Mark McCallick

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DREAMer speaks out on immigration, gets arrested by ICE

<b>(CNN) —</b> She spoke out on behalf of young undocumented immigrants like herself who want legal status. Now she's in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.<p>Daniela Vargas, 22, was arrested Wednesday after sharing her family's story -- including her father and brother's arrest last month …

Immigration

L.A., Orange counties are home to 1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally, analysis shows

The chatter of Spanish serves as the backdrop of Pico-Union, where the aroma of pastries from the <i>panaderia</i> merge with the synthetic smells of an auto repair garage. A predominantly Latino neighborhood, it has for decades been a first stop for immigrants — both legal and illegal — coming from …

Undocumented college applicants face new challenges under Trump

No matter the circumstances, the college application process can be stressful, but for a certain group of students, it’s particularly …

College & University

A Beginners Guide To Social Media Marketing For Small Businesses

Rapidly increasing mobile penetration in India, coupled with the proliferation of low-cost handsets, is continuing to boost the users and their usage …

Be happy, not mindful

As post-Trump anxiety rates go through the roof, it’s time for less introspection and more social engagement<p>“Happiness comes from within,” declare a thousand advice blogs and books, fridge magnets and Facebook memes. Or “withinwards” as my local yoga studio prefers to call it.<p>The idea that …

Happiness

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

12 Signs of Depression in Men

Depression

The Villain Who Gave Us ‘Mother of God’

Cyril was one of the most powerful theological figures of the early Christian church—but he also turned monks in bloodthirsty mobs when it suited his …

The Pope Commemorates The Reformation That Split Western Christianity

One of the greatest rifts in Christianity — between Catholics and Lutherans — isn't what it used to be. As a sign of those much improved relations, Pope Francis is traveling Monday to Sweden, an overwhelmingly Lutheran country, to kick off a yearlong commemoration of the Protestant Reformation that …

Why Martin Luther was an unsuspecting revolutionary

Martin Luther pinned his famous 95 theses to a Wittenberg church on October 31, 1517. In a world where people paid for forgiveness of sin, his ideas …

Men with anxiety are more vulnerable to cancer, study says

Men over 40 who are plagued with the omnipresent of generalized anxiety disorder are more than twice as likely to die of cancer than are men who do not have the mental affliction, new research finds. But for women who suffer from severe anxiety, the research found no increased risk of cancer …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …

Flavors

Read This Before You Take Social Security Benefits

Social Security provides the lion's share of most retirees' income during their golden years. It's critical to take your benefits at the time when they'll do you the most good. Before you make that key decision, you owe it to yourself to learn as much as you can about how the timing of when you …

Why everyone should pack up life into a 2009 Dodge Sprinter Van

We've all said it before: "Let's just leave - pimp out a van and drive it across the country!" But few of us take the plunge that instagram has so …

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Monty Williams Asks For Prayers For The Woman Who Killed His Wife

"We hold no ill will toward the Donaldson family."<p>Just a week after his wife Ingrid was tragically killed in an Oklahoma City car crash, Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams spoke words of peace and prayer, love and forgiveness at her memorial service Thursday, underscoring the importance of …

Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

"We can be pessimistic, give up and help ensure that the worst will happen," says Noam Chomsky. "Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities …

God is not a prude: This is why religion remains so sex-obsessed, why we pretend Jesus was born of a virgin

<b>A still from "Eyes Wide Shut"</b><p>Adulterous televangelists. Contraception-denying pro-lifers. Here’s the science behind religion’s fear of sex<p>John C. Wathey<p>February 7, 2016 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Illusion of God’s Presence”<p>Why does God want us to mutilate our genitals, and especially those of …

Child Abuse

The Science Behind Daydreaming And How You Can Retrain Your Brain To Focus

Our brains aren’t designed for the type of work we do, which is why we’re always distracted. But two rules can help you retrain your brain.<p>The secret to productivity isn’t getting more things done; it’s getting the right things done. It sounds simple, but the problem is that office workers are …

The Brain

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Does the Qur'an Deny The Truth Of Other Religions?

A kind Rabbi, interested in building bridges between Islam and Judaism, recently wrote to me and suggested that I would be destroying my credibility by "trying to whitewash Islam." I thanked him for taking the time to write and for offering his opinion. I get where he's coming from, and it will be …

Late-Night Snacking May Have A Surprising Effect On Your Memory

If it's past your bedtime, it might be best to steer clear of the fridge.<p>Scientists have long known that chowing down late at night can have negative effects on our bodies, from weight gain to an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes.<p>Now, a new study conducted at the University of California, Los …

New Year Checklist For Financially Wise People

The great thing about the Financial Samurai community is that most of you are intelligent, hard working, non-delusional people who are willing to put …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Daily Meditation: Releasing Anger

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a video from Buddhist nun Sister Chan Khong on managing and releasing anger. When …