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Actress Chrissy Metz

'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz On Resilience

The actress shares how overcoming early hardships helped prepare her for her first feature film


The Gift of a Giant Snowman

A surprising delight in late winter in the middle of New York City’s Central Park

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Benefits of solving jigsaw puzzles

6 Surprising Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

How puzzles can help you relax, improve your memory, bond with family and more.

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Corrie ten Boom

Guideposts Classics: Corrie ten Boom on Trusting in God

In this story from August 1976, the author of The Hiding Place recalls her watchmaker father’s timeless advice.

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Aysa Branch

Asya Branch's Mission to Inspire Children of Incarcerated Parents

Browse our gallery of photos of Asya Branch, Miss Mississippi 2018, who works with children of incarcerated parents.

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6 Life Lessons from an Old Log Cabin

6 Life Lessons from an Old Log Cabin

How renovating an old, rundown place ended up restoring her life after divorce

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Elizabeth Jennings: A Civil Rights Icon of Faith and Courage

Elizabeth Jennings: A Civil Rights Icon of Faith and Courage

This church-going teacher stood up for her right to use New York's public transportation more than a century before Rosa Parks' courageous stand.

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Marathon runner Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi: A Marathoner’s Strong Finish

The decorated Olympian honored his gift to run until the very last finish line.

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Cynthia Gandhi Dobbs

How Becoming American Helped Her Honor Her Past

Cynthia Gandhi Dobbs always felt American—until it was time for her to become a citizen. Now she wondered if she were leaving her Indian culture behind.

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Jacqueline Suskin having a conversation with Neal in the forest.

How Her Poems Started an Unlikely Friendship

She was a poet who loved trees. He ran a timber company. Could they find common ground?

Nicole Lindsey and Timoth Paule

Meet the Beekeeping Couple Transforming Vacant Lots

Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey use their passion for bees to beautify and educate their community.

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Clarence with a U.S. tank from World War II

How Two Veterans, Once Enemies, Became Friends

A World War II veteran traveled to Germany to meet an old, German veteran he first met in the battlefield

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Elizabeth Peale Allen

Elizabeth Peale Allen Reminisces about Norman Vincent Peale on 'Beliefs' Podcast

Elizabeth Peale Allen talked with host Dr. William Baker about what it was like to grow up as the daughter of the father of positive thinking.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey and Hilary Swank

5 of the Most Inspiring Oscar Speeches of All Time

The most stirring and uplifting speeches in Academy Award history.

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