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The Transformative Power of Identity

It was the seventh inning of Game Seven of the 2016 World Series. The Chicago Cubs were leading 6-3, and hoped bringing in the dominant relief pitcher ...


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Failure Is Much More Common than Success

In his book, Break Open the Sky, Steven Bauman writes:

Despite our near-phobic fear of failure, the facts suggest that it's actually a common, almost universal, ...


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Failed NFL Kicker Surprised by Grace

ESPN's documentary "The Four Falls of Buffalo" recounts the story of the Buffalo Bills four consecutive Super Bowl losses 1990-1993. Field ...


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Comedian Told to 'Embrace Bombing' to Get Better

The NPR radio show "This American Life" featured a story about a French comedian named Gad Elmaleh, probably the most famous stand-up comedian in France. ...


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Olympics-the Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

With the Olympics winding down we remember and celebrate the winners—the gold and silver and (maybe) bronze medal winners. But, sadly, while we ...


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The Need to Fill Our Bicycle Tires (Souls)

Editor's Note: Tell this illustration as a story or as a prop illustration by using an actual bicycle or a bike tire.

On a recent bike trip it wasn't until ...


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Actor Nick Nolte's Advice on Failure

When asked by GQ magazine about the best advice he has to offer, actor Nick Nolte said,

This is going to sound strange, but my best advice is to accept ...

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Chuck Colson: God Used My Greatest Defeat

The great paradox [of my life] is that every time I walk into a prison and see the faces of men or women who have been transformed by the power of the ...


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In the Wake of a Drive-by Shooting, Neighbors Lose Hope

In his book Hope Is Contagious, pastor and former pro football player Ken Hutcherson shares his personal journey of facing a terminal illness. In the ...


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A Blind Architect Accepts the Gift of His Limitations

Two years ago, Chris Downey had just started a promising architectural job at a successful design firm. A few weeks after he took the job, he noticed ...


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