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This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

New Jersey

Why Does Bad Theology Produce More Healing?

I am often asked at conferences and training events: why does bad theology seem to produce more healing? Sometimes the person asking is an impish …

Spirituality

What If God Stays Silent?

The silence feels devastating.<p>If I lack these things when God speaks, you can probably guess how my heart is when I feel He is silent.<p>There have been …

Faith

The Case Against ‘Christian’ Movies

Before live video, before Twitter, before blogging, there was the almighty pamphlet.Much shorter than a book, it was essentially the tweet-sized …

Stranger Things

World Refugee Day

<b>Over 65 million of the world’s population have been forcibly displaced—forced to flee their homes, communities, and the worlds they know. Nearly a</b> …

United Nations

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Greg Gage is a neuroscientist.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at him, though. There's no long, white lab coat. And he doesn't speak in scientific jargon that's difficult to understand.<p>That's because Gage is on a mission: He wants to make neuroscience accessible to everyone.<p>"In order to be able to …

Neuroscience

The most incredible Jim/Dwight prank from ‘The Office’ never actually aired

Do you consider yourself a big fan of “The Office”? You know all of Michael’s (Steve Carrell) bad jokes, followed the love story of Jim (John …

Pranks

How Your Church MUST Be Unique

No matter the denomination, socio-economic makeup, ethnic mix, city, or geographical region, a church must have Jesus as her foundation (1 …

California's State Propositions - results from November 8, 2016

<i>We're currently prepping ballot.fyi for 2018. You can check out our current project: By The Bay, explaining SF stickiest issues.</i><p><i>Updated Nov. 9, 2016:</i> …

Am I Relationally Trustworthy?

Do you know or relate to any of these women?<p>(1) The woman who avoids community with other women because she gets along better with men.<p>(2) The woman …

6 Reasons You Seriously Need to Slow Down

How a hurried, busy life can destroy your relationship with God.In 1967, experts on time management delivered a report to the U. S. Senate. These …

Time Management

Honoring the Sabbath Like a Command

It seems that, as Christians, we still take the Ten Commandments seriously. Murder, stealing, adultery, idolatry, lying—all of these are named in …

Theology

Why We Don’t Crash Our Cars While Daydreaming and Driving

Many of us have experienced prolonged stretches of driving where we’re seemingly oblivious to our surroundings, and we’re left dumbfounded that we …

Stand to Reason Blog

“The Bible is full of contradictions!” We hear it all the time from skeptics and atheists as if it’s common knowledge. But is it true?<p>I’ve devoted …

15 Things Women Who Are Always on Time Do Every Day

#3 is so simple, but so genius.<p>Being on time to things is a great way to look like you 100% have your stuff together, even if you actually don't. It really doesn't take that much work to become a magical, always-on-time unicorn.<p><b>1. Go to every single thing 20 minutes early, then hang out and browse</b> …

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People | Inc.com

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and …

Body Language

Need a friend in Iceland? Icelandair will give you one for free

Icelandair already offers transatlantic passengers the option to make a stopover in Iceland for up to seven days at no additional charge. Now the …

European Travel

12 surprising effects of sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation affects your entire body, mind and personality — from the way you interact with other people to the food you choose to eat.<p>Next time you think about embarking on an all-nighter, consider these 12 surprising consequences of denying your body rest.

Sleep

I’m a Complementarian, But… Women Must Be Taught and They Must Teach

Written by: Thabiti AnyabwileIn the last post, I wrote about a certain angst I sometimes feel when the subject of complementarity is discussed, and …

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Arminianism

<i>Dr. Joseph R. Dongell has</i> <i>served on the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1988, teaching in the School of Biblical Interpretation. He is</i> …

Theology

The Simple Technique To Fit A 40-Hour Workweek Into 16.7 Hours

This incredibly simple time-management system changed my workday.<p>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.<p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how “busy” I was and how much I “had to …

Time Management

18 Adorable Illustrations Of Untranslatable Words About Love

Love may be blind, but it's not monolingual.

Cute

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

Apps

11 things that could be slowing your Mac down

But your machine slowing to a crawl isn't necessarily a sign that you need a new computer. There are many reasons apps may fail to open.<p>Here are nearly a dozen things that could be slowing down your Mac, and how to fix them.

Apps

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | Inc.com

Using the right word can matter. Using the wrong word can matter even more. I once lost a potential writing gig because I used "who" instead of "whom" in a proposal letter.<p>(And I still have trouble getting "who" and "whom" right.)<p>Even just one incorrectly used word--especially when you're trying to …

Etymology

Hilarious Comics Any Socially Awkward Introvert Can Relate To

Some people are blessed with the gift of being able to go through daily social interactions like graceful gazelles. Then there’s the rest of us. …

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

Project Management

12 Illustrations That Are All Too Real For Introverts

If you’re the kind of person who prefers inner dialogue to small talk ― or watching “The Breakfast Club” over <i>going</i> to the club ― then you’re more than familiar with the daily struggle of being an introvert.<p>Artist Maureen Wilson, the mastermind behind the series Introvert Doodles, knows just how you …

Personality