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Everyone has had a week where it seemed like the world was against them. Everything seemed to have to be done at the same time, and you are grateful you found time to take a shower. That should not, however, […]

Buddhism and Christianity are often seen as being as different as is possible for two religions. Buddhism is an atheistic religion that believes in reincarnation, holds to the idea that actions in past lives affect what happens in this life […]

What makes for a perfect day? The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council wanted to find out what most people picture as an ideal day. The answers, of course, varied wildly, but the USHBC did find a number of commonalities in participants’ […]

One summer, when I was only seven, over a period of a few weeks, I experienced an onset of severe headaches. I completed the second grade that last school year, and It was my first summer living in southern California. […]

The Miss America beauty pageant has suffered a number of black eyes in recent years. The most current of these was in the form of former SEO Sam Haskell’s leaked emails that insulted a number of former pageant winners. The […]

These days it seems that tragedy and horror have replaced sex when it comes to what sells. News stories are overwhelmingly filled with tales of school shootings, natural disasters, human catastrophes and disillusioning scandal. It is enough to turn anyone […]

Eight years ago, Oprah Winfrey hosted a contest that was meant to find the next talk show host. Krista Rizzo entered the contest. If she won, she planned to call her show “Why Am I Yelling?” When she entered the […]

Kate Bowler is a self-described “incurable optimist,” but at the age of 35, even her optimism was challenged. She had been having stomach cramps and thought they were caused by a faulty gallbladder. Instead, the diagnosis was Stage 4 cancer. […]

Whether you turn on the news or talk to your neighbor, it is hard to escape the divisions carving themselves into the American landscape. Liberals call conservatives evil and heartless. Conservatives call liberals brainless. Millennials blame earlier generations for their […]

“Attractive” has always been a very subjective descriptor. Some women like men with facial hair while others cannot imagine kissing a man with a beard. Some men like women with short hair while others prefer women with long flowing locks. […]