Wisdom

The importance of having a positive outlook
Life Advice

Why Positivity, Hope and Optimism Are Tools for Survival

A new book based on the teachings of a Jewish spiritual leader encourages each of us to focus on joy, faith and love.

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A young woman sleeping in bed during the night.
Positive Thinking

7 Positive Quotes to Read Before Bedtime

Finding it hard to sleep? Here are seven of our favorite words of wisdom to help you settle in for sweeter dreams and reinforce a calm mindset. Try printing this page or jotting a few of your favorites down on sticky notes and keep them bedside for your nightly reading.

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How to find your best sleep patterns
Life Advice

What’s Your Body’s Naturally Healthy Sleep Pattern?

Hint: It might not be the same as your friends’, family members’ or coworkers’.

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God's Grace

The Mysterious Nature of Light

Optometrist Jacob Liberman on how studying light changed his entire life, including his relationship with God.

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Finding meaning in grief
Coping With Grief

How to Use Personal Hardships to Help Others

When we face adversity, we have a choice. We can give up or turn our situation into something meaningful.

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What a succulent plant can teach you
Managing Life Changes

How One Plant Inspires a Garden of Life Lessons

Succulents are easy to care for—and to propagate. Starting new plants from older ones is both a satisfying and inspiring project.

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Neighbors combat loneliness
Positive Living

The Positive Power of a Neighbor

“Small talk” isn’t so small when you consider how even casual social connections can combat loneliness.

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Wally Richardson fist-bumps some students
Living Longer, Living Better

This WWII Veteran Teaches Kids About Love and Kindness

Wally Richardson, 95, has been sharing inspirational quotes, bookmarks and "Wallyisms" with kids in his community for over 20 years. 

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World War II veteran Wally Richardson
Living Longer, Living Better

The Wit and Wisdom of Wally Richardson

This World War II veteran shares how he works to positively influence the lives of middle-school students with sage advice and wise adages.

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Left: Helen Keller, Middle: Anne Frank, Right: Eleanor Roosevelt
Motivational Stories

6 Women Who Inspire Us Today

Author Therese Borchard highlights some of history’s most inspirational women and their great lessons

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