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Desmond Tutu at One Young World; Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

8 Inspiring Desmond Tutu Quotes

Archbishop Desmond Tutu played a key role in ending racial segregation in South Africa. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the Christian leader that has inspired millions for generations.

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Illustration of a woman looking up at a church; Illustration by Alex Green

A Heaven-Sent Angel Encouraged Her

She feared she was not up to her new job. Then she looked out her window. 

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Colin Powell, Jane Powell and Hank Aaron

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, Guideposts pauses to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us this past year. 

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Self-compassion

New Year’s Resolution Idea: Be Gentle

Times are tough. Make sure your New Year’s promises blanket you with support and love.

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Catching up

4 Easy Conversation Starters (When You Haven’t Seen Someone for a Pandemic-Long Time)

“Catching up” can feel overwhelming when so much has happened. Here are some ways to step back into conversation.

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Patience

What's Your Word for 2022?

For this mom with a kid in college, “patience” will be her practice for the new year.

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Positive outlook

For the New Year, Happiness or Positivity?

New social science research suggests that a positive outlook is more sustainable and authentic than a relentless pursuit of happiness.

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Enjoying dessert at Christmas

For a Positive Holiday Season, Ditch This One Word

Beat back “bad” to keep self-judgment off your holiday to-do list.

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Wearing sunscreen in winter

Why Wearing Sunscreen Is Important Year-Round

From safety to beauty, there’s no reason not to protect your face from winter’s cool but powerful rays.

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The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Artist Michelle Mahnke gathered a diverse group of casino workers together to make Christmas cookies.  From traditional cut-out cookies to Russian Tea Cakes, you can try one—or all— of these recipes at home!

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Christmas hope

How to Find Hope If Christmas Makes You Sad

Feelings of sadness are okay, but there are ways to find light in darkness.

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Santa's sleigh

Yes, Santa Does Belong in Christmas

Think gift-giving has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus? Bah! Humbug!

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Having a positive conversation

People Like You More Than You Think!

A new study shows that we stay on others’ minds longer and in more positive terms than we would guess.

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Kindness leads to happiness

Why Kindness Is So Important to Our Happiness

New research shows most people to be happier when they are generous, thoughtful and kind to others.

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