Time is Your Greatest Commodity: Interview with a Nonprofit Professional

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Dave Coplan is the Executive Director of the Human Services Center and Director of the Mon Valley Providers Council. The Human Services Center was honored as the recipient of the 2004 Wishart Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management awarded by The Forbes Funds of The Pittsburgh Foundation. In 2012, Dave was the inaugural recipient of the statewide CAAP Sargent Shriver Community Service Award.

Packing List for the Girls’ Weekend

An excerpt from You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship

Twenty years ago, my friend Sarah sent out an email to her college buddies to get together for a women’s weekend. Newly single with two young children, she wanted time with her friends. A smallish group showed up for support, and we’ve been meeting ever since. I couldn’t make that first meeting and missed a few others while living abroad, but my friends have always saved me a place.

Adventures On The Autobahn: Germany By Car

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Land of castles, fairytales, bratwurst, and beer, Germany is a destination hotspot for many travelers. While roaming the German countryside by train with nothing but a pair of boots and a backpack is an adventure that draws a growing number of high school graduates from overseas, not many consider taking a road trip instead. Why not? Germany is near legendary for its wonderful road systems, and taking a car allows you to enjoy an ease of exploration you won’t be able to experience by train. 

Aurora season is on!

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Aurora season is on!

This is incredible! From Stamnes and Vidbukt, Sortland, Vesterålen, Norway, Oct 2015

Incredible auroras from Stamnes, Sortland, Norway, Oct 2015. Photographer Benny Høynes

Incredible auroras from Stamnes, Sortland, Norway, Oct 2015. Photographer Benny Høynes

Test Your Halloween IQ

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A tardis from Dr. Who. A witch or two. Harry Potter. Hermione Granger. A Tootsie Roll. Ventress - from Clone Wars. Captain America. A zombie. Another Harry Potter. Emojis. A fairy ghost puppy (not a typo - she couldn’t make up her mind, so my youngest insisted on combining all three).

Florida Culture for the Week of October 26, 2015 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of October 26, 2015 by Josh Garrick

NOW to Oct 31 – Phantasmagoria VI – ‘The Darkness Returns’

Maestro Magic -- Eric Jacobsen in Glorious Debut with Orlando Philharmonic By Josh Garrick

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In the past 11 months, Orlando has twice announced to the world that the city the world will always know as the vacation land home of DisneyWorld is ready to stand up and say, “We are MORE than a place to stay while you visit a theme park.” The first miracle event happened last November when, led by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, philanthropist Jim Pugh, and Executive Director Kathy Ramsberger, we opened the magnificently world-class Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.  

Why and How to Volunteer When You Travel

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If you’ve ever wanted to know about volunteering when you travel but weren’t sure where to start, I have THE BOOK for you.  Author Amy E. Robertson has penned the best volunteering guide I’ve ever read: Moon Volunteer Vacations in Latin America. And while it focuses on Latin America, this book should be the first thing you pick up if you’re ready to learn about volunteer travel.

#StudyAbroadBecause... you’ll discover yourself in discovering your love for a new country

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Jessica Pelland is a senior biology and psychology major at the University of Pittsburgh. Jessica is very involved on campus serving as the President of Pitt’s Animal Lovers Club, a Laboratory Assistant in a neuroscience and psychology lab, a Peer Leader for the Academic Resource Center, and a Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Biology 2. She intends to complete her PhD in the future and do research and teach in veterinary medicine for a career.

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