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May 29th, 2009
04:41 PM ET

Couple's Road Less Traveled

ATLANTA - Jennifer and Joe Remling worked for big firms all their lives. She, a corporate recruiter. He, an architect. Not fulfilled by the experience– they charged out on their own to become their own bosses.

The new entrepreneurs were so happy they wanted to spread the love. So the couple hit the road in an Airstream to interview entrepreneurs around the country about how they made it. Their stories are now published in their book "Carve Your Own Road".

Jennifer Remling hits the road in an Airstream to find America's entrepreneurial spirit

Jennifer now holds workshops to help people find their life's work. She says most people she meets say they've never taken the time to sit down and write out in words what they want in their lives. She says it's essential to get "clarity" and focus about what you love to do before you can take action.

Ask yourself key questions: what am i doing when I lose all sense of time? What am i really good at?

As a former corporate recruiter for technology firms, Jennifer met thousands of people who had no passion for their job and felt totally unfulfilled. They didn't realize that *they* were in charge of their life's path. They felt life was "happening" to them– not that they were carving their own path. They were "stuck" in a job they didn't feel like mattered.

Nowadays, Jennifer says she's finding many people graduating from college want to have a job that they feel will impact the world, that will make people's lives better.

Here's a little bit of Jennifer and Joe's story.

You can learn more about Jennifer and Joe's methods for life and work success on their website: www.carveyourownroad.com

May 29th, 2009
04:40 PM ET

Quitting Time?

WHO smoking

Maybe you just weren't "there" yet last November, when the 33rd Great American Smokeout rolled around. But if you've been meaning to kick the habit - why not give it a go on Sunday - the W.H.O.'s World No-Tobacco Day.

This year's focus is tobacco health warnings, with a push to get more countries to mandate graphic photos on cigarette packs. The pic above is one of the milder examples. (If you've got a strong stomach, you can see some others here.)

Good "quitting" tips, or a personal story to share? We'd love your comments.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
May 29th, 2009
12:11 PM ET

Homeless Teen Wins Scholarship

We’ve been showing you stories all month, about the Class of ’09.

And on Friday – we had a really special one:

Meet 17-year-old Danielle Galloway. She grew up homeless in Atlanta.

Bounced from shelter to shelter. And attended 10 different schools.

But none of that stopped her from achieving her goal: a good education.

As Danielle says, “it always felt good to be the smart one.”

Now – she has graduated in the top 25% of her high school class. And she’s won a full scholarship to Boston University.

Heidi talked to this amazing young woman, in The Newsroom:


Filed under: Anchors • Heidi Collins
May 29th, 2009
09:09 AM ET

Late Night T.V. Show Host

Is Jay Leno too Mister Las Vegas?
Is Conan off the wall?
What about David Letterman?
Tell me about your favorite late night show host!
Leave comments below or go to ireport.com


Filed under: Tony Harris
May 28th, 2009
01:09 PM ET

Rising Gas Prices

The price for regular unleaded gasoline has soared 36 cents since the beginning of May. That’s about 12 cents higher than the Energy Department’s peak projection for the summer. You’re probably wondering what’s behind the increase, and how much higher prices will go.

Tony Harris gets your answers from AAA Spokesman Troy Green.

May 28th, 2009
11:57 AM ET

Judge Sotomayor's comment on wisdom

Critics have been jumping on a quote from Judge Sotomayor's 2001 lecture given at a conference at the University of California at Berkeley.

Here's the quote, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." If you want to read the quote in context you can see the entire lecture at Berkeley's website.

What do you think? Let us know.
We're talking about it in our 1p and 2p hours of CNN NewsRoom.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Kyra Phillips
May 28th, 2009
11:38 AM ET
May 28th, 2009
09:56 AM ET

Making a Brighter Connection

In 1993, John & Maggie Davis moved to Hanian Island China in 1993 to work with a hotel management organization. Then they were introduced to an 8-month old Chinese baby girl named Qiong Jian who would show them a greater purpose. Qiong Jian had autism and cerebral palsy, and she was abandoned. John and Maggie were allowed to take her into their home and eventually allowed to adopt her. The in-home program they designed with doctors to help develop Qiong Jian was the blueprint for the Bright Connection Center, a school now filled to capacity with children that are developmentally delayed, hearing impaired or have cerebral palsy or autism. Some of these children are orphans that live full time at the center. For John and Maggie, they knew this was the right thing, when their daughter Qiong Jian for the first time was able to walk by herself, a few months after the Center’s opening.

To learn more about this and other organizations that are helping children, please visit our Impact Your World page.


Filed under: Impact Your World • Tony Harris
May 28th, 2009
09:16 AM ET

Spelling Bee Time!

2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee host Tom Bergeron talked spelling strategy with Heidi at 9:30 AM Thursday.

We decided to give him a spelling test.


Filed under: Heidi Collins
May 28th, 2009
09:06 AM ET

Hit by Hidden Bank Fees?

Getting a loan from a bank may be tough, but bank fees certainly aren't hard to come by. Check your statements - savings and checking accounts seem to be the latest targets as banks try to boost fees.

Have you received a notice from your bank that it’s increasing fees? If so, let us know what it says. We’re looking into what different banks are telling their customers

Have banks gone too far? Or are new charges fair in this economy? Leave us a comment. We’ll read some of them in the CNN Newsroom, 11am— 1pm ET.


Filed under: Tony Harris
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