Special Features

June 3, 2017

Tell the Kids

Many parents can remember a specific moment when they had the thought, "What do I tell the kids?" Whether it's talking about death and illness, dating and sex, or "bad guys" in the world, deciding when and how to talk...
May 8, 2017

The Wisdom of Our Elders

Whether it's a grandparent or neighbor, we have all learned to respect our elders. But do we listen to them and learn from their years of experience? To honor those seniors who inspire us and shape us, we present this...
May 1, 2017

Nobel Prize Winners

Now that Bob Dylan has finally picked up this year's Nobel Prize in literature, we revisit essays written by previous Nobel laureates. From winners of the Peace Prize, to honorees in the sciences and literature, these essayists offer thought-provoking views...
April 9, 2017

Best Friends

They keep our secrets, challenge our thinking and sometimes frustrate us terribly. But best friends are the people we know we can count on to be there with us through good times and bad. Click the links below to read...
February 21, 2017

In Celebration of African American History

In honor of millions of African Americans who have struggled through the centuries to fight for justice, fairness, and equality, we are featuring the stories of pioneers who blazed the path for civil rights, as well as others who continue...
February 15, 2017

First Responders

The brave men and women who serve as police officers, firefighters, EMTs and emergency room personnel help us at some of our most vulnerable moments. Their experiences can inspire a deep reflection on life that leads them to some compelling...
January 23, 2017

At the Diner

Whether a true historically fabricated diner, or just a down-home restaurant that serves pie and coffee at the counter, the diner is a place where people take a break from daily life and find a bit of humanity. So order...
January 5, 2017

Gratitude

Several cultures around the world celebrate festivals or holidays to observe the act of being thankful. Historically, people gave thanks for a bountiful harvest, but today, many individuals consider it important to express appreciation for what one has on a...
December 5, 2016

Faith and Life

As with any faith tradition, it can sometimes be a challenge for Muslims to balance one’s religious practices with one’s beliefs and the obligations of daily life. Click the links below to learn how these Muslims integrate their spiritual and...