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How fantasy helps us appreciate the past

How fantasy helps us appreciate the past

These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all have one thing in common. In each case, the great battle has already been fought. Aragorn’s quest to reclaim the throne of Gondor and help ...

Rickrolling guy is a good sport who’s aging well

Rickrolling guy is a good sport who’s aging well

You’ve got to love a star who doesn’t take himself seriously. Once upon a time in the 80s, Rick Astley was atop the pop charts with big hits in many countries. He combined a red-haired boyish ...

A selfless sacrifice (Video)

A selfless sacrifice (Video)

Professor Janusz Korczak risked his life in an attempt to save 192 Jewish children, targeted by the Nazis in Germany's Treblinka concentration camp. Seventy-six years later, the story of his sacrifice is a timeless inspiration. Janusz ...

You Are Here Thinking About What’s Right in America

You Are Here Thinking About What’s Right in America

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future. A new poll from Gallup serves up some sobering data regarding how young Americans feel about their country. Gallup asked the question, “Do you think the ...

A history of loneliness

A history of loneliness

Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.” Chronic loneliness, some say, is ...

The prolific filial piety of Wu Meng (Video)

The prolific filial piety of Wu Meng (Video)

As he did every night, little Wu Meng approached on tiptoe to the room where his parents rested. Without making a sound, he unbuttoned his shirt, looked for a suitable place to rest his head ...