Megan Schmit

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6 Reasons People Leave Relationships

Embed from Getty Images<i>A breakdown of what goes wrong and what you can do so they’ll choose to stay.</i>____No two relationships are the same but the …

When to Leave and When to Stay: How Do You Know When the Relationship Is Over?

<i>Authored by Tiffany McLain for Psyched in San Francisco Magazine. Tiffany has a psychotherapy practice in San Francisco where she specializes in working with young professionals who straddle multiple identities, be this professionally, ethnically or economically.</i><p>There are moments when our romantic …

San Francisco

11 Tips to Have a Long-Lasting, Happy Relationship

At the beginning of every year, I like to sit down and do a year-end reflection of the previous year… I think about the wins, the challenges, the …

21 insanely clever design ideas for your outdoor kitchen

Because spring/summer is upon us and your basic barbecue simply won’t do.<p>A picnic table with a built-in beer cooler.<p>And another beverage cooler …

The Note One Starbucks Employee Handed a Deaf Man Will Melt Your Heart

She really went above and beyond the call of duty.<p>Every so often, someone comes along and does something simple that manages to restore everyone's faith in humanity, reminding people of how caring strangers can be. Today, that person is a Starbucks employee in Leesburg, Virginia. A deaf man named …

What It's Like To Marry An Atheist When You Believe In God

<b>It's kind of like being married to someone who loves football, when you hate the sport.</b><p>When I was a kid, my mother and I joined a very large …

How An Atheist And A Christian Raise Their Daughter

<b>How my husband (atheist) and I (believer) navigate parenting with disparate beliefs.</b><p>One of my absolute favorite books of all time is <i>Are You There</i> …

20 More Quotes By Atheists

It’s been a long time since we last published a list of quotes. Many atheists are people of fairly high intellect and their quotes are often witty …

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: New Evidence

Atheists are heavily concentrated in economically developed countries, particularly the social democracies of Europe. In underdeveloped countries, …

10 insane lessons religious schools are teaching American kids

How private voucher programs are using tax dollars to teach ideology<p>School voucher programs are being debated everywhere you turn — in courtrooms, in state governments, and even in popular culture. Just Thursday, Republicans in Florida tried and failed to expand their state’s voucher program. On …

A Shocking Number of Americans Under 30 Have No Religion — This Country Is Going to Change

<i>The following article first appeared in the American Prospect.</i><p>In the two years leading up to his death, the legal and political philosopher Ronald …

Why Bill Nye Calls Evolution 'Undeniable' and Creationism 'Inane'

Darwin's theory explains so much of the world, from bumblebees to human origins, says the Science Guy.<p>With a jaunty bow tie and boyish enthusiasm, Bill Nye the Science Guy has spent decades decoding scientific topics, from germs to volcanoes, for television audiences. Last February, the former …

Critical Thinking

E. O. Wilson: I'm not an atheist but religion should be eliminated

Renowned biologist E. O. Wilson has said we should eliminate religions for the sake of human progress, as they are "dragging us down".<p>In an interview …

Atheist Stephen Fry’s Response To What He Would Say If He Met God Levels This Interviewer

It’s a question that nearly every nonbeliever faces at some point in his or her life: “But what <i>if</i> God exists, what would you say to Him?”<p>Stephen Fry, …

Reading The Bible Like Conservatives Read The Qur’an

<i>This article was first published at Patheos.</i><p>There’s an unfortunately popular meme going around conservative social media depicting some horrific …

Is an atheist's brain the same as a believer's? New research says religious and non-religious minds work differently

AUBURN, Alabama -- Researchers at Auburn University, who are searching for the evolutionary source of religion in human societies, say biological …

Children brought up with no God are MORE generous and tolerant, study finds

GETTYA study says non-religious kids are more generous and tolerant than religious children<p>Agnostic and atheist kids were significantly more likely …

Bill Maher, American hero: Laughing at religion is exactly what the world needs

Maher’s stances get him called a bigot. We should thank him instead, for taking a necessary battle to the faithful<p>Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s "Real Time," is a shining beacon of the New American Enlightenment, radiant with goodness and hope.<p>But first, a bit of background.<p>No matter what anyone …

I’m raising my children atheist in the Bible Belt

My neighbors can think whatever they like. I don’t need God to teach my children right from wrong<p>My son M, 8 years old, is growing up in Atlanta. This is a fine thing: Atlanta has wonderful food, glorious natural beauty, and some of the most genuinely friendly people you will ever meet.<p>It’s also …

My child is not in heaven: Your religion only makes my grief harder

Losing a newborn is always hard, but grieving as an atheist in a world of believers added loneliness to grief<p>When I tell people about the death of my infant daughter, they often respond that she is in heaven. They tell me that she is an angel now. They tell me that she’s with God. But as an …

Feeling Stuck in Life? 10 Powerful Ways to Free Yourself

Are you feeling stuck in life? Many people do. Sometimes it feels as if we simply cannot move on with our life. As if there was something that kept …

Do atheists ever turn to God?

Stop Saying the Bible is a 2,000-Year-Old Book

10 Helpful Tips for Atheist / Religious Couples

This Video of People Climbing a Skyscraper Is So Damn Stressful

Shun Hung Square is a 1,260-foot tall skyscraper that’s the third tallest building in Shenzhen, China. It’s really, really tall. And watching the …

Skyscrapers

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Astronomy

Three Words That Should Be Banned: Work-Life Balance

Jeena Cho<p>When I lead workshops on reducing stress, anxiety, and increasing productivity, a topic that often comes up is the idea of work-life …