blind_boys_of_alabama
December 22, 2016 - 1:18 pm
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The Blind Boys of Alabama, a five-time-Grammy-award-winning gospel group, has performed for three administrations at the White House and for enthusiastic audiences all over the world. I recently heard an NPR interview with Ricky McKinnie, a singer and drummer

question-mark
November 30, 2016 - 4:01 pm
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Several years ago, nutritionist Jerry Sternin came up with a way to reduce malnutrition in Vietnam. And he did it with one simple question. Sternin searched out a few villagers whose children seemed better nourished than other Vietnamese kids

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, second from left, works with defensive backs B.J. Scott (1) and  Dre Kirkpatrick (21) during NCAA college football practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.  (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
October 26, 2016 - 10:16 am
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Nick Saban and his University of Alabama teams have won four national championships, and he once appeared on a Forbes magazine cover as “The Most Powerful Coach in Sports.” A couple of months ago, I attended an Alabama practice

perfect
October 19, 2016 - 2:16 pm
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When Christa Quarles became OpenTable’s CEO last year, she quickly realized her teams were trying to perfect ideas and projects before showing them to her. “They would waste a ton of time trying to get it perfect,” she told

for or against
August 31, 2016 - 2:31 pm
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Americans Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick — two of the world’s fastest skaters 10 years ago —¬† were both scheduled for the 1500-meter speed skating event in the 2006 Winter Olympics. For weeks before the match, they bickered in

exercise
August 25, 2016 - 11:44 am
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“I’m in no shape to exercise.” Overhearing this sentence in a coffee shop, I glanced over to see an obese fellow holding a gooey pastry and a drink topped with whipped cream. He and his buddy laughed, but there