Special Features

June 4, 2012

Bowling

Some people may bowl alone but for those who visit the lanes with friends, bowling is a sport of camaraderie. Hitting strikes and spares is the goal, but discovering an inspiring belief can be an interesting by-product of the game....
May 7, 2012

Mother’s Day

We celebrate moms everywhere this week with a selection of essays from our new book, This I Believe: On Motherhood. These writers tell of the lessons learned from being a mother, and of the wisdom gained from the mothers in...
April 30, 2012

The Human Body

The human body is an amazing network of blood, bone, tissue and neurons. The wonders of our bodies -- from the finely toned specimen working at peak performance, to those struggling with disease or disability -- can inspire powerful beliefs....
March 26, 2012

Pennies

The American one-cent piece is a common part of our everyday lives, piled on dressers, stored in jars or collected in piggy banks. Although this smallest part of our monetary system dates back to 1793, there are some who argue...
March 12, 2012

Basketball

March Madness, the four weeks when the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament dominates American sports, is underway.  Whether played by college athletes, highly paid professionals or kids on the playground, basketball relies both on individual performance and teamwork.  Click...
January 23, 2012

The Peace Corps

More than 200,000 Americans have served in the Peace Corps since its founding in 1961. Volunteering in the Corps often means sacrificing time and effort for the benefit of others. From recognizing a latent love of country, to discovering a...
December 26, 2011

2011 in Review

With the coming of the New Year, we are looking back and taking stock of the old year. 2011 included some wonderful essays about love, resilience, empathy and more. We hope you enjoy revisiting some of the beliefs presented in...
November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, with gatherings of families and friends, and the sharing of food and drink. During the festivities of the coming weeks, we hope you take time to reflect on the beliefs that guide...
November 14, 2011

Frugality

With the economy still limping along, many people are watching their spending. Whether living frugally is a recent choice or a long-term habit, it's easy to see the benefits of pinching pennies. Click the links below to explore what these...