Autumn Ehlinger

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We cannot stand by while Christians are executed, abused or enslaved because of their faith

Freedom of religion or belief is increasingly under threat around the world. The harrowing video released last month of the apparent murder of …

Meet the gay celibate Catholic who’s shaking up the sexuality debates

The blogger and author is part of a growing movement of gay celibate Christians. – Image courtesy of Eve Tushnet<p>A few decades ago, there were …

LGBTQI

The bittersweet world of mental health online

<b>A new film executive-produced by Kim Kardashian examines social media and mental health, but being a mentally ill person who's active online can be a bittersweet experience, says Charlotte Walker who has bipolar disorder.</b><p>Titled #RedFlag, Kim Kardashian's new film highlights how common mental health …

Mental Health

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

National Parks

Meet The French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out

<i>By David Marchese Follow @david_marchese</i><p>For decades, the French have ranked among the world's most pessimistic people, so it's fitting -- in a life-is-a-farce-and maybe-also-merde kind of way -- that a Frenchman should write a provocative, possibly even helpful, book about happiness. Frederic …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Why High Intensity Workouts Are Best for Weight Loss

When it comes to shedding unwanted pounds and reworking your fat-to-muscle ratio, high intensity interval training (HIIT) combined with intermittent …

Exercise

Just Looking at This Ice Hotel Is Making Our Eyeballs Freeze

Baby, it's cold <i>inside</i>. If your kids love Frozen, or you're looking for an excuse to do some serious snuggling up with your honey, this ice hotel in Quebec -- the <b>Hotel de Glace</b> -- might just make the perfect getaway. The entire hotel is built of ice and snow, and is kept at 23 to 27 degrees …

How to Plan an Insanely Cheap Trip That Feels Expensive

<i>(Photo: PeopleImages.com/Getty Images)</i><p>You don't have to spend a lot of money to feel like a jetsetting boss while traveling. The trick is a combination of knowing how to get expensive amenities for cheap, while also adopting the mindset that indulgences do not always have to be expensive. Here are …

Strategy found for safely prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents

Two new strategies to treat depression in young people have been developed for the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of …

'You are a target': Muslim extremists terrorize Egypt's Coptic Christians

Christians in Egypt are facing a new wave of persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, and human rights groups fear the situation could be on the brink of exploding.<p>While the attacks on Egypt's Christian community are not on the scale of persecution faced by their brethren in Syria and Iraq, …

15 Recipes That'll Show You How To Bake With Coconut Oil

Photo credit: Averie Cooks<p>There's a lot of buzz about coconut oil. It's touted as an amazing beauty product. It's found to be extremely useful around the house. But where it really does its best work is as an ingredient in the most irresistible baked goods your oven has even produced.<p>We're talking …

The Ancient City | History

Welcome!<p>This is one of over 2,200 courses on OCW. Find materials for this course in the pages linked along the left.<p><b>MIT OpenCourseWare</b> is a free & …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

9 Ways Mentally Strong People Prevent Self-Pity From Sabotaging Their Success

Whether you’ve failed to close a major deal, or you’re overwhelmed by a looming deadline, throwing a pity party won’t help. In fact, feeling sorry for yourself can become downright self-destructive. It makes overcoming adversity difficult – if not impossible – and it keeps you stuck.<p>Mentally strong …

Self-help

How Your Mind Affects Your Body

We are at last beginning to show that there is an intimate and dynamic relationship between what is going on with our feelings and thoughts and what happens in the body. A <i>Time</i> magazine special showed that happiness, hopefulness, optimism and contentment, "Appear to reduce the risk or limit the …

'Alone time' is really good for you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

Psychology

Here's where it's safe to travel in Mexico

But it's also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State.<p>For the most part, drug-related violence and crime is limited to the country's border areas and trafficking routes.<p>The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn't …

The Secret to Eliminating Stress, According to Research

As is often said, stress isn’t about what happens to us, it’s how we react to it. This is very true.<p>We don’t feel as stressed when we feel in …

The Kids of Gay Marriage Are All Right

In today’s Supreme Court arguments, Justice Kennedy recognized that gay parents are just as capable of raising healthy, happy kids as straight …

LGBTQI

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Civil Service

9 Superfoods You Can Add to Almost Any Meal

Unless you’re on top of your smoothie game (anything and everything can be thrown into the blender), it seems you’ll have to settle for a …

Nutrition

People Pets

Monday gets all the attention for being a struggle, but Tuesday is, in fact, the worst – you’re a few days past Sunday’s relaxation and even further away from the upcoming weekend.<p>Fortunately, we’re here for you with seven of the most squeal-worthy dog Vines of the past week. Perhaps it didn’t …

Pets

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

Tweet

About a week into the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge, you might notice that your dog has more energy. When we talked to dog owners who took the …

Pets

Biologists Discover The Key Mechanism That Triggers Human Ageing

And they could use it to help slow or reverse the process.<p>Scientists have discovered that the deteorioration of the tightly-packed bundles of DNA …

10 Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism Every Morning

Your metabolism is one of the major keys to providing your body with the energy it needs to keep going. It converts <b>the food you eat</b> into the energy …

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