Rose Nolen

ROSE NOLEN: Information is everywhere, but when is it helpful?

The excess of information is causing exhaustion and mental agitation for some, much of which seems superfluous to the average person.

ROSE NOLEN: Black History Month reflects on past, celebrates progress

February is a time to look back at the history of blacks in America, share stories and culture as a teaching tool and look to the future.

ROSE NOLEN: Candidates' supporters shouldn't hide their true identity

Allowing individuals to hide their identity behind piles of money is creating a bad situation, which I feel we will ultimately pay for. Providing people with opportunities to demonstrate their lack of character is unappealing.

ROSE NOLEN: The rich leave others behind in controlling politics

The rise of super PACs is further separating the average person from the rich, elitist politicians.

ROSE NOLEN: Your children are not your children

Parenting is a learning experience that requires discipline and the acknowledgement that you are not the sole influence on your child's life.

ROSE NOLEN: Live life one day at a time

We are never satisfied with living in the moment. Instead, we are too busy anticipating the next day ahead.

ROSE NOLEN: It's a new year and another chance to take action

All of us should be gathering our friends and resources to zero in on problems we cannot solve alone.

ROSE NOLEN: Christmas is time to think about plight of your neighbors

Neighbors should always be ready to help families in need — especially during the holidays.

ROSE NOLEN: The 'sovereign citizen' movement preys on hopelessness

The courts have been weighed down with frivolous lawsuits from domestic terrorists.

ROSE NOLEN: I always thought my friend Gloria had everything, but I was wrong

I’ve always wondered why some women are willing to pay money to look like someone else.

ROSE NOLEN: Believing what you hear is often baffling

Before you believe in what you’re hearing, find out the truth. Go through the news and find out what other people are saying on the subject. Don’t be sold until you’ve heard the final word.

ROSE NOLEN: Women can't be bystanders in their financial lives

Women should get involved in their family's finances because they never know what might happen in life.

ROSE NOLEN: How my brother's secret cured my fear of ghosts

A brother's lie about a younger sister's past helped her get past an intense childhood fear, and he doesn't even know about it.

ROSE NOLEN: If political leaders met real people, a lot might get fixed

The question is not how did we get into such a worrisome situation, but how do we get out?

ROSE NOLEN: 'The Help' stirs up memories and opinions, bad and good

"The Help" is a story about racism in the South in the 1960s, and reflects the time period very well.

ROSE NOLEN: Let's hope the voices of Wall Street protesters are heard in Congress

Our leaders should remember that the government is run by the people, for the people and that politicians' interests aren't the only ones that matter.

ROSE NOLEN: Urban or rural, a home offers pleasures and surprises

Be it a small town or a big city, every experience adds a chapter to life's great adventure. There are things to be gained and lessons to be learned from each way of life.

ROSE NOLEN: Despite benefits of technology, some things still need human touch

Computers and cellphones get in the way of us knowing how other people really feel.

ROSE NOLEN: Safety on Halloween should not be an afterthought

It used to be safe for children to roam neighborhoods on Halloween, but times have changed. Parents need to take an active role in supervising their children.

ROSE NOLEN: Education used to be the cornerstone of community life

The departure from traditional values in today's tech-driven world is robbing America's youth of the pleasures and opportunities public education used to provide.