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Calling Syrian refugees like me Skittles would be funny if it weren't so cruel | Shadi Martini

People who’ve fled war and terror were likened to poisoned candy in a Trump campaign ad. It’s a bizarre image, and carries a message unworthy of America<p>I am a Syrian refugee who was forced to leave my country. It was discovered that I had created an underground network to provide medical aid and …

European churches say growing flock of Muslim refugees are converting

Anecdotal evidence suggests rising pattern of Muslims becoming Christians, with some churches conducting mass baptisms<p>A growing number of Muslim refugees in Europe are converting to Christianity, according to churches, which have conducted mass baptisms in some places.<p>Reliable data on conversions …

Religion

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

Here are the finalists for “board game of the year”

Pandemic, T.I.M.E Stories, Imhotep, Codenames, and more!<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board …

The world is getting more religious, because the poor go for God | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

Religion itself thrives in places where liberal individualism fails. That’s the real clash of civilisations<p>The so-called “masters of suspicion”, Nietzsche, Marx and Freud, all thought that religion would wither and die in the 20th century. Others enthusiastically backed the secularisation …

Religion

We are bearing witness to a profound moment in black culture, Aperture shows

Even as we see images of what most of us already know — that police violence against black people in America is occurring with vicious regularity — something remarkable is materializing in its wake. For all the pain, anxiety and devastation caused by the widely circulated video footage of black …

Solos heads up cycling display puts a deal in view on Kickstarter

Launched at Interbike last year and now the official heads up display of USA Cycling’s Olympic contenders, the Solos micro display and sunglasses …

Cycling

Why Are So Many Muslim Refugees in Europe Suddenly Finding Jesus?

Whether out of conviction or convenience, thousands of migrants in Europe are converting to Christianity.<p>AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of Pakistanis and …

Someone put glasses on the floor of a museum and people thought it was art

Are pranks art? We're thinking yes.<p>According to a Twitter Moment from Tuesday night, two pranksters — @TJCruda and @k_vinnn — sneakily left a pair of …

6 Weird Things That Happen to Your Body While Running

Running blasts stress, strengthens your heart, and gives you great legs—but it can have some strange side effects.<p>The benefits of aerobic exercises such as cycling or running are unmistakable. But a few of its odder side effects—like tasting blood during a race, maybe—could be mistaken for symptoms …

Weird

How I Learned I Was Praying Wrong

I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity and audacious faith, but if I'm being honest, prayer is one of the places I struggle the most in my walk with Jesus. I struggle with slowing down long enough to pray. I struggle with finding a quiet place and getting …

Inequality is destroying all the markers of adulthood, from home ownership to marriage

Young people are still sold the story of growing up – leaving home, a secure job, a life partner and children. But the failures of capitalism have changed everything<p>It is a sign of the times that some of my local estate agents don’t look like estate agents. There are no pictures of houses in the …

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …

Hiking

Six Tips for Surviving a Mountain Lion Encounter

Stumbling upon a mountain lion is pretty rare, but if you happen to do a lot of stuff outdoors, it’s good to be prepared just in case. Here’s what …

Wildlife

12 Wines that Pair with Absolutely Everything

A fool-proof case from sommelier Jared Hooper that masterfully pairs with everything from pho to duck confit.<p>“Our cuisine is from a chef who is half …

Dr Hutch: The terrible truth about cycling shoes

I was tidying the garage recently. I have to do this in secret, so Mrs Doc doesn’t notice. She’s been telling me to tidy it for a decade, and I don’t …

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

Oil companies' coordinated cover-up of climate risks stretches back decades and rivals that of big tobacco companies.<p>In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's oil and natural gas industry. …

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

Orthodox Judaism

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Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock . Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i> , the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Psychology

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Here's Why Some People Are More Religious Than Others

Ramon Espinosa—AP<p>Claudia Daut—Reuters<p>Joe Raedle—Getty Images<p>Desmond Boylan—AP<p>Alexandre Meneghini—Reuters<p>Ismael Francisco—AP<p>Tony …

Cuba

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?

And you thought you had just figured out millennials. It’s time to start wringing your hands about the new generation that’s about to enter the workforce. What do they even want?<p>Poor Generation Z. The oldest members of this cohort are barely 18 and they’re already getting a bad rap. Media and …

Generation Z

empire road bikes |

Bikes have already been a passion of women and men for many decades. Road bikes are created for quick riding on paved roads. They have thin tyres …

Bicycles

John Oliver is right: If you follow the 'prosperity gospel,' you're doing Christianity wrong

The Bible, Christianity's principal sacred text, contains four gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — written several decades after the death of …