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Hara Hachi Bu: Eat Slower, Live Longer

When my siblings and I were young, we used to eat at the rate of snails. As we sat around the dinner table, we’d...
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Bible Echoes Through A Broken Stone

A black basalt stone found in the desert of Jordan has an inscription with the earliest known use of the name of Yahweh (one...
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Standing Up to Domestic Violence

Family violence is a silent epidemic—but only because we keep quiet. It’s time to speak up.
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The Two Faces of Beauty

Is beauty truly only skin-deep?
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Of Speeding Fines and Laws Divine

Recently, I discovered an easy method of starting an argument. Simply ask people if they think traffic laws are fair! Instant disagreement ensues—from those...
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Facing Fear—and Winning

Fear has only one beneficial purpose—to protect us from impending danger and keep us safe and alive. However, fear is unfavourable and disadvantageous when...
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Caught in the Crowd

Would you consider yourself a good person? I want you to be truly honest with yourself. Looking at your relationships, values, actions, thoughts and...
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Be Sad, Better

I consider myself a fairly honest person. But when someone asks that innocent question, “How are you?” I’m often tempted to twist the truth....
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Life in the Son

I remember attending a life celebration held for two siblings who had tragically passed away. The sisters, aged two and five, drowned while playing...
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How to Build a Better Brain

The first time he saw a living human brain, neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta says it became “a powerful and life-changing experience”. The brain is not “grey...
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A Birthday Out of the Blue

Until that point in our marriage, my wife and I had shared a car. She worked in the city, close to public transport and...
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Desmond Tutu: A Prophetic Voice of Hope

It was a fleeting meeting, but one that left an impression on me. Living in Norway in 2001, it was the centennial celebration of...