Rebecca Ford

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Women in Ministry: When the Call Is Enough

We can trace the path of some of our most beloved biblical characters through their call to ministry: Moses, Gideon, even Jeremiah were called by God, pushed towards that call despite their own fears, and were reassured that God would be with them as they went forth in obedience. It's not nearly as …

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

Family-Friendly Restaurant Served Porn With Dinner

Diners at a restaurant in London were given an unexpected serving of meat last week. According to the <i>London Evening Standard</i>, <b>Jimmy's</b> — a buffet-style restaurant — aired gay porn on its dining room TV screens, shocking diners. Jade Miller, who was eating at the restaurant with her young children, …

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Try This Barre Workout at Home!

Tone your thighs, arms, abs, and glutes with this ballet-inspired routine<p>Ballet-inspired barre workouts can help sculpt long, lean muscles. As part of our series <i>Your New Favorite Workout</i>, we're giving you an inside look at Figure 4 Barre, a class at Pure Yoga in New York City. The name Figure 4 is …

Government Shutdown Risks Hurting The Housing Recovery

The government shutdown is here. Whether it’s not being able to get a new Social Security card or visit a national park, Americans will immediately feel the effects. But there’s one bright spot of the economy that stands to be affected as well: housing.<p>One of the biggest questions regarding the …

10 Ways to Ditch Your Cravings for Sugar, Salt, and Fats

According to a recent article in the <i>New York Times</i>, "Food Corporations Turn to Chefs in a Quest for Healthy Flavor," Big Food companies like PepsiCo, Kellogg's, and even fast food giants like Taco Bell are changing their ways in response to the increasing public demand for healthier food options. …

Why Is Processed Food So Bad for You?

I make a mean marinara sauce. I sauté onions, garlic and bacon (yes, bacon) for 10 minutes until they sweeten and become crisp, then add a big glass of red wine, a can of chopped tomatoes and generous pinches of salt, basil, oregano and rosemary. Then I leave the room. When I come back two hours …

Does Added Fructose and High Fructose Corn Syrup Have a Future?

There's an undeniable link between sugar and ill health, yet food and drink producers insist on sugarcoating everything to the point that they're actually adding it to water, and consumers can't get enough... because sugar can be addictive.<p>When I was a child I wasn't allowed sweets, which is …

A family took in a orphan deer whose mother was killed. The family dog hasn't left her side.

Ramen Burger’s Inventor Talks About the Food Craze Eclipsing the Cronut

The man who created the ramen burger opens up to Marlow Stern about his mouth-watering creation.<p>Au revoir, <i>cronut</i>. The next big food craze is …

Why do we make mistakes? Blame your brain, the original autocorrector

Does Siri make us lazy? Does Facebook make us lonely? Does Twitter make us stupid? Will Google Glass make twitching, distracted Glassholes of us all? If you've read a magazine, listened to a radio show, browsed (or clicked on) the non-fiction section of a bookstore (or Amazon) or been a sentient …

Life Satisfaction Peaks At Ages 23 And 69, Study Suggests

Our happiness in life goes in waves throughout the years, peaking when we're age 23, dipping down in the mid-50s, and peaking again when we're 69, according to a new study.<p>"People in their 50s could learn a little from the elderly, who generally feel less regret. They should try not to be …

Are the Suburbs Where the American Dream Goes to Die?

New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Rumors of the American Dream's demise have been greatly exaggerated -- at least in parts of America.<p>That's the message of a new study that looks at the connection between geography and social mobility in the United …

21 Reasons A Dog Is The Best Investment You Will Ever Make (PHOTOS)

Are you tired of being let down by life?<p>We feel your pain.<p>There is one thing in life, though, that will never disappoint you.<p>A dog.<p>1. Imagine being greeted by this when you come home. <i>EVERY</i> DAY.<p>2. Imagine never feeling unloved again.<p>3. Making people happy makes dogs happy. It's like having your own …

The Things That Dogs Teach Us (VIDEO)

Owning a dog teaches responsibility -- from training, to cleaning up, to tending to another being's every need.<p>But anyone who's actually had a canine companion knows that the lessons go beyond the mundane tasks.<p>This sweet video from HooplaHa combines corgis, dalmatians, pugs, and more to remind us …

Adorable, Amusing Vintage Photographs of Cats Doing Everyday Tasks

<i>Lily Bufkins Cuts a Wisdom Tooth</i><p><b>Before the</b> phenomenon of ‘LOLcats’ on the internet, American photographer Harry Whittier Frees created children’s …

Redefining Success: Why I Make My Husband's Lunch

I lived a pretty glamorous life. Past tense.<p>I spent my 20s jet-setting from Tokyo to London to NY and LA. The St. Regis in NY and Peninsula Beverly Hills were my homes away from home. Pop stars and dinners at Nobu and Spago were a regular part of my life.<p>In my 30s, I lived in DC and ran an advocacy …

22 Things You Should Know About Money By Age 22

By 22, you should have:<p>1. An idea of what you want to do with your life professionally, and what your bottom line is. Make sure you know what the average salary is regarding the profession you choose.<p>2. A basic understanding of investing your cash. Here are 10 investing terms that are essential.<p>3. …

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

Dogs And Babies Sleeping Are What The World Needs Now

Nap time. http://t.co/Wtf7F5sZzJ