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7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence

Give your brain a daily workout to sharpen your focus and become more intelligent.<p>You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and …

Retirement

People Share Their Painful Experiences of Losing a Parent Young

"I just wish I could show them that I've done OK and I just wish I could know that they're proud of me."<p>I was in the audience for an experimental puppet show when I got the text. My dad had been in an accident. He had taken our dog for a walk and he didn't return. Someone found him lying face down …

Mind

How ISIS monitors and restricts internet access in the 'caliphate'

ISIS keeps tight controls on all aspects of life in its self-declared Islamic "caliphate," the swath of territory it has seized across Iraq and Syria over the past 18 months.<p>To help keep the population in line, the militants have been increasingly limiting civilian access to outside …

Telecoms

How too much medicine can kill you

It’s patients who lose out if doctors and professional journals stop asking the right questions<p>During a recent clinic consultation, I saw Mary, in her early 60s, with type 2 diabetes. She was concerned that the muscle pains in her legs may have been a result of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug …

The Spooky Effects of Sleep Deprivation

It's no surprise that a night without enough Zzzs can lead to a groggy morning. But bleary eyes and gaping yawns aren't the only things that can …

Sleep

Jesus Wasn't On The Right...or Left

These are contentious times when it comes to the junction of religious faith and politics. Whether the issue is poverty, same-sex marriage or abortion, there is remarkable division even within the Christian world. This is evident in the fact that people often refer to, or ally themselves with, the …

Study reveals why gowns and gloves can be so dangerous for hospital workers

A hospital ought to be the last place to get a life-threatening infection, but it happens. A new study helps explain why.<p>Researchers asked real hospital workers to remove gowns and gloves smeared with fake bacteria. When they did, the fake bacteria wound up on their skin or clothes 46% of the time, …

Medicine

WATCH: Startling Footage Of 16-Week-Old Unborn Baby Catches Doctors Completely Off Guard

Unborn babies can began learning much earlier than doctors originally estimated, according to the results of a Spanish study. The study concluded …

ISIS Militants Rape, Torture and Crucify 12 Christians Who Refuse to Deny Jesus Christ

A group of 12 Christians, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian missionary who established nine house churches in the region, were brutally …

Christianity

US pharmaceutical company defends 5,000% price increase

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1195000/1195251_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518160649_8ce779ddb255fdaf3efac196fa8a9578<p><b>The head of a US pharmaceutical company has defended his company's decision to raise the price of a 62-year-old medication used by Aids patients by</b> …

Martin Shkreli

How to Help Friends Escape the Prosperity Gospel

In episode 689, Pastor John counsels a man whose family is steeped in the prosperity gospel.

The 20 Best Natural Cures for Women

But for generations, herb-savvy women have been turning to the plant world for nontoxic, natural remedies for these common complaints. It’s time we …

He Hated Christianity and Decided to Covertly Attend a Bible Study to ‘Dismantle’ Biblical Arguments. Then, This Happened.

Something entirely unexpected happened when a teenager decided to attend a Bible study and pretend to be a Christian in an effort to “dismantle” biblical arguments: he came to embrace the very faith he so fervently sought to deride.<p>Caleb Kaltenbach, who decades later is now the pastor of Discovery …

Christianity

Raw and Unflinching Photographs of First Responders in Syria

Sebastiano Tomada documents the volunteers who risk their lives to save the lives of others in the besieged city of Aleppo<p><b>Editor’s note</b><i>: This is the</i> …

Faith

The Freakishness of Christianity

What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?<p>Evangelical Christianity has long had a stranglehold on how Americans imagine public faith. Vague invocations of “religion”—whether it’s “religion vs. science” or “religious freedom”—usually really …

Faith

Turning the Taliban: A Rare Visit to Deradicalization Center in Pakistan

BARA, Pakistan — The whitewashed mansion once housed a millionaire — but these days its marbled halls are home to a military experiment on returning former Taliban fighters to mainstream society.<p>The deradicalization center in war-torn Bara resembles a typical elite boarding school: there's a …

Pakistan