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I called for Christians to love gay people. Now the Catholic alt-right is taking revenge.

After a gunman killed 49 people at Pulse, a predominantly gay nightclub in Orlando in 2016, I found myself disappointed that more Catholic leaders did not offer support to the LGBT community. And that the few who did found it difficult to acknowledge that LGBT people specifically had been targeted …

Christianity

How to Make Fun of Nazis

For decades, Wunsiedel, a German town near the Czech border, has struggled with a parade of unwanted visitors. It was the original burial place of one of Adolf Hitler’s deputies, a man named Rudolf Hess. And every year, to residents’ chagrin, neo-Nazis marched to his grave site. The town had staged …

Rights & Freedoms

Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story

Octavia Butler used to say she remembers exactly when she decided to become a science fiction writer. She was 9 years old and saw a 1954 B-movie called <i>Devil Girl from Mars,</i> and two things struck her. First: "Geez, I can write a better story than that!" And second: "Somebody got <i>paid</i> for writing that …

Science Fiction

Seven Things To Expect From The 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, the Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, creating a solar eclipse. Just like all objects in the presence of the Sun, the Moon casts a shadow in space, extending in a cone-like shape for 378,000 kilometers before coming to an end. But the Earth will be closer …

Salt Lake City

Six Ways to Travel More Sustainably

<i>The following branded content post is brought to you by AIG Travel Guard. When I was asked to co-host AIG’s solo and sustainable Twitter chat and</i> …

Sustainability

7 Difficult Treks in Maharashtra, India That Will Delight Adventure Travel Enthusiasts

<b>Maharashtra</b>, the land bestowed by the mighty western Ghats is surrounded by hillocks and mountains. Western Ghats with its enthralling biodiversity …

India

Review of the Awesome Standard Luggage Carry On Backpack - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

In an ideal world, I would only ever travel with carry-on luggage but unfortunately most bags aren’t up to the task, and this isn’t only because of …

Backpacking

Infographic: 23 writing redundancies to avoid

Concise writing gets results and gets read.<p>If tight writing is your goal, an infographic from Global English Editing can help. The graphic excoriates …

Public Relations

Why Do We Eat Eggs for Breakfast, Anyway?

A short and fascinating history.<p>It’s difficult to answer this question without also asking, Why do we eat breakfast? The Ancient Romans ate breakfast, which they called <i>ientaculum</i>, and included eggs, if available. When the Romans were pushed out of Europe, breakfast left with them, and throughout …

Breakfast

Men view women's orgasms as a masculinity achievement, study finds

Men feel manlier when the woman they are having sex with has an orgasm, according to new research.<p>The study of 810 men (average age 25) found that …

Read the oldest love poem in the world

"Istanbul #2461" was written by the ancient Sumerians and is etched on a clay tablet.<p>At around 4,000 years old, 'Istanbul #2461', as it's …

11 Of The Most Romantic Conversations From Movies That Will Stay With Us Forever

Love is wonderful. It hurts, it drives people insane, and it makes people do the unthinkable. If there's one thing that has made us fall in love more …

Relationships

A Buddhist Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies That Will Improve Your Personal Relationships

3) Be kind to each other<p><i>“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can</i> …

13 grammatical mistakes that instantly reveal people's ignorance

Homophones — words that sound alike but are spelled differently — can be particularly pesky.<p>Regardless, you should never choose incorrectly in these nine situations:<p>1. 'Your' vs. 'You're'<p>"Your" is a possessive pronoun, while "you're" is a contraction of "you are."<p>Example 1: You're pretty.<p>Example 2: …

Language

Three rules could make you a better man — and save your life

Dear American women,<p>I’m embarrassed to be writing to you today. I’m doubly embarrassed because I’m not really talking to you. I’ve tried, honestly, …

18 Science-Backed Sleep Tips to Make You More Productive (Infographic)

To boost your productivity and get you motivated, start with getting more sleep.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not getting enough sleep can directly impact your stress levels, productivity and mood. To be successful, it’s important that you’re getting a healthy amount …

Sleep
Relationships

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

Why It’s Not So Easy to “Just Get the Hell Out”

One of the many difficult questions survivors of toxic relationships ask themselves is “why is it so hard to leave someone who treats me so badly?” …

Mental Health

The world’s longest recreational trail gives you 15,000 miles to find yourself

For almost two years now, Dianne Whelan has been on a mission. In July 2015, the 51-year-old filmmaker set off from Newfoundland to hike, bike, canoe, snowshoe, and ski Canada’s Great Trail, a 24,000-kilometer (14,900-mile) casting call for the world’s most intrepid voyagers. If she succeeds, …

Hiking

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

Nutrition

Girlhood Defined Through the Decades: Life Lessons from Women Age 18 to 80

What was it like to be a female bouncer in the 70s? How did a single mom deal with divorce in the 40s? Eight women from eight difference decades share their life stories.<p>What was it like to be female bouncer in the 70s? How did a single mom deal with divorce in the 40s? How does an anarchist punk …

Foster Care

Everything You Need to Know About the Women's Strike on March 8

The Women's March on Washington—and its international counterparts—was one of the most extensive and powerful demonstrations of social activism in modern history. And if what's planned for International Women's Day is any indicator, there are no signs of this type of action slowing down.<p>On March 8 …

Feminism

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

According to the New America Foundation, jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the US were shot dead, Politifact reports.<p>At first blush, these numbers might seem to indicate that Donald Trump’s temporary ban on …

Terrorism

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a …

Emotional Intelligence

A Message to the Woman Who Didn't Support the March: You Are Not Equal, I’m Sorry

<i>This post was originally featured on Medium.</i><p>A post is making rounds on social media, in response to the Women's March on Saturday, January 21, 2017. It starts with "I am not a 'disgrace to women' because I don't support the women's march. I do not feel I am a 'second class citizen' because I am a …