Ashley Holley

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Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

The Milky Way Galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical barred …

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The Atheist and the Nun

Religion has never been my thing.<p>When I was nine, I was kicked out of CCD for defending gay rights. I vividly remember sitting outside the classroom leaning up against a hideous yellow wall waiting for my mom to pick me up. When she finally arrived with a big smile she said, "Mommy's proud of you. …

Atheism

GOP Catholics think they know better than the pope: Why they break with Francis on poverty, death penalty and free markets

Santorum dissed the pope for his views on climate change. It isn’t the only time he’s slighted His Holiness<p>Last week, Republican presidential contender and devout Catholic Rick Santorum threw some shade at Pope Francis. Santorum said that he was a “huge fan” of His Holiness, but took issue with …

This 14-day Plan Will Surely Boost Your Financial Stability

14-Day plan to improve your finances. Gain more stability, keep everything on track and create proper financial goals to live a less stressful life.

Health

Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering'

New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed forces.<p>Their suicide rate is so high that it …

Military

The 10 new rules of healthy eating

Trying to eat healthily in this day and age can be confusing. Almost every week we read about a new “superfood” or hear that the previous one isn’t so great. I’m a big believer in listening to advice, trying it out on your body and then figuring out what’s right for you. We are all different: one …

10 Natural Ways To Give Yourself An Instant Energy Boost

What’s the hottest commodity around? Forget oil, gold or soybeans -- for many people, it’s sleep.<p>We all want it, and few of us get enough. The Internet abounds with exhortations to sleep more, but what if you just can’t? Between meetings and soccer practices and getting dinner on the table, …

Facebook addiction - and how to tackle it

Why do we drop stuff that we need to finish in order to start other things – even when we know that we shouldn’t be switching back and forth on our to-do list (or worse, between our to-do’s and Facebook?)<p>It’s one of the mysteries of modern office life. Since we at MeisterTask are building an app to …

Time Management

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

Arianna Huffington

I’m raising my children atheist in the Bible Belt

My neighbors can think whatever they like. I don’t need God to teach my children right from wrong<p>My son M, 8 years old, is growing up in Atlanta. This is a fine thing: Atlanta has wonderful food, glorious natural beauty, and some of the most genuinely friendly people you will ever meet.<p>It’s also …

Why you will fail to have a great career

In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

Physicist Lawrence Krauss argues science (and society) outgrew religion

“Parents are useful for children, but the whole point is children grow up and move beyond their parents”<p>Earlier this month, theoretical physicist and prominent atheist Lawrence Krauss accepted the American Humanist Association's "Humanist of the Year" award. At the ceremony, Krauss was confronted …

What’s the Key Imperative for Lasting Love?

In the idyllic state of romantic love, you typically attempt to secure the object of your passion by putting their wants and needs ahead of your own. …

Egalitarian

New study reaffirms the link between conservative religious faith and climate change doubt

Last week, I blogged about a striking figure created by evolutionary biologist Josh Rosenau of the National Center for Science Education, plotting U.S. based faiths and denominations based on 1) their members’ views about the reality of human evolution and 2) those members’ support for tough …

Religion

7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Productivity

Productivity lapses usually stem from long-term bad habits. Here are seven habits you might not realize you're doing that are sabotaging your own productivity.<p>For many of us, productivity is the most important working quality we can actively improve. Being more productive means you'll get more work …

Time Management

Humans Will Be Cyborgs Within 200 Years, Expert Predicts

“It will be the greatest evolution in biology since the appearance of life.”<p>Within the next 200 years, humans will have become so merged with …

Why Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates Are Terrified of Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking. Bill Gates. Elon Musk. When the world's biggest brains are lining up to warn us about something that will soon end life as we know it -- but it all sounds like a tired sci-fi trope -- what are we supposed to think?<p>In the last year, artificial intelligence has come under …

Ardent Creationist Finds Fossilized Fish, Still Isn't Convinced Evolution Is Real

Edgar Nernberg is a creationist. And he won't let a little thing like discovering a crucial link in the evolutionary chain change his mind.<p>Nernberg unearthed a perfectly preserved school of fossilized fish while digging a new basement in northwest Calgary, Alberta, the University of Calgary …

4 Rituals To Keep You Happy All The Time

Texas 'open carry' law passes, allowing guns in holsters on the street

State approves scheme for licenses to carry handguns openly as legislators pass bill to reverse ban dating to post-civil war era<p>Texas lawmakers approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most populous state on Friday, sending the bill to the Republican governor, Greg …

Hot Yoga Girl Will Make You Join the Gym

You might wonder who could sit and watch a yoga video, but this 3:28 routine will have you mesmerized from beginning to end. Maybe it's the …

5 Life Lessons From Gretchen Rubin, The Queen Of Self-Help

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and new book Better Than Before, gives her five tips for making real life changes...<p>From counselling …

Borderline Personality Disorder: The Symptoms, Signs, And What It's Really Like To Have It

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) does not mean crazy. It's also not solely reserved for psychopathic serial killers in murder dramas.<p>It's a …

Prospects Improve For Pit Bull Whose Mouth Was Taped Shut

Caitlyn is a 15-month-old pit bull found in North Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday morning with her mouth taped shut.<p>The tape, which may have been there for as long as two days before Caitlyn was discovered, was so tight that it cut off circulation to the dog's tongue. It wasn't clear at …

Economists have figured out who’s really to blame for exploding income inequality

Corporate greed isn't good, but it might not be as bad for inequality as we thought—or at least not in the <i>way</i> we thought.<p>Now it seems pretty obvious that inequality must have something to do with executive pay. After all, big-company CEOs only made 30 times as much as the average worker in 1978, …

Income Inequality

The Most Affordable Travel Destinations in the U.S.

Traveling on a budget can be tricky and all the more so if you have children. While most of us would love to fly to Paris for the holidays or spend a few weeks in Australia this summer, those destinations are often too expensive for the typical American family to visit but once in a blue moon. But …