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Field Hockey Team Surprises Coach with Formal Wear

East Syracuse Minoa High field hockey coach Kate Harris challenged her players, who were all dedicated and focused, to loosen up a bit. Harris said, “I ...


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Doing This One Thing Adds Years to Your Life

Recent studies have shown that doing this one thing can add years to a person’s life and is an accurate prediction of how fulfilling their marriage ...


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The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking

Researchers in London just completed an 18-year project studying people's financial expectations in life in comparison to actual outcomes. Some people ...


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New Research on Happiness Parallels Biblical Principles

In the late 1990s, Martin Seligman, the president of the American Psychological Association, noted psychology’s emphasis on the negative side of ...


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Savoring the Ordinary Beauty in Life

In a recent book, Paul Gould writes:

The writings of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Marilynne Robinson are infused with a sacramental theology. Her writing ...

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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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Are We Living in a Post-Happy World?

Joy, it seems, is everywhere these days. It is used to sell boxes at Ikea. It is included in ads for drinks at McDonald’s and there are T-shirts ...


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Excited Young Concertgoer Invited Back as Special Guest

A nine-year-old boy whose expression of amazement sparked applause and a viral video sensation has since been invited back by the orchestra as a special ...


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The Four Qualities of Grateful People

There are four qualities that distinguish highly grateful people from less grateful people. They experience gratitude:

(1) More intensely for a positive ...

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'Counting Your Blessings' Leads to Better Health

According to author Richard Beck’s recent book, gratitude is a simple practice. You don't need to dance in a Holy Ghost conga line to do this. ...


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