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Bolder Backstage: Songwriter Jimmy Webb

Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb has penned iconic songs for everyone from Barbra Streisand to Frank Sinatra to Glen Campbell. GB catches up with this legend about his life and work. He reveals what it’s like for everyone to know his songs but not know he’s the man behind them.

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What Would Edison Do?

When times are tough, some look to the past for inspiration. There’s still a lot to learn from people like Thomas Edison. Not just from his inventions, but lessons drawn from his philosophy and perspective, too. Frank Attwood is an educator who portrays Edison. He believes the great inventor would have an important message for us today and it’s all about attitude.

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Mental Health Check-In With Marc Mero

Have you ever appeared fine on the outside while suffering on the inside? Sometimes, the last person you want to be alone with is yourself. What do you do when depression, panic and anxiety take hold? Former pro wrestling champion Marc Mero says it’s the toughest foe he’s faced. He offers some advice and insight, particularly suitable for these unsettling times.

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The Power of Volunteering

When times are tough, it’s extra important to think about ways you can be part of or contribute to your community and the people in it. And if you have the time, there may be no more rewarding way to spend it. Just ask Joseph Kittinger. A true American hero.

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Never Give Up

Now that you’re spending all this time at home, this is the perfect time to try out a few new passions. And don’t get frustrated if you’re lousy at first, because being bad is just part of the process. Just ask golf pro and artist Jay Golden.

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The Future of Restaurants

Despite struggles and an uncertain future, restaurant owner Dom Commesso is cooking, delivering and donating food to area medical centers and the children of his community. He talks about the struggles of keeping his small business alive during this pandemic.

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Visiting Loved Ones During COVID-19

Those in assisted living are experiencing a much more difficult degree of social isolation during COVD-19. Here’s what Growing Bolder contributor Barbara Hannah Grufferman has to do just to visit her mother, and how she works in a health benefit as well.

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How COVID is Changing Firefighters’ Jobs

Not everyone is staying at home during coronavirus. Some are on the front lines, risking their own lives every day to save ours. One of these incredible first responders is volunteer firefighter John Apostolakes of of Greenfiled Township, Pennsylvania.

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At Home With a Legendary Rock Drummer

Drummer Liberty DeVitto helped propel Billy Joel to stardom. Liberty reports in from his apartment Brooklyn and explains how he’s keeping busy and sane during coronavirus, especially since he doesn’t have a drum set in his apartment but he does have a 3-year-old!

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