Danielle Lee

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Party conventions have a long history of getting out of control

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland begins Monday amid heightened tensions over race, police violence and one of the most divisive presidential candidates in decades.<p>As party representatives try to prevent a floor fight over the nomination of Donald Trump, police and protesters are …

The Caster Semenya debate | The Science of Sport

So… Yesterday, Caster Semenya won the Monaco Diamond League 800m in 1:55.33. She ran it like an interval session – 56s to the bell, then really shut …

Athletics

These 15 Exercises Burn a Ton of Calories in a Short Amount of Time

We’ve all been there — you get home from work, grab a bag of chips, and pop a serving (or five) into your mouth while you watch TV. It’s easy to …

Fitness

The Other Benefits Of Meditation

Einstein once said, "Through meditation I found answers before I even asked the question." https://ideamensch.com/the-4-healthy-habits-of-highly-creative-people<p>Having something that wonderful at our disposal is a blessing that I don't believe should be ignored. In my daily practice, I am surprised …

Meditation

Dear Pope Francis, End the Religious Ritual that Devalues Human Life

Dear Pope Francis,<p>Every single day before communion, millions of Christians verbally declare one of the most destructive phrases in human history. On Sunday, it’s tens of millions if not a half billion of the over one billion Catholic Christians worldwide—and not without repercussions.<p>In the Bible, …

Christianity

Why do so many ‘nones’ believe in life after death?

<b>Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.</b><p>(RNS) The connection between belief in life after death and religious …

Vagina Power: Alexyss K. Tylor Talks Spiritual Sexuality and the Pitfalls of Viral Fame - PAPER

Atlanta-based sex guru Alexyss K. Tylor captured our hearts, hit the walls and worked the middle when clips from her brilliant, outrageous public access TV show <i>Vagina Power</i> went viral all the way back in 2008. The original <i>Vagina Power</i> show, which ran all-too-briefly from 2006 to 2007, was a forum …

Charisma

Think God Doesn't Love You? Please, Think Again.

In the student chaplaincy at Dartmouth College where I work, we say "All are welcome--no exceptions," and we do our very best to live that out. In my 3.5 years involved with the Episcopal Campus Ministry, 2.5 of which have been as the coordinator, I have seen this lived out. As a group, we do our …

Mary Magdalene