Phil McElheran

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You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

The Violence Central American Migrants Are Fleeing Was Stoked by the US

We're still dealing with the aftermath of atrocities committed by US allies in Central America during the Cold War.<p>As courts, law enforcement, and the Trump administration continue to sort out what to do with the steady stream of migrants either crossing the southern border illegally or seeking …

Immigration

Dear America, It's Canada

Dear America,<p>At what point did you think the mouse might have to stand up to the omnipresent elephant?<p>Being a Canadian and living my entire life in the country, I—like so many of my Canuck comrades—love having you as our neighbor. You are like a big brother that has always looked out for us. You …

Canada

Answering These 10 Questions Yes Will Instantly Prove You Are Meant to Lead People

This self-diagnosis will help determine employees' commitment to their boss, and to their work.<p>Conventional thinking demands that we throw more perks, bonuses, and pay raises at employees to increase their work satisfaction or "boost their morale."<p>But carrot-and-stick methods of motivation don't …

Employee Engagement

A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible’s oldest mysteries

Buried under a pair of hills at Israel's northern border, at the nexus of three ancient kingdoms, is one of the last large biblical sites yet to be uncovered. So said an international team of archaeologists after they started to dig up the ruins of Abel Beth Maacah five years ago.<p>The lost town is …

Archaeology

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God? | Philip Goff

In his final paper on the multiverse hypothesis, the world’s best-known atheist made a supernatural creator more plausible<p>Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to …

Physics

A Teen Turned Informant to Escape MS-13. Now His Life Is in Even More Danger.

This story is a collaboration between <i>New York</i> and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom. Additional reporting was contributed by Kavitha …

Crime

60 Things You'll Only Understand If You Are A Xennial

Again, please don’t click on this post unless you lived through the ’80s.

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Self-improvement

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants ride Mexico's 'train of death' every year to get to America

Photographer Michelle Frankfurter had spent years traveling to Mexico and Central America as a photojournalist and human-rights worker. During her travels, she heard about a particular route that immigrants take to reach the US undocumented.<p>In 2009, she set out to follow it.<p>Following the path …

The Amazing Biblical Archaeological Find No One Talks About

I had never heard of this 1967 find, and it is fascinating:<p>It is probably one of the greatest finds of all time and, by the bizarre rules of biblical …

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

Time Management

Cuboid concrete holiday home rises in northern Italy

Surprisingly cozy for a Brutalist-inspired building<p>A cuboid concrete building in northern Italy makes a surprisingly cozy holiday home in Valverde in northern Italy’s Lombardy region for a Milanese couple who wanted a country retreat.<p>Designed by 35a Studio di Architettura, the two-story, …

Here’s How Canada’s Oil Sands Could Collapse by 2030

Alberta's bitumen may be obsolete much sooner than you think.<p>According to the oil industry our society will keep burning oil for a long time. The low oil prices that have wreaked havoc in Alberta and other oil-producing jurisdictions for the past several years are just a temporary slump. Prices …

Women Kicked Out Organized Crime in This Mexican Town

Members of the local police force, known as the Ronda Comunitaria, guard a checkpoint in the town of Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico. The Ronda …

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

These hard-won Navy SEAL leadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur, and business owner.<p>During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq …

Leadership

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …

Leadership

The Only Thing You Need to Become a Millionaire

Are you focused on what you should be?<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy explains the key to building real wealth: focus. Are you focused on what you should be? More specifically, are you focused on the …

Business Strategy

How Poverty Changes the Brain

The early results out of a Boston nonprofit are positive.<p>You saw the pictures in science class—a profile view of the human brain, sectioned by function. The piece at the very front, right behind where a forehead would be if the brain were actually in someone’s head, is the pre-frontal cortex. It …

Goal Setting

I Stopped Using Facebook. Here's How My Life Changed in 6 Ways

I broke up with Facebook. Here's how my life changed for the better.<p>It's not you. It's me. As much as I loved our time together, the liabilities of our relationship started overshadowing the benefits. As hard as it initially was to pull the plug, and despite the doubters, life has been infinitely …

Social Media

How Trump's Deportation Crackdown Could Sink El Salvador

Outside El Salvador’s international airport, families gather by a guard post to see their loved ones who have been deported by plane from the United …

Immigration

The hidden strengths of unloved concrete

<b>Nearly 20 years ago, poor families in Coahuila state in Mexico were offered an unusual handout from a social programme called Piso Firme. It was not a place at school, a vaccination, food, or even money. It was $150 (£118) worth of ready-mixed concrete.</b><p>Workers would drive concrete mixers through …

The dangerous irrationality of faith shaming

Like many Americans (at least those who tend to avoid HGTV), I had no idea who Chip and Joanna Gaines were. But Buzzfeed’s Kate Aurthur did.<p>On Nov. …

33 unique ways to use concrete stylishly in your home

If you thought that concrete was just grey, dull and uninspiring, prepare to have your mind blown!<p>Far more refined and stylish than you ever thought …

Landscaping

'Reverse racism'? New research on police thuggery and brutality against black Americans

The online right-wing news entertainment disinformation complex responded with glee to “The Reverse Racism Effect‘s” findings. This new research …

Justice

El Salvador arrests people who pushed for peace in gang war

MEXICO CITY -- For about two years, the bloody war between the Salvadoran government and powerful gangs abated, thanks to a negotiated truce. That agreement, which broke down in 2014, was always controversial.<p>But until this week, it wasn’t a crime.<p>Salvadoran authorities announced on Tuesday that …

DIY Outdoor Concrete Bench - Quiet Corner

My parents wanted a bench to go with the concrete fire pit that I made for them. I decided to reuse the wooden forms from that project to make the …

Woodworking