Elaine Clark

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Openness influences LDS millennials

<i>The wavering of millennials in America’s religious landscape may not only be an issue, but also a question begging an answer. Where is everyone</i> …

Marie Kondo tells us to ditch joyless items but where are we sending them?

The rise of the de-cluttering icon, Ikea’s “peak stuff” comments – we have an overconsumption problem but simply chucking things out won’t solve it<p>Earlier this year, Ikea’s head of sustainability said at a Guardian Sustainable Business event that consumers in the developed world had reached “peak …

Public health officials raid Ontario raw milk farm

An Ontario farmer who has long fought for the right to sell unpasteurized milk said public health officials raided his farm northwest of Toronto on Friday but left after members of his farming collective gathered to express their outrage.<p>Michael Schmidt said about 20 officials from Ontario's …

BOOK REVIEW Talking Walls: Casting out the Post-Contact Stone-Wall Building Myth

Having been a frequent visitor to the beautiful countryside of New England, traveling a byroad or ambling along on Amtrak, it's impossible not to notice the astounding quantity of stone walls or piles that are simply everywhere. Composed mostly of grey granite, they meander hither and yon, up …

Book Reviews

'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.<p>Sunday night's …

America's dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

Progressives and conservatives are in a rare unity welcoming Pope Francis to the US, but anti-Catholicism was rampant before John F Kennedy was president<p>Congress and the United Nations rolling out their red carpets, nuns working overtime to bake communion hosts, prison inmates carving a walnut …

Christianity

A Tale of Two Mothers: Joel Peterson's Autobiographical Novel Takes on Love, War, and Adoption

Peterson's <i>Dreams of My Mothers</i> is an autobiographical novel, following his life from his childhood in South Korea to his adolescence as an adopted son in Minnesota.<p>"Children are born neither good nor bad," writes Joel Peterson in his haunting new book, <i>Dreams of My Mother</i>, "but simply are …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

The Brain

10 Reasons Why You Can't Find Ancestor Articles in Online Newspapers

For those of us who research newspapers to find articles about our ancestors, there is one thing to keep in mind:<b><br>"Researching newspapers is a</b> …

Genealogy

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

“People know next to nothing about Reconstruction”: The pernicious Civil War revisionism poisoning American history students

<b>(AP/David Goldman)</b><p>“Reconstruction” author Eric Foner talks Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and what’s become of the GOP<p>Eric Foner<p>August 20, 2015 9:48pm (UTC)<p>The new issue of <i>Jacobin</i>, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Union victory and emancipation, is out now. Subscribe today to get a copy …

Political Science

Before Marvel and DC: Superheroes of the ancient world

Comic book tales of masked do-gooders now dominate cinemas, but these stories are not new – in fact, they have their origins in antiquity, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>Over the past few years, even the most ardent comic book nerd might have wondered if there were too many superhero movies playing in the …

Midcentury Cartoons for Worried Print Journalists

In the late 1950s, TV news was on the rise, as more and more Americans (nearly 90 percent of them, in fact) were buying sets. As broadcasters …

Journalism

Online Historical Newspaper Collection of the Day - New York State Historic Newspapers

One of my two most favorite things about genealogical research is finding stories about my ancestors in old newspapers.<p>These treasures can be found …

Using OneNote to Create a Genealogy Toolbox

Today during the DearMyrtle "Mondays With Myrt" we got to talking about Toolboxes. I wanted to share a photo of the toolbox I made in OneNote and had …

Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History review – ennui and its origins

Francis O’Gorman’s study of why we worry covers everything from medieval monastic life to modern cultural theory without really providing any answers<p>Brooding in their cells, medieval monks identified a malaise they called accidie – not acid indigestion of the soul, but an apathetic and …

The evolution of American grammar from Noah Webster to the digital age

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p><i>Sarah Kaplan is a reporter for the Washington Post’s Morning Mix.</i><p>Founding Grammars<p>How Early America’s War Over Words Shaped Today’s Language<p>By Rosemarie Ostler<p>St. Martin’s. 309 pp. $27.99<p>How you say something matters as much as what you say. At least that’s the opinion of …

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