Published under Democracy and Freedom (or lack of) Apr 18, 2019

If there was ever an example of the increasing danger of extremists trying to turn kindness into weakness, and in so doing to tear away the social fabric that helps society function, take a look at this article describing how far-right populist politicians in Italy are trying to demonize and diminish kindness. While there may be valid reasons to support or oppose any particular policy, the underlying mood across our world is gravely concerning. We have a huge job ahead if we are going to prevent this from unraveling into an ugly and lasting divide with serious consequences for global security and stability. Dehumanization is the first step in desensitizing society to tolerate atrocities.

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Published under Uncategorized Apr 15, 2019

It was an honor to be inducted into the Horatio Alger Society alongside such remarkable individuals. I was particularly moved by the story of fellow awardee Vance Cryer. He was the first person to have received a Horatio Alger scholarship and later become inducted into the society. I admire the way that he serves our nation and our community and has risen from challenges in such a noble way. Watch this beautiful note that he wrote to his younger self.

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Here is how sugar is hiding in your snacks

Published under Health Apr 12, 2019

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How adorable is she?!

Published under Funnies Apr 12, 2019

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Parents being misled over kids’ snacks

Published under Health Apr 08, 2019

The need for greater transparency in the food industry is not just in the US.

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“Poor diet is associated with 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, according to a new, large study.”

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Quote of the Week

Published under Favorite Quotes Apr 05, 2019

“I went from asking how long will it take,

to asking how far can I go,

and that has made all the difference in my life”

- John C. Maxwell

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Feed the Truth Update

Published under Health, Introspection Apr 03, 2019

Two years ago, we announced the launch of Feed the Truth, an independent organization with a mission to improve public health by making truth, transparency and integrity the foremost values in today’s food system. To uphold the organization’s autonomy, I have not been involved in Feed the Truth’s strategic planning since pledging the initial funds. However, I’m pleased to see that they are making progress by convening an esteemed board of directors and kicking off the process to recruit an Executive Director. Special interests continue to plague society by pursuing profit at the expense of public health – directly through lobbying and indirectly through campaigns that mislead consumers. My hope is that Feed the Truth will play a role in ensuring that science and facts counteract their undue influence. Wishing best of luck to the board on their endeavors!No alt text provided for this image

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An excellent piece by Ehud Barak.

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April Fools

Published under KIND Apr 01, 2019

Every year, the KIND Snacks IT team uses April Fools as an excuse to celebrate our awesome CIO with an office takeover. Last year, they transformed it into a 70’s disco, and this year he arrived to find a full safari. That’s a good look for you, K!

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