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Roger Federer: Moving On with Grace

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In the world of tennis, September 2022 will go down in history as the end of an era—the retirement of Roger Federer.
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3 Things I Learned from Queen Elizabeth II

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Like many others around the world, my dad was shaken by the news that Queen Elizabeth II–the UK’s longest-reigning monarch–had passed away on 8 September 2022, at the age of 96, just a few hours after news emerged that her doctors were concerned about her health. 
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Consider This Before You Quiet Quit

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There’s been a lot of buzz about “quiet quitting”, which began with a series of TikTok videos talking about the woes of the hustle culture and how we ought to take back our lives.
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A Prayer for Ukraine

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In the face of bad news, we may be tempted to hide and bury our heads in the sand, because we feel like there's nothing we can do where we are. But that's not true. We can pray, and we should pray.
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International Borders Are Reopening—Should We Start Travelling Again?

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If most of our travels rarely seem to provide the kind of rest and soul restoration we’re looking for, what does it mean to rest or take breaks well?
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Why Simone Biles' Decision to Step Down from the Olympics Finals Matters

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One of the biggest stars at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, American gymnast Simone Biles made headlines globally yesterday—but not for the reason everyone was expecting.
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A Father Reflects on a School Tragedy

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I do my best to hug, kiss, and remind my kids that I love them every day. Eventually, there will come a day when it will be the last time that I get to do so. Deaths always feel shocking and unnatural. When it happens to young children, in a place where they are supposed to feel safe, it feels even more confounding and heartbreaking.
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How to Beat That Languishing Feeling

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When 2020 ticked over into 2021, we were hopeful that the new year would be a better one. And for awhile, it did look promising. But alas, the bubble’s popped and the recent news about the outbreak of new COVID strains, worsening cases, and heightened restrictions have made us feel like we’re right back at square one. What can we do to keep ourselves going? Here are some tips to help us beat that languishing feeling.

Dear Covid-19, I Wish We Never Met . . .

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Dear Corona, You’ve been on my lips almost every day, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you for weeks now. I’ve even been stalking you online—seeing what you’ve been up to lately, following your every move. Clearly, you’ve captivated me like no other.