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Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that and loves you like that'

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality "does not matter."<p>Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the …

Pope Francis

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

What Action Comics #1000 tells us about Superman's legacy

What does Superman mean now, 80 years later? Although pop culture is overflowing with superheroes (so much so that EW had to make 15 different covers …

Superman's Grand Slam: The 15 Biggest Reveals In Action Comics #1000

With the release of <i>Action Comics</i> #1000, a major milestone has been reached. <i>Action Comics</i> is the longest running comic book in Western comics history, …

Comic Books

5 Tactics Essential to Building a 6-Figure Online Business

Yes, there are billions of potential customers, but getting the attention of even a few requires a strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2015, customers spent $107 billion on online courses, according to Global Industry Analysts. The number of internet users …

Marketing

17 Travel Bloggers On The One Place You Should Visit

When spring first hits, you might find yourself daydreaming about the one place you've always wanted to go to, but have never had a chance to visit. …

The most beautiful places in France for you to explore

<b>(CNN) —</b> This is the France of your dreams: Romantic settings in Paris. Dazzling white snow in the Alps. Quaint hilltop villages. Stunning chateaux. Fields of flowers and vineyards bursting with grapes and the promise of wine. And let's not forget magnificent beaches and islands off two …

France

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

Why It’s No Longer Possible for Any Country to Win a War

The last few decades have been the most peaceful era in human history. For the first time ever, fewer people die today from human violence than from …

War

A supercolony of 1.5 million penguins went unnoticed until now

The story of how scientists discovered a massive “supercolony” of Adélie penguins in Antarctica—which they detailed in a study published Friday (March 2)—begins in 2014, with NASA satellite imagery.<p>Heather Lynch, a professor of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University, in New York, and …

A map of the world after four degrees of warming

In this speculative world map published in 2009, New Scientist imagines what the world might look like if (or more likely, when) the Earth warms by …

Global Warming

The World's Most Romantic Adventures

You're guaranteed to get some action on these heart-racing trips.<p>Grab your partner, lace up your matching boots, and summon your wild kindred spirits to take on these romantic adventures around the world.<p>Whether you prefer unmatched access to Earth’s most interesting species, a wintry cross-country …

Hiking

After poring over all the evidence, experts declare coffee is (mostly) good for you

"It's impossible that we still struggle to decide if coffee is healthy or unhealthy," says Giuseppe Grosso, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Catania in Italy: Good for hypertension one week. Bad for hypertension the next.<p>To address this vexing situation, Grosso and his colleagues …

Coffee

What Should My Net Worth Be At Age 30, 40, 50, 60?

Everything is relative when it comes to money. If we all have a net worth of $1,000,000, then nobody is truly rich. As such, we must first get an …

Retirement

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

12 short road trip routes that take in the best of America - Matador Network

There’s a beauty in road tripping the States that you won’t find anywhere else. The highways spill out in front you, tumbling from coast to coast. …

Hiking

You Can See Unicorns in This Magical Place

Yes, they are very real in Scotland.<p>The Scottish are known for their adoration of myths and legends: ghosts, witches, magic, water monsters, and more fairy folk. The magical unicorn is perhaps their most beloved, particularly because it’s the country’s national animal.<p>Despite modern depictions of a …

European Travel

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Fun things to do in Guangzhou | 72 Hours in Guangzhou

<b>It seems fitting that my first experience travelling to China was to Guangzhou, one of the very first cities in China to open to the outside world.</b> …

Asia Travel

Try these 18 destinations for 2018

You know that saying about eating dessert first because life is short? It goes for travel too.<p>These destinations, which include cities, rivers and one ancient trading route, demand your attention in the year ahead.<p>Some have opened new attractions, some are planning big parties to celebrate major …

Travel

How Much You Should Have Saved (by Age) | Investopedia

Knowing how much you should have saved toward retirement at each stage of your life will help you answer that all-important question: “Have I put …

All your key dates for Formula 1 in 2018

With the new year now upon us, attention in racing circles is firmly turning towards the start of the new Formula 1 season in Australia at the end of …

Forget Your iPhone X, Ignore The Samsung Galaxy And Pixel 2 XL, This Is Your Smartphone Of 2017

Once more I have the curious challenge of picking my ‘Smartphone of the Year’. Thanks to the industry pretty much agreeing on the performance and specifications expected from a flagship handset, I’m going to need to use a rather dangerous criteria – personal judgement. After all, if this was to be …

Phones

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

APPLETON, Wis. — This fall, at a moment when retailers traditionally look forward to reaping holiday profits, the owner of the fourth-largest bookstore chain in the country surrendered to the forces of e-commerce.<p>Book World, founded in 1976, sold hardcovers, paperbacks and sometimes tobacco in …

Books

15 Skills Every Adventurer Needs

Use these essential abilities to slay your next big trip.<p>If you’re well prepared for adventure and can find the humor in things not going according to plan, you’ll never stop exploring. To understand just what will get you to that place, we spoke with endurance athletes, gear gurus, and elite …

Camping

Here's How 24% of Baby Boomers Are Solving Their Retirement Crisis

A large number of older workers are alarmingly unprepared for retirement. The good news? They're doing one simple thing to change that.<p>It's no secret …

Why debt can be so dangerous in retirement

For retirees, at least, debt may be the new scourge.<p>That’s because those who are on the verge of retirement today have more debt, on average, than at …

Advent Adventures: Cologne, Germany's Magical Christmas Markets

<i>There’s one thing I absolutely love about December in Europe beyond anything and everything else: Christmas Markets.</i><p>I can never ever get enough of …

17 Things About Visiting Paris No One Tells You

1. Crossing red lights<p>For Parisians, the cross lights seem to be a suggestion, which is open to interpretation. You are welcome to wait for them to …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …