Lisa Ramos C&C Hair Salon

Beauty Belongs To Everyone: Making A Difference, One Haircut At A Time | Lisa McDaniel-Ramos

Lisa McDaniel-Ramos is the embodiment of a renaissance woman, embarking on many different career paths throughout her life, and embracing change as it came to her. Now, Lisa is the owner of C&C Hair Company, a salon that encapsulates everything she’s grown to know: embracing change will lead you to amazing places, and everyone deserves to feel fulfilled and in control of their own life, which can start with a fresh new hairstyle.

Renee Ruth Singer Songwriter

From Real Estate To The Recording Studio: ‘There’s No Better Time than the Present To Start Following Your Dreams’ | Renée Ruth

To quote one of Renee Ruth’s songs “Chasing Butterflies,” “life gets in the way” when bills, family, responsibilities settle in and we feel obligated to pursue a career where we feel secure and financially stable. So many of us don’t know how to take the leap from day to day and pursue our dreams, even when we know it’s exactly what we’ve always wanted to do.

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Walmart Shooter Purchased Gun Just Hours Before Killing, Authorities Say

The gunman who shot and killed six co-workers at a Walmart in Chesapeake, VA, earlier this week legally purchased the gun hours before the massacre. He also left what he titled a “death note” on his phone detailing grievances with various people in his life.

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The Ultimate Impact of Intelligent Automation Will Not Just Be Measured by Its Efficiency, but Also by How It Will Uplift Humanity | Dr. Asish Banerjee

From robot-assisted surgery to email spam filters, there is much we gain from artificial intelligence. However, people are often wary of systems that they don’t fully understand. Dr. Ashis Banerjee, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, has made it his mission to educate people about the ways in which automation can contribute to the betterment of humankind.

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Americans May Face a ‘Tripledemic’ This Winter With the Spread of Influenza, RSV and Covid-19

At least three viruses—influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—are threatening to overwhelm the country this holiday season. Americans will grapple with multiple respiratory pathogens, both old and new.

Dr. Patricia Ann Broderick PhD

The Tiniest Probe May Reach the Highest Honor | Dr. Patricia Ann Broderick, PhD.

Trademarked, the BRODERICK PROBE®, the tiny nanoprobe was created by a tiny but mighty five-foot girl, Dr. Patricia Ann Broderick, PhD. The name was to honor her father, Patrick Broderick, Patricia felt a strong desire to name the nanoprobe sensor after her father as her father was killed and taken from her in a shocking oxyacetylene torch welding accident on the Christmas Eve when Patricia had just turned the age of seven. The abandonment that Patricia feels every Christmas Eve is formidable and the complexity of the brain always propelled her to elucidate how the brain works. What happened to her father?

Janet DeMaria Skadoosie

Parents Are Thankful for This Designer’s Contemporary Spin on the ‘Onesie’ | Janet Demaria

Designer-turned-entrepreneur Janet DeMaria saw that infant bodysuits had not changed in decades and came up with the idea for the “Skadoosie,” a onesie that does away with the need for buttons, snaps, and zippers. A lifelong learner and creative, Janet reimagined a modern and functional take on a parenting staple. Now, Janet hopes to drive change and inspire others to pursue their dreams.

Dr. Haniya Halim

Changing Minds And Changing Lives: Building A Society That Prioritizes Mental Health | Dr. Haniya Halim

Mental health has long been stigmatized as an individual issue that one needs to work through on their own accord. As time has passed, society has begun to break down these harmful ideologies and prioritized the importance of taking care of your mind, the same way you would your physical body when it’s sick or injured. Dr. Haniya Halim is a psychiatrist who’s dedicated herself to destigmatizing the negative connotations regarding mental health while creating safe spaces for those who are looking to better their lives.

Joni Redick

How Having A ‘Million Dollar Attitude’ Can Help You Write Your Own Success Story | Joni Redick-Yundt

A woman with a purpose: Living a full and authentic life is all about having and maintaining a certain mindset. Never underestimate the power of Positive Attitude; that’s why Joni B. Redick-Yundt, with a small voice yet making a huge impact, has decided to educate the world with her uplifting, inspirational and motivational books.

Stacy Padula Author

Coming of Age Books: When Representation Really Matters | Stacy Padula

Coming of age is one of the most universal and complex experiences that all human beings can relate to navigating. Being a teenager and going down the path of self-discovery can be hard, especially when society and your peers are constantly telling you what to do and who to be. Stacy Padula is an author and educator who grew up thinking grade school would be like the world she read about in books. She quickly discovered, however, the experience of being a teenager is a lot more complicated than what the media portrayed it as, so she decided to create her own books that reflected the darker realities of adolescence, tackling peer pressure, addiction, and the desire to fit in without losing yourself.