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Is the New Star Really a Sign of a Messiah for Israel?

Humans across the world will get to see a star born in 2022, and one rabbi says it’s a sign from the Bible of a new military leader for Israel.<p>In …

Theology

Droves of Middle East Muslims are converting to Christianity

A group supporting Christian broadcasters in the Middle East says that they’re hearing reports of thousands of Muslims converting to Christianity.<p>The Voice For Martyrs Canada made this statement on the welcome movement:<p>Despite the mass exodus of many Christians, the church is far from empty in …

Middle East

How to cope with a sexless marriage

<b>Pick your moment to talk.</b> There are all sorts of reasons people stop having sex – stress, illness, worry about performing, low libido, age, menopause and lack of body confidence. It’s easy to let your sex life drift, but bringing up the subject is difficult so try to pick the right moment when …

Relationships

Irish Coffee

A little whiskey goes a long way in this coffee cocktail<p>Nothing melts away the chills like piping hot coffee and a shot of Irish whiskey—preferably …

A New Kind of Computer Chip Could Soon Make Your Smartphone Way More Powerful

And it could save you some battery too.<p>Your smartphone is already pretty smart. Chances are it has a GPU (for graphics) and a CPU (for everything else) packed into its tiny microchip brain. Those two parts alone make it more powerful than entire desktop PCs from only a decade or so ago, but a new …

How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

Yom, as the students call their Lincoln High calculus teacher, is at the blackboard with marker in hand.<p>He can't be stopped.<p>Left to right he works, light on his feet, flicking out triangles, stacking towers of numbers, turning Room 754 into a gallery of cave art.<p>And here's the really impressive …

Education

Watch NASA's 'Mars Mystery Solved' Press Briefing Right Here

Find out what the space agency has up its sleeve...<p>NASA will hold a press briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28 to detail what the space agency calls a "major science finding" from its ongoing exploration of Mars. You can watch it here.<p>What will NASA be reporting? Some have speculated that …

Space Science

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

9 ways to transform yourself into a morning person

How can you curb your late-night habits and transform yourself into a morning person?<p>We read through a recent Quora thread on becoming a morning person, and highlighted some of the best, most practical responses.<p>Hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock may make you think you're getting more …

Clerk in gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of …

LGBTQI

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Micronesia

A couple planning to retire at age 33 explain how much money they have to save

One Cambridge, Massachusetts couple hopes to cut that age nearly in half and retreat to a rural homestead in Vermont by age 33.<p>It's an ambitious, but doable, goal that "The Frugalwoods" — a software engineer and a communications manager who chose not not to use their real names on their eponymous …

ISIS’s Plans to Blow Up Queen This Saturday

A royal assassination plot is being orchestrated from Syria by ISIS commanders, according to reports.<p>British adherents of ISIS are planning to blow …

Terrorism

China's government is absolutely lying about its economy

We've also warned that its economic statistics are not real - they are purposefully overstated and then revised later, if at all.<p>I don't see how this top-down dinosaur of a centrally planned government can continue in power. I don't even know how it can exist in a free market/democracy-driven age …

Communist Party

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hi! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday.<p><b>1.</b> Google is reorganising under a new parent company called Alphabet, of which Larry Page will be the CEO.<p><b>2.</b> Ferguson, Missouri, declared a state of emergency on Monday to prevent more violence after the police shot a man amid a march to mark the first …

National Parks

The last kamikaze: two Japanese pilots tell how they cheated death

Hisao Horiyama first learned how he was due to die from a simple slip of white paper. On it were written three options: to volunteer willingly, to simply volunteer, or to say no.<p>The man who survived Hiroshima: 'I had entered a living hell on earth'<p>Read more<p>But as a 21-year-old airman caught in the …

Japan

macOS High Sierra

The pros and cons of drinking protein shakes after a workout

What's the first thing you do immediately after a workout? Saunter up to the juice bar and crush a protein shake, right? You may want to reconsider.<p>Registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and host of SiriusXM's Doctor Radio, Samantha Heller, breaks down the best times to reach for the the …

Pros and Cons

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today only

You want more paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free? We’ll give you more paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Yesterday’s post had eight …

Apps

25 common American customs that are considered offensive in other countries

Inspired by this Quora thread, we've rounded up some of the most common American customs that are seen as offensive elsewhere.<p><b>1. Tipping</b><p>A contentious issue even here, both over- and undertipping can quickly make you the least popular person at the table. But in Japan and South Korea tipping is seen …

Ice Cream

How one man went from working a soul-sucking 9-5 to earning $10,000 a month online

"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to listen to music and not think about how little my life was going anywhere," he remembers. "It wasn't even that I was unhappy. I was just so unmotivated."<p>When the company he worked for was …

Uber Frugal Month: Challenge Yourself

<i>Note: This is the original Uber Frugal Month outline–see my updated version here. I now have an Uber Frugal Month Challenge that you can sign-up to</i> …

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Personal Finance

Proprioceptive Exercise Improves Working Memory

To boost your brainpower, you could grab a skim cap, or you could go climb a tree. No, really. Doing just that improved people's cognitive skills dramatically, according to new research from the University of North Florida.<p>Researchers had people take a memory test, then spend a few hours doing a …

China's stock market crashes again as panicking sellers lose faith

All that’s left to happen in China’s stock market is for government leaders to admit they are powerless to stop a selloff.<p>Monday’s panic selling was …

It's time for Germany to leave the eurozone

In proposing that Greece could be better off outside the euro, the irascible 72-year-old crossed a political rubicon: He confirmed that the single currency was "reversible" after all.<p>But with Schaeuble having broken the euro's biggest taboo, commentators have now suggested that it should be …

How to Get Up Early

<b>Picture Your Rivals</b><p><b>Name:</b> John Burk<p><b>Location:</b> Fort Stewart, Georgia<p><b>Occupation:</b> Instructor at the Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan<p>Burk’s a former drill sergeant, but that doesn’t mean a 4 a.m. wakeup call comes easy. So Burk remembers an old …