Education

Kansas has one of America’s highest distracted driving rates

By Chara A recently published study by the financial website MoneyGeek.com analyzed federal statistics to determine which states have the highest rates of distracted driving. According to the results, Kansas is the one of them. Kansas was ranked the second-deadliest state. The ranking was based on the study of federal statistics on fatalities and roadway traffic reports of deaths involving …

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College is still important in 2020

Commentary by Tere Siqueira In the Digital Age, when most information is easily accessible online, many people might think a college education is no longer necessary. Not true. A college degree is critical to your success in today’s workforce. It can have a significant impact on other areas of your life, too. Some of the key benefits of attending college …

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31 Students Are Awarded Scholarships at Annual Banquet of The Builders’ Association

Kansas City, MO – Thirty-one outstanding students received scholarships at The Builders’ Association’s Annual Banquet, which was held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on Friday, February 21, 2020. The scholarships were funded by donations to The Builders’ Association Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit endowment fund established to support, through scholarships, the academic education of individuals who seek careers …

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Advance Directive: Creating a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney (Part 2)

The person your loved one appoints as his health care agent should know him well and be willing to carry out the directions your loved one has given to the agent regardless of personal feelings or influence from family and friends. Your loved one should be sure to name an alternate agent to stand in if the primary agent is …

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Advance Directive: Creating a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney (Part 1)

By thinking ahead and communicating treatment preferences early on, your loved one can prevent arguments and spare those close to him the anxiety of having to guess his wishes. Most important, he will have the opportunity to make very personal health care decisions for himself. These documents — called advanced directives — serve as a record of someone’s medical preferences. Putting Preferences …

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Headed Back to School?

By Jean Chatzky There’s plenty of financial help out there if you know where to look It’s one of the questions I get asked most often: Do you save for your children to attend college or for your retirement? The answer is the latter — because there’s plenty of financial aid for college but no financial aidfor retirement. But what if it’s you …

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Why All Adults Should Have a Living Will

Clear, written health care direction is a gift to those who love you “Her living will takes over now,” said the nurse practitioner the morning after my mother slipped into a coma. I was 51 weeks into 24-hours-a-day caregiving, which included constant decision-making about hospital, rehab and nursing facility admissions as well as readjustments of medication and treatment plans — …

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How to find the right mentor

Commentary by Chara Having a mentor – someone who will guide you and help you develop and strengthen your skills – is a great benefit to you personally and professionally. As the United Nations Development Program states, mentoring relationships provide opportunities to discuss ideas, receive honest and constructive feedback, and get the access to the information, knowledge and experience of …

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How to mentor millennials

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Millennials are taking over the workforce. Already the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, millennials will comprise more than 75% of the workforce by 2025. And they are seeking mentors to guide and inspire them. The following tips will make your mentoring much more effective: *Allow them to share opinions freely: Millennials want to be …

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Por qué todos los adultos deberían tener un testamento vital

Las instrucciones claras y por escrito sobre la atención médica es un regalo para tus seres queridos. Su testamento vital es quien manda ahora”, dijo la enfermera profesional la mañana después de que mi madre entró en coma. Durante 51 semanas, yo había cuidado de ella las 24 horas y tomado decisiones constantemente sobre el ingreso al hospital, al centro …

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