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How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Can We Have A Safe Space Away From History?

Here in the present, we have college students who need “safe spaces” from things that offend their delicate sensibilities. Things like, you know, …

Most dietary supplements are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Or not.<p>Recent research finds that not only do these supplements most likely <i>not</i> help you slim down, bulk up, or get more energized — they're also harmful.<p>A large October study from the federal government linked supplements — sold under brand names like Hydroxycut and Xenadrine — with 20,000 ER …

Wellness

The West’s Rude Houseguests

Saul Bellow’s <i>Ravelstein</i> relays an adage holding that “even God took his holidays in France” because among atheists “God himself could be carefree, a</i> …

Great Books

Shocking Biblical Discovery Made in Egyptian Mummy Mask... Atheists Are NOT Happy

It was a shocking discovery and a victory for Biblical scholars — a fragment of the gospel of Mark found inside a mummy mask in Egypt and announced …

Is Your Kid a Weirdo?

America is in the grip of a crisis, namely a shortage of normal people. Evidence indicates that the population of kooks and freaks is rapidly …

Up next for Scientology: Sending out Tom Cruise to put on a grand performance?

Former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder has a great new post at his blog this morning, and in it he predicts what Scientology leader David Miscavige …

Religion

Five Bible Verses That Will Motivate You And Give You An Extra Push - Religion - Nigeria

<b>Lordskyes</b>:<br>Sometimes we have those days when we just feel down and need something or someone to give us a push and get us going. There is no better …

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Literature

How We Begin to Shift the Christian Stereotype

<i>Photo at stocksnap.io by Benjamin Faust</i><p>The church was quiet except for a few adults clearing their throats and us kids fidgeting restlessly in our slick seats. The sanctuary, bright as the morning sun, flooded through the windows. The song leader said, "Turn your hymnals to 'Standing on the …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

20 Most Thought-Provoking Quotes About Philosophy

We live in a very busy world, and it helps to slow down once in a while. Sometimes we need to take time to reflect on our personal philosophies …

Motivation

The 25 best museums in the world, according to travelers

The list is based on millions of TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.<p>From Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem to the Louvre in Paris, here are the world's best museums.

Museums

The Quiet Revolution: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party

If people today could somehow be transported back to the time of Harry Truman and Jack Kennedy, they would swear those standard bearers were …

8 Arguments in Support of Life after Death

In the 17th Century, a French mathematician, physicist and philosopher by the name of Blaise Pascal posited an argument that has come to be known as …

Consciousness

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

<i>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</i> by Robert M. Pirsig<p>The story of a father and son’s summer motorcycle trip across America from Minnesota to …

Huston Smith Has Studied Religion All His Life and There's Something He Wants You to Know

Huston Smith was 93-years-old, plagued by hearing loss, weakened eyesight, and debilitating osteoporosis. You'd think he'd be ready to take it easy.<p>Instead, the the popular author and religion scholar was rolling into the Sagrada Sacred Arts bookstore in Oakland, California, in a push wheelchair, …

Is The NIV Version Of The Holy Bible Anti-Christ? - Religion - Nigeria

I came across this thread that left me alarmed and sweating because the NIV is my favourite translation and it is what i read 95% of the</b> …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Health Care

Lemon Balm Iced Tea

I feel totally ridiculous telling you this. Please don’t hold it against me.<p>I’ve had a beautiful plethora of Lemon Balm growing in my herb garden for …