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Why humans believe in God: He fulfils need for vengeance, power and 14 other human needs

GETTYIn his book Professor Steven Reiss tries to explain why people believe in god<p>Professor Steven Reiss, a psychologist at Ohio State University in …

Religion

You Won't Believe What Happened to This Little Boy While His Mother Was on Facebook

In 2014, Claire Barnett was using her cell phone while hanging out by a pond. At the exact same time, her 2-year-old son, Joshua, was drowning in the water, but Barnett didn't notice. Her attention was on Facebook — she was uploading photos and wasn't aware of her son's distress.<p>According to the …

Teaching

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Chocolate</b><br>No joke! In one study published in the journal <i>Nutrition</i>, higher chocolate consumption was associated with low abdominal fat. Study authors didn't speculate on the mechanism behind this, but previous research suggests that the antioxidants in dark chocolate may help increase your …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

New on Netflix Streaming: January 2015

With the new year comes a slew of new movies and TV shows on Netflix, and everyone's favorite streaming service is adding some great titles in January 2015.<p>On the movie side, a bevy of box-office heavyweights are being added to the instant mix, including Disney's live-action "101 Dalmatians," Jim …

Chilean woman among 7 suspected ISIS terrorists arrested in Spain and Morocco | Fox News

Spanish and Moroccan authorities arrested seven suspected members of a terror network aimed at recruiting women to fight for ISIS, which is also referred to as Daesh and the Islamic State. Five of the arrests were made in Spain, including a minor and a 25-year-old Chilean woman who was caught in …

Childhood Psychological Abuse Has Long-Lasting Impact

The findings of a recent study from the American Psychological Association are right on target: "Given the prevalence of childhood psychological abuse and the severity of harm to young victims, it should be at the forefront of mental health." The study confirms that childhood psychological abuse …

Mental Health

9 Things Incredibly Successful People Do | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be successful, whatever that means for the individual. But so many people struggle with getting there. Often, it's because they don't have a clear definition of what success really is. In my journey, I have spent time with entrepreneurs, executives, and billionaires. While they …

Self-improvement

A Prescription to End Drinking

Data on Medicine for Alcohol Disorders Pushes Doctors Beyond 12-Step Programs<p>New understanding of how alcohol affects the brain is prompting addiction experts to make a push for using medications to help people quit or cut down on excessive drinking.<p>For years, treatment has meant 28 days of rehab …

Alcohol

This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain

There’s little doubt that learning to play a musical instrument is great for developing brains.<p>Science has shown that when children learn to play …

Flute

Here's Why You Lose Your Keys — And How To Never Do It Again

Temporary lapses in memory are common, and recalling the precise location of a specific item — especially if it's one you use all the time, like your keys, phone, or wallet — is tough.<p>Two things have to happen for you to retain a precise snapshot of whatever it is you want to remember. First, you …

The Brain

Ex-Ashburton teacher barred from teaching

Former Ashburton College teacher Michael Burrell-Smith has been barred from teaching and censured after forming inappropriate relationships with two …

Toll of kids missing from school

<b>More than 2,600 children as young as three have disappeared from Scottish schools for prolonged periods of time and some never found, according to new figures obtained by the BBC.</b><p>In some cases, children are marked as missing because they have moved house and failed to tell the school.<p>Agencies say …

Sociology

Educating for Change

Here we are, midway into the second decade of the 21st century and growing ever closer, by connection if not through understanding. Money, goods, ideas and images flow freely across borders, creating both acquaintance and conflict.<p>The pace of change is accelerating. By one estimate, the amount of …

Ashbury College teachers appeal misconduct verdict in sex assault case

Two Ottawa private school teachers have filed an appeal after they were found guilty of professional misconduct in connection to a 2007 student …

Corruption

What Might a Republican No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Look Like?

<b>UPDATED</b><p>U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.—the chairmen of the Senate and House education committees come January—have …

Myths About "A Better Teacher"

I've been involved in teacher training and teacher professional development for a long time. A lot of the time, I'm trying to keep up the good fight …

Teaching

Why Evangelicals Are Wary of the Government

The subpoenas Houston Mayor Annise Parker issued to five of the city's pastors highlight the larger tensions in state involvement with religion.<p>In Houston, Texas, a conflict has been developing between evangelicals and the city over religious speech, LGBT rights, and the power of the …