Maddie Block

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7 Ways to Eat More and Lose Weight

While many of our friends were envious of Rachel’s “discipline,” I thought her situation was a little sad. At Eat This, Not That! we believe eating …

What Other World Religions Think About Jesus

People trying to discover the truth about God should take a hard look at Jesus before looking anywhere else. While that may sound like a bold …

These former child brides are standing up for girls in Ethiopia

Did you know, that around the world, 1 in 3 girls in developing countries are married before they are 18 years old. Early marriage is a violation of …

South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

<b>It was meant to be an optimistic story about schools in South Sudan this week.</b><p>The United Nations was announcing 400,000 more children in school this year, with a £27m project to re-start lessons after the disruption of war.<p>But instead there have been angry denunciations and war-weary condemnations …

After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, …

Biology

Global warming: sea levels north of New York 'rise by record 128mm'

Atlantic sea levels north of New York rose 128mm (4 inches) in the two-year period 2009-10, a study has announced. The rise caused significant …

Instead of Waiting for E.T. to Phone, Let’s Call E.T.

Observatories

What Do Scientists Know About Finding a Purpose in Life?

In 9 days, <b>Viktor Frankl</b> wrote about how he survived the German concentration camps. Unlike modern conversations about living the good life, there is …

Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

Jupiter's icy moon is a candidate for harboring alien life—but would we know life if we found it?<p>Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is Earth just one of many inhabited worlds? These are some of the most fascinating questions facing humanity, and soon, thanks to a 2016 federal budget allocation …

The Fine Art of Ambiguous Writing

The author Reif Larsen says Joseph Conrad and Anselm Kiefer taught him how to practice omission without infuriating his readers.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and</b> …

Get noticed by 5 Seconds of Summer. Take part in these ROWYSO tour projects

The first ever 5SOS Arena tour is just around the corner and we can hardly wait! Here is the list of projects going on at each tour date. Just scroll …

'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians

A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predict the cap's future—and that of the planet.<p>R.V. <i>LANCE</i>, 82.6 Degrees North—Curious polar bears, venturing too close to working scientists, have had to be scared off with flares shot from a gun. …

A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts (Illustrated)

Kids have anxious thoughts all the time…<p><i>“I’m going to fail math and never get into college.”</i><p><i>“I’m totally screwing up this speech right now, and</i> …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …