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Coming in 2017: Rick Steves Public Television Special About Martin Luther and the Reformation

In 1510, a young monk from Germany named Martin Luther walked 700 miles to Rome on a pilgrimage. He returned home disillusioned, and in 1517, he raised 95 difficult theological questions at the university where he taught -- and kicked off what became the Protestant Reformation. This year, my crew …

Is This the Beginning of the End of Glyphosate?

With the recent news that the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate -- the active ingredient in the world's most widely used weedkiller, Roundup -- as "probably carcinogenic to humans," those of us who oppose GMOs and the rampant …

Agriculture

On the case: Six new crime novels worth a read

<b>World Gone By</b><p><i>By Dennis Lehane, William Morrow, 416 pages, $34.99</i><p>If anyone needs proof that Dennis Lehane is one of the world's best storytellers, this book is it. Every page packs a punch and every character has a back story that leads the reader into a world so rich, you don't want to miss a word. …

Novels focus on gritty realism, anger, loss, family dysfunction

<b>Like a Woman</b><p>Debra Busman's novel, "Like a Woman," follows Taylor, a teenage girl growing up on the streets of L.A. Taylor comes from poverty and knows one thing best — how to steal. When life with a drunken union-organizer mom becomes too unpredictable, Taylor splits and makes her way by the oldest …

Books

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Books

Best Perennial Flower Plants & Photos of Garden Perenni

0<p>728<p>9<p>Landscape Flowering Designs<p>Perennial plants and flowers are an essential aspect of any exterior design. They provide color, texture and …

Herb Garden Design Ideas Pictures & Grow Tips

0<p>173<p>1<p>Planting Herb Gardens<p>You do not have to say goodbye to delicious fresh herbs when those cold winter months roll around. Planting an herb garden …

Gardens: the December checklist

Clear the decks<p>Lawns should be raked of the last of the leaves and paths and terraces swept. Toppled bean tripods and collapsed perennials can bring down the tone in the beds. Salvage canes and store them in a dry shed to prevent them from rotting. Edit back to the perennials that will provide with …

How To Read The Bible | Peter Kreeft

<b>How To Read The Bible | Peter Kreeft | An Excerpt from You Can Understand The Bible: A Practical and Illuminating Guide to Each Book in The …

Theology

Flipboard debuts a big redesign and The Daily Edition, a morning news section

With a fresh coat of paint and a handful of new features, Flipboard targets competitors big and small<p>Finding the right news to read is hard. That’s why hundreds of companies have jumped into the game offering different takes on what you might want to read, and why you might want to read it. Some …

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life is fleeting. Moments are there for an instant and then they are gone. Do you enjoy these moments or do you merely use them as a means to an end? …

While Tim Cook Is Gushing About Apple Pay, Here's What's Going On With Google Wallet

Google, which introduced its own NFC-enabled payments system through Google Wallet way back in 2011, was much less blustery on its recent earnings call when asked about Google Wallet.<p>"We are trying to get it right," Google's sales boss Omid Kordestani said in response to one analyst's question …

FinTech

The Perfect Steak: Tips, Techniques and Gear for Mastering Bone-In Rib Eye

Tasting Table<p>Instead of running out to your local steakhouse, consider basking in the glory of serious meat cookery at home. The joys of searing a perfect steak--then sitting down with friends to share that unadorned piece of juicy, funky beef--are ancient.<p>Nothing beats a gorgeous bone-in rib eye …

5 Employees You Should Give a Raise to Immediately | Inc.com

Paying out more funds can be tough for anyone--especially if you're an entrepreneur or owner of a small-business or startup making your way post-Recession. However, you have to remember that you're only as strong as your best employees and rewarding their efforts, loyalty, and talents is crucial. …

Employment

How to Properly Drink Bourbon

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>You might think that you are a bourbon connoisseur - but do you really know everything you need to know about the beloved beverage?<p>We went to Ward III to get some insight into the bourbon process and then we learn all about what you …

Gardening 101: Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace; <i>Daucus carota</i>: “The Delicate Dictator”<p>Named after Queen Anne of England–whether it was the Tudor Anne or the Stuart Anne is still …

Groupon Helps Restaurants Fill Tables During Off-Hours With Reservation-Based Deals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With Groupon's new feature, timing is everything.<p>The daily deals site announced on Wednesday it would begin offering deals that could only be redeemed by businesses at specific times. Using the new platform, customers would need to make a …

Logitech Releases A Surprisingly Useful Bluetooth Keyboard That Connects To Three Devices

Keyboards, schmeeboards, amirite? But wait! Take a look at the Logitech K480, a unique Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to three devices simultaneously and allows you to switch between them using a little dial. The devices sit in a trench over the keyboard and you can swap from, say, a computer …

Flat-bike-lift Or How to Park Your Bicycle On The Ceiling [Video]

The flat-bike-lift is a new ceiling hydro-pneumatic overhead bike rack to be used in the house garage or in place where we park our bike. Once the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

LA Diary<p>At 71, the legendary screenwriter and director behind <i>Taxi Driver</i>, <i>Raging Bull</i>, and <i>American Gigolo</i> has a searingly good new film.<p>By Zach …

Sunshine-y Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Lemon ricotta cookies are pretty easy to make. If you love lemon, you HAVE to make these cookies. Their lemony flavor is over the top!<p>The weather has been all kinds of crazy here in Ohio. One day it feels as though fall is knocking at our door and the next it’s 85 with a gazillion percent humidity. …

Extensity: The Essential Chrome Extension Everyone Needs

Here's the Moment They Didn't Want You to See in 'The Dark Knight'

Heath Ledger's role as The Joker in the "The Dark Knight" has already been written into history as one of the greatest villain performances of all time. He was brutal, he was vicious, and he was terrifying. As Alfred Pennyworth said: The Joker "just [wanted] to see the world burn." Take a look at …

Tests Reveal the Michelin Premier A/S Tire Doesn’t Give Up Grip as it Wears - Consumer Reports News

Michelin has launched the Premier A/S tire to replace its aging Primacy MXV4 performance all-season tire. Rather than a simple refresh, this new tire …

Porsche Macan SUV Proves Agile, Quick, and Lustworthy - Consumer Reports News

If the name Cayenne wasn’t already taken by Porsche’s midsized luxo-SUV, it would suit the Macan very well, because this new compact crossover may be …

Couple's Sign Language Singalong Will Put A Smile On Your Face

This puts all those "Frozen" car singalong videos to shame.<p>Tina Cleveland, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, and her fiancé, Paul Sirimarco, have a highly entertaining road trip tradition. While most families resign themselves to playing "I Spy," "20 Questions," and, in moments of sheer …

Microsoft releases Office for iPad update with PDF exporting, presenter view, third party fonts, more

Earlier this week Microsoft introduced an updated version of its OneNote app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and today new versions of its Office for iPad suite have been released. Version 1.1 of Office for iPad introduces a list of new features in the first major update to the tablet productivity apps. …

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