Vertical Thought: January - March 2012

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  • by Beyond Today Editor
Who was this Patrick guy, anyway? Known as the patron saint of Ireland, he's an almost mythological figure in the Christian world, with tall tales of his legendary exploits known far and wide.
  • by Randy Stiver
We're born, we live, we die and then we're history. But when we're young we think about our future!
  • by Scott Hoefker
There never seems to be enough "day" for the hours of study and work we have to do! If this feels like your life, maybe you're running too fast.
  • by Wil Young
"If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success" (Ecclesiastes 10:10). Learn how to chop down your college costs.
  • by Aaron Dean
Young people today have to deal with the debt crisis that the whole world is facing. How do you do that?
  • by Ed Dowd
Good luck, bad luck, no luck and even luck that can follow you—is this really what controls your future?
  • by Amanda Stiver
Two great leaders offer many important lessons. Meet a remarkable judge of ancient Israel and a more recent figure called the father of his country, as we reflect on their examples of leadership and life.
  • by Whitney Creech
In today's difficult economic times, young adults need outstanding job search skills. We spoke with Brian Krueger, an expert in the field.
  • by Amanda Stiver
In a Barna Group study, 37 percent of teens named a relative, such as a grandparent, sister, brother, etc., as their personal hero.
  • by Amanda Stiver
A study from the University of California at Los Angeles finds that nearly 40 percent of college students who pursue a degree in science switch to other subjects or don't obtain a degree at all. Around 60 percent of pre-medical students find themselves in the same situation.
  • by Amanda Stiver
A study has found that the physical exercises in the discipline of yoga, an ancient practice of stretching and meditation from India, help to relieve pain in the lower back—but that there is no evidence that the meditation element of yoga increases relief.