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We left suburbia to become Amish and learned what community really means

Twenty years ago, when Bill and Tricia Moser were in their late 30s, they stepped away from their upper-middle class lives in Grosse Pointe, Mich., and joined the horse-and-buggy Amish. No more BMWs. No more architectural career for him. No more occupational therapy career for her. No more happy hours with the creative class. No more hair salon. Motivated by a desire to live out their faith in a more moment-by-moment way, the Mosers chose homemade clothes, built pallets for money, tried to learn horsemanship and focused time on their children, their faith and their community. In this essay, the Mosers share some of the lessons they learned from the Amish:

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Fasting is just one part of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month

In Arabic, a man recites a declaration of faith, practically singing as he praises God – Allah, as he is known in Arabic. The man is signaling to the hundred members at Masjid Muhammad that it is time for two very important events: the evening prayer and the breaking of the day’s fast.

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Parents @ Play: Figure this one out

Is your little one a cuddle monster - the kind of kid who falls asleep amid a pile of stuffed animals on the bed? If so, your child will love the plush toys we review this week. But wait, there's more. We've got movie-themed characters and something to keep cuddle monsters entertained when you take them outside.

Teen Talk

Your summer 2016 reading list

Summer is approximately three months of forgetting how to hold a pencil, but it doesn't have to be that way for everyone. Spend your sweltering, languid days with a book in your hands. I can't guarantee that you'll remember how to write your name after reading these books, but you'll definitely expand your vocabulary and horizons.

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During filibuster, senator tells son to "go to bed"

Nine hours into waging a nearly 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut spoke to his son, who was watching in the Senate gallery. He didn't realize he was there and told him to "go to bed." After Republicans agreed to vote on the measures, Murphy ceded the floor.
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