Talk about teens

Think a minute… Do you live with strangers in your house? It can feel that way when our kids change into teenagers and the generation gap between us gets even wider. Now more than ever, we need to stay close to our kids during these crucial, changing years of their life.

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Use all you’ve got

Think a minute… Have you ever felt like you did not get a fair start in life? Do you feel that the cards you were dealt have made it impossible for you to win? Listen to this true story.

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Battling Boredom

Think a minute…Are you bored? It is a sad life when we “outlive our enthusiasm” for it. That is why “Our big challenge is not to add years to our life, but life to our years.” That way “Our spirit will not grow gray before our hair does.”

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Living with Fear

Think a minute….Little Al was a sweet five-year-old boy and quite the little Englishman with his proper clothes and manners. His father, a successful businessman in London, called him his “little lamb.” Yet for some reason this daddy was setting up little Al for the shock of his life.

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Make a Stand

Think a minute…Former American President, Harry Truman, said that every president has been attacked by the news media and press. President Truman further concluded that a U.S. president who had never fought with Congress or the Supreme Court had not really done his job.

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Is your family climate-controlled?

Think a minute…What is your dream climate to live in? A warm one or a cold one? A sunny one or a rainy one? Did you know that you can live in the climate you have always wanted? I’m not talking about the weather climate, but the far more important climate of your home.

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The Sweat of Success

Think a minute…Former prime minister of England, Winston Churchill, became so famous for his speeches that he was called “the greatest speaker of the 20th century.” He was also famous for his quick wit.

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Work Till You Win

Think a minute… One day in 1894, Guglielmo returned to his room on the third floor of his parents’ house. He had spent several months of reading books and filling notebooks with detailed drawings and diagrams.

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Saved in the Storm

Think a minute… In England during the 1700’s, it was fairly common for boys to spend several months in boarding school before heading out to sea. And so it was for John.

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The Magic is in the Mix

Think a minute… A little boy named John was watching his mother bake a cake. She put all the ingredients on the table: flour, butter, sugar, baking powder, eggs and vanilla. When his mother was not looking, little John sneaked a taste of each ingredient.

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Successful Business Plan (Part 2)

Think a minute…”The reason some people are successful is that they put their plan and work together for a plan that truly works.” Yesterday we started a plan for success both in our job and career, as well as in our personal life, so today we will complete the course.

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The Wrong Map

Think a minute…Have you ever been lost? If you travel to another country for the first time, getting lost can be frustrating and discouraging. Imagine you have just arrived in London, England and want to go to a certain place in that great city.

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Sam the changed man

Think a minute...This is the true story of a man named Sam who joined the American army in 1812. He was such a great military leader that he became a major general.

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Successful Business Plan (Part 1)

Think a minute...Do you know the secret to a successful business? Even if you do not own your own business, these principles work in both your professional and personal life. Following these priorities will guide you to success in this business called life.

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What women want

Think a minute…One of man’s greatest challenges is to understand women. The problem: “By the time a man can read a woman like a book, he needs eyeglasses.” Or as one husband said, “There are two ways to handle a woman—and nobody knows either of them.” So what do women want?

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Rise to the Challenge (Part 2)

Think a minute...”Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” We are facing the most challenging time in human history. Our world population has exploded to 7.7 billion people! With far more people on the planet, we are running out of clean air and clean water.

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Grace to Change

Think a minute… The statesman and financer Cecil Rhodes who started his world-famous Rhodes Scholarships was also known for being a fine dresser. He once invited a young man to his home for dinner.

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Learn the Easy Way

Think a minute…Some time ago a small town in California needed a new water pipe system. Someone suggested that they ask the city of Los Angeles for advice since the large city of L.A. was more experienced.

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Fathers of Orphans

Think a minute...Tragically, fathers are becoming a vanishing breed. Statistics show that millions of children are growing up like orphans because their fathers simply reproduce themselves and leave, rather than staying home to love and raise their son or daughter.

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War of words

Think a minute….In the year 1899, four American newspaper reporters were searching for a story. They each worked for a different newspaper in the city of Denver, Colorado. By chance they ended up together one Saturday evening when all four of them were desperately needing a story to publish the next morning in the Sunday edition.

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Editorial

The European Union’s “blacklist” and why its so absurd

Black list, red list, white list, whatever list – you have to forgive ordinary Samoans for being bewildered – at being thrown a book full of complex financial system requirements and technical jargon that don’t make an iota of difference in their daily lives.

Letters to the Editor

Issues about the by-laws of the H.R.P.P.

Dear Editor, The current case between Laauli Leauatea Polataivao and his own political party (H.R.P.P.) reveals some shocking discoveries of real issues about the by-laws of the H.R.P.P.

Street Talk

Gregory Ah Sam, 34

Mixed reaction from public to electricity price increase

The Electric Power Corporation on Monday announced a $0.09 sene increase in the price of electricity effective from March 1. The EPC said the increase applies to all domestic and non-domestic users for cash power and induction meter users. Reporter Soli Wilson meets members of the public to get their views on the increase.

Columns

Scammers of the internet and tourism

Who would think less of stupidity given the fiasco of the overtly expressive on the internet being held against their will though it was their strong will that put them there?

Between the Lines

A hungry thief. Your house might be next

A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.

Sunday Reading

Alpha Cafe and Chemist owners Nataivai Siitia and her husband Junior Siitia.

A café and a pharmacy - service with a difference

The Alpha Café and Chemist is not your everyday kind of pharmacy – it offers a service with a difference and is within the vicinity of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.

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