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ACLU: Life in prison for Maryland juveniles unconstitutional

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sentencing juveniles to life in prison in Maryland is unconstitutional because they don't have a meaningful chance at parole, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.<p>Young offenders don't get the second chance to which they're constitutionally entitled …

40 Nifty Words That Start With N to Add to Your Vocabulary

Despite their similar sound and appearance, the letters M and N are actually unrelated: M likely comes from an Egyptian hieroglyph representing a …

You Know How When You Learn a New Word, You See It Everywhere? Science Knows Why

Mystery = solved.<p>Have you ever learned a new word, one that you swear you've never heard before, only to find it popping up throughout your daily …

What the Advertising Industry Can Do to Finally Create Gender Equality

Gender equality has been a major topic of conversation at this year's 4A's Transformation conference. From the sessions on stage to discussions over …

If 8-year-olds understand the morality of murder, should they be held accountable for killing?

It’s rare for young children to kill. But there are exceptions. Last October, an 8-year-old boy in Alabama strangled a toddler to death. That same month, an 11-year-old in Tennessee shot and killed another child after an argument over puppies.<p>Between 1980 and 2008, children under age 14 made just …

Eating Less Meat Could Save 5 Million Lives, Cut Carbon Emissions by 33%

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Music Education: Why It Is Important To The Industry

Music is a product of many factors. The more avenues an artist can draw upon, the more original their music will tend to sound. For many aspiring …

Welfare Recipients Are Seen As 'Immoral' For Buying Organic Food

"People on welfare tend to be seen as undeserving of more expensive options and of wasting taxpayers' hard-earned cash."<p>When is a consumer choice not just a consumer choice?<p>Apparently when the shopper is a recipient of welfare, researchers have found. According to a recent study from the University …

A Higgledy-Piggledy Look at 12 Rare Reduplicative Words

You may not like mumbo jumbo or jibber-jabber—or when life turns helter skelter—but it’s hard not to like words created by what linguists call …

What Do Climate Targets Have To Do With Beef? Everything, Says One Study

EU climate targets won't be met unless greenhouse gas emissions linked to beef and dairy consumption are dramatically reduced, a Swedish study …

Agriculture

8 Morning Habits That Make You More Valuable at Work | Inc.com

Valuable employees are hard to find. At a bare minimum, it's challenging to find enough employees who can show up on time and get along with other people. A 2015 survey of business leaders from the New York Fed showed that 42 percent of employers have trouble finding punctual workers, while about …

Time Management

Two nobel prize winners think the Kardashians sum up everything wrong in the world

Most economists believe that markets work. They believe that to a large extent, markets are efficient, self-regulating, and they produce what is best …

Stock Markets

My Spreadsheet of Happiness

<i>UPDATE: Podio now has the Spreadsheet of Happiness available in the</i> <i>Podio Apps store</i><i>!</i><p>It’s been a turbulent couple of months for me, personally and …

Take The BuzzFeed Morning Person Challenge

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Beef eating bad for environment says United Nations body

<b>New Delhi:</b> Beef eating has impassioned the nation, with politicians of all hues duelling like bulls in rage. Religious taboos are one aspect, but …

Choose One Thing to Simplify Your Life (just one)

There is an endless list of things to do to live more simply, be happier, and improve our lives. There is always more we could be doing. Just …

10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness | Inc.com

<i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. Guess what? I bounced back. …

28 Ideas for Becoming 5 Times More Productive Every Week

You may be doing most things right to get the best of your week but results of your hard work may not so impressive. Maybe it’s your focus and …

Time Management

10 Things Productive & Organized People Do Before Noon

Better make the most of your morning hours – you're never going to get them back. And truly productive people know that how you spend your morning …

Philosophers explain the meaning of the Kierkegaard quote that comforts Joe Biden

In an emotional interview with TV host Stephen Colbert, US vice president Joe Biden mentioned that he’d found solace in the writing of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. He said that his wife, Jill Biden, had taped a Kierkegaard quote to the mirror, which read “Faith sees best in the dark.”<p>The …

7 Reasons You Need to Live a More Awesome Life

<i>“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious… He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand</i> …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

13 Lies Your Depression Is Telling You

Depression fills your head with unreliable thoughts, and sometimes you have to fight back.<p>As if depression isn't enough to deal with on its own, it often comes with guilt and shame. You feel ashamed for feeling the way you do, and you feel guilty for burdening other people with your illness.<p>I'm …

Masters of Habit: Rituals, Lessons, and Quotes from Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 and was known as the last of the “Five Good Emperors.” Here, some lessons from him that still apply …

Crucial Food Chain Bacteria Altered by Climate Change

<i>By Emma Howard, The Guardian</i>Climate change will have irreversible and unprecedented impacts on crucial ocean microorganisms that could trigger …

An In-Depth Interview with Vern Poythress on Biblical Theology and Christ in the Old Testament

Vern Poythress is a polymath.At the age of 20 he graduated from California Institute of Technology with a BS in mathematics, and went from there to …

Having No Choices is the Ultimate Freedom

Dear friend,<p>I want to tell you the exciting start of my day today. I want to share with you as vividly how it felt, and what is on my mind.<p>I woke up, …

Ten Systematic Theology Resources

After Tuesday’s post about <i>why</i> study systematic theology, I thought it might be helpful to explore <i>what</i> systematic theologies are worth using. In the …

How to Finish What You Start (Every Time)

<i>"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." -- Michelangelo</i><p>Some people are adept at finishing what they start. They get an idea and see it through to fruition. Others simply don't. They get lazy, …