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What You Need to Know About Setting a Baby Schedule

So you’re interested in baby schedules. Well, you’re on the right track. After all, getting into a groove—you know, a rhythm of events that happen …

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to the most alluring science myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most shocking science "facts" that are bizarrely wrong about food, animals, the Earth, biology, space, …

Chronic stress, anxiety can damage the brain, increase risk of major psychiatric disorders

People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even …

Three Reasons the Bible Is Not the Inerrant Word of God

January 10, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>This is a guest post written by <b>Richard Hagenston</b>. Hagenston is an ordained United Methodist minister, a former …

I am the Fox News atheist: “Some call me a militant atheist. Others call me a dick. I am neither”

I believe that religion poisons everything and I argue for truth and honesty, no matter the audience. It is working<p><i>Once again, abherrant [sic] groups like you and the homosexuals are complaining that you don’t have a golden cup and seat at the table. Listen, in America, you are allowed to exist</i> …

Against accommodationism: How science undermines religion

There is currently a fashion for religion/science accommodationism, the idea that there’s room for religious faith within a scientifically informed …

Philosophy,Art and design,Science and nature,Illustration,Design,Art and design,Books,Culture,Science,Life and style<p>Bertrand Russell is a 20th-century philosopher for 21st-century living, arguing we can achieve far more by doing far less. In a new edition of Russell’s 1932 essay, In Praise of …

Bertrand Russell

This Trick to Calm a Crying Baby Will Change a New Parent’s Life

Everyone knows the catharsis of a good cry — even celebrities. But when your wee one is sobbing up a storm, it usually signals something is wrong, and new parents know what a stressor it can be to both you and the baby. Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica has a solution …

7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health

There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be. Many psychologists and therapists "prescribe" these to patients for …

"I Hated Hating People"

<i>Marriage Equality Decision Day Rally in front of the US Supreme Court, 26 June 2015, photo by Elvert Barnes. Creative Commons license.</i><p>The Pew Research Center's Religious Landscape Study is beginning to sound like a broken record. Each new report reveals that the portion of religiously unaffiliated …

Understanding (and Refuting) the Arguments for God

Skeptic Michael Shermer presents ten major arguments for the existence of God — and counters each one.<br>Read More

Faith

It’s easy to look at terror done in the names of different gods and think, look at these foolish religious folk. But we’re in no position to cast the first stone<p>There are many different ways in which people come to atheism. Many come to it in their early adult years, after a childhood in the …

Religion

The Transhumanist Future Has No Pope

Modern values, transhumanist technology, and the embrace of reason are making many Catholic rules and rituals absurd.<p>Everywhere I look, Pope Francis, the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, seems to be in the news—and he is being positively portrayed as a genuinely progressive leader. Frankly, this …

10 Ways Your Brain Makes you Dumb

The human brain is an impressive yet bewildering thing. Although it only weighs about three pounds, this organ processes information amazingly fast. …

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

9 horrible things the Christian right does because “God” said it was OK

<b>(Twin Design via Shutterstock)</b><p>Hobby Lobby isn’t alone. Evangelicals routinely manipulate the Bible’s teachings to serve their political agenda<p>Valerie Tarico<p>July 14, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Christians may be a super majority in the U.S. They may control the U.S. Congress and, as we all were reminded …

7 Types of Thinking to Give Up Immediately

Have you ever met someone for the very first time and seconds later you cannot recall their name? Or maybe you have had the all too common experience of arriving in your garage with little recollection of the journey home. All these everyday common occurences indicate that the average person is …

Bill Maher: Kim Davis Is the ‘Rosa Parks of Homophobia’

The host of HBO’s ‘Real Time’ teed off on the gay marriage hatin’ Kentucky clerk with a heart of stone.<p>“This was the week of Kim Davis,” <i>Real Time</i> …

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

The 12 Cognitive Biases That Challenge Our Good Judgment

<i>The Thinker | Image: Kaisching</i><p>No matter how intelligent one is, we all are susceptible to glitches in our thought process known as cognitive biases. …