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Church Must Let Schools Remain Separate Entities, Says Catholic Leader

There is a dissonance in today's Catholic Church. The new pope's resonance with so many church members -- as he openly distances himself from ongoing Church struggles regarding issues like abortion, gay marriage and the role of women -- shows that among more progressive Catholics, there is a true …

Christianity

The Successful BBM Launch Points Out A Survival Route For BlackBerry

10 million downloads in twenty four hours. Now that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is available on iOS and Android, the walled garden is down and everyone is pouring in to pick up one of BlackBerry’s signature technologies. If BlackBerry wants a signpost to a way forward that’s good for the business …

Learning From Failure -- How to Transition From Being Less of a Perfectionist to More of an Optimalist

Once we master the lesson of learning from failure, we can persevere and come back stronger, more tolerant and disciplined, more successful, more flexible, more willing to take risks and be open-minded, and happier as a result of these experiences! So how exactly do we get to this place? First, …

Self-improvement

THE MYTH OF GLOBALIZATION

Certain markets may be global, but culture is not. It used to be said that we all live in one vast global village - I think they meant global shopping mall. But the idea that we are all cosmopolitan, that we have similar values and attitudes around the world, is a complete chimera.<p>As many scholars …

Political Science

Paris Journal II: Le Petit Fumeur

Only in Paris can you find Le Petit Fumer, a shop which specializes in "la cigarette electronique." If you fell in love with those classic shots of Camus and Picasso, cigarettes dangling out of their mouths, when you were an impressionable young francophile, but are now trying to kick habit, Le …

France

'Tits McGee': Growing Up With Big Boobs

By Katie Racine and Kirstie Renae<p>Originally Posted on Literally, Darling<p>If you've got C-cup or larger-sized breasts, chances are it feels like you permanently have a toddler attached to your body, and like most demanding children, they dominate your whole life. Oh yeah, you can fill out a sweater …

Middle School

Venezuela offers asylum to U.S. fugitive Snowden | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs.<p>Snowden, 30, is believed to be holed up in the transit area of …

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

University of Michigan

Edward Snowden and the Story of American Weakness

The NSA surveillance story is evolving from one of outrage-by many Americans upon learning that their government has, to cut to the chase, been spying on them, and by many in the political establishment because a mid-level contractor has told this to the world, to one of bad comedy. The story is …

Surveillance

Texas executes 500th prisoner

Texas marked a solemn milestone in criminal justice, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.<p>Kimberly McCarthy was put to death by lethal injection for the murder of her 71-year-old neighbour. She was the first woman executed in the US in nearly three …

Crime

Mouse cloned from drop of blood

<b>Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood.</b><p>Circulating blood cells collected from the tail of a donor mouse were used to produce the clone, a team at the Riken BioResource Center reports in the journal Biology of Reproduction.<p>The female mouse lived a normal lifespan and …

Biotechnology

Seven Questions You Need To Ask To Increase Your Leadership Potential

As a sneak preview for my upcoming book <i>Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact,</i> here are the seven questions I argue leaders — or anyone who wants to communicate powerfully — need to ask themselves in order to stop leaving their …

9 Fertility Dos and Don'ts

When you're having trouble trying to conceive, your emotions are running high, and that can leave you feeling alone and confused when you start to think about what's next. So we asked Ali Domar, Ph.D., a professor of Ob-gyn and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of …

iPhone loses market share in Europe as Android surges

Apple's iPhone is not faring well in two large markets: Western Europe and India.<p>Apple lost market share to Android in Western Europe, according to market researcher IDC.<p>Market trends in Western Europe are not looking good for Apple's iPhone. "Apple's iOS continues to lose ground as market share …

Mobile

Seek Inner Peace And Master The Lesson Of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”<p>-Gautama Buddha<p>This saying by Gautama Buddha illustrates the true essence of peace. No matter which …

Meditation

Why Some Employees Need To Be Fired

When we were kids, we used to play the ‘dead weight’ game – where you’d go absolutely limp on the ground and see how hard it was for your friends to lift you up. We found it unaccountably hilarious.<p>In later life, I became fascinated about this phenomenon: Why does a person who’s gone limp seem to …

The 'Mystery' of Marriage

Marriage is a revelation; or, better said, a series of revelations. And a Christ-Follower, whether married or single, is greatly helped when he or she discovers how much our spiritual union with Christ is like a great marriage. As a matter of fact, Paul the apostle encouraged his readers to make …

Theology

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