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Daring to Be Different...
Daring to Be Different...
by Shelly Hazard
Johnny Depp, a well-known American Actor, observes the message that he feels his work makes with this month's puzzle.
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When You've Experienced...
When You've Experienced...
by Shelly Hazard
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was an American Jurist on the Surpreme Court of the United States during the early 1900s. He retired from the Supreme Court when he was 90 years old, making him the oldest Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. This month, he points out the dangers of expanding your experiences.
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When You Laugh With Me...
When You Laugh With Me...
by Shelly Hazard
John Cleese, a popular British actor and comedian, discusses why he feels making people laugh is important in this month's puzzle.
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A Man's Oath
A Man's Oath
by Shelly Hazard
Aeschylus, an ancient Greek playwright, observes the value of a man's oath in this month's puzzle.
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We Think Our Deeds
We Think Our Deeds
by Shelly Hazard
This month's puzzle is taken from the philosophy of Buddhism. It considers the question of how best to live your life and the affect your actions have upon it.
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A Friend Is...
A Friend Is...
by Shelly Hazard
Elbert Hubbard, a 19th century American writer, publisher, and philosopher, identifies the true meaning of a friend in this month's puzzle.
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The Impossible is Always Possible
The Impossible is Always Possible
by Shelly Hazard
Robert Heinlein, a well-known author of science fiction novels, makes a statement about the impossibility of everything and how everything is theoretically possible in this month's puzzle. This quotation was taken from his novel "Between Planets", published in 1951.
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What Makes a Successful Person
What Makes a Successful Person
by Shelly Hazard
Vincent Lombardi, an American football coach who helped coach the New York Giants to a league championship in 1956 and later was head coach of the Green Bay Packers, discusses what qualities he believes separate a successful person from those who do not achieve success in this month's puzzle.
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How We Look At Time
How We Look At Time
by Shelly Hazard
The wisdom for this month's puzzle comes from an unusual source - a fictional character. Captain Jean Luc Picard, from Star Trek: The Next Generation, is an experienced starship captain and is presented as an educated scholar and student of history. During a discussion with his first Officer Riker, whom he often calls Number One, Captain Picard discusses his view of time and how we should live our lives.
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Teaching History
Teaching History
by Shelly Hazard
In this month's puzzle, Rudyard Kipling suggests a new way of learning history...and remembering it. Rudyard Kipling was a British author and poet best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book".
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The Power of Laughter
The Power of Laughter
by Shelly Hazard
Bob Hope, an American actor and comedian, makes an observation about the power of laughter with this month's puzzle.
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Cleaning Up
Cleaning Up
by Shelly Hazard
Cecil Baxter, a former college professor, points out a true perspective of what cleaning up really means in this month's puzzle.
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Activity or Achievement?
Activity or Achievement?
by Shelly Hazard
Mabel Newcomber, a professor of economics, points out the difference between activities and achievements in this month's puzzle.
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The Results of Fear
The Results of Fear
by Shelly Hazard
Lloyd Douglas, an American minister and author, had an interesting way to look at what happens when you're fearful. The New Year tends to make us introspective as we look back at what happened during the past year and turn our eyes towards a new year with new opportunities. So this month's puzzles reflect that introspective feeling.
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The Results of an Unforgiving Nature
The Results of an Unforgiving Nature
by Shelly Hazard
Sarah Miles, a British actress, shares with us her view for how an unforgiving nature can affect our health. The New Year tends to make us introspective as we look back at what happened during the past year and turn our eyes towards a new year with new opportunities. So this month's puzzles reflect that introspective feeling.
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Executive Decisions
Executive Decisions
by Shelly Hazard
What does it take to be an executive? What kind of ability does an executive need to succeed? Author J.G. Pollard expresses his answer to these questions with this month's puzzle.
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What is a Home
What is a Home
by Shelly Hazard
Margaret Fuller, a 19th century journalist and women's rights activist, remarks about what it take to make your house a home in this month's puzzle.
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A Mother's Advice
A Mother's Advice (Bonus)
by Shelly Hazard
Happy Anniversary! Erma Bombeck was an American humorist and newspaper columnist who described suburban homelife, and the role of a housewife, with witty and eloquent strokes. In our bonus anniversary puzzle this month, she observes a truism that every child learns about receiving advice from mother.
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Measuring the Day
Measuring the Day
by Shelly Hazard
How do you measure the worth of a day's work? Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish novelist who wrote the still-popular novel "Treasure Island", provides one way of looking at this question with this month's puzzle.
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Answering Machines
Answering Machines
by Shelly Hazard
Steven Wright is an American comedian known for his lethargic, deadpan delivery of his off-the-wall humor. In this month's puzzle, Mr. Wright makes a comment about the role of answering machines in our day-to-day life.
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How to Live
How to Live
by Shelly Hazard
Perspective and the basic ideas that we believe in are the foundations for how we live our lives. This month, Albert Einstein shares insight into how he viewed life and how a person should live.
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How Trivial
How Trivial
by Shelly Hazard
Trivia is described as the collection of little known facts that are of dubious usefulness. Ron Darian, a Hollywood writer and producer, pokes a bit of fun at trivia with this month's puzzle.
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Worry or Work?
Worry or Work?
by Shelly Hazard
A turn-of-the-century New England poet, Robert Frost lived in a time of great changes for American life. While his work is renowned for his depictions of rural New England life, he still had a sense of humor. That humor comes to the fore with this month’s puzzle in his observation about how people worry and work.
