Fight by the Rules

28 June, 1997 was the date of the famous Bite Fight between world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. During the fight, Tyson completely lost control of his anger and actually bit off part of Holyfield’s ear! Tyson lost his license to box and paid a $3 million penalty for not fighting by the rules.

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The golden rule of Business

Think a minute...This is the true story of a boy named Jim who started working on farms at the young age of eight. By the time he was 20 Jim was training as a store manager, and within a year was a successful salesman.

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Luck or love?

Think a minute…This is an amazing true story of love and luck, or what appeared to be luck. Terri wanted to buy her husband David something special for Christmas. Then in September she found exactly what she was looking for.

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Rejection gives direction

Think a minute… James Macie was a child born outside of marriage. Tragically this marked him for the rest of his life as a second-class citizen in England’s 18th century society.

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Famous Failures

Think a minute… All of us at times feel like we will never achieve the full success in our career that we want. But it helps us to know that nearly every successful person had to overcome huge hurdles before they reached his or her goal of success.

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Made for love

Think a minute...A medical school examined 260 different studies of young adults to learn what they essentially need in life to be healthy, happy human beings. After studying all the results, they renamed the entire study, Hardwired to Connect.

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Master plan

Think a minute… Ben Banneker was a respected African-American scholar who became a brilliant mathematician, designer and engineer. In fact, Ben was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of State to a top team of engineers to design the master plan for a modern city.

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Work till you win

Think a minute… One day in 1894, Guglielmo returned to his room on the third floor of his parents’ house. He had spent several months of reading books and filling notebooks with detailed drawings and diagrams. Now it was time to work at bringing those drawings from paper into practical inventions to use in real life.

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Your little voice

Think a minute… A man named John bought a fancy new car loaded with modern technology. It included a recording of a voice that reminded him if he had forgotten to put on his seat belt, or warned him if he was running low on fuel.

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Get hold of happiness

Think a minute… There is an emotional sickness called Sudden Wealth Syndrome. It happens to people who suddenly become wealthy by winning a lottery jackpot or inheriting heaps of money.

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Use all you’ve got

Think a minute… Have you ever felt like you did not get a fair start in life? Do you feel that the cards you were dealt have made it impossible for you to win? Listen to this true story.

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The Sound of Silence

Think a minute…”People would be happier if they were as good at silence as they are at speaking.” Studies have shown that constant noise is one of the biggest causes of our daily stress.

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Favorite Child

Think a minute...Throughout history the hopes of a family often depended on the son. Parents and daughters would sacrifice to help the son succeed. Nearly 200 years ago a family in Yorkshire, England had three daughters and only one son, Branwell.

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Success is mostly failure

Think a minute…A wise, respected man said: “Success is mostly failing.” What we often do not know about the world’s most successful people is how many times they failed before they finally succeeded.

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The Best Policy

Think a minute…A survey was given to thousands of people: 91% said they regularly tell lies and 50% call in to their jobs saying they are sick when they’re not. In fact, over half of all stealing from stores and businesses is done by their own employees.

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Talk about teens

Think a minute… Do you live with strangers in your house? It can feel that way when our kids change into teenagers and the generation gap between us gets even wider. Now more than ever, we need to stay close to our kids during these crucial, changing years of their life.

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Use all you’ve got

Think a minute… Have you ever felt like you did not get a fair start in life? Do you feel that the cards you were dealt have made it impossible for you to win? Listen to this true story.

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Battling Boredom

Think a minute…Are you bored? It is a sad life when we “outlive our enthusiasm” for it. That is why “Our big challenge is not to add years to our life, but life to our years.” That way “Our spirit will not grow gray before our hair does.”

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Living with Fear

Think a minute….Little Al was a sweet five-year-old boy and quite the little Englishman with his proper clothes and manners. His father, a successful businessman in London, called him his “little lamb.” Yet for some reason this daddy was setting up little Al for the shock of his life.

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Make a Stand

Think a minute…Former American President, Harry Truman, said that every president has been attacked by the news media and press. President Truman further concluded that a U.S. president who had never fought with Congress or the Supreme Court had not really done his job.

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Editorial

Are we looking at a new political party in the making?

The truth should be told one way or another. When it comes to the ongoing saga involving former Speaker and Cabinet Minister, La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao, the million tala question is this; now that the H.R.P.P. has publically declared he is no longer a member of the party, is he still then a Member of Parliament?

Letters to the Editor

It’s all in the numbers

Dear Editor, Oh! How so comforting is it to know that while one Christian denomination is still head butting the pulpit over that simple thing called tax, along comes another Christian body with vision to go well out of their way to accommodate a request from the government of the day.

Street Talk

Afaatia Ataga, 21

Public share views on remittances

“Remittances is Samoa’s largest form of foreign exchange earner with the 2017/18 financial year recording about $503.73 million tala in earnings. This shows the extent of the contribution by Samoans living abroad to the development of the nation. What do you think? Talaia Mika discussed the issue with members of the public and these are some of their views:

Columns

HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE WITH METI: Otara Eteru Autagavaia.

Changing lives: Prevention and reversal of obesity

Talofa Samoa! I am happy to start this Health Column by informing the Public that METI has now received official support from government for its Healthy Living programme.

Between the Lines

A hungry thief. Your house might be next

A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.

Sunday Reading

Alpha Cafe and Chemist owners Nataivai Siitia and her husband Junior Siitia.

A café and a pharmacy - service with a difference

The Alpha Café and Chemist is not your everyday kind of pharmacy – it offers a service with a difference and is within the vicinity of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.

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