Megan Rector

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Is Religion Inherently Violent?

In her new book, Fields of Blood, Karen Armstrong argues against the idea that faith fuels wars.<p>"Piles of heads, hands, and feet were to be seen. It was necessary to pick one's way over the bodies of men and horses." This was how the historian Raymond of Aguilers described Jerusalem in 1099, as he …

Here's Why Taylor Swift Pulled Her Music From Spotify

Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify on Monday, save for one song, in a move that’s got many of her fans—and especially the music streaming …

Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

Brittany Maynard, the Oregon woman who had become an outspoken advocate for patients' rights following her terminal cancer diagnosis, died on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. She was 29.<p>"Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote in a Facebook post, according to People. …

Where Does Peyton Manning Rank Among the Greatest Quarterbacks of All Time?

Link to Media<p>With Peyton Manning closing in on the record for career touchdowns, the question remains as to where the Denver Broncos signal-caller will rank among the NFL's great quarterbacks.<p>When Manning does break Brett Favre's record, will that cement him as the best quarterback of all …

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Goodbye, Ello? Searches for new social network collapse

Interest in Ello, the ad-free social network posited as a rival to Facebook, seems to be collapsing, according to data from Google Trends.<p>A graph of searches in the past 30 days on “Ello” shows that after an early peak on 26 September, followed by a higher one on 30 September, the number of …

What If Black America Were a Country?

The statistics reveal a fragile state within a superpower.<p><i>Update: An earlier version of this post included a chart that compared black America's incarceration rate with those of other countries. The chart incorrectly listed black Americans' incarceration rate in 2010 as 4,347 per 100,000 Americans.</i> …

Google reveals our embarrassing voice search habits

Google recently commissioned a study to show how cool voice search can be, but the findings don't always show the best side of either teens or adults.<p>Google wants to get the word out that all the cool kids -- and at least a few hip adults -- are all about talking to Google. At least, that's the …

Vatican backtracks on gay comments

Under furious assault from conservative Catholics, the Vatican backtracked Tuesday on its surprisingly positive assessment of gays and same-sex relationships.<p>In a report Monday, the Vatican had said that gays and lesbians have "gifts to offer" the Christian community and acknowledged that same-sex …

Where Millennials Went Wrong and How They're Paying the Price

Millennials messed up and as a result they're paying the price.<p>Here's a few unfortunate facts about Millennials:<p>They contributed $1 trillion to our national student loan debt [Bloomberg]<br>• They are the most educated generation in human history, yet they have the highest share of people who are …