By artist Debra Hurd www.debrahurd.com

5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur is like a Jazz Musician

Recently I saw Eric Marienthal perform in an informal jazz session with other musicians, and I began to think about the similarities between a jazz musician and an entrepreneur. Jazz is visionary and demands cutting edge performances; a successful session requires leadership, collaboration, and nimble thinking. Musicians must often shift course on a moment’s notice.…

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One Feisty Broad: Strong Female Leads in Literature

One day, I was casting about for strong female leads in literature. Love ’em or hate ’em, you know who they (or, you) are: those pedal-to-the-metal, take-no-prisoners, never-say-die women we love to read about in our favorite books. Okay, I’ll be honest. I’ve been called “determined.” Some people say I never take “no” for an…

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Take the Chocolate Quiz! Did You Know Doctors Once Prescribed Chocolate for Broken Hearts?

Chocolate has a long reputation as an aphrodisiac. Imagine…WebMD reports that “Aztec ruler Montezuma supposedly drank a chocolate-y concoction before visiting the women in his harem…And French doctors supposedly used it to treat broken hearts.” Check Your Choc-o-holic IQ Can’t resist this oh-so-chocolately quiz? Well, who could? Here’s the chocolate quiz, then come back to share your…