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Teenager Sent to Juvenile Detention for Not Doing Homework

A single mom was heartbroken after her teenaged daughter was sentenced to Juvenile Hall. What was the offense that warranted such a punishment? Failing ...


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The Tragic Life, Depression, and Suicide of Popular Singer

Malinda "Mindy" McCready (1975-2013) was a popular American country music singer. In an article entitled “The Tragic Life, Depression ...


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Cats Can’t Taste Sweet

Did you know that cats can’t taste the flavor of sweetness? That’s right. Felines cannot taste sweet. It’s like their tongues are color ...


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Hope Is an Essential Part of Life

Humans seek after hope like moths seek after light. It’s intrinsic to who we are. Neuroscientists Tali Sharot argues hope is so essential to our ...


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Mountaineer Felt Grief in His Physical Heart

Men's Health portrayed the life of a man who believed his heart attack was caused primarily by grief. Acclaimed mountaineer Conrad Anker and his team ...


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Without Hope, Suicide Rates Rise

In a powerful article titled "Dying of Despair," psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty observes the startling rise in deaths from suicide and drug overdoses. He ...


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How to Live the Gospel: A Lesson from Tim Keller

Pastor Scott Sauls from Nashville spent five years working with Pastor Tim Keller at New York City's Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Sauls writes that there ...


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Memos from the 'World's Worst Boss'

Do you think your boss is tough or unfair? Try working for the world's worst boss—Mike Davis, aka Tiger Mike. Davis started as a chauffeur and rose ...


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President Lincoln's Darkness Turns to Hope

A scan through the statements of President Abraham Lincoln reveals a man who underwent some very dark days. Consider, at the start of the War Between ...


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First Graders Encourage Distraught NFL Kicker

During the 2015-2016 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings place kicker Blair Walsh had made an NFL-high 34 field goals. Before the Vikings' playoff game ...


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