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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Our Apologies: Clearing Confusion Around Closing Inactive Accounts

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As part of our ongoing data maintenance this weekend, we closed a batch of inactive accounts that hadn’t been used to connect or billed for usage in at least 18 months.* This is a regularly scheduled process we use to reduce the amount of personal data being held in our databases (for security/privacy purposes) and to release unused usernames back into the pool for use by new, active customers (convenience). Continue reading

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Big Day for Boingo Bookworms!

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Dear Boingo Bookworms, You’ve been asking us about a Boingo Wi-Fi app for the NOOK, and we’re happy to tell you: your wish is our command! Starting today, you can install a special version of the Boingo app from the Barnes and Noble NOOK Apps™ Shop via your NOOK Color eReader. The free Boingo app enables Boingo Mobile subscribers to locate and connect to over 325,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Boingo Mobile is an unlimited monthly Wi-Fi subscription for only $7.95/month. The NOOK Color isn’t just any old ordinary eReader. The Android-based device includes full-featured online capabilities such as email, web-browsing with flash video, and social sharing (i.e., to Twitter and Facebook). Other features: 2 million book titles Magazines and newspapers An App Shop that includes popular apps such as Lonely Planet Phrasebooks, Quickoffice® Pro for Microsoft Office documents, Angry Birds and and an interactive Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss Did we mention that the fantastic Boingo-enabled NOOK Color, as its name suggests, boasts a 7-inch color touchscreen display? It’s quite a sight! Click here for a full list of specifications. Don’t yet own a NOOK Color? Visit Barnes and Noble online and buy yourself one for $249 with

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Delayed and Sleepless in Narita?


I recently had a 10-hour layover at Narita Airport in Tokyo en route back to the U.S. During the first hour of the layover, I was optimistic about my prospects of making it through the day without too much difficulty. After all, I had my laptop, plenty of email, a Boingo Wi-Fi connection, my iPod, a handful of airport shops, and some tasty-looking restaurants. But by the end of that first hour, things started unraveling quickly. My laptop’s power cable was in a checked bag. I only had about 2 hours of battery life. Then, as I was racing through my inbox, I saw an email invite to deliver a presentation within hours of landing at LAX after the 8-hour flight. I burned through the remainder of my laptop’s power finishing the slides and then found comfort in a bowl of soba noodles. That comfort was short-lived when I realized the yens for the meal converted into more dollars than I expected. By the time I finished eating, I had 7 hours remaining until my flight. I was exhausted. I needed to sleep ASAP. But where???? I do not exaggerate: I turned around and there in front of me was

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Young Woman Survives Cancer and Becomes Humanitarian Globetrotter


In support of cancer awareness in general (October is Breast Cancer Awareness month), we interviewed survivor extraordinaire, Meaghan Edelstein. Two years ago, at age 28, Meaghan was diagnosed with stage 3B cervical cancer and told her chances of survival were slim. But she waged a victorious battle against the illness and then went on to establish Spirit Jump, a “grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to provide hope and comfort” to those battling cancer. During her own ordeal, Meaghan was so comforted by the “uplifting cards and inspirational gifts” that she has duplicated this experience for other cancer victims through Spirit Jump. Meaghan, yours is a remarkable story of survival against the odds and we toast to your continued health! Good luck as you travel around the globe dispensing comfort to others battling cancer. Here are a few of Meaghan’s travel tips: 1. Is there a gadget you can’t live without? I cannot live without my iPhone! Spirit Jump runs 100% through social media and email. We have people all over the world trying to connect with us and that means at all hours of the day. With my iPhone I can stay connected no matter where I am or