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Have you ever had the feeling you were being lied to? Well, your instincts were probably right.
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Did you know dishonesty can affect your health?

Did you know dishonesty can affect your health?



Have you ever been lied to?
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This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch

This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.
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This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch

This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.
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Book review: American Girl of the Year 'Grace' shares her adventures in Paris

Book review: American Girl of the Year 'Grace' shares her adventures in Paris

"GRACE: Girl of the Year," by Mary Casanova, American Girl, $9.99, 200 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)
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Golden Years are more like several shades of gray

Golden Years are more like several shades of gray

I have always enjoyed getting my hair cut.
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Audio Bibles reach those in remote areas of the world who can't read

The audio Bible is often an add-on in a scripture-rich place such as America, where installing a smartphone application is a matter of a few clicks. But for believers in places where even a printed copy of the Bible isn't easily available, the evolving high-tech delivery of audio Bibles has become their first and only exposure to the holy book.
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What happens when this man gives out 'free hugs' to strangers?

What happens when this man gives out 'free hugs' to strangers?



Have you ever needed a hug?
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Inspirational messages ... from a dog?

Inspirational messages ... from a dog?



We could all use a pick-me-up from time to time — a friendly smile, lunch with a friend or an encouraging word.
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ValueSpeak: First steps are important when you're trying to catch a queen

ValueSpeak: First steps are important when you're trying to catch a queen

I first noticed Anita — really noticed her — at a church Valentine’s Day dance.
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Kid President explains how to make Facebook happier — and it's hilarious

Kid President explains how to make Facebook happier — and it's hilarious



Do you fill your time with negativity — making negative comments to others on social media, complaining to others or focusing on your own faults?
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Hoping for one more conversation

Hoping for one more conversation

We've lost several very good friends in the past few years, along with my mother and sister. Circumstances change with each loss, but that doesn’t mean people we have loved in our lives who have died are then gone from our thoughts. The joys of those friendships and relationships are with us as long as we have memories.
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The only way to ensure your daughter grows up to be modest

The only way to ensure your daughter grows up to be modest

As caring parents, we want to protect our children from any harm. We teach our children not to touch hot burners. We teach them to look both ways before crossing the street. The list of ways we teach our children to protect themselves is endless. We want them to enjoy the best lives possible.
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Faith, on Valentine's Day, a delicate affair

Faith, on Valentine's Day, a delicate affair

Taking Valentine's Day seriously — or finding a partner of compatible beliefs — can be equally challenging tasks for some.
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You'll be amazed what one man did to save abandoned babies



This video is full of what the world needs more of — heart.
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A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.
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This beautiful cover of 'No One Is Alone' tells a story that brings us to tears



We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.
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Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.
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The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.
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ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”
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Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?
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Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?
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Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.
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'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.
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How to overcome past mistakes

How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.
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Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.
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The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

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Pagan temple to rise in Iceland, the first in over 1,000 years

Pagan temple to rise in Iceland, the first in over 1,000 years

Devotees of Ásatrúarfélagið, an Icelandic pagan religion, expect to raise U.S. $975,000 to construct a pyramid-like pagan temple near Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. A new pagan temple would be the first in over 1,000 years of Christian worship in the country.
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Catholics mark Thomas Merton centennial, recall sinner-turned-monk

Catholics mark Thomas Merton centennial, recall sinner-turned-monk

Saturday marks the birth centennial of Thomas Merton, the bon vivant who became a Roman Catholic monk and herald of spirituality. Catholics around the world remember Merton not only for his conversion, but also for his joyful exposition of faith.
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Vatican to women: Plastic surgery hides natural appearance

Vatican to women: Plastic surgery hides natural appearance

Women should allow their bodies and faces to age naturally, a Vatican council suggested Friday, citing a woman who said plastic surgery enforces unrealistic standards of beauty.
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Can America's faith-based law schools restrict sexual activity to heterosexual marriage?

Can America's faith-based law schools restrict sexual activity to heterosexual marriage?

The travails of a Canadian Christian university's quest to establish a law school may reverberate in the United States as conflicts over legalizing same-sex marriage continue, some educators say.
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The leggings debate is a problem for men, too

The leggings debate is a problem for men, too

This week, a Christian mother decided to give up leggings because she didn’t want any unwanted advances from lustful men who saw her in the tight-fitting clothing, which I wrote about Tuesday.
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ValueSpeak: Making everything super

ValueSpeak: Making everything super

As far as I could tell, there was only one problem with Super Bowl I.
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ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

Nile isn’t a good speechwriter — he’s a great speechwriter.
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See why this Christian mother is giving up leggings

See why this Christian mother is giving up leggings

Veronica Patridge, a devout Christian from Oregon, is giving up on leggings.
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