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I will not let my fear of failure drive me into the arms of failure itself. FINAO.

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Thailand is basically sewn together by a well worn thread of tourism infrastructure. To get off of the beaten trail you have to head to the northeast corner of the country, an area that has no beaches and few temples to speak of. This is one of the places I ended up, traveling with a small group of university students who had made their way to Southeast Asia. The small town we ended up in, by means of a cultural exchange program, has little to no tourist traffic. It was the kind of thing you…

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This is a new test of our blog. Running for health is the greatest competitive run.

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Commitment to more women in leadership applauded The creation of the 25 Percent Group and its commitment to increase the number of women in leadership roles has been applauded by Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew. “Diversity in leadership is vital for building and sustaining New Zealand’s competitive edge in an increasingly challenging and volatile global market,” Mrs Goodhew said. Prime Minister John Key and Mrs Goodhew today launched the 25 Percent Group, a group of prominent chairs…

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FINAO or Not FINAO?  A 27-year-old sprinter, Maya Nakanishi, from Japan stripped down to nothing but her prosthetic in a few tasteful shots for a calendar she's selling in hopes of funding her trip to this summer's Olympic Games in London. She also hopes to buy a new artificial limb for her right leg, which was amputated below the knee after it was hit by a steel beam six years ago.

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FINAO or Not FINAO?  A 27-year-old sprinter, Maya Nakanishi, from Japan stripped down to nothing but her prosthetic in a few tasteful shots for a calendar she\'s selling in hopes of funding her trip to this summer\'s Olympic Games in London. She also hopes to buy a new artificial limb for her right leg, which was amputated below the knee after it was hit by a steel beam six years ago. \

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There are many opportunities to be found in one’s challenges

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In 1996 a promising 19 years old professional ballerina Ma Li lost her right arm in a car accident. Her life would never be the same, her boy friend couldn’t handle what was going on and he walked away from her. She tried to kill herself only to be saved by her parents.

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I\'ve come to understand the true challenge and reward of parenting.  When I was a child, I was no model citizen.  I drove my parents nuts!  Yet in spite of me, my parants showed a stern and caring love and committment.  I was their challenge.  I eventually learned the value of being their reward.  I found myself in a situation of being a young adult, by virtue of becoming an young parent.  When I told my parants about my situation, their response was simple.  \

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