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I Am Happily Married to God — as a Consecrated Virgin

Yes, I'm celibate. No, I'm not a nun.<p>One August morning, I walked to the front of the church in my white gown, nervous and excited. Family and friends stood in the pews of Queen of Apostles in Alexandria, Virginia. They smiled and wiped tears. The bishop began the ceremony. I was getting married — …

Study: More Exercise Isn't Necessarily Better for Your Brain

In recent years, dozens of studies have reported the neuroprotective benefits of aerobic exercise. However, the dose-specific amount and intensity of …

10 Psychological Tricks That Can Make Your Life Much Easier

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

Famifi

Episode 13: Syria<p>Have More Meaningful Conversations With Your Kids.<p>We’ll send the low-down on the hot topics your kids are talking about to your …

Syria

Microcephaly Isn’t The Only Threat Zika Virus Poses To Newborns

A new study reveals more about a Zika-linked joint condition in babies.<p>The most commonly known birth defect caused by Zika virus is microcephaly, a condition in which an infant’s head circumference is smaller than average. It can indicate brain damage and lifelong learning and mental disabilities …

Declaration allows the federal government to award grants, access emergency funds and temporarily appoint personnel where needed to combat the virus<p>The US government on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico as a result of a Zika epidemic.<p>The declaration allows the US Department …

Public Health

Texas Zika case linked to Miami travel

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated the affiliated of Peter Hotez. He is a dean at Baylor College of Medicine.</i><p>The Zika outbreak has experienced a new first: The spread of the virus from state to state.<p>A Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami …

Can I Ever Get Pregnant? And Other Questions About Zika Virus

The most extensive report yet on Zika virus and its risk to babies shows that 5 percent of women infected while pregnant go on to have babies with diagnosed birth defects.<p>Because data is fuzzy, this matches up with the last report showing 10 percent of women infected while pregnant have babies with …

Bipolar disorder: Like a grunge song or a good luck potion

It is not surprising many people with bipolar disorder wait years before disclosing their symptoms, writes Erin Stewart. In times of extreme moods — …

FDA approves Zika-fighting genetically modified mosquito

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's another win for the GMO mosquito.<p>After months of reviewing public comments to its draft environmental impact study, the Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is officially giving OX513A, a genetically modified male mosquito developed by British company, Oxitec, a clean …

Public Health

Study linking virus with severe joint deformities leads experts to say that Zika could be associated with range of problems<p>A study by scientists in Brazil that suggests a possible link between the Zika virus and rare, but severe, joint deformities in babies has led experts to warn that the virus …

Public Health

US military has declared war on the Zika virus

Now, add the Zika virus to the list as it impacts everything from the Olympics to the debate over abortion.<p>Most know that Zika is spread by mosquitoes that came from the Zika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first detected nearly 70 years ago.<p>The disease is related to dengue, yellow fever, …

This Is the Best Way to Motivate Yourself to Exercise: Four Proven Secrets

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good…and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Achieve Peak Potential With 4 Mental Practices

Can you begin to live your best life ever by applying a series of simple mental techniques in your day-to-day life?<p>Personally, I've been on an evolving journey when it comes to mindset strategies for success. In my twenties, I thought it was all hogwash and I just wanted to learn practical …

3 Unusual Tips That Successful People Use to Create Habits - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

You want to change your life, but you can’t seem to change one habit. You endlessly browsed articles on productivity tips. And you found some tips …

7 Ways to Embrace Detours on The Road to Success

I argued with my husband because I thought our vacation plans felt too busy, too packed and too scheduled. It’s one thing to want to make the most of …

Millennials define their own path to success

Born to a poor immigrant family, Yasin Abbak made it to college only to graduate at the height of the Great Recession. Nonetheless, by age 25 he was the youngest-ever division director at a major investment bank. He was helping support his family in New Jersey and seemed destined for a comfortable …

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2 Ways Successful People Learn Faster (and So Can You)

What you learn is important, but how you learn makes all the difference.<p>Years ago, Chuck Yeager (the first person to break the sound barrier) sent me on the wrong path.<p>Okay, maybe it was my fault. I read Chuck's autobiography and somehow came away with the mistaken impression that a good pilot …

Judge Speaks Out Against Discrediting Rape Victims In Powerful Verdict

“No other crime is looked upon with the degree of blameworthiness, suspicion, and doubt as a rape victim”<p>In his 179-page verdict, Ontario Court Justice Marvin Zuker railed against the myth of the "perfect rape victim" and blasted the prevalence and effects of victim blaming. In other words: …

York University

Granddaughter gave her grandparents a heartwarming photoshoot to celebrate 63 years of marriage

True love can last a lifetime.<p>Joe Ray, 86, and Billie Wanda Johnson, 83, have been married for 65 years, and their feelings for each other are as …

Grandparents

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, Part 2 get new titles from Marvel

It’s official: <i>Avengers: Infinity War Part 1</i> and <i>Part 2</i> will have new titles.<p>Disney announced Friday evening that spring 2018’s <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> …

Marvel Universe

Mysterious Zika Cases Raise US Mosquito Fears

Up to now, the 1,400 infections reported in the US have been linked to people going to countries with Zika outbreaks in South America and the …

5 Things to Know About the Zika Virus

You've probably seen a lot of headlines about the Zika virus. Sadly, just last week, New York City saw its first baby born with Zika-related complications, and this morning, the first documented instance of local transmission was reported in Florida. All this has created tremendous confusion about …

'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes are spreading virus in U.S.

Zika-carrying mosquitoes are for the first time believed to be spreading the virus within the continental United States, federal disease-control officials said Friday, citing the infections of four people who were apparently bitten in the same Miami neighborhood.<p>More than 1,650 Zika infections have …

Public Health