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Harvard Psychologist, Mahzarin Banaji coined the term “thumbprint of my culture.” She and many others have studied implicit bias. These are biases we all have and use without conscious awareness. Our brain works fast to make decisions constantly and develop mental shortcuts. These shortcuts …

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Dollar General Literacy grant to Crichfield

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Silver Birch celebrates Assisted Living Week

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MERRILLVILLE — Centier Bank has announced the promotions of Lydia Post to assistant vice president of Small Business Banking in Porter and La Porte counties; and mortgage loan officer Marija Radiceska to officer of the bank.

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Kutch joins School of American Music faculty

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Helping businesses build online presence

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The Supreme Court reviewed three court cases where the employers terminated employees because the employees were homosexual or transgender.

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David Kessler, an expert on grief, described three ways people respond to a crisis. There are those who panic, unsure of what to do or how to cope; those moving along with guidance they’ve been given; and those who want others to calm down and get back to business as usual.

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Contractor offering kids’ hospital gowns

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David Rock, Ph.D., coined the acronym SCARF which stands for status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness. These are the five domains that influence us emotionally, much of the time as a threat. Leaders can mitigate the impact of SCARF threats by creating some SCARF rewards.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and establishes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act both effective April 2, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2020. The bill basically amends the employers’ threshold from 50 or more employees to fewer than 500 emplo…

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La PORTE — Each fall the La Porte County Association of REALTORS (LPCAR), along with the La Porte Jaycees and the Deserving Children’s Roof Sit, help raise funds for the La Porte County Deserving Children Shopping event held in December.

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Bernadette Gibson originates to us from an Irish family and enhances her jewelry with a Celtic twist: not only in design, but in meaning. As a jeweler from Chicago’s Jewelers row at 9 N. Wabash for 30 years, she has relocated her talents to Michigan City for the last three years.

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MICHIGAN CITY — What’s cooking? Plenty at this Michigan City food manufacturer.

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Some stress is good, even required to elicit activity. Too much stress is bad leading to feeling overwhelmed. Amy Arnsten, Neurobiology and Psychology Professor at Yale University, calls this the “Goldilocks of the brain.” Stress must be just right to achieve peak performance. This sweet spo…

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About 40 years ago a successful local realtor by the name of Marjorie Gondeck was in charge of the sale of a building at 809 Franklin St., Michigan City, when she was inspired by her passion and hobby of collecting trinkets and treasures. They found a home in this vacant space and her dreams…

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The “top 1%” is the symbol of wealth and power thanks to a protest movement. Since Occupy Wall Street popularized the term almost a decade ago, inequality has surged, and this exclusive group has only gotten richer and more influential.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Mohr Capital, a Dallas-based privately held real estate investment firm, has broken ground on a 200,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility with 23 acres of concrete storage capacity for GAF Materials Corporation, a subsidiary of Standard Industries, in Michigan City.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Being selected as the number one sandwich shop in the state and the 14th in the nation, according to Yelp reviews and compiled by BuzzFeed, is quite an honor. And, it’s one bestowed to Michigan City’s own Panini Panini, located at 1720 Franklin Street.

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Threat is more powerful than reward because our brains are designed to keep us safe. Studies show the avoid (threat) response generates more arousal, more quickly and lasts longer than the approach (reward) response. The limbic system within the brain controls our emotions. It can process in…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Stephen P. Moore of Moore's Auto Repair & Towing of Michigan City received the American Towman Trust Ward in Atlantic City on Dec. 6, 2019, during the American Towman Exposition.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Members Advantage Credit Union (MACU) has announced that scholarship applications are now being accepted for the credit union's annual Gail Walker and Leona Bruno scholarships, offered to high school seniors and students in their first or second year in college. 

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