Kelsey Larson

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Best Friendship Quotes

What is friendship? How many types of friendship can we recognize and in what degree shall we seek each of them? Several of the greatest philosophers …

Venezuelans Vote on Controversial Plan for All-Powerful Constituent Assembly

MIAMI — Venezuelans began voting Sunday on President Nicolás Maduro's controversial plans for a powerful new Constituent Assembly that critics call a plan to consolidate power and create a dictatorship, as clashes with security forces turned deadly and officials confirmed the killing of a candidate …

Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like

A new law makes the South American country the first in the world to sell the drug over the counter<p>Alicia Castilla was watering the plants in her garden on a quiet Sunday afternoon when five police patrol cars screeched to a halt outside her home. A team of 14 officers “armed to the teeth” stormed …

Cannabis

A local cop asked an injured immigrant “are you illegal?” before asking “are you OK?”

Patrolling undocumented immigrants is the federal government’s job in the US, but some local cops are taking it on. When he found a man who had been hit by a car lying on the side of the road, the first reaction of a sheriff’s deputy in Florida’s Monroe County was to ask “You illegal?”<p>“Are you a …

Immigration

Taxi Driver Detained by Immigration Authorities After 19 Years in U.S.

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California taxi driver originally from India was detained Monday by U.S. immigration authorities during a check-in for an 18-year-old deportation order.<p>Gurmukh Singh, a 47-year-old husband and father of two teenage girls, was detained at U.S. Immigration and Customs …

This Little Girl's Thoughts on Motherhood Will Slay You

Two-year-old Mila speaks some truth about motherhood in this adorable video that any parent of a toddler can probably relate to.<p>Mila Stauffer may only be 2, but she already gets that motherhood is a serious struggle. In a hilarious new video posted by—who else?—her mom on Instagram, the adorable …

Egyptians mourn, but do they understand?

<b>(CNN) —</b> After the bombing of two churches on Palm Sunday in Tanta and Alexandria, the Egyptian people have entered a state of mourning. Once again their Christian fellow citizens have been targeted and killed for their faith, and once again photos circulate across social media with the faces and …

Stop Telling Millennial Women To Find A Mentor

For at least the last decade, career experts have advised young ambitious women to find a mentor to help them progress up the ladder. While a mentor can help a young, less experienced worker chart the path before them, experts are now adding that women also need a sponsor to push them ahead.<p>It’s …

Leadership

This explains why Venezuelans reelect leaders who dismantle democracy

On Friday, the Venezuelan government, run by the party of the leftist populist Hugo Chávez, banned opposition leader Henrique Capriles from running for office for 15 years. The ban follows a ruling a few days ago by the Venezuelan Supreme Court to strip the National Assembly, run by the opposition, …

British teacher moves to Uganda to adopt boy she met on gap year

A British woman is seeking donations from the public to help her adopt a young Ugandan boy she met while working in an orphanage during her gap year.<p>Emilie Larter, 25, was due to spend two months volunteering at the orphanage in 2014, but ended up extending her stay to spend more time with the …

Utopian thinking: Free housing should be a universal right | Poppy Noor

Defenders of a rampant free market may scream murder – but a society where state accommodation cost nothing would be a much fairer place to live<p>What makes a right a right? Universal secondary schooling, for example, was a controversial proposal, vociferously debated in its day. Prior to its …

Assad Used Nerve Gas Because He’s Desperate. Expect Worse to Come.

Lost in the intense coverage of the dictator’s chemical weapons attack and Trump’s retaliatory strikes was the reason for Assad’s deadly …

Assad, Taunting Trump, Mounts New Attacks on the Town He Gassed

The action in the air and on the ground in the 24 hours after the U.S. cruise missile strike shows Syrian President Assad intends to hang …

Don't Want Your Kids to Turn Into Narcissists? Science Says Avoid This Behavior

A new study suggests that good intentions can sometimes lead to terrible outcomes.<p>Experts argue over whether narcissism is really on the rise among young people, but whether you think kids these days are more prone to think they're special flowers or not, one thing is pretty much guaranteed--you …

Why does every woman I know say she’s exhausted?

In a few short years, it seems like every woman I know, and many of the ones I treat, have gone from saying, “I’m so busy” to “I’m so tired.” And …

Proverbs 29:18 Is Not About Your Big Ideas

Written by:Jared C. Wilson<i>"Where there is no vision, the people perish . . ."</i> <b><br>-- Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)</b>Proverbs 29:18 may be one of the most misapplied …

Theology

When does close friendship turn into emotional infidelity?

If you’re having a hard time in your marriage, is it wrong to talk to someone else about it, or to share intimate secrets with a friend?<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about infidelity in which I referred to “emotional infidelity” – what used to be called “an affair of the heart”. Just what does …

Undocumented Man Whose Wife Voted for Trump is Deported to Mexico

An undocumented man from Indiana whose wife voted for <b>Donald Trump</b> was deported to Mexico.<p><b>Roberto Beristain</b> was detained last month despite not having a criminal record and regularly checking in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities since the agency became aware of his status after …

Feed the starving? Guns are the true cause of hunger and famine | Simon O'Connell

Aid professionals would have you believe that tackling hunger is about feeding people. Take it from an industry insider – the truth is a lot more complex<p>Here we are again. Famine is back. Drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, and the Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for east …

Was Donald Trump right all along about Sweden's crime and immigration problems?

Just over six weeks after Donald Trump was mocked across the world for suggesting that Sweden was the victim of a terror attack, at least three people have been left dead when a hijacked truck ploughed into pedestrians.<p>The American president's proclaimed attack - which turned out to be fictitious - …

How Jesus Defeats the Monsters of the Deep (and Shows Us How to be Human)

April 6, 2017 by Kurt Willems<p>During the Season of Lent at Pangea Church (Seattle), we’ve been walking through a series called “Encounters by the …

Trump launches military strike against Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.<p>On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home …

Middle East

How Not to Hate Your Husband This Weekend

<i>The following is adapted from "How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids"</i><i>(Little, Brown and Co., March 2017).</i><p>Tom and I sometimes exchange wry looks when we see child-free couples on the street. With their yoga mats tucked under their arms, they good-naturedly bicker about where they will go to brunch …

Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.

When my girlfriends and I share stories about our first jobs, we shake our heads at our meekness. Susan recalls her boss at a company in Paris. “She would fly off the handle at the smallest things, screaming, ‘Vous êtes nul!’ — ‘You are nothing!’ ” Susan would retreat to the bathroom to cry. “I was …

Parenting

Trump's immigration ban sends shockwaves

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's seismic move to ban more than 218 million people from the United States and to deny entry to all refugees reverberated worldwide Saturday, as chaos and confusion rippled through US airports, American law enforcement agencies and foreign countries trying …

7 facts about relationships everyone should know before getting married

As the New York Times concluded, "being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single — particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to this story.</i>

Relationships

The two fundamental story plots that teach kids to build resilience

In every culture that anthropologists have ever studied, people tell stories.<p>Families most frequently tell stories around the time of vacations, family reunions, (sadly) funerals, Thanksgiving and, of course, the family-oriented winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.<p>Stories are told …

Darth Vader