Kimberly McAlister

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Why Did Jesus Die on the Cross?

We talked last time about three atonement theories that I believe are woefully misguided and miss the point of Jesus’ death completely: The Ransom …

I Came to a Sleep Epiphany, and Now I Get My Best Rest

Finally, I documented the sleep-training schedule that enriched my marriage, made me stronger, more fit and increased my productivity. Here it is:<p>Oh, the glorious hours of the quiet night when most people are sleeping!<p>The silence of the house. The darkness, save for a small light on my desk, that …

Since Visiting Scotland, I've Been Trying to Understand Its Culture

<i>Note: This piece was first published by Luna Luna Magazine.</i><p>It's been five years since I visited Scotland, the home of my paternal ancestors, and it was far from the tartan-clad, bagpipe-playing, haggis-eating oasis I was half-expecting. That's because the Scottish stereotypes Americans buy into …

18 Seriously Helpful Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

No more gimmicks. Here's how to keep the weight off long-term.<p><i>This piece was originally published by Berkeley Wellness.</i><p>Fad diets tend to have lots of very restrictive or complex rules, which give the impression that they carry scientific heft, when, in reality, the reason they often work (at least …

Suicide: The Quiet Haunting

<i>Moonrise, 1884 Stanislaw Maslowski</i><p>A little over two years ago, I went to the closet where I kept a hidden stash of pills, carefully packed them among my things into a small weekend suitcase, made reservations at an inn I had stayed at with my mother when I was a teenager and left for the beach town …

4 Things To Do When You Become An Adult Orphan

You will likely become an orphan at some point in your lifetime. Hopefully that time comes later rather than sooner in life. My husband and I lost three of our parents in our late 20s and early 30s. We were pregnant, raising small children and building our careers. For better or worse, it was …

Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Sometimes you want to, or have to, incur new debt after you’ve filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Often the best course of action is to get court …

The First 2 Thoughts Oprah Has Each Morning

It's a powerful part of her spiritual practice.<p>Oprah Winfrey believes in a lot of things. She believes that there are no "ordinary" moments. She believes in the importance of recognizing that you're more than your body and your mind. And she believes that spirituality -- that which nourishes the …

5 Daily Tips (You Already Know) for Pushing Through Your Depressive Rut

Depression is a beast, and frankly, sometimes we just don't feel like dragon-slaying to get through the morning, let alone an entire day.<p>I've fallen, and I can't get up. <i>Again.</i><p>Depression is a beast, and frankly, sometimes we just don't feel like dragon-slaying to get through <i>the morning</i>, let alone an …

Mental Disorders

Spiritual But Not Religious? Please Stop Boring Me.

On airplanes, I dread the conversation with the person who finds out I am a minister and wants to use the flight time to explain to me that he is "spiritual but not religious." Such a person will always share this as if it is some kind of daring insight, unique to him, bold in its rebellion against …

6 basic questions about the war in Syria

By Amanda Erickson<p>Amanda Erickson<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Syrian war has been a slowly unfolding catastrophe, one that has embroiled several of the world's major powers.<p>Early Saturday, the United States and its British and French allies conducted …

How I Finally Stopped Yo-Yo Dieting and Lost Almost 90 Pounds

Sarah Scriven's genius weight-loss advice will help you lose pounds for good.<p><b>Before:</b> 216 <b>After:</b> 130<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Even though I played sports throughout high school and played softball in college, my weight always fluctuated between 130 and 200 pounds for most of my adult life. After my softball …

Fitness

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Here are the habits of the people who have the capacity to be aware of what they feel. Who know how to express, process, dismantle and adjust their experience as they are their own locusts of control.<p>Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We …

Emotional Intelligence

2 Diet Changes That Will Give You An Immediate Energy Boost

You got a solid eight hours of sleep last night… so why are you still so groggy? Dietitian and fitness expert Rebecca Scritchfield says that when her otherwise healthy clients complain of low energy levels, they're often missing two very important nutrients in their diet. In the above #OWNSHOW …

Ashley Madison and the psychology of cheating and apologizing

You entered your significant other's email into one of those searchable databases of the hacked Ashley Madison accounts -- just, you know, to check. And there it was. Or maybe it's your email address that was found among the 37 million others released last Tuesday evening, and you're now …

Why I Wake Up at 5:30 am Every Morning (And What You Will Gain From Doing It Too)

I can only encourage you to give yourself the opportunity of starting every day, not by being late and stressed out, but by taking care of yourself, getting your fill of motivation, and feeling determined to make the most of every minute.<p>ᅡᅠ<p>A few months ago, I made decision that was utterly out of …

Tim Cook

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Venous Angioma

Venous Angioma<p>Developmental Venous Anomalies (Venous Angiomas) and Their Potential Relationship to Cerebral Cavernous Malformations<p>While great …

A Glimpse Inside an OCD Mind

I did not choose to have an anxiety disorder with depressive repercussions, but I am choosing to be open and vocal about it, because it's nothing to be ashamed of. It's part of who I am.<p>It took the world's fourth most powerful super computer 40 minutes to model a single second of human brain …

Mental Health

You Don't Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you've probably gotten drawn into the argument over whether it's better to cut carbs or fat from your diet. A new study doesn't completely resolve that question, but it does provide an important insight.<p>Some proponents of the low-carb diet insist that you must …

Many Anti-Pot Arguments Are Based On Weak Science, Say Researchers

"False claims like these... ultimately lead to harmful policies."<p>Many of the common claims about marijuana -- that it's a gateway drug, for example, or that legalization of the plant often results in more people using it -- are not strongly supported by science, a group of researchers say in a …

Al Franken: Why I support Iran deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> After careful review, I have decided that I will vote in support of the agreement the United States and our international partners reached with Iran last month.<p>It's not a conclusion I came to lightly. Since the deal was announced, I've consulted with nuclear and sanctions experts inside and …

The future of vinyl? Selling music as a lifestyle

<b>(CNN) —</b> A quarter of young adults buy records they never listen to, a survey of British music fans discovered last year.<p>Some might take this as baffling or pretentious behavior, but the future of vinyl may rest on its ability to find selling points beyond its basic function as a music format.<p>Having …

The Fifties - Soaring Or Snoring?

Let's talk about the forgotten 50s. There's not much work out there that focuses on the developmental psychology of these years, but their significance for a generative later life is profound.<p>Through your 20s you're humming along, pretty fast-paced, hopefully having a variety of experiences and …

Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion

An anthropology article from 1956 used to get around more than it does now, “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema.” Because my mother gave it to me to read …

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The New York Times' Paul Krugman wonders where people with tattoos work

Economist Paul Krugman published a blog post in <i>The New York Times</i> that consisted primarily of him wondering where, exactly, people with tattoos work, …

Paul Krugman