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Start this New Year by helping someone have a wonderful life

Richard Stearns, This year has been like the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” – the part that brought George Bailey to the bridge in despair. He was despondent over a little financial trouble. That’s nothing next to what happened in 2016. There were senseless terror attacks in Orlando, Brussels, Nice, Turkey, and too many

In Defense of Secret Santa (and the Not-So-Secret Kind)

Gift-Giving Is More Rational Than Economists Think Sure, it’s not exactly efficient, but Megan McArdle says that exchanging presents with loved ones creates a very real kind of economy — just not the sort where equations apply. Santa Is Worth Defending. Sign Me Up. Is it wrong to mislead kids about St. Nick? Was “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” nothing

Christmas Miracles: May your holiday season be filled with miracles, connections and joy

Jackie Gingrich Cushman, “Miracle on 34th Street,” “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” are three of my favorite Christmas movies. All three stories revolve around people, connections and miracles. Natalie Wood plays second-grade student Susan in “Miracle on 34th Street.” Raised by her mother, Doris, to be practical and not believe in miracles, Susan