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Minor League Manager Loses His Cool

On June 1, 2007, minor league Mississippi Braves baseball manager Phillip Wellman threw a major league tantrum that earned him the national spotlight, ...


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Children Pressured to Be Normal

For more than 30 years, Gordon Mackenzie worked at Hallmark, eventually convincing the company to create a special title for him: "creative paradox." ...


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Statistics on Adolescent Suicide Rates

In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) Mortality Database updated its findings on global suicide rates among adolescents. The study examined persons ...


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Pluto Loses Its Status as a Planet

Pluto has lost its place among the giants of our solar system. On August 24, 2006, members of the International Astronomical Union voted to strip Pluto ...


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"Jeopardy's" Ken Jennings Misses an Easy One

In the end, after all the mind-bendingly tough answers like Leif Ericson, Johannes Kepler, George III and Ecuador (the clue: "a Spanish dictionary defines ...


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Olympic Rower Quits Before Race Ends

Sally Robbins was a member of Australia's 2004 Olympic rowing team, competing in the women's eight final. With approximately 400 meters left in the race, ...


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Hope After Disaster on Everest

English explorer George Mallory dreamed of conquering Mount Everest. He organized an expedition, but it failed. A second attempt also failed. A third ...


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Resignation and Acceptance

"Resignation is surrender to fate; acceptance is surrender to God," says Elizabeth Elliot. "Resignation lies down quietly in an empty universe. ...


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God's Permanent Love

Life's setbacks are temporary, but God's love is permanent. He's always there to take us over the rough spots, to lead us out of our slumps ...


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Don't Call It "Failure"

Jonas Salk attempted 200 unsuccessful vaccines for polio before he came up with one that worked. Somebody asked him one time, "How did it feel to ...


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