Better Living

One key to better living is to look for wisdom in many places. Heeding wise words of life advice can help improve your health, increase your sense of wellness, and bring joy into each day. Good life advice can also fill you up in the literal sense, when it includes recipes for foods that nurture the body and spirit.

Creative kids

Cultivating Creativity in Our Kids–and Ourselves

When talent and passion intersect, it can be life-changing for everyone.

Invite God to your pity party

Inviting God to Your Pity Party

4 Bible verses to bring you comfort when things go terribly wrong

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How to use apples for more than just pie

5 Delicious, Savory Ways to Enjoy Apples

The hallmark fall fruit can do so much more for you than star in a pie.

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Bible verses about manners

Bible Verses to Help You Mind Your Manners

A thankful heart and a respectful manner make life better for everyone.

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'Victoria & Abdul': The True Story Behind The Film

'Victoria & Abdul': The True Story Behind The Film

Author Shrabani Basu reveals the true story that serves as inspiration for the upcoming film starring Dame Judi Dench. 

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Live for today

Rejoice in Today

Own today, rest in it, be thankful for it. Tomorrow will be what tomorrow will be.

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Hildegard von Bingen

The Inspiring Music of Hildegard of Bingen

12th century Benedictine abbess, writer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath Hildegard of Bingen is best remembered today for her sacred and liturgical musical compositions. Here are some of her most beloved works as performed by the vocal group Anonymous 4.

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2017 Emmy Nominations

6 Shows To Catch Up On Before The 2017 Emmys

The 69th Annual Emmy Awards are over and the golden statues have already been passed out, but that doesn't mean you should sleep on some of the shows nominated this year.

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Autumn leaves

Making a Fresh Start as the Leaves Fall

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, speaks of newness just as nature is quieting down for the winter. There’s beauty in that contrast.

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Staying positive and facing obstacles.

Positive Reading List: ‘Rethinking Positive Thinking’

This psychologist’s research shows that staying motivated to be your best self requires both positive thinking and an honest assessment of obstacles.

Crocheting

The Art (and Craft) of Community-Building

Being part of a public art project reminds me of how connected we are when we work together to create something.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: 15 Inspiring Figures

Hispanic Heritage Month: 15 Inspiring Figures

From painters and poets to astronauts, actresses, and Nobel Peace Prize winners, here are some of the most influential Latino Americans you should know about. 

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JJ Watt helping Hurricane victims

J.J. Watt Has Raised $31 Million for Hurricane Victims

Houston Texans football star J.J. Watt is continuing his fundraising efforts to help Houston rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. 

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Stark beauty in Death Valley

Stark Beauty in Death Valley

A national park’s challenge to reflect on a natural landscape that’s not traditionally beautiful elicited some inspiring reactions.

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