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Hidden Camera Catches Man Yielding to Social Pressure

On August 10, 1948, a pioneering television producer named Allen Funt debuted a hidden-camera reality TV show called Candid Camera. The genius of the ...


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NBA Players Resist the 'Granny Shot'

After his 15 year career in pro basketball, Rick Barry had hit a remarkable 89.9% of his shots from the free throw line. But Barry also had one of the ...


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NFL Refs Swayed by Crowd Pressure

Football referees are unbiased, right? They would never be influenced by fans or football players, right? Well, according to a recent study football refs ...


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Inventor of the Big Mac Just Got a Plaque

In April 1967, hamburger lovers in Uniontown, Pennsylvania met a newer, bigger burger—it was called the Big Mac, and for 45 cents it delivered, ...


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Bruce Springsteen's Dad Can't Say 'I Love You'

For 50 years, the rock icon Bruce Springsteen has turned his struggle into songs, his unrest into performance. In his 2016 memoir, Springsteen tries to ...


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Pro Soccer Player Made Soccer His God

In his article titled "Professional Soccer Was My God," former pro soccer player Gavin Peacock writes:

I was never going to be tall, so my dad (who was ...

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Actor Ben Affleck Reflects on Our Brokenness

In a 2016 interview in The New York Times, award-winning actor Ben Affleck reflected on the pressure to hide our broken areas. When he watches other movies ...


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The Gift of a Good Father

Mitch Albom, the author of the international best-seller Tuesdays with Morrie, wrote a short article for Father's Day titled "When did fathers become ...


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Elton John's Search for His Father's Love

In an interview with Rolling Stone, singer Elton John reflected on his father: "They wouldn't hold you, they wouldn't say they loved you. I was afraid ...


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Assessment Helps Reveal the Four Most Common Idols

What is your greatest fear, and what does that say about what you really worship? Pastor Justin Buzzard uses the following assessment tool to determine ...


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