Jennifer Smith

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LDS Podcasts

A collection of podcasts and audio streams selected to cover a variety of interests for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints …

Burning the Borderlands: A Personal Reaction to the Mormon Church's Policy Changes on Same-Sex Couples

As a gay Mormon, I make my home in the borderlands. In a theology that says every man must be married to a woman in order to be with God and progress in heaven, gay Mormons are anomalies. No one quite knows what to do with us.<p>For a while, the answer was to serve a full-time mission, marry a woman, …

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as …

The First Mathematical Theory on Why There Are So Many Fricking Men

Men, am I right? They’re <i>everywhere</i>. But why are there so many of them?<p>Because strictly in terms of reproductive quantity, we don’t need as many as we …

Biology

Who Was the Most Destructive Jewish "Messiah"? It Wasn't Jesus

<i>Moses Maimonides</i> by Wzwz--commons.wikimedia.org<p>(Maimonides Set Requirements For Fulfilling Messianic Prophesy)<p>Ask Jewish people why they reject Jesus, and most will say it's because he falsely declared himself to be the Messiah. In maintaining this stance they are following the view of …

Blood moons and Bible prophecy

Many Christians, especially in America, are expecting cataclysmic events this month when the last of a recent series of ‘blood moons’ will occur. …

When negative emotions take a physical toll on our bodies

If you prefer to listen, here’s the Soundcloud podcast version of this post, also on iTunes.<p>Just like stress can cause you to get a tight knot in the …

Yoga

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

• The 9 mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking coffee — and what to do instead<br>• SoftBank's $100 billion mega-fund made it much harder …

What Experts Will Never Tell You About Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

In my last infographic, I illustrated how your job fits into your personality. Over 150,000 people have seen the post. This just shows how people are …

Psychology

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.<p>I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but …

I stumbled on this awesome weight loss app for your phone that's doing something very sneaky

I've been a huge fan of Weight Watchers for years. Of the 65 or so pounds I've lost over the last 5 years, I can credit the program for helping me shed at least 40 of that (the rest is thanks to P90X).<p>No surprise that it's incredibly popular.<p>The idea is that you get an allotment of daily "points" …

A new study is upending long-held theories about the relationship between birth order and personality

But those stereotypes bear little validity, according to a recent study that researchers say is "the biggest in history looking at birth order and personality."<p>A study of 377,000 high school students by University of Illinois psychologists found that firstborns have an IQ advantage, on average, of …

How to Change Your Life in Just One Day

Imagine that with just one wave of a magic wand you could turn your entire life around. Well, you my dear, hold the power to use that wand at any …

How Does Meditation Make You Smarter?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you don’t need to be told about the relaxing effects of meditation. The practitioners vouch for it; and those …