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Confessions of A First-Time K-Drama Male Viewer: I Was Hooked on CLOY

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“Crash Landing on You” (or CLOY) which has taken over the world by storm, marks the first Korean drama I have ever watched and completed. My wife had started the series and I wanted to sit through at least one episode with her to see what all the hype was about. By the end of the first episode, both of us were hooked.

Lest We Forget: Remembering the Sacrifices of the Anzac Nurses

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The endless procession of stretchers bearing severely wounded men drove home the horrors of the First World War (1914-1918) for Australian nurse Florence Narelle Jessie Hobbes, yet her determination to save and comfort the wounded saw her press on in the face of exhaustion, the lack of food, and an unforgiving climate.

The Key to Happiness—Don't Follow Your Heart

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We’ve heard it a million times. We’ve read it on our Instagram feed, our coffee mugs, t-shirts, artwork, even in Christian bookstores: Follow your heart. But is it right to follow my heart? Will following my heart even make me happy?

Stan Lee: The Man Behind The Marvel-ous Superheroes

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There is something about superheroes that speaks to us, inspires us, and motivates us. Many of these superheroes whom we have come to love can be attributed to one man: Stan Lee.

John McCain: A Life That Reminds Us Why We Value Sacrifice

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Scrolling through Facebook over the past weekend, a post caught my eye. My friend had shared a video link to the speech American Senator John McCain gave when he received the Liberty Medal last year (the Liberty Medal recognizes leadership in the pursuit of freedom). His comment that went along with the video included the statement, “Thank you for your great service to our country”.

Why I Was Captivated by the Thai Cave Rescue

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Like many others all around the world, I cheered when I read the news yesterday evening that all 12 Thai boys and their 25-year-old assistant soccer coach had been safely rescued from a cave in Northern Thailand—after being trapped inside for two weeks. 

It’s Not All About Us, Ladies

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I recently found myself grumpy and tired after a day of taking care of sick kids, cleaning the house, and doing laundry.

ODJ: Laying Down Your Life

In 2011 an earthquake and tsunami caused a catastrophic meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Japan. A massive evacuation ensued, displacing thousands, with a 20 kilometre radius marked as an “exclusion zone”. The cleanup process commenced 5 months later, and 45,000 workers joined the efforts. In 2014 Japanese officials reported that they were dealing with their first case of a worker

ODJ: True Sacrifice

“The Giving Pledge,” formed in 2009 by billionaire founders Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, is a campaign to encourage the world’s wealthiest people to give away most of their cash to help others. Buffett himself is taking the lead and plans to donate 99 percent of his wealth by the time he dies. This is an incredibly generous act! But it’s interesting to note that his prese