Parents of teens in competitive youth sports who plan to fund college through a full-ride sports scholarship may be in for a surprise. The reality is that only 7% of high school athletes move on to college sports, with just 2% earning athletic scholarships. In their new book, The Elusive Full Ride Scholarship: An Insider’s Guide, authors Mia Wenjen and Alison Foley demystify the college sports recruiting and scholarship process into
Home is where the heart is, right? Home is something many of us take for granted and I’m sure those who have struggled in the midst of the challenges of 2020 would agree—there’s no place like the safety and sanctuary of HOME. But whether your humble abode is a 1000 acre Montana ranch or a cozy 400 square-foot apartment in Manhattan, the common denominator is that your version of Home,
Though sometimes viewed as a “pests,” bees play a key role in the productivity of agriculture and the beauty of our world and are responsible for the pollination of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers. But our cherished bees are facing peril in the form of the disruption of natural habitats. This disruption is in the form of lack of “bee flowers” due to the widespread overuse of pesticides, and numerous
“Whether we are at home or at the beach, books are the perfect distraction for those of us who want to want to get lost in a spellbindingly edgy book. The Ascension Trilogy by Hannah Rials is just the ticket for some suspenseful escapism!”~ Becky F. Summer reading is on everyone’s mind lately, quite possibly because after weeks months of words like “quarantine,” “Shelter in Place,” and “social distancing.” As
As a publisher, we are always tasked with keeping an eye on what book buyers are looking for in the way of adult and kids’ books. Desired topics change often when life shine’s the spotlight on something (or someone) we would like to know more about. Lately, we’ve noticed is that people are pulling back from buying books in general even though many of our nation’s people are still currently
So, how are you feeling during these unprecedented times? It seems/feels like this pandemic is dragging on forever with no reprieve in sight. People are alternating between rebellion and paralyzing fear and the news and news feeds are filled with info that half the time we are sure is real or not. “Hunker down and wait” seems to be a reoccurring theme for many of the more level-headed folks and
Beyond the anxieties and health concerns that come with a global pandemic, small businesses (especially those deemed “non-essential” ) are taking a huge hit financially and even mentally. Many people have lost their jobs and many small business owners are giving in to the crushing and frustrating limitations and are choosing not to reopen at all. As a whole, solopreneurs, independent contractors, and small businesses are in a state of
“April Showers bring May Flowers…” In my world, it also brings about a slew of baby foxes! It was back in 2009 when the foxes first arrived in my yard. Over the years that followed, our vast property was home to many litters of foxes kits. To this day, I am still enamored with the special connection that I was blessed with during my interactions with these beautiful wild animals.
May 4 is a day, like any other day, with one exception: it’s National Renewal Day! To be honest, I wasn’t even aware there was such a “day”…but I love it. I especially love that its the day after National Garden Meditation Day as well. The NationalDayCalendar.com website describes Renewal Day best: “Observed annually on May 4th, National Renewal Day was created for new beginnings. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary,
Literacy in our country is at an all-time high. It’s no secret that books play a huge part in all children’s lives. Numerous studies have also shown that reading to a child as little as twenty minutes per week will not only result in stronger readers but ones who carry a love of literature into adulthood. Reading books nourishes the brain, and this is true for readers of all ages.