The Most Beautiful Work I’ve Ever Done

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“Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt.”

Why Social Responsibility is a Good Thing

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A commitment to social responsibility can help you in surprising ways.

When Is a Free Throw Really an Assist?

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Inside Jim Walker’s incredible free throw marathon: one hour every day for twenty four straight days = 20,000+ free throws to benefit the American Cancer Society.

In Sickness and in Health: How Marriage Helps Cancer Patients

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A growing body of research evidence shows being married greatly increases patients’ chances of being cured of cancer.

7 Boomerang Effects of Having a Small Negative Energy Footprint

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An experiment in reducing the negative energy in the world yields bonus results.

Dear Dad: The One With the Good Question

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Sisters comparing each other? Dear Dad takes on how to handle young girls’ competitiveness.

An Appalachian Tale: Heroin Hurricane

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Small-town America isn’t what it used to be.

Why Life Is Not a Problem to Be Solved But a Mystery to Be Lived

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Over dinner at Esalen, Ira Israel reflects on the importance of collaborative community in an age of isolation.

Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect: Demanding Better from the Police While Still Appreciating What They Do

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Shawn Henfling offers a way to respect the police but not their corrupt actions.

21st Century Masculinity. What Does It Mean?

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A conference call on manhood vs. personhood led to a lively conversation about what it means to be a man in today’s world.

3 Ways to Enhance Community in Your Family Life

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Reaching out is a way to allow in. Trish Everett shows us how.