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Bryon Eggenschwiler's illustration of a young girl stepping into a book called L'Abri

The Book That Changed Her Life

She was separated from her copy of an inspiring book called L’Abri, but it never left her heart.

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Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan in Christmas in Connecticut

25 Classic Movies to Watch in December on TCM

There's something about the holidays that brings up a wish to revisit beloved classic films. Here are 25 movies, many of them with a Christmas theme, that are airing on Turner Classic Movies in December 2020.

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A smiling senior woman in her pottery studio

5 Ways to Rethink Retirement

Not all seniors want to settle into a sedate life. These tips can help you enjoy a more productive and meaningful retirement.

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Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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This Prison Chaplain Earned a Divine Second Chance

The former drug addict spent time in prison; then a mysterious letter propelled him to change his life.

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Star in Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles 2

Netflix Debuts ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2,’ Starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

The cast talk about blended families, believing in Santa and why this movie is so important right now.

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A family chats online with loved ones on Thanksgiving

9 Fun and Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving During Quarantine

Your family can stay safe and social-distance, while still enjoying the holidays.

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Overcoming negativity bias

How to Overcome the ‘Negativity Bias’

You’re not stuck in a half-empty glass if you recognize and work with your most challenging impulses.

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Reassuring a family member

Managing ‘What If I Get Covid?’ Anxiety

How families can keep worry in its place during the pandemic

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Carrie Underwood; Credit: Joseph Llanes

Carrie Underwood on Sharing Your Greatest Gift at Christmas

The award-winning country singer reveals how her small-town upbringing shaped her faith, career and family life.

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Pandemic Thanksgiving

How to Give Thanks During a Pandemic

Counting your blessings, even this year, can quickly add up to a long list of gratitude.

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Erik Pauze with 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer

The Man Who Picks Out the Rockefeller Center Tree

Ever wondered who finds the towering tree that stands in NYC’s Rockefeller Center every Christmas? Meet Eric Pauze...

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