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Saint Patrick's Day green beer
Here's what we know about the real St. Patrick.The modern St. Patrick’s Day celebrations that will take place on Thursday, at least in the United States, will likely be characterised by commercial lucky charms and green beer—all of which has very little to do with the historical figure of...
Poor street beggar
Here is some 3,000-year-old advice on happiness: “Happy is the one who considers the poor” (Psalm 41:1). When we think about people who are more fortunate than we are, we become unhappy. Aspirational perhaps, but not happy. Yet Americans spend an inordinate amount of time considering the rich. Reality TV...
Fearful woman behind book
This article on the fear of public speaking* speaks to how many of us were raised. That admonition not to draw attention to ourselves, or to be seen to be bragging or boastful in the face of any little success. And certainly talking about personal success, in even the most modest...
Graduate shadow
You might think that when people look back on their college years, their biggest regret would be not being more involved socially, choosing the wrong major or partying too much. In reality, the biggest regret college grads face is a much more grown-up one, and it’s one with repercussions...