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4 Life-Changing Ideas about Bible Study

Imagine a collection of books that allowed for you to everyday hear the very voice of God. Consider adding to that collection stories of righteous …

21st Century Spirituality

What does spirituality mean to you? Would you say you are a spiritual person?<p>We all need something to believe in, and for some, traditional religion as a basis of spirituality has lost its way. People are looking to other areas for their faith so what is modern day spirituality? What is it that we …

Only One Republican Senator Refused to Say ‘Climate Change Is Real’

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Pollution

In marketing, you eat the pie one bite at a time - McLellan Marketing Group

It’s the middle of January and by now most people have gone back to life as they knew it prior to January 1st. They aren’t getting up at 5 am to jog …

Why marketers and agencies shouldn’t just be the ‘gift-wrapping department’

Executive Partner Toby Horry responds to Dave Trott’s blog post ‘Make your presents felt’<p>Another week, another fantastic Dave Trott blog post. And …

Customer Experience

Radically Accept What Is Instead of Labeling it "Good" or "Bad"

<b>“The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.” ~Tara Brach</b><p>I was in the heart of my Ph.D. program when I received the diagnoses: …

4 Ways To Make Your Employees Your Brand’s Best Champions

Don’t keep your employees tied down to worker-bee status. Let them advocate for their company–and for your brand.<p>The number of companies that use their employees as brand advocates or brand ambassadors is on the rise, and it makes good business sense.<p>According to the Edelman Trust Barometer and …

The GOP's 2016 playbook? Republicans rip income inequality

Something must be in the water when Ted Cruz starts to sound like Elizabeth Warren.<p>I was watching the aggressively conservative Texas senator respond to the State of the Union and almost felt the need to adjust my television picture.<p>“The facts are we’re facing now a divided America when it comes to …

Microsoft is ready to be loved again

And we're ready for holograms<p>"We have bigger hopes, higher aspirations for Windows," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, standing on a stage above a secret room filled with crazy holographic technology. "We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. …

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Mad Men

What Selma Taught This Southern Boy about the Mind of White Privilege

<b>What Selma Taught This Southern Boy about the Mind of White Privilege</b><p>Over the weekend, I went on a date with my girlfriend to see the movie <i>Selma</i>. It was a powerful story about the struggle for equality that touched me in a surprising way, the movie revealed to me how white privilege effects our …

I'll Vote for That

In a letter to an orphaned nephew dated December 5, 1790, George Washington wrote: "A good moral character is the first essential in a man... it is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned, but virtuous."<p>Similarly, four other of our most prominent founding fathers …

Family Dollar Shareholders Back Dollar Tree Merger After Long Fight

Shareholders in Family Dollar Stores voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve the company’s $8.5 billion merger with Dollar Tree, ending a long-running takeover drama that drew in many of the world’s largest hedge funds. The results of the shareholder vote indicate that investors lost confidence …

Were you up early on Black Friday? Better still, plan to rise early for #GivingTuesday! Save the date—December 2, 2014.

In 2015, a more genuine faith

The Religion News Service has published an opinion piece by Tom Ehrich on faith movements to watch in 2015. Ehrich predicts three developments:<p><b>1.</b> …

Speaking to the Soul: Alcohol and The Episcopal Church: a time for personal and institutional self-examination

The Rev. David Sellery, who writes our Tuesday reflections on next Sunday’s gospel asked that we publish this essay instead of his this week:<p><b>Alcohol</b> …

Christianity

Ben Carson mocks 'political class'

His remarks seem aimed at GOP establishment figures such as Bush and Romney.<p>MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Ben Carson, the pediatric neurosurgeon who has become a conservative darling, on Sunday slammed presidential contenders who hail from the “political class” — an apparent jab at Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, …

The Secret to Smart Groups: It's Women

A fleet of MIT studies finds that women are much better at knowing what their colleagues are really thinking. It's another reason to expect the gender wage gap to eventually flip.<p>The concept of "general intelligence"—the idea that people who are good at one mental task tend to be good at many …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

How to Automatically Erase Old Text Messages on iPhone

The stuff on our iPhones and iPads tends to accumulate, using up valuable storage space. But if you're careful, you can use your storage space more efficiently. And one way to do that is to enable a setting to automatically delete text messages after 30 days. This will be especially useful in …

The Importance of Blasphemy

As a deeply religious person, I don’t like blasphemy. My religion and its holy books are sacred to me. And I understand perfectly well why a Muslim …