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Republicans want 10-year-old girls to give birth to 'rape' babies -- here's what the Bible says about that

In the lead-up to the 2012 election, Christians of many stripes scrambled to distance themselves, their religion, or their God from offensive …

Theology

Say "No" to These 10 Things to Increase Your Success

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – <i>Warren …

7 creative ways to 'do good' when you're strapped for cash

Too often we're told "doing good" means donating money to nonprofits in need.<p>While our dollars definitely help organizations that are working to make …

Soak review – lush folk burns with the frustrations of youth

Bush Hall, London<p>The Derry singer-songwriter with a soft burr deftly defies conformity yet again<p>Most teenagers are contrarians, but few capitalise on their inconsistencies as well as Bridie Monds-Watson. She is a teenager who has been skateboarding longer than she’s played guitar yet writes …

Box Office

The "Gilmore Girls" Cast Says Where Their Characters Would Be Now

"It's a tough one for Michel because I never really understood how he ended up in that town."

Amber Rose and Rap’s Slut-Shaming Epidemic

First came Kanye West, who said he needed “30 showers” after dating Rose, and now Wiz Khalifa, who called the mother of his 2-year-old child a …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Astronomy

Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

A popular contraception program in Colorado is receiving criticism from conservative lawmakers who say that the program's use of intrauterine devices, or IUDs, qualify as abortions.<p>More than 30,000 women in Colorado have gotten a device because of the state program, the Colorado Family Planning …

Health Care

The Thwarted Rape and Gruesome Murder That’s Shaken Turkey

The slaying of a university student spotlights Erdogan’s contradictions, passing laws that protect women while extolling a culture that treats them …

The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws

Women’s advocacy group Equality Now calls out 44 governments for their laws against women.<p>Where in the world can a man abduct a woman, marry her, and …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Malawi bans child marriage, lifts minimum age to 18 | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malawi has passed a law banning child marriage, raising the minimum age to 18 in a country where half of girls end up as child brides.<p>Women rights campaigners hailed the move as “a great day for Malawian girls” and said the law would help boost development in …

LGBTQI

Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

When life gets in the way of solid snooze time, the first place it shows is on your dial for everybody to see. Want to avoid all that stress? It's important to know the best ways to trick everyone into thinking you switched off the lights well before those a.m. hours rolled around.<p>Ahead, we've …

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Dating

Three Core Anxieties and How to Calm Them

What can you do when your anxieties and fears greatly trouble you? You can hope for a miracle. You can hope to grow out of them. You can hope that by …

Mindfulness

Special Prostitution Courts and the Myth of 'Rescuing' Sex Workers

New York State’s Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTICs) are the first of their kind in the nation. Launched with great fanfare in September …

8 Ways to Stop Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard

I live in a cool college town of 150,000 known for its bike paths and micro-brews. There isn’t much of a blighted area; our one strip club sold to a …

Human Trafficking Survivors Open Up About Horrors

A $32-billion-a-year industry, human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise, according to the U.S. State Department.<p>An estimated 27 million people are victims of the crime, which involves being forced to perform labor or commercial sex acts.<p>Victims are exploited in varying …

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