BY MARISOL TRAUTMANN, D.D.S, PROSTHODONTIST Years ago when attending a continuing education course, I was shocked to learn that more than 100 million Americans of all ages regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep. That’s over 30% of our population that are not getting......

Lately, everyone seems to be talking about STEAM. This acronym—which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics—has become a hot topic in the world of education and in the business community. The practice of teaching by incorporating these concepts into multidisciplinary lessons is revolutionizing......

Recently, I’ve been reminded of the simple gospel—love. Receiving God’s love for ourselves and loving others. When an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking what he should do to inherit eternal life, Jesus asked, “Well, what does the law say?......

Heidi Baker is considered a missionary. She was born in America, but now spends most of her time in Mozambique. Heidi will tell you that after so many years in Mozambique it is now her first home. One of her favorite stories happened on an......

The joys of childbirth and family are numerous, but pregnancy, especially multiple times, takes a serious toll on a woman’s body.  The abdominal skin and muscles can stretch out and remain bulging, despite returning to pre-pregnancy weight.  Breasts engorge, then shrink leaving the ligaments stretched......

If you’re a fan or even a “weekend athlete,” you can admire these players for their abilities, even if you — like the vast majority of humanity — can’t hope to duplicate them. But if you’re an investor, you may be able to learn some practical lessons from the All Stars....

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller There is something to be said about the spirit you feel inside at each and every school event held in the Prosper schools, but Prosper High School fairs above them......

“What is the most important thing I can do for my children to help them succeed?” This is the question I most often hear when asked about parenting and child development. My answer? “Dare them to dream for themselves, and encourage them to pursue what they love!”...

THE STORY BEHIND THE PHILOSOPHY A warm individual who enjoys talking to her patients—all of whom she thinks of as family—Dr. Vijaya Tippireddy has collected a lot of stories over the sixteen years she has been practicing dentistry, but one of her favorites is when......

BY CECELIA JONES On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Little Elm ISD hosted a first-of-its-kind Teen Panel where teens answered questions from an audience of parents about their digital/online lives. The idea came from Common Sense Education, an online resource for “digital citizenship” that helps kids......

Lord, help me follow you; ordain my footsteps, you are able to keep me from stumbling; you aremy compass, my true North, my great adventure. So many things in life bring distractions. Staying the course and following Christ can be a challenge – especially if......

BY JAMIE ENGLE It  has  been  said  that,  “If  you  can’t  find what  you  want,  create  it  yourself!” So when  Dr. Melina  Cozby,  founder of  Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics,  found  that  so  many  of  her  fresh-out-of-school  dental  assistant applicants seemed to lack the complete......

BY TISH CAMA – A student at Prosper High School Mark Grey once said, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Within the halls of Prosper High School these words come to life. While sitting in the stadium of an average stereotypical......

Recently I was exposed to some people who come from a caste system. A caste system is a class structure that is determined by birth. Loosely, it means that in some societies, if your parents are poor, you’re going to be poor. And if your......

The 2015 holiday season is officially upon us in North Texas…and that brings two important topics to mind: shopping and Gaylord Texan Resort. Forget about shopping for a minute and let’s focus on what’s most important: FAMILY FUN!   For the past 11 years, the......

BY JAMIE ENGLE Growing up in Chicago and Denver, I never realized how much my holiday joy was tied to family, snow, and winter wonderland. But it me hit hard when I moved to Dallas—away from all my family, my friends… and my winter weather.......

BY MICHELLE WALLACE Did  you  know the Bible begins and ends with a wedding? God, the greatest story- teller, is writing the most beautiful love story ever told. And, it surrounds the wedding of all weddings! I’m at the age where many of my friends’......

Recently, some of my former high school classmates got together to reminisce. The stories didn’t stop with fond memories of this teacher or that principal—we also remembered our favorite cafeteria lady who always slipped you extra fries, making you the most popular kid at the......

A couple of times a year we feed the poor in a remote area in Vietnam. The feeding is hosted in an orphanage. Along with a hot meal, we also give them a small amount of money and a month’s supply of food. This community......

As the weather turns cool and the sun’s rays begin to slant toward the earth making deep shadows, I think of pumpkins, Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving. We sometimes give only a cursory acknowledgement to those brave souls who came from Europe to found what is now......

In an effort to stay physically fit and be the best firefighters they can be for the city, the Forney Firefighter Combat Challenge Team recently earned a coveted spot in the Firefighter Combat Challenge World Finals, to be held in Montgomery, Alabama this October. Forney......

Have you ever wished there were Slurpees for grownups? You know, when the temperature climbs and you want a frozen cocktail to take along to the lake or the park, or to a party? Move over 7-Eleven, because the Margarita Hut has got you and......

Little Elm’s emerging Lakefront District, encompassing the Town’s distinctive peninsula, has technically been in the making since 1954.  That’s the year the Army Corps of Engineers completed the dam that created Lewisville Lake, combining Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek and Little Elm Creek, essentially finalizing the......