Reusing for the Environment

Most of us have heard the phrase “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. This simple expression is how you can help save energy, natural resources, and the environment. Reduce, reuse, and recycling should be followed in that order. Reduce and reuse products before recycling. Just by reducing and reusing, you are preventing pollution, saving

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NOT LEAN, BUT SOMETIMES MEAN

Consumers Corner # 36 BUSINESS EXECS WANT CHEAP GOVT. – UNTIL THEY BECOME A PART OF IT Then they enjoy spending our money By Jim Murphy Business leaders and politicians love to talk about how government should be smaller, cheaper and run like a private company. Until they become appointed to

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Hotline Volunteering – Women Organized Against Rape

Crisis Hotline Volunteer For a few hours a month, I volunteer my time on Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center’s hotline, Women Organized Against Rape, or WOAR. The mission of WOAR is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights

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NBA – Not Believable Anymore

Consumers Corner # 35 I CAN’T GET ALL TOO EXCITED ABOUT THE 76ERS “PROCESS” By Jim Murphy I know many Philadelphia basketball friends are thrilled by the 76ers’ recent success on the court. They’re in the second round of the Eastern Division playoffs! I myself absolutely love the players and coach Brett

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PROTECT OUR CHILDREN

Consumers Corner # 34 LET’S DO WHAT WE CAN TO PREVENT TEEN SUICIDES By Jim Murphy Suicide sucks for everyone – especially for family and friends left behind. And no parent should have to bury a child, much less a child who died by his or her own hand. No doubt

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HOME SAFE HOME

Consumers Corner # 33 FOR YOUR FAMILY’S SAFETY … PLEASE LOCK UP YOUR GUNS By Jim Murphy To protect your family and stop unauthorized people from using firearms you keep at home, please lock your guns in a safe place. Surprisingly, most U.S. gun owners are not locking up these weapons

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Mindfulness Meditation

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day” – Deepack Chopra In our daily lives, our minds are almost constantly busy with thoughts

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I am My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper

By April Thomas-Jones In our world of opioid addiction, alcoholism and other drug addictions it is important that we remain armed and vigilant to protect our families, our neighbors, and ourselves against this common enemy. In Philadelphia all death rates were higher in 2016 than the prior year, and all

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ALL THINGS PHILLY

Consumers Corner # 32 STAY UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST PHILLY INFO AT VISITPHILLY.COM By Jim Murphy You may not realize it. But one of your best sources for the many great things happening in the Philadelphia area is visitphilly.com. This website is packed with info on the top things

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Women of History: Hatshepsut

By April Thomas-Jones “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde For centuries women have been seen as “less than” their male counterparts. There were even times in our great history that women were seen as no

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