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What’s the best email service that doesn’t scan emails for ad-targeting?

Jim doesn’t want his emails scanned for targeted ads, but while there are ways to avoid it, surveillance-based advertising is rife<p>What’s the best free email service provider that does not scan or use the data in your emails for advertising? <b>Jim</b><p>Free email services are usually paid for by showing you …

Software

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Creativity

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

Libraries Professor to Present April 18 Talk Covering Archaeologically Confirmed People in Hebrew Bible at Purdue

Lawrence Mykytiuk, Purdue Univeristy Libraries<p>Purdue University Libraries Associate Professor Lawrence “Larry” Mykytiuk will present “Is the Bible a …

Libraries

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Theology

The Doctored 'Memoir' of a Jewish Boy Kidnapped by the Vatican

Edgardo Mortara’s autobiography is roiling Catholic-Jewish relations—based on the false assumption that the text is accurate.<p>After a century and a half, the story of six-year-old Edgardo Mortara—a Jewish boy who was kidnapped by the Vatican—has once again become the subject of acrimonious …

Christianity

15 Best Apple Commercials of All Time

Apple has had many ads and TV commercials that became iconic, ultimately earning a cult-like following over the last four decades. If you’re an Apple …

James Corden

The Internet quiz that led me from Christianity to Judaism

Malynnda Littky's journey from an inner-city black child to an Israeli Jew.

Christianity

The Future of Elite Schools in the Trump Era (and the Future of Blogging)

A few days ago, for no intended reason, I came across this remarkable off-the-cuff essay from back in 2011 by my then-and-now colleague Ta-Nehisi Coates. In those days—before “The Case for Reparations,” before <i>Between the World and Me,</i> before the new, wonderful Apollo Theater rendition of …

College & University

What Meditating for 100 Days Straight Taught Me About Self-Development

If you do the same, it'll change your life.<p>Self-development isn't as easy as you'd think. And it's certainly more difficult than you'd hope.<p>Our modern culture teaches us that self-development is only one purchase away. We're brainwashed into thinking that we can purchase emotional development in …

Meditation

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

We Can't Get Our Forks Away from This Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Folks who are familiar with London's legendary River Café may know it as the restaurant that's launched the careers of countless chefs. Jamie Oliver and April Bloomfield are just two of its celebrated alumni, always referring back to their days cooking under founders Ruth ("Ruthie") Rogers and the …

Italian Food

How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

Apps

Watch Will Smith Virtually Board the ISS in First Instagram Live From Space

The chat will be beamed live from 250 miles above Earth.<p>The astronauts that make up the team behind Expedition 55 spend their days conducting …

Space Exploration

Why Getting the Weather Forecast Right Is So Incredibly Complicated

There is more to storm watching than you might imagine.<p>It was March 2017, and a winter storm named Stella promised to deliver up to a foot and a half …

Weather

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018: When It Peaks, Where To Watch

The fickle Lyrids sometimes produce fireballs and up to 100 meteors an hour. Will this be the year the shower will have an "outburst"?<p>The spring and …

Astronomy

Ockham's Razor

William of Ockham (c.1287-1347)<p>Probably on April 10, 1347, English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian <b>William of Ockham</b> passed …

British Philosophy

Are miracles 'outside the realm of science'?

Using science to study Biblical events like the 'parting of the Red Sea' or miracles like the 'resurrection' is tricky — even if you're religious. …

Red Sea

NASA Just Dropped Its Most Detailed Video Tour of the Moon Yet

Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, high-resolution imagery of our closest neighboring world is more accessible than ever.<p>NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a breathtaking new video tour of the Moon in 4K resolution, stitching together some of the most detailed observations …

Astronomy

Dangerous ground-shaking TREMORS expected after series of earthquakes hit near 'Ring of Fire' fault line in the US

A series of earthquakes have struck close to a fault line in the US sparking fears of greater tremors around the so-called "Ring of Fire".<p>The …

Geology

Bad news! Extreme ocean heat waves are a thing, and they're getting worse

Things got really strange in the waters off of Southern California in 2015.<p>Pacific Ocean temperatures jumped as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit above …

Climate Change

3 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Space and Increase Your Productivity Right Now

If Marie Kondo's phrase doesn't help you decide what to keep and what to discard around your work space, try asking yourself these three questions.<p>You've probably heard of, if not read, the bestselling book about decluttering your space: <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> by Marie Kondo. Its …

Minimalism

Poor sleep may cause an increase in brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s

A new study shows that sleep deprivation is linked to higher levels of a protein called beta-amyloid—a notorious precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The study, published (paywall) April 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involved a somewhat unpleasant setup. Researchers had 20 …

Dementia
Nazi Concentration Camps

Understanding Jacob's Ladder

<i>Commentary on Parashat Vayetzei, Genesis 28:10 - 32:3</i><p>And he dreamed and behold a ladder stationed on the earth and its top reaches the sky, and …

Theology

Too many vacation photos on your phone? These apps and hacks will help you manage

The day the camera roll on my phone hit 50,000 images, I knew I had a problem. I, like so many people I know, take way too many pictures. If I took …

Apps

The County Down woman who gets paid to listen to whales

<b>Dr Sharon Doake from County Down has anything but your regular nine to five job.</b><p>The 33-year old from Gilford is, what some might say, the Doctor Dolittle of the ocean.<p>When ships look for oil, the equipment used can affect mammals' hearing and it's her job to prevent that.<p>While others may slog over …

Whales

A life lesson learned the hard way and what it taught me

There I was, sliding down the side of Mount St. Helens in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops. One of my friends had already slipped past me in the …

Charisma

When do you know you're old enough to die? Barbara Ehrenreich has some answers

With her latest book, Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich notes that there’s an age at which death no longer requires much explanation<p>Four years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich, 76, reached the realisation that she was old enough to die. Not that the author, journalist and political activist was sick; she …

Biographies

The Best Thing to Make With Leftover Pasta

The best weeknight dinners should not only be delicious and quick to prepare, they should also make the most of whatever random ingredients happen to …

Cooking