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Why Join a Church

One of the most counter-cultural things you can do is become an engaged member of a faithful local church.<p>In our flighty and noncommittal age, …

Theology

Pope Francis ignites a revolt that will overthrow American capitalism

Yes, Pope Francis is encouraging civil disobedience, leading a rebellion. Listen closely, Francis knows he’s inciting political rebellion, an …

8 Arguments in Support of Life after Death

In the 17th Century, a French mathematician, physicist and philosopher by the name of Blaise Pascal posited an argument that has come to be known as …

Consciousness

Were You There? Pointing to God as Creator

In an article published online by <i>Slate</i>,1 another swipe has been taken at the idea of teaching biblical creation to children and teaching them a false …

15 free (and almost free) tools freelancers need to be using

Freelancers most often work in a virtual world, which can make collaboration challenging. In the olden days of freelancing, work would be exchanged via document uploading and downloading.<p>Numerous drafts would be created, leading to an inefficient process where it was difficult to know which version …

7 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

Your technical skills might get you a promotion, but it’s your people skills that will earn you the respect of your employees.<p>A title, position, and corner office may earn them extra pay and benefits, but respect is something that does not automatically come with a leadership position. This has to …

This is REAL Christian Persecution: Augusta Church Hit with anti-LGBT Hate Crime

Christian persecution in the United States is real. It’s just not what you think. Christian persecution isn’t about having to offer birth control to …

Faith

New 39.6 percent tax bracket for wealthiest people

WASHINGTON — A new top tax rate, higher Medicare taxes and the phaseout of deductions and exemptions could mean higher tax bills for wealthier Americans this year. Legally wed same-sex couples, meanwhile, may find the true meaning of the marriage penalty.<p>All taxpayers will have a harder time taking …

The Geopolitics and Economics of the Iran Nuclear Deal | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to in Vienna by the P5+1 countries and Iran is clearly a landmark agreement, one which will …

Rush Limbaugh’s paranoid Donald Trump meltdown: “This is how they get rid of Republicans”

“Some Republican has said something so intolerable … civil discourse demands this person go away. Maybe even die”<p>Rush Limbaugh, the noted media critic, took the airwaves this afternoon with outrage for CNN and The New York Times.<p>Rush was not happy with the way the national media covered his …

Republicans

12 signs America is on the decline

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

Retirement Planning: 4 Safe Ways to Boost Income

1. Annuities<p>2. Bond funds<p>3. Certificates of deposit and CD laddering<p>4. Dividend stocks

Here's how the price of everything has changed since 1993

A New York Times chart showing how the prices of various goods have changed relative to the overall inflation rate has been making the rounds on Twitter, so we decided to take a closer look at the varying aspects of inflation.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates its headline Consumer Price …

Economics

Scientists meditated on meditation – and the results were troubling

There’s no proof to support claims about meditation’s healing powers<p>What do you call it when you try to meditate but can't stop thinking about meditation?<br>Meta-meditation.<p>I've meditated on and off, mostly off—okay, almost entirely off--since my early 20s, when I learned Kundalini yoga (which has a …

Meditation

What the Chinese stock market crash can teach you

Shares 0<p><i>This article is by staff writer William Cowie.</i><p>By some accounts, China’s stock market has been in free fall. In less than a month, the …

Exposed: Christian Students Rejected, Failed, and Expelled for their Faith by State Colleges and Universities | American Center for Law and Justice

Public colleges and universities are taking the gloves off when it comes to Christian students on their campuses. Gone are the days of surreptitious …

China's 'bubbly' stock market is 'a bigger global threat' than Greece

Then in mid-June the rally stopped and was savaged, losing more than 30% in just a few short weeks.<p>Not only has it captured the imagination of investors, it also raised serious concerns about the trajectory the market was on as well as the broader Chinese economy.<p>Encouraged by the government, …

9 of the religious right’s most laughable attempts to be cool

They want so badly to be hip — and yet they fail so spectacularly<p>It’s evident that social conservatives have a serious demographics problem. If they are realistic, they realize that appealing primarily to white rural Christian fundamentalist males over 55 has its limitations. As a result, some of …

Religion

16 Things Successful People Do to Maximize Their Time

Successful people focus on the five percent of things only they can do. Most importantly, they’ve defined success for themselves.

Success

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google is turning a touching YouTube video about a transgender man into a TV ad.</b> The advert was aired during ESPN's annual ESPY awards on Wednesday night.<p><b>2. YouTube is set to launch a subscription music service in an attempt to cement its dominance in video over Facebook.</b> CEO Susan Wojcicki …

The Financial Milestones to Reach Before You Start Investing

It’s a myth that you have to be rich to invest. It helps, but you can actually start investing with very little money. That doesn’t mean you should, …

Rick Warren: Spiritual decline starts when you become careless about fellowship

According to Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, spiritual decline begins when there is an inconsistent attendance at worship services and other …

How to Achieve Mind-Blowing Content Marketing ROI #CZLSF

Focusing on your blog and native advertising - and being more like KISS - are just a few tips Jason Miller, senior content marketing manager at …

San Francisco

5 Secrets to Raising Money Like a Unicorn | Inc.com

It's one of the most awkward conversations to start, ever--the one between the entrepreneur and the possible investor. Over 3,000 startups successfully raised Series A last year. They figured it out. The venture industry also had a great year last year, attracting $33 billion in new money to lavish …

Venture Capital

2 Super Positive Habits to Multiply Your Success and Happiness | Inc.com

When you have problems in your work or personal life, you're most likely inclined to first look at what's <i>not</i> working instead of what's working. This is human nature, looking for the negative aspects in things. Your mind is programmed this way. It immediately searches for the negative thoughts, …

Self-improvement

Canada’s housing boom has no demographic legs to stand on

<i>Ben Rabidoux is president of North Cove Advisors, a market research firm. His Canadian Housing, Macro, and Credit Newsletter is read by institutional investors around the world.</i><p>If you read the headlines, you'd be inclined to believe that Canada's population is booming. And, as the story goes, it's …

5 Reasons You’ll Never Be a Millionaire (and How to Fix That) | Inc.com

What if you could retire early, travel the world, or fund that brilliant business idea you've had tucked away in the corner of your mind?<p>Well, it certainly won't happen by accident, and despite your best efforts, you might just be standing in your own way.<p>See if you're doing any of these things …

Personal Finance