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I left both Christianity and Islam behind: “It was the problem of evil and innocent suffering that truly led me out of religion”

<b>(iStock/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Raised a Lutheran, I converted to Islam at 19, not long before 9/11. But that’s not what ended my life as a Muslim<p>Jeffry R. Halverson<p>August 29, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Recently NFL pro-bowl running-back Arian Foster, of the Houston Texans, “came out” as a nonbeliever to ESPN …

Passenger crash-lands plane in Spain after pilot collapses

Woman is seriously injured after taking controls of ultralight aircraft after pilot loses consciousness<p>A woman was seriously injured in an ultralight aircraft crash in Spain after she was forced to fly the plane – despite having no flight experience – when the pilot lost consciousness, officials …

Web design: These sites and apps can help you decorate your home

Previous Next<p>1 of 31<p>What color couch should I get to go with my mint-green walls? Will this couch even fit in my 1,000-square-foot apartment? Why are …

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6 simple tricks to improve the way you react to stress

As our stress levels increase, our response continues over a long period of time and puts our work effectiveness and health levels at risk.<p>Once we've identified our stressors, it's crucial to learn how to reverse our stress response, writes Elizabeth Scott in her book "8 Keys to Stress …

The language you speak may affect your ability to get rich

Oftentimes, the biggest thing holding us back from accumulating wealth is ourselves.<p>However, there may be another significant factor — one that we <i>can't</i> control: the language we speak.<p>That's what Keith Chen, behavioral economist and economics professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, deduced …

These five-minute daily habits will seriously improve your life

• 'I am not perfect': Malaysia's former prime minister released a pre-recorded video hours after being arrested for corruption<br>• 'Pruitt is the swamp': …

7 Simple DIYs to Elevate Your Home Now

My home is my nest and by far my favorite place on earth to be. That's why it's so important for me to keep it feeling fresh and welcoming. Here are seven of my simple DIYs to help you add a little something extra to your home this summer.<p>My home is my nest and by far my favorite place on earth to …

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Russia just folded several branches of its military into a new 'Aerospace Force'

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the decision offers "the optimal way of improving the system of the nation's aerospace defense."<p>The new branch will include the nation's air force, air defense, anti-missile and space forces.<p>Shoigu said that its creation has been prompted by the increasing …

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Turn your iPad into a half-inch-thick toolbox with these practical and informative DIY apps that can help you envision, design, and construct your …