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20 Really Good New Books You're About To Hear Everyone Talk About Nonstop

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Books

Learn These Simple Custom Camera Settings and You’ll Never Miss a Shot Again (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot <i>better</i> is to learn how to shoot <i>faster,</i> so you never miss …

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

Tutorials
Christianity

Women in Leadership: The Only Thing That Matters is What the Bible Says

When it comes to the issue of women in leadership, I often hear that the only thing that matters is what the Bible says. I completely agree.<p><b>What does the Bible say about women in leadership?</b><p>To answer this question, people usually jump to the passages that they read as limiting the roles of women. …

Mary Magdalene

Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson has written a new book called The Gate of Tears, but he isn’t sure he wants the rest of us to know about it.<p>Let …

Spirituality

Texas officer who pinned black teen had disciplinary record

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white suburban Dallas police officer who resigned after video showed him forcing a bikini-clad black 15-year-old girl to the ground in June was disciplined three previous times during his 10-year career with the department, police records show.<p>The June 5 incident …

Crime

9 least known religions of the world

1/20<p>1<p>Since The Beginning Of Time<p>If religions have existed since man’s first thoughts about where he has come from, they are sure to remain and be …

High School Journalism Class Survey Sparks Controversy

Students at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas, were recently handed a survey that asked for details about their parents’ political views …

Trump gives Putin an 'A' on leadership

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One day after President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin made little headway in their standoff over Syria at their first formal meeting in more than two years, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is agreeing with Putin on his backing of Syrian President …

Donald Trump

In India, A Battle Brews Over A Museum Honoring A Revered Leader

Jawaharlal Nehru towered over 20th century India — a thinker, a statesman, the heir to Mahatma Gandhi. As one of the founding fathers of modern India, Nehru oversaw his country's transition from a British colony to a democracy, and announced the birth in 1947 of a free India.<p>In the capital, the …

India

What's at stake for 2016ers on debate night

<b>(CNN) —</b> No one has more on the line in Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate than Jeb Bush.<p>The former Florida governor with one of the most recognizable names in politics and $100 million in the bank is facing one of the most crucial moments of his political career at the CNN debate held …

Government

Is Trump killing justice reform?

Don’t look now, but The Donald is actually shaping American policy.<p>Criminal justice reform, a perennial lost cause for civil rights lefties, had its surprise bipartisan moment this year. Conservative Republican voices like anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers led campaigns …

Republicans

Religion formed liberal tradition: Somehow “godless” got hitched to “liberal.” It’s not true

“The core American principles of liberty and equality were never free from religion — but full of religion”<p>Somehow the word “godless” got hitched to the word “liberal.” The story of this coupling has something to do with the Cold War against communism, but behind this unholy union lies a much more …

Penguin Random House

Ecocide: The Psychology of Environmental Destruction

/ May 11, 2015<p>Recent scientific reports about climate change make grim reading. A paper <i>published in The Economic Journal</i> by the respected UK …

Christianity

Personality | How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

Home > Personality<p>How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist<p>by Dan Harris, CNN, April 10, 2015<p><b>New York, USA</b> -- If you had told me as recently as a …

“You’re a 10-foot-tall crybaby”: Bill O’Reilly destroyed by another Fox host over “War on Christianity” claims

O’Reilly complained that Christians are being “verbally killed” in the streets. John Stossel was having none of it<p>On "The O'Reilly Factor" last night, Bill O'Reilly tried to browbeat Fox Business host John Stossel for claiming that Christianity is not under attack in America today -- needless to …

Religion

Confirmed: Space rock created Swedish lake

After two centuries of arguing about its origin, scientists have finally confirmed that Hummeln Lake in southern Sweden is an impact crater.<p>Hummeln Lake's rounded shoreline first drew interest from scientists as far back as the 1820s, but it wasn't identified as a possible impact crater until the …