| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:41 PM
That is an honest, transcribed reaction to news that this might be Alan Ball's last season of "True Blood," as hinted at in this interview he did with the Hollywood Reporter.
Surely, this could be a...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Like many women in the 1970s, Betty Stuart was a wife and mother - and frustrated with her life.
Her path to change would soon beckon.
“My third marriage was over, and I didn’t really know what my state of mind was,” the 85-year-old...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Ecuador was beautiful, and it didn’t take long for Betty Stuart to quickly feel at home there.
She lived among the people she was helping. When she volunteered in the 1970s, Peace Corps policy was to place volunteers with local families. This would...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:41 PM
From the moment Betty Stuart met Mechi, they were attached to each other. Betty was determined to make the little girl’s life better.
Betty worked with her every day. She taught her how to eat, dress and brush her teeth. Mechi was progressing...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 3:24 AM
Betty Stuart was not giving up her quest to adopt Mechi, the little girl she had bonded with. They headed back to Ecuador.
But a bit of unfinished business remained. Mechi's parents were alive, and Betty had to ask their permission to adopt her.
| May 13, 2011
Asking for help. Saying goodbye. Requesting feedback. They're all basic communication skills, yet employees often fail miserably when it comes to using them, says communications expert Jodi Glickman.
First a Peace Corps volunteer, then an investment...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:18 PM
Jason Puracal was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Nicaragua. Now, his family has asked the U.S. Government for help. They plan to rally outside the Paramount Theatre this Sunday, where President Obama will be speaking.
“You can`t put an innocent...
| Aug 25, 2011
"Whirled News Tonight" ***
Absurd and often just plain depressing, the news on any given day is always ripe for a send-up. Jon Stewart knows it. The Onion knows it. And the long-running improvised show "Whirled News Tonight" knows it.
Coming up on its...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Over the last 100 years, technological advances have revolutionized entire countries, but over the last 1,000 years, social advances have done little to fundamentally change homelessness and hunger.
In Laguna Beach, the homeless issue is a known...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:05 AM
JFK understood his victory was personal and concentrated on popular initiatives, while Obama has reached too far.
Nearly three years into his term, the young president was struggling, facing gridlock in Congress, disappointment among many once...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Whether you donate time, blood or money, volunteering feels good (after the "ouch" for blood donors). Now helping others can help you snag some travel deals and discounts too.
VolunteerIDcard was launched in 2009 to reward card-carrying volunteers with...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 5:07 PM
You do the math.
One mom plus four kids younger than 10, plus one paycheck totaling $350 a week. No algebra is needed to realize that an annual income of slightly more than $18,000 for five people does not add up to independence.
That's why the Apopka...