to Forbes Travel Guide since May 2013.
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More than six years ago, chef Jonathan Waxman and Kings of Leon vocalist Caleb Followill dreamed of starting a food and wine festival in Nashville unlike any other. Now in its third year, Music City Food and Wine is arguably one of the best culinary events in the nation, bringing together acclaimed chefs and musicians in a weekend-long feast, spearheaded by Vector Management and C3 Presents, organizers behind Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza. In other words, it’s worth the $500 all-access pass.
Experiencing a metropolitan city in 48 hours can be difficult. But in Asheville, North Carolina, most attractions are so centrally located, you can sample more in a short amount of time. This small mountain town boasts artistic flair, outdoor adventure, historical intrigue and plenty of deliciousness. In other words, it’s a perfect weekend getaway any time of year.
The Tennessean is the state's largest daily print publication, with more than 200,000 circulation daily. I have been a regular contributor to the Tennessean since April 2012.
Boy Rebuilds Brain
Will NeSmith remembers the last time he sat on the dewy ground at Camp Ridgecrest in Asheville, N.C. Then 12 years old, he was ready for the morning devotion at the Christian-based summer camp he’d been attending since age 7. But the morning of June 15, Will’s life changed forever. He felt a sudden pain in his right arm and raindrops on his face. He heard sirens and the camp director’s harried voice.
“Then,” Will said, “everything went black.”
photo via The Tennessean
A devout wife confronts temptation while it's all in her head
Before I got married, I took a lot of pride in the fact that my fiancé and I had done things by The Book.
The groom-to-be was chivalrous, with a solid group of guy friends and no red flags in sight. He taught me how to flip an omelet without splattering the entire kitchen with raw egg. He didn't bat an eye when my mother asked him point-blank if he was addicted to pornography. (Really, Mom?) And by some miracle, we'd both survived adolescence with our virginity intact. We met with our preacher, invested in premarital counseling, discussed joint bank accounts. We were responsible. Righteous. Doing it God's way and ready to reap the benefits.
My mother had words for me, too. She told me that marriage is sin on steroids, and I agreed, in theory. But my major flaws were impatience, moodiness and a tendency to leave my shoes on the floor. Sure, there were several make-out sessions I'd rather forget, and a few long-term relationships I let drag on. But compared to the rest of the known world, I was baggage-free ... right?
Then my baggage showed up to my wedding.
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What to Do in Nashville
This article focused on the bustling 8th Avenue District of Nashville. Pick up the issue on newsstands to take a look!
The Every Girl
The Every Girl is a Chicago based online publication with more than 25,000 regular readers nationwide that covers relationships, travel, fashion and more.
Nashville's Pinewood Social
Take an empty 13,000 square-foot trolley barn. Subtract the dust. Add acclaimed Chef Josh Habiger, cocktail guru Matt Tocco, and barista experts from CREMA. Multiply by the Golberg brothers, known for launching brilliant Nashville restaurants, and don’t forget to include six reclaimed bowling lanes, countless staff, and 4 separate menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. All that math equals one fine restaurant: Pinewood Social.
photo by Andrea Behrends
American Songwriter is a bi-monthly publication focused primarily on up-and-coming, established, and legendary musicians that includes Q+A's, listening sessions, technology, and news within the music publishing industry.
The Lone Bellow Demand to be Heard
When I first heard The Lone Bellow, I was nestled under a down duvet, hidden from winter’s first ambush.
It was 10:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and my toes were finally warm when I heard my phone buzz on the nightstand. I pulled a single arm out of my cocoon, grabbed the phone and read the text: “Sorry if this is super late but there’s a secret show tonight. Text me back if you are able to come.” I tapped back quickly, wanting my cold fingers back under the covers, “We’re lame and in bed. What’s the show?” Her reply came quickly: “The Lone Bellow.”
Scott Witherow holds out a cylindrical bin full of black and brown bits and invites me to take a whiff. Without thinking, I lean in eyes closed and breathe in the scent, expecting fragrant cocoa. Instead, pungent fumes hit me in the face, sending my head backwards in a reflexive jolt. “Whoa! What is that?” I ask, eyes squinting, straining for the nonchalant. Scott puts the top back on and smiles. I smile back, and peer over all the buckets stacked up around this corner of the shop, wondering what other surprises Scott Witherow has in store.
Two brothers set out to re-start their great-grandfather's whiskey distillery with just a drink and a dream. And what started as an immigrant's chance at a new life, might just have new life all over again.
Ndume Olatushani never stepped foot in Tennessee before he was arrested and brought to the state to face murder charges in Memphis in 1984. He spent 27 years on death row for a murder he didn't commit. And the woman who helped set him free is now the woman he loves.