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Help Needed to End Veteran Homelessness

Fifteen homeless Veteran families will have a chance to move into permanent housing at next weekend’s Miami Homeless Veterans Stand Down thanks to an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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The Wild Kratts Phenomenon: Brothers Martin and Chris Kratt Inspire Children to Care About Wildlife

Soon in its fourth season on public television and syndicated around the world, Wild Kratts brothers Martin and Chris Kratt have turned their passion for wildlife into a phenomenon inspiring millions of youngsters to learn about, care, respect and protect animals.

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What could it mean to sacrifice love for Lent?

What could it mean to sacrifice love for Lent? PAIRS CEO Seth Eisenberg considers what it might mean for couples, marriages and families made up of people who by our very nature are lifelong “works in progress” if modern love was built on a foundation of commitment rather than commitment depending on feelings of love.

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Kayla, Rosie, Brian and Society at a Crossroads

As a society, is America more interested in the breakup of Rosie O’Donnell or the plight of a young American woman, Kayla Mueller, who risked her life to help people suffering far from our shores?

Can Married at First Sight Lead to Happily Ever After?

Can married at first sight lead to lasting love and happiness? I’ve seen that it can, although there’s much more to it than what our eyes and heart experience.

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How I Won My Fights with Joan Rivers

It wasn’t always easy winning my fights with Joan Rivers.

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Will Michael Brown and Other Children Die in Vain?

Whether or not Michael Brown died in vain depends on mothers and fathers transforming anger and anguish into tangible expressions of love in struggling inner-city homes and neighborhoods.

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Journalist Jim Foley Died Because He Loved Life

Jim Foley died because he loved life. As a journalist, his father said Jim found his passion shining light on those suffering within the world’s darkest recesses.

Obama’s Ferguson Visit Has to Begin with Listening

Ferguson’s protesters are united in wanting to be heard; not counseled, consoled or seeing Michael Brown’s death continue as a daily backdrop for lawyers, politicians, pundits and others who began looting the community’s sorrow even faster than those who pillaged groceries, liquor and electronics.

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Robin Williams: Lightning in the Melody of Laughter

Robin William's greatest contribution may be helping people who are the least trained — the closest of family and friends — learn to help loved ones who are anxious, depressed or struggling with the impact of trauma.

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Blue Mountain Doesn’t Send Cards to Heaven

A morning reminder of dad’s upcoming birthday that arrived nearly three years after his death helps me realize my gratitude for a dad I barely knew.

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Getting Started with the Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Relationship

The most important thing you can do for your relationships is looking for what’s right in the people closest to you and developing the habit of generously, sincerely, and specifically appreciating them. Here are 300 inspiring examples to help you get started.

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Most Important Thing to Do for Your Relationship

The most important thing you can do for relationships isn’t difficult and is possible for anyone, says an industry leader in marriage and relationship education. Get inspired with 300 examples of loving, affirming words to strengthen the relationships you want to last.

Seniors fear of rocking the boat may be getting in the way of happier marriages.

Couples Need More Bonding Time, Therapist Says

For older couples especially, fear of ‘rocking the boat’ can get in the way of learning skills to bring more love and pleasure to their marriages. North Carolina marriage pros Gary and Deanie Hurst help couples overcome those fears and have fun creating happier, stronger marriages.

VA Chaplain Barbara Nollie Warrior to Soul Mate Retreat

Veterans, Caregivers Learn to Be Healing to Each Other in Innovative Warrior to Soul Mate Programs

Nearly 5.5 million Americans are caring for service members and Veterans, many of whom are impacted by post traumatic stress. The VA is expanding innovative efforts to help Veterans and their loved ones learn to be healing to each other through the Warrior to Soul Mate program.

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$100 Million Reveals Who Can Save Your Marriage

The person who will save your marriage is closer than you may have realized. The most significant study ever conducted on marriage and relationship education, at an estimated cost of $100 million, reveals who can save our marriages and who can’t.

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Landmark study finds skills training improves marriage happiness, but doesn’t reduce divorce

A landmark national study of 9,363 low-income, married men and women in eight American cities found many of those who participated in 30 hours of skills training classes were more likely to have boosts in relationship happiness and marital stability sustained 30 months later.

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Conscious Uncoupling, Conscious Coupling

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have started a national conversation about the idea of conscious uncoupling. Is the phrase an oxymoron or an important recognition of the price couples and their children pay for marriages that too often end bitterly in courtrooms and law offices?

Benefits of a Healthy Marriage!

Benefits of Healthy Marriages For Children and Youth (Marriage Statistics) Researchers have found many benefits for children and youth who are raised by parents in healthy marriages, compared to unhealthy marriages, including the following statistics: More likely to attend college Physically healthier Emotionally healthier Less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol Less likely to commit… Read More ›

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What Inspires Morgan Freeman?

Actor Morgan Freeman says his life was inspired by the words of this 1927 poem. Let us know what inspires you for a chance to be featured and get a $25 VISA gift card.

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