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I was a committed atheist and then this incredible thing happened to me

My atheist father raised me on fanciful parables where the moral of the story concluded that God did not and could not exist. His strong belief in human ability and the power of positive thinking laced my childhood with quips like “What one conceives and then believes can be achieved.” No pie in …

Billy Graham

Kris Jenner Furious At Travis Scott & Kanye West: They’ve ‘Abandoned’ Kim & Kylie

Uh-oh. Word has it Kris Jenner is pretty irate with Kanye West and Travis Scott for not supporting her daughters during such an important time!<p>If you …

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

Pregnant Eva Longoria Toasts the Holidays with Olivia Munn - and Shows Off Her Baby Belly

Eva Longoria is celebrating Christmas in Miami as a mom-to-be!<p>The 42-year-old star’s fans got a first, good look at her baby bump on Sunday when …

This is the maximum Social Security retirement benefit payable in 2018

The maximum Social Security benefit is nearly three times what the average retiree receives.<p>The average Social Security benefit currently being paid out to a retired worker is about $1,372 per month, or $16,464 per year.<p>However, many Americans who have earned relatively high salaries throughout …

Victoria Beckham shares tearful tribute to son Brooklyn

<p><b>Fashion designer Victoria Beckham</b> shared a tearful photo with her social media followers on Friday evening. The famous mum-of-four appeared with her</b> …

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

Just Chill: 5 Short Hikes and Nature Spots to Kick Back in Marin

Marin has popular hiking trails galore. But sometimes we need a more lightly treaded nature perch to ponder the long days of winter. Steer clear of …

It's The Final Countdown If You're A HS Junior. Are You Taking These Steps?

If you are a high school junior, you are down to the final months to impress your colleges before applications go live next August. That's right: it's only seven months away.<p>However, don't panic! The upcoming winter break is a great time to start thinking about college or fine-tune your plan. The …

Hike Through History on the Infamous Donner Pass Trails

Donner Pass (about 9 miles west of Truckee) is most famous for its role in destroying the unfortunate Donner Party more than 150 years ago. If the …

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

9 literary quotes that perfectly understand friendship

When you’re really down and looking for some wise words, you turn to your friends. But who do you turn to when you’re looking for insight on your …

Positive Thinking

5 wildlife adventures everyone should have before they die

There are few experiences that compare to witnessing animals in their natural environment.<p>In a world where landscapes are continually altered, it is often calming, and quite breathtaking, to view animals completely in harmony with their habitats.<p>Though they often require some significant travel, …

Western Australia

It's Week 2 of Your Total-Body Workout Through the Trails

On our agenda: Intensify your training.<p>Welcome to week two of trail boot camp! To make sure your body is fully prepared for your first super-long hike, we’re going to start taking your regularly scheduled programing up a notch.<p>As was the case in week one, you've got to keep maintaining muscle …

Workouts

To Cruise Big, Think Small (Ships, That Is)

A common misnomer with cruising is there will be thousands of other guests onboard a floating Mall-of-America-sized vessel, surrounded by endless seas. Much to the contrary, a plethora of renowned cruise lines have ships that hold only 300 passengers.<p>By Erin Oliveri<p>Ah, cruising... a relaxing, …

British Virgin Islands

What are the most romantic restaurants in San Francisco? - Inside Scoop SF

Valentine’s Day looms, which means it is time to consider the city’s most romantic restaurants. Though diners are probably best served to dine out on February 12 or February 15 this year — just cook on the 14th — we decided to take the opportunity to poll the Chronicle’s Food staff.<p>The prompt: What …

Best Books for Investors: A Short Shelf

I’m often asked, especially as the holiday gift-giving season approaches, which books I recommend for investors.<p>I haven’t kept exact count, of course, but over the past quarter-century I have surely read (or tried to read) a couple thousand books on investing. Nearly all of them were a tragic waste …

4 Moves Every Body Should Do Every Day

Whether you do weights, cardio, both or neither, you should also be doing these moves to instantly feel better in your body.<p>A Move to Help Prevent …

MapQuest Wants To Help Stranded Drivers With On-Demand Towing Service

This nifty new feature gives users a compelling reason to reconsider the third-place maps app.<p>It’s not uncommon for MapQuest to receive calls from drivers whose cars are broken down on the side of the road.<p>“You’d be surprised some of the things we get from our users,” Brian McMahon, MapQuest’s …