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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Big yields come with risks attached

Higher-yield bonds and investments may look good in the current low-rate environment, but investors should proceed with caution.

Meet 2017’s Financial Executives of the Year

They work mostly in the shadows, but the financial insight and analysis skills of 2017’s Financial Executives of the Year have undoubtedly put their respective organizations in the spotlight. Meet the honorees here.

Betsy Rippentrop | Psychology and Yoga

Dr. Betsy Rippentrop earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology and is the owner of Heartland Yoga in Iowa City, where she also maintains a private psychology practice. Find more at www.dryogamomma.com or www.heartlandyoga.com.

Hospital chefs share favorite soup recipes

Soup can be a great meal at any time of year, but especially when winter winds begin to blow. Area hospital chefs have offered some of their best healthy soup recipes to keep you and your family warm this season.

Executive Workout: Lon Pluckhahn

Marion City Manager Lon Pluckhahn, 48, was about to kick off a health initiative several years ago when he realized how important it was to lead by example. Overweight as a youngster, he had become fit in college as he regularly worked out playing racquetball with a roommate on the hockey team. But over the years, his weight crept up on him, peaking at 336 pounds on his 5-foot 11-inch frame.

Youth learn early about lifelong healthy habits

Eight-year-old Sophie Bergman’s hand shoots up to answer a question about inner beauty.

“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” she said, adding that it’s more important to be “nice on the inside.”

The bubbly Horn Elementary third-grader is among a group of 10 at the Iowa City school who participate in Girls on the Run, a program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles.

Facing the cybersecurity threat

Corridor experts offered their insights and advice for fighting “real and large” cyber threats during the CBJ’s second-annual Cyber Security Breakfast.




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