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The Worst Mother's Day Gifts and Cards

According to a British survey, 40 percent of moms have received an unwanted Mother's Day gift, but most of them were too polite to complain. Here's ...


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College Admissions Committee Accepts Recommendation by School Custodian

Rebecca Sabky, an undergraduate admissions counselor at an Ivy League School, reads over 2,000 college applications every year. She writes: "The applicants ...


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Study Concludes Gratitude Strengthens Marriages

The key to a happy and lasting marriage might be as simple as regularly expressing gratitude. So report researchers from the University of Georgia in ...


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Student Reaches Out to 'Invisible' Campus Employees

Last year, a business student from Georgetown University gave a friendly nod to the night-shift janitor who was working in his study room. Today, that ...


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Famous Writer on Life's Simple Pleasures

Herman Wouk, the 100-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Caine Mutiny, recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal about his childhood. Wouk ...


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Employers Are 'Thankers' or "Thank-Nots'

As part of National Thank-You Week, research revealed that British businesses were split between "thankers" and "thank-nots." The thankers were those ...


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Couple Gets More Thanks at Hospital than Church

Gordon MacDonald tells a story about a husband and wife team who are three-day-a-week volunteers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The wife ...


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Research Shows Gratitude Reduces Impatience

You've probably heard the humorous prayer of the impatient person: "Lord, please give me patience—right now!" Most of us struggle with impatience, ...


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Studies Show Gratitude Increases Happiness

Two psychologists, Dr. Robert A. Emmons and Dr. Michael E. McCullough, have done much of the research on gratitude. In one study, they asked all participants ...


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Tyler Perry on the Man Who Encouraged Him

Esquire magazine asked 50 men—athletes, politicians, actors, and business leaders—"Who made you the man you are today?" Movie writer and actor ...


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