Heroine of the day - Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, 1890 – May 14, 1998) was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development. Moving to Miami as a young woman to work for The Miami Herald, Douglas became a freelance writer, producing over a hundred short stories that were published in popular magazines.

Hero of the Day - Shahid Khan

Shahid "Shad" Khan (born July 18, 1950) is a Pakistani-American billionaire businessman. He is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL), the English Football League Championship team Fulham F.C., and automobile parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate in Urbana, Illinois.
As of September 2014, Khan's net worth is over $4.6 billion. He is ranked 122nd in the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans and is overall the 349th wealthiest person in the world. He is also the richest person of Pakistani origin.

SeekSobriety.com - Hero of the Day - Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975) was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones progesterone and testosterone from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol. His work laid the foundation for the steroid drug industry's production of cortisone, other corticosteroids, and birth control pills.
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SeekSobriety.com - Heroine of the Day - Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Known as "America's Sweetheart", "Little Mary" and the "girl with the curls", she was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting.
In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named Pickford 24th among the greatest female stars of all time.

SeekSobriety.com - Hero of the Day - Carl Karcher

Carl Nicholas Karcher SMOM (January 16, 1917 – January 11, 2008) was an American businessman, founder of the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain, now owned by parent company CKE Restaurants, Inc. Born on a farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Karcher was the son of Ohio natives Leo and Anna Maria (Kuntz) Karcher. Leo Karcher's grandparents immigrated from Belgium; Anna Maria Kuntz was of German ancestry. Carl N. Karcher moved to Anaheim, California, where his uncle ran a small business.

The 10 Best Leadership Quotes of All Time

The 10 Best Leadership Quotes of All Time

Words of wisdom are a beautiful thing. They can provide inspiration when you need a boost or clarity during times of distress. Whether on the surface or deep down, we all have an ability to be leaders and to take charge. So when we get lost in the melee of life or simply want to better ourselves, seeking advice from proven leaders is a great way to do this.

SeekSobriety.com - Hero of the Day - Adolph Zukor

Adolph Zukor (January 7, 1873 – June 10, 1976)[1] was a Hungarian film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures.

SeekSobriety.com - Hero of the Day -Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. (/ˈroʊzəvɛlt/ roh-zə-velt;[a] October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party (GOP) and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity.

Why do you read a thousand things about change and never change?

Why do you read 1,000 things about change and never change?
ERIC BARKER | JANUARY 4, 2015

Knowing isn't doing.

I post a lot of stuff about getting better at things. A common response to my posts is "I know that." Well, knowing is great for watching Jeopardy. It's not nearly as good for life.

The Huff Post’s drug problem

The Huffington Post, through its widely viewed video service HuffPost Live, is promoting recreational use of marijuana as well as even more troubling nonsense about the medicinal value of hard drugs like ecstasy, acid and other Schedule I substances.
When Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage at the European Music Awards and at the Art Basel Miami Beach festival, most saw it as reflecting the ills of celebrity culture.
But the danger of public acceptance and misuse is much greater when a significant media outlet promotes illicit drugs.

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