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It's Supposed to be Hard

In the never-ending quest for self-improvement, I started a modest exercise regimen this summer, of running increasing distances three times a week. Readers, I am not a runner. When I run, my entire body seems to protest. I wheeze and my arms flap, my heart pounds and my ribs heave. Particularly in the beginning, every workout felt miserable. The first few times I ran, I found myself stopping after a little while, gasping for breath. "Is it supposed to feel like this?" (Read more »)

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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students

It takes courage to stand up for your beliefs. Some elected officials risk their careers to do right by their community and country. In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy described eight U.S. elected officials who demonstrated political courage. Here's your chance to write a new profile in courage. Write a 1,000 word essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. First-place winner receives $10,000. Contest deadline: January 5, 2015.
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