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Laura Stebbins

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Find the joy, and celebrate it. Good advice for most any situation -- an Olympian missing out on gold, an employee not getting the expected promotion -- but in this case Program Specialist Susan Callison with the Alzheimer’s Association...
The vision of the Alzheimer’s Association is a “world without Alzheimer’s.” Similarly, one of the goals of the association's 2016 national plan is to effectively treat and provide effective care and services for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Saturday's Walk before...
Gosh darn it! Where did I put that important file? Who is this person coming toward me that I know I should know but I sure can’t remember his name? Shoot, what is the word I’m trying to recall? What’s...
“Morning" is "the early part of the day: the time from sunrise to noon” or “the part of the day between midnight and noon,” according to Merriam-Webster. So I am technically a morning person. I’m very fond of 10 a.m....
I’m not in Rio at the 2016 Summer Olympics, watching Michael Phelps and other U.S. Olympians compete, but I feel a bit as if I’m there since I was in Omaha, Neb., when Phelps and others made the U.S....
When was the moment that customer service became non-existent in America? Was it when shareholder returns became more important than actual customers? Was it when computers took over jobs humans used to do? During my annual review of my credit...
One of my friends sent me a Nerf gun several years ago so when I watch political conventions or debates, I can shoot Nerf balls at the people on TV who are saying stupid things. Perfect. I just need a...
I enjoy the thrill of a deal as much as the next person. Don’t you just love finding the bargain, getting something for nothing at Younkers when you find something for $10 and then use a $10-off coupon or finding...
“They are having a celebration there tomorrow, so they have to be okay,” said the woman who answered the phone at the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department. Hmmm. My first reaction was to laugh at her, but I decided to...
“You’re asking me if I miss my children?” said landscape painter Gary Bowling. "No." Bowling was answering an audience question about selling his paintings -- his "children." By the time I’ve finished a painting, he said, “I’ve nailed it down. I’ve...