Christy Gantt

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Made in the Image of God: Art, Feminist Theology and Caroline Mackenzie

My theological writings arise from my personal journey through faith and doubt, difficulties and joys. Many of our encounters with God inform our theology, make us who we are, and shape our living. I position my writings to reflect this part of my life that I try to live out as faithfully as I …

Art

7 things to do with your money when you get your first real job

With the second one, though, you have a prime opportunity to start setting yourself up for success.<p>"I think it's a big transition," says financial planner Michael Solari. "Especially coming from college, not making any money, to coming home with a paycheck. People's heads spin about what they …

Personal Finance

Tokyo stock rise as other Asian markets closed for holidays

TOKYO (AP) — Asian trading was quiet with most markets closed for the Lunar New Year holidays Friday, and Tokyo shares continued to rise on recent optimism about an economic recovery.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent to 18,323.17 in morning trade, building on the upbeat …

Stock Markets

At 27, this guy quit a $500,000 job at BlackBerry to launch a cool startup

SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry.<p>SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees can post a solution to a problem and other employees can vote it up, comment, vote it down, or ask …

Employment

How To Plan Your Small Business's Future According To Barbara Corcoran

What is your endgame? This is a conundrum many entrepreneurs face before they start a business. Another tough decision is how much equity should you give employees so they share in your company’s success. Small business pro and angel investor Barbara Corcoran shares her expertise with the CEO of …

The 5 Can't-Miss Islands Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

Yes, it's freezing out. And, yes, we are constantly writing about the Caribbean and all its glories.<p>But let's face it, there's a reason behind it. You can visit the bigger, more developed islands of St. Maarten or St. Thomas, among others; go glitzy on St. Barts; go diving off Saba; or hit up the …

Tommy Hilfiger

Living The Dream In Argentina's Wine Country: The Vines Of Mendoza Resort & Spa

Who among us, at least after a glass or three of Malbec, hasn’t fantasized about growing some grapes on a little plot of land somewhere beautiful and blending our own wine?<p>That daydream is just an idea for most of us, who leave the gentleman-winemaker fantasies aside when we consider what’s …

Wine

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Microbiology

Top 10 Better Money Habits You Can Build This Year

The start of the year is a great time to review and revamp our financial plans, including common resolutions like "save more money" or "pay down …

The Best 15-Minute Workouts for 2015

The 9 Best Infographics Of 2014

Calories, mining, immigration–even the future. Everything’s easier to understand when you have a graphic.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• …

Infographics

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

7 Smart Year-End Tax Moves To Prepare For 2015

The end of the year often serves as a reminder to evaluate our lives and set goals for the future (even if we don’t call them resolutions). For many, this includes putting a magnifying glass to their finances.<p>There is no better time to think about your investments and budgets and to make a plan for …

Be Original And Flourish As A Leader in 2015

“The wise man lives off the fool, and the fool lives off his job.” This old Spanish proverb is timeless – yet many leaders in the workplace lack the wisdom to create enough impact to be both successful and significant in their work.<p>How often do you feel foolish because you allow others to dictate …

Greece in winter: 6 places to visit | CNN Travel

A 10-Minute Workout That Will Make You Feel Totally Rejuvenated

Exercise 1 Bridge Pose<p>Begin by lying on your back with knees bent and feet on floor. Bring your heels close to your butt so that your fingertips touch your heels. Brace your core: Contract your ab muscles like you would in anticipation of someone punching you in the tummy. Inhale, and on the …

How To Have a Vineyard Wedding Like Lauren Conrad

Just like her clothes, her apartment and—let's be honest—her life, Lauren Conrad's wedding was perfect to a T. The lifestyle guru and her husband …