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Join the Harlem Educational Activities Fund on May 3rd for an evening of dancing and refreshments as we raise funds to help high potential, under-resourced public school students achieve college success! HEAF is a comprehensive, non-profit supplemental education and youth development organization that helps motivated students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values, and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career, and life.


Have you ever gone on a low-calorie diet to get rid of excess weight fast? There’s an expression, “Easy come, easy go.” Well, with crash diets, and calorie deprivation, the opposite is true: “Easy go…easy come.” So, beware of diets that promise rapid weight loss, as you’ll probably end up gaining weight, and losing health, instead of the opposite way around!


What are GMO's anyway? Genetically Modified Organisms are created when genes from one species, such as bacteria, viruses or human, are forced into the DNA of another crop, or even into animals to produce new traits. This relatively new technology is becoming more and more widespread as chemical companies keep creating new strains of DNA altered seeds, and forcing farmers to use them.


It has always bothered me that aging in America is viewed as a downward spiral… and a dreaded one at that! It’s no wonder that the younger set clamored for Betty White to appear on Saturday Night Live. Everyone wanted to see the amazing Betty in her 90’s. She’s an older dynamo who is showing the world that aging doesn’t have to rob us of our youth and vitality. She is a bundle of energy, bubbly and enthusiastic, taking on new challenges with courage and joy.


Among the most prolific writers who have earned the respect of the Intelligence Community is Nigel West. In this entertaining address at the Raleigh Spy Conference, which is a yearly convocation between the public with a desire to know and professionals who only function on a "need to know" basis, the writer describes some interesting realities.

Art of Intelligence is part of our ongoing series committed to providing a venue for the creative talents among our Intelligence professionals who work to make our lives safer— and, whose families are often in need of assistance. You may contribute to those currently serving our country or to the families of fallen heroes at https://www.afio.com/donations.htm.


Art of Intelligence is part of our ongoing series committed to providing a venue for the creative talents among our Intelligence professionals who work to make our lives safer— and, whose families are often in need of assistance. You may contribute to those currently serving our country or to the families of fallen heroes at https://www.afio.com/donations.htm.


What happens when you get six of the best figurative artists in the world together in one room? You get “After School Special,” an exhibition featuring original work by the Full-time faculty of the New York Academy of Art.


I dream... the bus arrives at my stop every night, emerging through rain and fog.
Each time I enter, they are all there. Every one. Always.
They sit quietly on either side of the aisle as I pass.
Their eyes look only at me, each in its own way.


Major: “Regrettable, Herr Altmann, regrettable. I’m afraid they just don’t understand.”

Altmann: “No, they don’t. How could they. They were never soldiers like we were.”

Major: “Certain accommodations always had to be made.”