Linda Fraenkel

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Bose Sleepbuds can silence snores and barking dogs

These smart earplugs might save your relationship<p>Two years ago we discovered a rather remarkable set of smart earplugs from a company called Hush that could silence the noise around you as you slept. Then the company suddenly went quiet, and stopped returning our calls. Now we know why: Hush was …

Gear & Gadgets

“Spiritual but not religious”: inside America's rapidly growing faith group

A new poll finds almost one in five Americans is spiritual but not religious.<p>Ava Lee Scott, an actress and theater-maker in New York, doesn’t practice an organized religion. Raised in both Catholic and Jewish traditions, Scott’s own spiritual life is far more eclectic. She studies ancient …

A Complete List of Classic Poems Everyone Should Know

Poetry That Shapes English Through the Ages<p>Here’s a list of essential classics everyone should know. These old poems form the tradition of the …

iPhone X review: Apple finally knocks it out of the park

The company’s most important smartphone in years does not disappoint, with Face ID and an all-screen design that spells the end of the home button<p>The iPhone X is Apple’s most important – and most expensive – new smartphone in four years, bringing with it a significant change to the design, dumping …

Gear & Gadgets

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Biology

3 Tools That Can Help You Calm Your Mind and Let Go of Anxiety

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I've struggled with anxiety throughout my life. A …

Mindfulness

Trump’s Totally Terrible Time

Donald Trump has been trying to celebrate his one-year anniversary as president, and all he gets is terrible political news. His party got skunked in Tuesday’s elections, his associates keep getting tied to the Russians and the Republicans in Congress are flailing around like a bunch of panicked …

Mysterious 'haunted' city found floating in the middle of the ocean which terrified locals call 'Island of Ghosts'

This is the mysterious ancient city found on a remote island in the middle of the ocean - and experts believe it's haunted .<p>Archaeologists have taken …

The Great College Loan Swindle

How universities, banks and the government turned student debt into America's next financial black hole<p>On a wind-swept, frigid night in February …

College & University

Queen Victoria's Unlikely Bond With Indian Attendant Made Curry Classy

They met at breakfast. On the third morning of her Golden Jubilee celebrations in June 1887, a tired Queen Victoria was greeted by a tall, bearded young man in a scarlet tunic and white turban. Victoria was 68, Abdul Karim, 23. As he knelt to kiss her feet, she was struck by what she described in …

Victoria & Abdul

The Stupidity of Sin

Written by: Kevin DeYoungThe Puritans use to speak of the exceeding sinfulness of sin. And they were right to do so. Sin is a heinous insult to a …

Evangelical Christianity

Guess Who Renoir Was In Love With In 'Luncheon Of The Boating Party'

In 1880, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, age 41, wrote to a friend that he was in a riverside town near Paris painting oarsmen. He'd been "itching" to do it for a long time: "I'm not getting any younger," he wrote, "and didn't want to defer this little festivity." Now that painting, <i>Luncheon of the Boating</i> …

Art History

Watch The Moment A Dying Chimpanzee Recognizes An Old Friend

Animal videos are shared online nowadays at a pace that can be overwhelming.<p>Once in a while, though, a video offers a unique and unforgettable message.<p>Such is the case with a short video of the chimpanzee named Mama, curled up in her enclosure at the Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Holland. Shot in …

Animals

Iran's Ayatollah says Trump is 'foul-mouthed' and 'pretends to be an idiot'

<b>Tehran (CNN) —</b> In his first comments after US President Donald Trump said he intended to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, called Trump "foul-mouthed" and someone who "pretends to be an idiot."<p>Speaking before a group of what was described by his office …

South Asia

A growing Christian movement is seeking to change America

“Awaken the Dawn” prays for the United States<p>Last week, from Oct. 6 to 9, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled with tents, worship music and prayer for the “Awaken the Dawn” rally. The purpose of the event, according to organizer Lou Engle, was to “gather around Jesus,” to pray for the …

The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.<p>In a recent flight, I was sitting a couple of rows behind Salman Rushdie on the British Airways flight 178 from New York to London. It was an eerie experience. On my way to the …

Christian Transhumanism is the Next Reformation

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a German church, kicking off one of the most significant movements in Christian history: the Protestant Reformation.<p>The movement was less defined by the content of those theses, and more defined by the act itself: the willingness …

More than namaste: Moves against yoga prove unpopular

For comedian Tim Ferguson, yoga is much more than a pastime. As a multiple sclerosis sufferer, he practises yoga to help him cope with the condition, …

Trump's marriage to the religious right reeks of hypocrisy on both sides

Trump exposes the religious right’s moral pretension for the veneer it’s always been<p>Donald Trump should be the last person to speak on moral values. Yet, on Friday, he received standing ovations for his speech at the Values Voter Summit in which he claimed that his administration is “stopping, …

A Biographer of Martin Luther Promotes Faith in the Face of Evil

<b>GOTTA HAVE FAITH:</b> Just in time for the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Eric Metaxas’ biography “Martin Luther” hits the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 7. One of the book’s more familiar theses is the extent to which mass media (in the form of the printing press) and populism (in the …

Human life begins at conception–hence abortion is murder

Ancient Abortion COGwriter World Net Daily had the following: The Department of Health and Human Services has published a draft of a new strategic …

Why (Science Says) Buddhism Is True

Robert Wright has written a book that many people far beyond the Buddhist crowd want to get their hands on. Released in August 2017, <i>Why Buddhism is</i> …

Buddhism

Trump promises evangelical conference he’ll save Christmas, kill poor people 

Because you can’t bring the world to the brink of nuclear war on Twitter all the time, Donald Trump took a break from eroding the public discourse …

Ten uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping …

Self-improvement

You are welcome to choose!

When God bequeathed to man the ability to make free choices, He took a great risk.<p>‘CAIN SLAYING ABEL’ (c. 1608) by Flemish painter Peter Paul …

Theology

The Dalai Lama speaks on Trump and ‘America first’

DHARAMSALA, India<p>The Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of the Tibetan nation, is known worldwide for his advocacy of non-violence, peaceful coexistence, environmental protection and human rights. But the 82-year-old Buddhist monk is worried about the rise of nationalism and selfishness around the …

Hinduism

1 In 5 of us battle anxiety so we asked a meditation expert for 6 simple steps for anxiety relief

1 in 5 of us are secretly battling anxiety. For World Mental Health Day, meditation expert Jody Shield reveals how to get a hold on your fears<p>Do you …

4 Exercises to Better Handle Anxiety, Fear, and Anger

How a person deals with other human beings is a big factor in whether or not he or she succeeds in business and life.<p>How a person deals with other human beings is a big factor in whether or not he or she succeeds in business and life. It involves emotional intelligence (EI), or the ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Watch Jon Stewart Struggle to Defend President Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert brought on a second host to <i>The Late Show</i> on Monday in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet over the weekend asking for “equal …

Pigging - the cruel new dating trend you need to know about

It is one thing being rejected or ignored by your holiday romance. It is another thing entirely to fly out to see him in Amsterdam, after weeks of messaging, only to be stood up in the airport with nothing but a text saying the entire affair was a cruel joke and calling you a ‘fat ugly pig.’<p>But …

Relationships