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A Welcoming Church No More

I STUDIED TO BECOME an evangelical pastor. Then I woke up on November 9, 2016, with the knowledge that my faith was now chained to the legacy of …

Faith

Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2018 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of …

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

It all comes down to something much more important, apparently.<p>The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the …

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, in detail, all the symptoms of different mental illnesses, so they …

Public Policy

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

Experts Say the Keto Diet May Have an Unexpected Emotional Benefit

We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? "It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you'll find personal stories of …

Introduction to the Book of Habakkuk

Come to Terms With Injustice in This Introduction to Habakkuk<p>The Old Testament book of Habakkuk, written 2,600 years ago, is yet another ancient …

Lime Coconut Truffles

Put the lime in the coconut, and gobble these truffles down! In this recipe for Lime Coconut Truffles, a white chocolate truffle base is infused with …

Chocolate Cream Cheese Fudge

This chocolate cream cheese fudge recipe is rich and tangy, with a deep chocolate flavor. If you don’t like the bittersweet taste of dark chocolate, …

Spinach Artichoke Dip

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine garlic and wine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until wine is …

9 Foolproof Tips to Deal With Your Hunger While Intermittent Fasting

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Intermittent Fasting<p>Intermittent Fasting and Preventing Hunger<p>9 Foolproof Tips to Deal With Your Hunger While Intermittent …

Apple Pie Baked Apples

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cut the Grannysmith apple and 1 Honeycrisp apple into a small dice (about 2½ cups) and place in a medium-sized bowl. Add 3 …

Baking

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Here's How To Make Frosting That's Not Overwhelmingly Sweet

A game-changer.<p>The mascarpone gives the frosting a creamy and deliciously smooth texture, while the lemon curd brings up the sweetness and tanginess to complete it all. It's perfect and you could definitely use it on regular cakes too. The cupcakes were super light, moist, and fluffy, filled with …

Dessert

Guided Meditation for Healing Childhood Wounds and Trauma

“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally […]The …

Meditation

The Joy of Not Wearing a Bra

Late one morning, in a house in Peru’s Sacred Valley, my friend Louisa asked me why I wore a bra. We were standing in our rented kitchen, boiling water for tea. I had on, below my T-shirt, a specialty underwire brassiere with the adjustable straps drawn tight and two full DDD cups. She was in a …

Five Ways Meditation Saved My Life (No, Really)

Before I finally figured out how to quit my 9-5 job (after years of dreaming and talking about it but never actually doing it), I had a crushing …

Guess Who Renoir Was In Love With In 'Luncheon Of The Boating Party'

In 1880, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, age 41, wrote to a friend that he was in a riverside town near Paris painting oarsmen. He'd been "itching" to do it for a long time: "I'm not getting any younger," he wrote, "and didn't want to defer this little festivity." Now that painting, <i>Luncheon of the Boating</i> …

Art

Everything You Need to Know About Mindful Running

Those who fight our wars don’t write ‘blank checks’ to America. The soldiers slain in Niger knew that.

<i>“A veteran is someone who wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life.”</i><p>This saying has circulated in the wake of President Trump’s feud with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed Oct. 4 in Niger alongside three fellow …

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week | Inc.com

If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to communicate its true intent so there are no misgivings or misinterpretations.<p>As you scroll further, you'll notice a pattern (which …

Happiness

Angel Biscuits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl. Let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together flour, …

Country Lifestyle

This 4-Minute Instant Pot Mac & Cheese Is Pure Magic

Lightning-fast mac and cheese already exists: It's the stuff you'd microwave in your college dorm and quickly inhale in between classes. But if you …

Comfort Food

User-Friendly, Tender Cream Cheese Pie Crust

Instructions<p>In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Sift in the baking powder to ensure there are no lumps.<p>Using a stand mixer fitted …

Baking

How to Make Over Your Worst Health Habits

Can't shake the stress eating? Always fall into a Facebook hole at bedtime? We'll show you how to clean up your routine once and for all and get into …

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

Fast from Food, Not Facebook

Fasting is, by far, the least-appreciated and least-practiced spiritual discipline. There is a curious apathy about a discipline Jesus assumed his …

Faith

6 Ways To Stop Stressing About Things You Can't Control

There’s a brutal truth about life that some people refuse to accept—you have no control over many of the things that happen to you.<p>People who resist this truth fall into two categories—control freaks or worry warts. Control freaks believe if they can gain enough control over others, and the …

Self-help