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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

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Asya Branch

Why She Talked About Her Father’s Past in the Miss America Pageant

Miss Mississippi Asya Branch didn't know what to expect when she shared her incarcerated father's story in the competition

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'West Point was a great place to be a kid,' Claire says.

How the Women of West Point Inspired Her

Growing up at the Academy, Claire Gibson met women who helped her face adult challenges

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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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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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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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Nicole Lindsey and Timothy Paule

The Founders of Detroit Hives on Their Love of Bees

Detroit Hives is a nonprofit that transforms vacant properties into bee farms and educates the community about the importance of honeybees.

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Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom: A Spirit-Lifting True Story

Guideposts announces a new ebook, available as a free download, that tells the inspiring story of Corrie ten Boom, who helped hundreds escape death at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. */    

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Faith, hope and love

Three Words That Shape a Meaningful Life

The powerful forces that fuel one’s spirit to live, survive and thrive

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