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‘It’s Really Hard to Be a Catholic’: The Pain of Reading the Sex Abuse Report

PITTSBURGH — John Cabon stood quietly and crossed himself before a statue of the Virgin Mary outside St. Paul’s, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese.<p>“I keep the faith” said Mr. Cabon, 64, on the way to noon Mass. His sister, he said, had left the faith when explosive revelations of sexual …

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

How to Spend a Day in Lucca, Tuscany

Lucca is one of the most charming cities in Tuscany but it is often overlooked by tourists attracted by more famous destinations, such as Florence or …

Hormone Levels Likely Influence A Woman's Risk Of Alzheimer's, But How?

There's new evidence that a woman's levels of female sex hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, can influence her risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.<p>Women are less likely to develop dementia later in life if they begin to menstruate earlier, go through menopause later, and have …

Dementia

These Are the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

Italy is home to some of the most spectacular, art-filled cities out there, but the country’s true charm lies in the countryside, where life revolves …

Italy

Vatican seeks 'courageous' ideas to combat priest shortage

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican called Friday for courageous proposals to cope with a shortage of priests in the Amazon, and said it wouldn't rule out debate on whether married men could step in to fill the "precariously-thin presence" of the Catholic Church in the vast region.<p>In a preparatory …

Pope Francis

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Breast Cancer

I’ve Been a Dietitian for Almost 20 Years. These Are the 5 Most Important Healthy Eating Lessons I’ve Learned

I’ve been a registered dietitian for a really long time—since 1999. And I've learned <i>a lot</i> about healthy eating over the years. I started in hospitals …

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Nutrition

Pope marks Good Friday amid tight security; urges people to rediscover shame

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis led Roman Catholics in Good Friday services under tight security, urging people, including ministers of his Church, to rediscover the capacity to feel shame for their role in the world’s ills.<p>Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good …

Pope Francis

Pope To World: Hell Does Exist

Things got a little heated at the Vatican this week when an Italian journalist reported that Pope Francis denied the existence of hell.<p>Apparently, the fiery 93-year-old avowed atheist reporter, Eugenio Scalfari of <i>La Repubblica</i>, set the social media world aflame after writing in Italian that when …

Pope Francis

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

National Parks

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

<b>A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has been given new weight, after a study found eight chemicals contained in the oils interfere with hormones.</b><p>Gynaecomastia is rare, and there is often no obvious cause.<p>But there have been a …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Rotten Tomatoes

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

A Michelin-starred Italian chef made a whole-grain pizza. Outrage ensued.

By Tim Carman<p>Tim Carman<p>Reporter focusing on national food issues and trends; critic focusing on cheap eats in the D.C. area.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Three years ago, the Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco earned a public censure from the town council in Amatrice for his unorthodox version of the city’s …

Lifestyle

I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

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

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>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 …

Time Management

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change.Addressing the …

10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

If your ego doesn't get in the way, any one of these 10 phrases is a great way to build trust at work.<p>In management literature over the years, thought leaders keep drilling down on trust as that one huge motivator that will get you great collaboration, increase employee engagement, and lead to …

Victims 'told not to report' Jehovah's Witness child abuse

<b>Children who were sexually abused by Jehovah's Witnesses were allegedly told by the organisation not to report it.</b><p>Victims from across the UK told the BBC they were routinely abused and that the religion's own rules protected perpetrators.<p>One child abuse lawyer believes there could be thousands of …

10 best single malt scotch whiskies

A scotch single malt is a drink like no other, synonymous with the sophistication of James Bond yet sewn into the fabric of proud working class life. …

There's a gelato university in Italy where you can learn how to make ice cream — here's what it's like to go there

Forget liberal arts college: We want to go to ice cream university. The tiny municipality of Anzola dell'Emilia in Bologna, Italy, is home to Carpigiani Gelato University, where — after a four-week intensive training program — you can become a gelato master.<p>From learning the difference between ice …

Florida

50 Iconic Football Photos From Through The Ages That Every Fan Needs To See

We all come into this world as equals. It is our choices that make us different. For a fan, there are two types of people in the world - people who …

How to get the most out of Google Play Music

Nine ways to upgrade your listening experience.<p>Google's streaming music service doesn't get the same attention as some of its other offerings, like Gmail or Maps, but this Spotify competitor is a powerful app, especially when you know how to use it optimally. Below, tips that'll help you get the …

4 reasons you need a VPN app on your phone

We’re not trying to alarm you here, but PSI: your privacy is under attack. Keep peeping eyes from your browsing history with this handy VPN app.<p>The …

Why Ancient Rome Staged Epic, Violent Sea Battles

History Magazine<p>Performed by hundreds of men, mock naval battles thrilled audiences in ancient Rome with high drama and bloody spectacle.<p>The people of Rome threw a party in 46 B.C. that would be remembered for many years to come. Julius Caesar had just returned, having crushed the followers of his …

Ancient Rome

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Houseplants

Charming Italian farmhouse hides a surprisingly modern interior in Tuscany

Lenzi + Baglini Architetti architects transformed a 16th-century Italian farmhouse into a beautiful contemporary home without compromising the …

Living Rooms

10 of the best public gardens in Italy

Barberini Garden, Castel Gandolfo, near Rome<p>The pope’s summer palace, Castel Gandolfo has only recently been opened to garden lovers. The gardens are on the south-west shore of Lake Albano and built over the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, Albanum Domitiani. It has a grand belvedere, and a …

Italy