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Three Thought-provoking Books For a More Fulfilling Life

Self-help books are a dime a dozen, and even then, they are rarely worth the cost or the time to read them.

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All Things Great Project

Benjamin Franklin’s quest for virtues bound by the to-do list

“I grew convinced that truth, sincerity and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life; and I formed written resolutions, which still remain in my journal book, to practice them ever while I lived.” 1,108 more words

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Ben Franklin's Spiritual Discipline

(Taken from “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”)

It was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wish’d to live without committing any fault at any time; I would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. 2,661 more words

George Whitefield

Jonathan Edwards is wildly accepted as the greatest theologian of the Great Awakening.  However, the position of greatest leader falls upon George Whitefield. In addition to amazing leadership, his strong speaking skills allowed him to preach to thousands at a time and be heard by them all. 210 more words

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ON THIS DAY: June 15, 2018

June 15th is

Lobster Day

Global Wind Day *

Magna Carta Day *

Nature Photography Day *

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day *

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MORE! Benjamin Franklin, Margaret Abbott and Mario Cuomo, click 1,486 more words

History

"The city's full of people who you just see around"*...

Much of the history of the city—its built forms and its politics, the urban experience, and the characteristic moral ambivalence that cities arouse—can be written as a tension between the visible and the invisible.

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FAMOUS DISCOVERIES

June 15th in history:

Benjamin Franklin is given credit for proving that lightning is an electrical charge because of an experiment reportedly performed on June 15th, 1752. 224 more words

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