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There Is No Gospel Without Generosity

Pastor J.D. Greear says, “If you are not generous, you’ve never really experienced the Gospel. If you feel guilty about how little generosity ...


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Are We Trading Our Happiness for Modern Comforts?

One of the greatest paradoxes in American life is that while, on average, existence has gotten more comfortable over time, happiness has fallen. According ...


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This World Is Not Our Home

A tourist was once travelling through the area where the famed Rabbi Hofetz Chaim was living. Being a great admirer of the rabbi, he made inquiries whether ...


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Surprising Objects That Have Been to Space

If you were traveling to outer space, what would you take with you? Photographer Steve Pyke got to find out what items some American astronauts felt were ...


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Nobody Wants the Family Heirlooms Anymore

Lloyd Alter wrote an insightful article about passing on family heirlooms:

I don’t like clutter. Yet cluttering up my dining room is an old cabinet ...

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The Rich Steal More Than the Poor

Evidence suggests that the rich steal more than the poor. Although shoplifting transcends categories, the rich actually do steal more than the poor. The ...


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Advertising Invites People to Cult-Like Devotion

Ad executive Douglas Atkin notes that a transformation has taken place in what's expected of the typical ad executive at a major corporation. Rather ...


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The Empty Promises of Minimalism

The overwhelming international success of Japanese minimalist Marie Kondo speaks to the fatigue and disillusionment many feel in our obsessively consumerist ...


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Would One Million Yen Make You Happy?

A Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, is offering to give 1,000 Twitter followers 1 million yen, or $9,000, each. Almost anybody was eligible to receive ...


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Are McMansions Making People Any Happier?

The Atlantic recently ran an article that calls attention to the fact that American homes are a lot bigger than they used to be. In 1973, when the Census ...


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