Greek Immigrant Nets 314 Million Posted on May 16th, 2011
Never underestimate the power of an idea. Never underestimate the power of an innovative immigrant. Arianna Huffington whose brain child – The Huffington Post has just won the hottest deal in town. For a cool 314 million, AOL just purchased the popular online news magazine that boasts 25 million monthly visitors. Huffington, a 60-year-old Greek immigrant, Cambridge educated, biographer and pundit was told by friends that she was too old to start an internet venture when she launched the Huffington Post 6 years ago. She has now conquered a corner of cyberspace. The Huffington Post combines news from traditional journalistic sources, photo galleries, unpaid blog posts and original content. It’s set to turn a 60 million profit this year. In her biography “On Becoming Fearless” Huffington describes the influence of her mother who totally supported her daughter’s desire to study abroad and live her dreams. Today that dream for the gutsy Huffington is fulfilled. Find a need and fill it. Maybe your seedling idea could net 314 million too
Children Dealing with Violent Rage Posted on May 1st, 2011
If you saw Oprah’s program a few days ago about a violent 10-year-old boy who tried to kill his mother, you were probably shocked. Zach and his mother Laurie tell the harrowing tale of a boy who was consumed with rage that seemed to come out of nowhere. Zach would decimate his bedroom in a matter of minutes when he had an over-the-top tantrum. The parents devoted their entire existence to keeping his behavior under control. Their family life was in complete disarray. The boy is currently on medication and uses his own technique of visualization and “white light” to keep the negative voices away. There are many deeply disturbed people walking around. There are others who are in stages of disturbance. When I saw the pictures of Zach as a young child, I immediately knew he was milk allergic. I know what you’re saying, “That Caroline always believes that everyone is milk allergic.” But in his case, the milk allergy can turn on uncontrolled behavior. I have been closely connected with the work of Dr Doris Rapp, M.D., a pediatric allergist whose groundbreaking work with children with allergies is legendary. When you see the U Tube video of children being neutralized in Dr. Rapp’s clinic for a variety of allergens, you’ll see that this can happen to anyone. Children can have violent temper tantrums to milk, corn, dust mites, molds, food additives and chemicals among other things. These symptoms can be “turned off” by neutralizing the child for specific allergens. Zach would benefit from such treatments. As I look at the footage of Zack now, while he is stable on medication, I ask the question, “Has anyone tested him for food allergies.” You’ll be fascinated by the work of Alexander Schauss, PhD and his book, ”Diet, Crime and Delinquency” which documents the violent behavior of prison inmates when exposed to specific foods. Food allergy is a big deal. It affects memory, behavior and energy. Get your kids tested. Find out if you are poisoning them with common grocery store items – almost the biggest culprit is milk.