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What People Say
What People Say
by Shelly Hazard
Talking is our primary tool for communicating with our fellow people. However it is remarkable sometimes what people decide is worth communicating to their fellow man. Robert Frost, a well-known and respected American poet, makes his observation on what people say with this month's puzzle.
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Nature's Habits
Nature's Habits
by Shelly Hazard
Whether you live in the middle of an undeveloped wilderness or in the heart of the city, the natural world of this earth is all around you. Emily Dickenson, a 19th century American poet, observes one of nature's habits in this month's puzzle.
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Animation
Animation
by Shelly Hazard
Everyone knows who Walt Disney is but he's not just a creator of giant theme parks. He also revolutionized animation and the animated feature. In this month's puzzle, Walt Disney shares with us a bit of how he sees animation.
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I'm So Old...
I'm So Old...
by Shelly Hazard
Age only matters when you make it matter, although it is an adult tradition to make fun of growing old. Tom Lehrer, a popular American satirist, song-writer, and mathematician, shares his thoughts on growing old with this month's puzzle.
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Thankfulness and Complaints
Thankfulness and Complaints
by Shelly Hazard
Baha'u'llah, an Arabic religious leader who founded the Bahai Faith, shares with us his views on the difference between the acts of the thankful and those who love to complain.
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Satire is...
Satire is...
by Shelly Hazard
The formal definition for the literary form of satire is the use of irony, sarcasm, or ridicule to expose or denounce human folly and vice. Philip Roth, an American novelist, provides his definition of satire in this month's puzzle.
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Aspiration
Aspiration
by Shelly Hazard
At some point in our lives, we've all had aspirations - a great longing or ambition to do something more or to attain a greater treasure. Zora Neale Hurston, an American folklorist, reflects on the aspirations of her mother and her mother's attempts to get her children to aspire to something more as well.
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Dreaming
Dreaming
by Shelly Hazard
The term "dream" can refer to both what you do during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) period of your sleep as well as your vision or hope of the future (the most famous example probably being Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech). In this month's puzzle, Stanislaw J. Lec makes a humorous observation regarding the dreams of sleep. Mr. Lec was a Polish poet and aphorist, considered among the greatest writers of post-World War 2 Poland.
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What We Dream
What We Dream
by Shelly Hazard
Dreaming is something we all have in common - whether we dream in stories or images, black and white or color, everyone dreams while they sleep. Some speculate it's a way for our subconscious minds to work out problems. Others say that our dreams have no meaning at all and are simply random images and such from our sleeping minds. Whether they have meaning or not, William Dement, a pioneering US sleep researcher, makes an amusing observation about our dreams with this month's puzzle.
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What Computers Can Do
What Computers Can Do
by Shelly Hazard
Doug Larson, a Wisconsin journalist, makes an interesting observation about what home computers can do in this month's puzzle.
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A New Look at Religion
A New Look at Religion
by Shelly Hazard
The Dalai Lama, a religious leader of Tibetan Buddhism, shares a new way to perceive religion in this month's puzzle.
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Cats & Dogs
Cats & Dogs
by Shelly Hazard
Jeff Valdez, a multi-talented comic writer and producer, answers an age old question in this month's puzzle. Mr. Valdez even provides an example to support his conclusion. So, the age old question - which are smarter, dogs or cats?
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What it Takes
What it Takes
by Shelly Hazard
We've seen what actors and actresses do when they're on the screen and many say that to act is to live "in the moment". But how do they choose which moments, or what roles, they wish to play? Val Kilmer, a talented American actor, discusses what motivates him to select the movie roles that he plays.
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Direction & Action
Direction & Action
by Shelly Hazard
During our lifetimes, we make many decisions and all, no matter how large or small, ultimately affect the path of our life. You could say that our road of life has many forks and there can be endless speculation about the fork, or path, not taken. The American humorist, Will Rogers, makes a philosophical observation about the path taken in this month's puzzle.
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Joys of Life?
Joys of Life?
by Shelly Hazard
What makes you happy? What do you consider a successful life? What lifetime accomplishments can make you feel fulfilled? We have no attribution for this month's puzzle, but it's a wonderfully succinct way of feeling accomplishment during your lifetime.
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Where is Home?
Where is Home?
by Shelly Hazard
This month, our puzzle doesn't spring from the lips of a famous or influential person but from a 10-year-old girl with no home. Children see the world through a clearer lens than do most adults. So, let us share a child's perception of home.
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Pessimist Versus Optimist
Pessimist Versus Optimist
by Shelly Hazard
Robert Heinlein, an acclaimed science fiction author, compares an optimist and a pessimist in this month's puzzle.
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Finding Peace
Finding Peace
by Shelly Hazard
In this month's puzzle, listen to the wisdom of Mother Teresa as she discusses finding peace.
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Old Habits
Old Habits
Everyone knows the axiom, "Old habits die hard". In this month's puzzle, Mark Twain offers his technique for eradicating old habits.
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Think Well of Yourself
Think Well of Yourself (Bonus)
by Shelly Hazard
Happy Anniversary! For our bonus anniversary puzzle, we're providing a bit of advice. This bit of wisdom comes from an unknown source.
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The Shame of the Unknown
The Shame of the Unknown
by Shelly Hazard
Everyone's heard the old adage, "The only dumb question is the question not asked." This month's puzzle takes a slightly different look at this same question - is there shame in not knowing? An old Russian proverb provides us with the answer.
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What Makes Success
What Makes Success
by Shelly Hazard
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc, shares his observations of what makes a successful entrepreneur with this month's puzzle.
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