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Selim Bassoul of Middleby Corp. tries to focus on the big picture

SELIM BASSOUL | ‘I do very little emailing, no Facebook, no LinkedIn.’

Leading a company without using email, reading memos or going to endless meetings sounds like a pipe dream. But it’s a reality for Selim Bassoul, chief executive and chairman of Middleby Corp., the kitchen-supply maker with such popular brands as Viking and Aga Rangemaster.

Searingly honest article from journalist Eleanor Ross!

Eight strategies for staying sane — and even enjoying yourself — as a parent with ADHD.

No one wanted a baby more than I did. I’d married at 25 and was eager to start a family. Seven years later, it finally happened. I was in heaven. Or so I thought.

Even when children take drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) they may still have a hard time succeeding in school, and girls may struggle more than boys, a recent study suggests. That’s because children taking ADHD drugs are more likely than other kids to need special education services, to be chronically absent or expelled, to get lower grades and to leave school before age 16, the study found.

He’s the most decorated Olympian of all time, but don’t think for a second that growing up as Michael Phelps was easy.

 “I saw kids who, we were all in the same class, and the teachers treated them differently than they would treat me,” he says. “I had a teacher tell me that I would never amount to anything and I would never be successful.”

Phelps, who has earned a whopping 23 gold medals during his Olympic career, said he’s lived with ADHD “my whole entire life, and it’s something I continue to live with. It’s changed my life since the beginning.”

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