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People experience six distinct stages of turning adversity into growth. These stages apply to organizations, families, communities and individuals.

It's not unusual for high achieving scholarship recipients to receive honors and awards for a job well done, but there's a local scholarship program that's getting some national attention. ABC7's Kellye Lynn shows us more in the video above.
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Words that work

To build resilience, seek out the emotions today that you might need to manage tomorrow.

In the 16th century, people deliberately practiced feeling sad, hoping it would strengthen their coping skills for when something bad happened.

The words we use to describe our emotions affect how we feel, says historian Tiffany Watt Smith, and they've often changed (sometimes very dramatically) in response to new cultural expectations and ideas. Take nostalgia, for instance: first defined in 1688 as an illness and considered deadly, today�...
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CREDIT CARD DEBT
$2,930
per capita based on the population with a credit report (average)
Up 4.64% from previous year
The average debt per capita owed on credit cards.

If you're not already addicted to podcasts, make it your resolution for 2018.

My favorites include Malcolm Gladwell, Krista Tippett, Invisibilia, Esther Perel, Radiolab Podcast, This American Life. What are yours?

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year
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How to Create a Personal Branding Plan in 30 Minutes (Even if You Hate "Personal Branding") https://t.co/yt8HH83nMf via @TheMuse @MariBrands4You

Fix Your Personal Branding Strategy in 30 Minutes -The Muse: You have social media profiles, but not you're ...
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8 Steps to an Utterly Successful Career Change https://t.co/BIuCLwRjYc via @TheMuse @JobJenny

Stop using Excel, finance chiefs tell staffs https://t.co/O9SXuJANFs via @WSJ

CFOs say the ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting in the 1980s hasn’t kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate finance units.
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Jeff Bezos’s Net Worth Just Broke $100 Billion https://t.co/er0uiS6X34 via @technology

Jeff Bezos is the world’s newest $100 billion mogul.
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A man paid for over 8,000 toys on layaway at a New Jersey Toys 'R' Us: 'I’m trying to bring some happiness to people' https://t.co/bjKspMsDr2

It might not be Christmas yet, but one Secret Santa in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is already bringing the holiday cheer.
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Russell Simmons pens lengthy response to sexual assault allegations https://t.co/xOierpWBza via @theGrio

The music legend denies any wrongdoing in 1991 encounter with former model
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This Is What Latino Film Critics Are Saying About Pixar’s ‘Coco’ https://t.co/FBHj6HpSfQ via @remezcla

The plethora of 'Coco' reviews published by major media outlets have one glaring omission – not one of them is penned by a Latino writer.
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What Makes a Genius? The world's greatest minds have one thing in common https://t.co/sVBSXTE40V #creativity #innovation

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Businessperson of the Year via @FortuneMagazine https://t.co/ssTbtEkZ10

Check Out Fortune's 2017 Businessperson of the Year List
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FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears https://t.co/MY1ci7gcOL

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activi
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VIDEO: At Little Rock reunion, Bill and Hillary Clinton, allies look back at ’92 https://t.co/nCK081S4Am

Hillary and Bill Clinton reminisced about the former president’s White House run and their shared time in public office in front of supporters, past staff members and Democratic Party legacies in downtown Little Rock on Saturday.
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Black incomes outpace the national average in 124 majority-black cities: So where’s the investme… https://t.co/pQBa4KoLuz via @BrookingsInst

When we think of wealth, prosperity and opportunity, black families don’t come to mind. We’ve all consumed a historical narrative that black people, and by extension their communities, are deficits…
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