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How Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon Gives Women Hope

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success, in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 14, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success, in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 14, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Every day Joi Gordon sees one woman after another, rising from the ashes like a phoenix. In the elevator of her office building, typically...




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  • Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services held in the Cathedral marking Christmas Eve in Salisbury, England, on Dec. 23, 2009. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258. It is thought that the foundation of the choir stretches back even further, with evidence of a song school in Salisbury as early as the 11th century. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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    High Schools Listening to Scientists, Letting Teens Sleep

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    Why Every Student Succeeds Act Still Leaves Most Vulnerable Kids Behind

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  • Members of Congress, education leaders and students applaud after President Barack Obama signed The Every Student Succeeds Act during a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10, 2015. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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  • In this photo taken Nov. 4, 2015, second grader Josh Mercado, left, helps kindergartner Erik Hodges, as second grader Annabelle Davis, right, helps kindergartner Kaidyance Harris, on programming during their weekly computer science lesson at Marshall Elementary School in Marysville, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    On display in Terry Wiederlight’s downstairs office is not a pen, but a sword. This is ironic since he is the owner of the only... Read more

  • Teachers in early-learning classrooms who were more mindful also reported significantly better health. (Monika Adamczyk/Hemera/Thinkstock)

    Study: US Preschool Enrollment Low Among Developed Nations

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