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Small businesses have and will continue to play a vital role in helping communities thrive. In the past small businesses have typically been our local bakery, florist, dry cleaners, barber shop, candy store, and the pizza and sandwich shop. Present day, small businesses now include online artisan and jewelry boutiques, clothing stores, food trucks, pop-up shops, nail salons, and pet walkers, to name a few.
Jenny Jensen is a child of the Vietnam War — or at least, end of the war. She was born in April of 1975 in Bangkok, Thailand, while her father was in Saigon "when the city went to hell in a handbasket."
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Black History Month is celebrated throughout February to honor many mission-driven individuals who made or are making lasting contributions to the United States.
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Mina Johnson is living the American dream, but it’s one she hadn’t dreamed about growing up. An immigrant from Japan, Johnson is Nashville’s first Asian American and Pacific Islander member of the city council.
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If you’re like me, you like to kick off the new year by reflecting on the goals you set last year and begin to set new ones for the coming year. For a lot of people, their No. 1 New Year’s goal is to get new job or launch a new business.
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This is a wonderful time of the year to relax, recharge and refocus before the new year begins. It’s also an ideal time for family and friends to gather to catch up, and for you to reflect and begin to focus on your 2017 goals, particularly as they relate to your career. Whether you’re employed and searching for a new job or unemployed and seeking a job, now is the perfect time to develop your execution plan. Here are a few pointers to help you get focused and stay ahead in your job search.
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Becoming a caregiver can be overwhelming, especially when it happens suddenly and you are not fully prepared to embark on, unbeknownst to you, your caregiver journey. It can be like becoming a new parent. You are now responsible for ensuring that your loved one gets the best care and advice. You hear other people’s stories of how they did it, read lots of how-to manuals, attend workshops and seminars, but you truly don’t know until you experience it.
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AARP is proud to partner with Next Day Better to share a monthlong series of stories of caregiving within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
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Tai chi is a popular ancient form of low-impact martial art that’s hugely popular in its home country, China. You can see groups of people of all ages gently going through the graceful movements in a park in the early morning, or groups of employees gathered on a rooftop or courtyard.
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Almost 18 months ago, Karen Alston founded the Spectrum Circle, an organization that empowers, motivates and uplifts women of color of all ages to achieve their goals and find their purpose through their passion. To date, the Spectrum Circle has hosted eight events to showcase talented women. They include the 2015 Spectrum Circle Awards for Innovative Women in Technology, Media and Business and most recently Women Who Lead: A Conversation with 50+ Women Innovators in Non-Traditional Careers, which coincided with the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Week and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
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Are you seeking a career change or a new job? If so, plan to attend  AARP’s Virtual Career Fair, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The fair will feature employers from across the country.
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No matter who you are or where you live, you can become a victim of fraud. No one is exempt. This year, my parents received a bogus phone call from “Publishers Clearinghouse” indicating they were eligible to receive $1 million if they provided personal information. While my mother caught on that it was a scam, my father needed some convincing because he got blinded by the large amount of money promised. Immediately they called me, and I convinced my father that the caller was not legitimate. Yes, Publishers Clearinghouse is a real sweepstakes — but they don’t call: Entry is through the mail.
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