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The Soul-Crushing Legacy of Billy Graham

"I would torment myself for another 20 years trying to 'reform,' never quite able to shake the voice of Billy Graham promising me eternal …

Faith

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years

’Tis the season to be jolly—or not! <i>New Yorker</i> holiday covers have showcased a wide range of emotions over the years. In Edward Sorel’s cover from 2012, for instance, Santa’s reindeer crankily side-eye their boss for interrupting their poker game. Istvan Banyai’s drawing of McSorley’s Old Ale House, …

Satire

A Translator’s Reckoning With the Women of the Odyssey

Since I completed my translation of the Odyssey, which is the first published version of Homer’s epic in English translated by a woman, readers have often assumed that I must sympathize above all with the story’s female characters. I am asked, in particular, about my interpretation of Penelope, …

Literature

A very scary number for Republicans heading into 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the best ways to gauge the relative health of a political party's brand is to see how willing people are to say they identify with the party. Which is why new Gallup poll numbers on party identification should worry Republicans heading into an election year.<p>Just 37% of people …

Democratic Party

Still Fighting at Standing Rock

The national media has moved on, but the story is not over.<p>Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside much anyway. A great mountain of a man with thick black hair to his waist and a disarming …

Rights & Freedoms

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Critical Thinking

How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point

Instead of getting rid of that old and busted Wi-Fi router, you can use it instead to extend the Wi-Fi coverage of your home. Here's how.<p>A network needs only one router to function. That said, when you replace your old Wi-Fi router with a better faster one, you can spend time trying to convince …

Wi-Fi

America’s great mistakes: Has everyone forgotten that the Vietnam and Iraq wars were unnecessary, stupid and destructive?

Trump’s flap with the Khans over “sacrifice” misses a crucial question: Sacrifice for what?<p>It is always equally nauseating and amusing to see America, an individualistic country, get in touch with its inner Marx and transform into a nation of collectivists whenever discussion of war rises to the …

Vietnam War

Netflix’s new speed-testing site can tell you if you’re getting the speed you pay for

Want to stream <i>Fast and Furious</i> but getting infuriated by your lack of fast Internet? Netflix just created a speed-testing website that can tell you …

Tricks to Organize Your Photos in Apple Photos

The Neuroscience of Bass: New Study Explains Why Bass Instruments Are Fundamental to Music

<i>Photo by Sebastiaan term Burg via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>At the lower range of hearing, it’s said humans can hear sound down to about 20 Hz, beneath which …

Some of Our Favorite Camping Gear — Tools and Toys

For those of us who enjoy cooler weather, camping season is just around the corner. For some, it’s already been going on all summer.<p>Whether you’re …

Uninstall A Program On A Mac [HOW TO]

Jesus is a political prisoner: An American history of Christianity’s corruption

Nowadays, the Christian right is a fixture of the political world. But it hasn’t always been that way<p>According to the Pew Research Center, the Christian share of the population has declined in recent years from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. At the same time, the number of Americans identifying as …

Political Science

How to use smart albums in Photos for OS X

Need to find a group of pictures quickly? Hook yourself up with Photos for OS X's smart albums.Smart albums have long been a great way to quickly …

You won't miss camera cables with Eyefi's latest wireless SD card

Eyefi's always had an intriguing hook: Wouldn't it be easier if you could just transfer photos from your cameras over Wi-Fi, instead of manually plugging into your computer? Its wireless SD cards haven't always worked flawlessly, and they're a lot more than standard SD cards, but they're still …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

The Writer's Guide to Evernote

If you are a writer or blogger (and since you’re reading ChurchMag, you likely are), you have probably struggled with organizing all your …

Productivity

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English at Oxford, …

6 reasons religion may do more harm than good

It’s hard to argue with some of these…<p>Most British people think religion causes more harm than good according to a survey commissioned by the Huffington Post. Surprisingly, even among those who describe themselves as “very religious” 20 percent say that religion is harmful to society. For that we …

Touch ID not working for you? Here's how to fix it!

On an iOS device, there's a capacitive ring around the Touch ID sensor; on the new MacBook Pro, the entire Touch ID sensor is capacitive. When the …

How to Use iOS 7 | WIRED

Apple's latest mobile operating system is almost here. But iOS 7 isn't an incremental upgrade from iOS 6. Things not only look starkly different, but …

How to Manage Your Photos When Traveling with an iPhone & iPad

I recently enjoyed an all too brief two-week vacation to my native Italy. Normally, I like going once every year or two. But this time, I let the …

Home networking explained, part 5: Setting up a home router

CNET editor Dong Ngo explains the best way to set up most Wi-Fi routers: via the web interface. This guide can be applied to all consumer-grade routers in the market, save for those from Apple.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This article was first published on March 26, 2013 and updated on July 1, 2016 with</i> …

Wi-Fi