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New Video Games Teach Caring And Compassion

<i>Shovel Knight</i> is hard to stop playing. It is a super stylized tribute to the epic platformers of the video game industry’s early days. My kids and I have been playing the game together for the last few weeks. We sit on the sofa, handing off the WiiU controller and navigating our way past witty …

Mafia 'adore evil' and are 'excommunicated', says Pope Francis

Pope launches strongest papal attack on organised crime since Pope John Paul in 1993 in impromptu comments about southern Italy's 'Ndrangheta crime group<p><b>Pope Francis</b>has taken on one of <b>Italy</b>’s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling the 'Ndrangheta crime group an example of “the adoration of …

Presbyterians dump companies they say are tied to Palestinian occupation

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) is pulling millions of dollars in investments out of three U.S. companies tied to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.<p>In a close vote at its annual assembly in Detroit on Friday, the church voted 310-303 to divest $21 million from Caterpillar, …

The Left-Right Political Spectrum Is Bogus

It might be a division between social identities based on class or region or race or gender, but it is certainly not a clash between different ideas.<p>Americans are more divided than ever by political ideology, as a recent Pew Research Center study makes clear. About a third of people on each side …

Ramadan 2014: Facts, History, Dates, Greeting And Rules Of The Muslim Fast

<b>What are the dates of Ramadan?</b><p>Because the cycle of the lunar calendar does not match the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan shift by approximately 11 days each year. In 2014, Ramadan is expected to begin on Saturday, June 28, in the United States, although the date is only confirmed once the moon …

What You Should Know About What's Happening in Iraq Right Now

The recent offensive launched by the Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the most significant threat to Iraq’s security …

The King and His Jester: Religion and Its Acceptable Transgressions

Religion, in its various forms, offers up a constellation of acceptable beliefs and practices that tell us how to think and behave. A denomination, for instance, will offer us a set of dogmas, doctrines and rituals that, to a greater or lesser extent, let us know how to interact with the world. …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Stories from an occupation: the Israelis who broke silence

The young soldier stopped to listen to the man reading on the stage in Tel Aviv's Habima Square, outside the tall façade of Charles Bronfman Auditorium. The reader was Yossi Sarid, a former education and environment minister. His text is the testimony of a soldier in the Israel Defence Forces, one …

Is boredom good for you?

With Facebook and box sets, boredom is easier to avoid than ever. But if we’re always busy, could we be missing out? Kate Bussmann investigates the power of boredom<p>When was the last time you were bored? I’m not talking about the last time you felt boredom encroaching and reflexively reached for …

Creativity

Israeli Soldiers Break Silence With Tales of West Bank Occupation

Before he became a paratrooper in the Israeli army, Avner Gvaryahu saw himself as a good person.<p>“I was raised in a family and in a society, in a country that educated me to be good and to help people around me, and to not look the other way when you see someone suffering,” the 29-year-old said.<p>All …

Israel

Pope Francis Needs A Holiday: Advisers Say He's Working Too Hard

WASHINGTON (RNS) Pope Francis has been working nonstop since his election more than a year ago, and he has shown remarkable resilience for a 77-year-old confronted with an array of church crises. But he is also fatigued at times and his advisers are hoping that he will take a break this summer.<p>“We …

Pope shakes up Vatican financial watchdog

Pope Francis has sacked the entire Italian board of the Vatican's financial watchdog, and installed a more international set of experts following clashes between the board and the agency's director.<p>Five Italian members of the body who were appointed by the pope's predecessor, Benedict XVI, were …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management