Kim Algallar

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One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

'Praying for Our Candidates' During a Hostile Election

In such an unorthodox election cycle, it can be hard to know what our duties and priorities as Christians should be. One thing’s for sure, though: …

I Saw Jesus in Detention

We’re all so busy debating immigration policy that we’ve forgotten something essential. A few months ago in the early morning, I joined a group from …

I Overlooked the Rural Poor—Then Trump Came Along

This election has urban evangelicals paying more attention to the plight of small-town America. I never saw the Donald Trump phenomenon coming. Even …

College & University

The Culture Of The Smug White Liberal

I have spent my life as a Democrat which probably isn't that surprising considering that I am African-American. One of the things that always attracted me to the party were the ideals of equality, fighting for the little guy and our openness to differing opinions, but lately I have seen my party …

The Adoption-Shaming Of Simone Biles Is Why I Never Open Up About My Own

I'll always remember the day I found out I'm adopted. I was 7 when my mother revealed the news. I had a distinct routine that I followed every day after school: I would go to my room, immediately replace that day's school clothes with pajamas, and get started on my homework. But on this particular …

We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives

Dr. Jack Gilbert wants to make our hospitals dirty.<p>His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph …

Preaching Without Words

Writing for the Internet, I've learned, is a bit like taking on the hecklers at the Speakers' Corner in London's Hyde Park. The normal rules of civil dialogue do not apply. Especially if the topic is religion--any religion--you'll likely provoke a reflexive verbal blast.<p>Apart from the typos and bad …

Wrist Relief: 6 Poses for RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury)

Our hands are one of our primary organs of action—we use them for basic survival, recreation, communication, even creative expression. An injury in …

Healing (and Preventing) Wrist Injuries

Few things put the brakes on a yoga practice like a wrist injury. And though it may seem like the injury is the result of your practice, the cause …

The Best Thing To Say To A Mom Of Young Kids

I didn’t even see her coming toward us, but as soon as she said it, I knew she was talking to me.<p>It was 5:30 p.m. on a Thursday, and I’d just walked …

10 Tips For Disciplining a Traumatized Child - Main NorthWest Trauma Counseling Page

<b>10 Tips for Disciplining Traumatized Children*</b><p>by Barbara Tantrum<p>Kids with trauma (and the more trauma, the more true this is) are very vulnerable …

Parenting

Google Goes Beyond the Map to Catalog Rio’s Troubled, Vibrant Favelas

Last week, in advance of the Olympic Games, Google’s Arts and Culture series debuted an interactive tour of Rio de Janiero dubbed “Beyond the Map.” …

Clinton, Kaine Driven By Their Faith In The 'Social Gospel'

<i>(Editor's note: Both major presidential candidates this year are Protestants. Both of their running mates were raised as Catholics. Beyond that, their faith profiles are very different. We dug into the faiths of the Democratic candidates below and of the Republican ticket here.)</i><p>Tim Kaine, growing …

The Eastern Perspective on the Trinity

All too often, the Eastern perspective on the Trinity is mistakenly overlooked by Western society in the study of Church History. This is …

Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People

I wrote last week about the new nonfiction book <i>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis</i> by J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School …

Trump's 'Be Very Afraid' Versus The Bible's 'Be Not Afraid'

<i>This piece will be appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district in Virginia.</i><p>The most striking thing about the excellent article I was reading was that it appeared on a site that calls itself "Virginia's Conservative Voice."<p>The point of the article was to challenge the idea, …

Watch: This video shows how Rio is hiding its poverty from visitors arriving for the Olympics

You notice it first coming out of the airport: a strategic wall placed along the highway that covers the sprawling informal settlement of Maré. …

Game Theory for Parents

Adapted from <i>The Game Theorists’s Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You</i> …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Let’s wake up and have a parenting revolution

By Meghan Leahy<p>Stop struggling, parents. Here is the key to relaxing into your family and into your parenting. Here is your permission to stop controlling, cajoling, persuading and arguing your way to children who listen to you. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and best selling author of …

PARCC Gets Parked: What Testing Companies Don't Want Parents to Know

Columbia University Professor Celia Oyler posted online a critique of the 4th grade English-Language Arts PARCC exam written by an anonymous fourth grade teacher. In the critique the teacher quoted from specific questions that were on the test.<p><b>Then the firestorm hit.</b><p>PARCC Inc., citing copyright law …

The Global Health Care Crisis No One Is Talking About

Photo by Mike Lacon at Creative Commons. Operating Room at Norristown State Hospital. Taken November 20, 2008.<p>On a blistery cold day in December, I sat in a corner office on one end of a beautiful, large oak desk fidgeting in my interview suit. The man stationed at the opposing end leaned back in …

Ten Mistakes Parents Make with Tweens and Teens

Teens and Tweens are going through lots of developmental physical and emotional changes. Changing friends, changing bodies, changing schools, more academic pressure, and higher expectations from parents all come into play. As parents we want the best for parents but sometimes our best goes too …

Parenting

Why Are the Highly Educated So Liberal?

IN 1979, in a short book called “The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class,” the sociologist Alvin Gouldner took up a question then being vigorously debated by social analysts: Did the student movements of the 1960s signal that the highly educated were on their way to becoming a …

George Zimmerman's Gun and the Merchandising of Black Death

Zimmerman's attempt to commodify and capitalize on the death of Trayvon Martin is a phenomenon that has been happening in American since well before the founding of this country.<p>I'm sure there are people out there who would claim that the gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012, a …

KeySmart 2.0 Extended Swiss Army Style Key Organizer

Keys to the kingdom<p>The perfect minimalist keyring<br>• Made of aircraft-grade aluminum with stainless steel hardware<br>• Choose Black, Purple, or Red<p>If you're …

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

Despite its popularity here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16). Instead, the date marks Mexico’s victory …