Don’t Sell Yourself Short

The universe is estimated to be 13.8 billion years old. So it’s understandable if, as puny humans, we think of ourselves as relatively inconsequential. Our physical bodies are very small compared to the vastness of the universe. The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek has a different perspective. He points out that each individual contains about 10 […]

Why Is Parenting So Tough?

Being a parent can feel impossible sometimes. But it hasn’t always been this way. Some Western parenting methods date back only about a hundred years; others go back just a few decades. The concept of the nuclear family, for instance, is relatively new. Until recently, people around the world shared the burdens of raising children. Now, most parents of […]

Heaven on Earth

Today, C.S. Lewis is best known for fictional stories like The Chronicles of Narnia. But in the 1940s, during World War II, Lewis was more famous as a radio personality. In fact, he was on British radio so often that his voice became as famous as Winston Churchill’s. Lewis was offered a broadcast on modern literature, […]

Is the Truth Out There?

On October 19, 2017, astronomers observed an interstellar object that flew within our solar system. It remained there for 11 days. The object was given the Hawaiian name “Oumuamua,” which loosely translates to “scout.” At first, scientists thought Oumuamua might be a comet or an asteroid. But the object was a strange shape, and its trajectory […]

Invest in Gold Now

That’s when Italy said its caseloads had tripled, and more parts of the world began to accept that the pandemic is real. On that day, the stock market fell 3.6 percent. While the dip wasn’t catastrophic, it marked a clear shift in psychology. Market participants finally grasped the global nature of the crisis. Just one month […]

Reframe Your Setbacks

The ancient Stoics knew that setbacks in life are inevitable. In fact, Stoics believed that setbacks were challenges from the gods to test their ability to deal with adversity. By viewing setbacks as tests of resilience and resourcefulness instead of sheer misfortune, Stoics stayed calm and happy in the face of adversity. Think of it this way: we can’t […]

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