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Ex-Jehovah's witness reveals secrets of religious group

A former Jehovah's Witness has offered a rare insight into the religious group, describing it as a cult that "tries to control emotions, thought, …

Religion

Shattering the Illusion of “Black-on-Black” Crime.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>2</b><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) There is an erroneous perception that black men are more criminal than non-blacks. Why is that? …

The Scared White People Who Love Donald Trump

The angst over a more black and brown America, coupled with a widespread frustration with the political system, is the driving force behind the juggernaut of Donald Trump.<p>For some white folks on the right, America is on the verge of a racial apocalypse. They're horrified because they feel the …

12 Inspirational Quotes From Dalai Lama On How To Live A Good Life

Here are some jewels of wisdom from the Dalai Lama's 81 years of life.<p>Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, celebrated his 81st birthday Wednesday.<p>The Buddhist leader marked the occasion with a birthday celebration at the Drepung Monastery in Karnataka, India.<p>From his humble beginnings as a …

When Leaving Religion Costs You Everything

Despite the rapid growth in the number of atheists, losing your faith can also cost you a job, your friends, and your family.<p>In the first week of …

5 things every married couple needs to know about SEX.

September 6, 2013 by Dave Willis<p><i>You can Get a free sneak peak of our new video series “Best Sex Life Now” by clicking here.</i><p>Sexual intimacy is one of …

Contempt and no sex are some of the signs your relationship is headed for divorce

Is YOUR marriage in trouble? Contempt, addiction and no sex are some of the signs your relationship is headed for divorce<p><b>Psychologist Dr Melissa</b> …

11 Places To Buy Affordable Designer Goods Online

Because paying full price is for suckers!

8 Small Résumé Changes You Should Make For a Big Impact

In today's cutthroat job market—where the average job posting receives no less than 250 applications—it's easy to understand why your résumé must be nothing short of stellar. "A standard, one-size-fits-all-jobs résumé no long works," says Susan P. Joyce, who runs career site Job Hunt and is a …

What It's Like Being a Reverend in the Church of Satan

Satanism is basically atheism but with a pinch of devil worship. We asked a satanic reverend to explain why it's more than just teenage angst.<p>Ashley S. Palmer is 31 years old and lives with his wife in Thanet, Kent. With a waxed mustache and lustrous beard, he looks indistinguishable from a hundred …

Plant Basil With Tomatoes for a Natural Pest Repellant (and Other Garden Tricks)

Here in North America, it’s time to think about planting (if you haven’t already), and the Old World Garden Farm suggests a garden pair that makes a …

Gardening

How the mind changes, time expands when there’s no one else around

Imagine a life where you never hear another person’s voice. There’s no phone service or internet to interrupt the day with rings, buzzes, and notifications, and no one to talk through difficult problems. To most people, such solitude sounds like misery and loneliness. But for others, living …

Can a minister in a Christian church be an atheist? That’s the question facing the United church of Canada as it wrestles with the case of Gretta Vosper<p>There is not one mention of God during the 70-minute service at Toronto’s West Hill United church. Bibles are nowhere to be seen. The large steel …

Faith

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

23 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Life

All of us want to improve our lives. We want to move forward rather than be left behind, to make progress rather than suffer defeat, and to enjoy a life filled with success rather than one littered with failure.<p>Yet the desire to improve our lives isn't something new; it's existed since the dawn of …

18 things white people need to know and do before discussing racism

1. It is uncomfortable to talk about racism. It is more uncomfortable to live it.<p>2. “Colorblindness” is a cop-out.<p>The statements “but I don’t see …

Anarchy Arrives in Indiana as America's 21st Century Religious War Heats Up

The first shot was fired last week in America's 21st century version of Europe's 17th century religious "Thirty Year's War." Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101 into law, in a private ceremony attended by Christian, Jewish and Muslim fundamentalists, as well as anti-gay religious extremists. …

“Pagan statism”: The frightening corporate/Christian alliance that invented “In God We Trust” and “One Nation Under God”

We think of One Nation Under God as a phrase dating back to our founding. The real history is newer — and scarier<p>In 1949, some of the country’s top advertising executives launched a national marketing campaign. They weren’t selling a physical product. They were selling religion. Before long, the …

This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man

<b>(mikhail via Shutterstock)</b><p>I thought religion and sacred texts held absolute truth handed down from God. I was so powerfully wrong<p>Shulem Deen<p>June 14, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir”<p>Among people who lose faith, I would later learn, many point to scientific …

10 Tiny Tweaks You Can Make NOW To Majorly Improve Your Life

Changing habits can feel daunting, but there are certain things you can change with very little effort that make a huge impact. I like to call these …

8 Little Changes You Should Make Now For Lifelong Success

From having a set bed time to changing your mentality, check out 8 changes you can make today to improve your life so you can achieve lifelong …

Why the conception of God in Hinduism is the most complex of all faiths

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>It is changeless, formless, and beyond thought.<p>LIFE<p>| Commonsense Karma | 5-minute read | 18-09-2015<p>Hari Ravikumar …

The 10 U.S. Cities With The Biggest Gap Between Rich And Poor

Atlanta, San Francisco, and Boston are among the cities with the highest income inequality in the nation.<p>In San Francisco, the richest 5% of households rake in an average of $423,000 a year, while the poorest 20% make around $24,000. The income gap between rich and poor is even worse in Atlanta, …

How It Feels To Be An Atheist In A Highly Religious Society

Death threats, ostracism, and imprisonment in a psychiatric facility: Being an atheist can be dangerous.<p>"The day I decided to declare my atheism and discuss it publicly was the end of an era of my life. Some of my friends from the pre-atheism-declaration era won't accept me any more. I now have …

The Age Of Spiritual Awakening Has Really Begun - New Research Confirms

We live in the age of awakening. More and more people are concerned about this: Who or what am I? I’m just the sum of my personal life story, …

5 Everyday Habits That Will Change Your Life for the Better

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/franckreporter</i><p>Modern life has ensured we no longer need to worry about wild animals, starvation, and that lunatic tribe two caves down, but it's also unloaded a metric butt-ton of new stresses on us. Stresses much more complicated than just "don't die." Our basic needs …

How I built my family's net worth to $1 million

While I still have some debt in the form of a small mortgage, I'm closer than ever to sailing off into that sunset.<p>Today, I'll tell you my story.<p>As far back as I can remember, I was always a hustler and a saver. When I was 7, my parents paid me to do chores around the house.<p>I earned $2/week picking …

Funny Pictures – August 9, 2015

If humans evolved from different animals.<p>Cornwall.<p>A little pot from Colorado.<p>My sister tried to buy a mirror on Craigslist, no picture was put up so …

How To Beat Donald Trump At Making Money

Donald Trump has been in the news quite a bit lately and regardless of what you may think of him, one thing that many people take for granted is that Trump’s good at making money. As this article points out, his self-described net worth jumped from $500 million in 1982 to the $8.7 billion he …

Investing