Helen Stec

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The ‘Deep Discomfort’ With Talking About Sexuality in a Religious Context

Can churches and synagogues and mosques draw in more Millennials by changing their teachings on gay marriage and other issues?<p>There’s been lots of gay-marriage news in America lately. Yes, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right, but in the religion world, another …

Religion

Not Only Was He Swinging He Was On A Leach, the Most Patient Cat Ever

Pets

When Shakespeare committed word crimes

Shakespeare coined new words when he needed — or merely wanted — them. Can you guess which words were invented by the Bard?<p>English heading into the …

Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives

Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of the <i>Homo</i> …

How America 'Won' Its Independence 2 Years After July 4, 1776

I'm sure several of you are shaking your heads, wondering if I got the title wrong. But while American political figures officially declared their independence on July 4, 1776, winning it was another matter. And that came on a hot day in June, instead of a cold day in December.<p>There's nothing wrong …

United States

DLC - Feline Obesity

It's very important to consult your veterinarian once you observed that your cat is overweight. You vet may help you come up with cat weight loss …

Holistic Medicine

Roberto Bolaño’s 12 Tips on “the Art of Writing Short Stories”

For some certain romantic reasons, a segment of the English-language reading population fell in love with Roberto Bolaño in the first few years of …