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9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

Psychology

The 28 internet acronyms EVERY parent should know

PIR (Parent In Room), IPN (I'm Posting Naked) and WTTP (Want To Trade Photos): The 28 internet acronyms EVERY parent needs to look out for<p><b>New report</b> …

The War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.

Kirk Cameron can breathe easy: the War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.<p>That's the implication of a new Pew Research Center survey that finds nearly three-quarters of Americans -- 73 percent -- believe that Jesus was literally born to a virgin. This is especially surprising when you consider that …

Why Personal Devotions Aren’t Enough

Each day began the same way: I would get out of bed, take a shower, and sit down at my desk. I’d place my New American Standard Bible in front of me …

Businessman Noticed an Atheist Billboard Slamming Christmas ‘Fairy Tales’. And His Response Is Grabbing Some Attention.

After a businessman noticed an atheist group’s billboard in North Carolina encouraging people to “skip church” this holiday season, he decided to post a very public response.<p>But rather than attack atheists or take a negative tone, David Johnson — owner of Johnson Nursery in Willard, North Carolina …

How Ridley Scott's Exodus Strays From the Bible

Gareth Cattermole—Getty Images; 20th Century Fox<p>20th Century Fox<p>Lionsgate<p>Universal<p>JB Lacroix—WireImage/Getty Images; Dreamworks<p>John …

Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You Something Important About Your Health

Luckily, if you’re reading this, you probably do have some sort of access to a medical professional. So grab a hand mirror, open wide, then read the info below to find out what your tongue is trying to tell you—and if you recognize any of these symptoms, check in with your M.D. or dentist for a …

Sid's Science Fair app review: kids can take part in fun experiments

Introduction<p>If you're a parent of a child age three to six then there's a good chance you are aware of Sid the Science Kid, which is a wildly popular …

Megachurch Pastor David Platt: Watered Down Gospel to Blame for Why Giving God 'Blank Check' Is So Foreign

Southern Baptist International Mission Board President and megachurch Pastor David Platt said the reason why many Christians balk at the idea of …

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

Wellness

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

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Why Backyard Birds Are Getting Drunk on Fermented Berries

'Tis the hangover season for many birds—some of which are ending up in "drunk tanks."<p>If birds that feed on winter berries in the Northern Hemisphere seem to be painting the town red, it could be because they're intoxicated.<p>Alcohol forms in berries as they ferment with the first frosts, and the …

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Thomas Jefferson vs. the Bible: What America’s founding father really thought about religion

Our third president had famously complicated attitudes about Christianity. But just how conflicted was his?<p>American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, who authored the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States, also took a pair of scissors to the Bible, …

Nine Ways to Pray for Church Leaders

<i>By Chuck Lawless</i><p>In the late 1850s, a global spiritual awakening began when one man in New York City established a noonday prayer meeting and called …

“Peanuts”-Eque Short Film Reminds Us of This Common Problem Facing People with ASD…And How to Help

AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>Have you ever felt invisible? That you faded into the background? That no one cared about you or took any interest in …

Autism

This Animated Short Cleverly Reveals The Truth About Addiction And It’s Devastating

Cautionary drug metaphors can often be clumsy. Think: “This is your brain on drugs.” (Your brain is a sunny side up egg.) A new animated short, however, presents a fully realized allegory for addiction and the effect is devastating.<p>“Nuggets” is a five-minute animation that surfaced online back in …

Animation

T-Mobile And Verizon (And Possibly Other Carriers) Are Using A New System App To Silently Install Bloatware Onto Phones

<b>Update:</b> We've heard from a source close to Digital Turbine that the software is <b>not</b> supposed to re-install bloat apps after they have been removed by …

13 Clueless Statements That Drive People Who Know About Nutrition Crazy

1. “I stopped eating fruit because of the carbs/sugar.”<p>There’s no reason to eliminate an entire food group from your diet. The reason some foods have …

First Listen: 'When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926-1936'

When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926-1936<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>In the history of American popular music, gospel is the great conveyor. People could hear it everywhere as the 20th century grew from infancy to adolescence: …

Watch Jesus Return in Trailer for NBC's 'The Bible' Follow-Up 'A.D.'

The 12-part miniseries follows the aftermath of Jesus' betrayal and death<p>NBC is offering the first look at its upcoming biblical miniseries <i>A.D.</i><p>The …

CG7 addresses some “Truths and Myths” about Heaven

In the latest edition of its <i>Bible Advocate</i>, CG7’s former President Calvin Burrell had the following:<p><b>Truth or myth?</b><p><b>Statement 1</b>: Heaven is the eternal …

Is Your Body Made For Running?

Even though running is the simplest and most convenient fitness activity, it's not for everyone, and some of us should probably avoid it altogether.<p>I've tried to run. In high school I ran to get ready for football. In college I ran middling distances because … well, I'm not sure why. It seemed like …

Abraham, Isaac & Child Sacrifice | Jean E. Jones

The Sacrifice of Abraham by Rembrandt<p>This week the women’s Bible study at my church is reading about God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. …

Christianity is a Thinking-Man's Faith

There are many ways that Christianity distinguishes itself from all other religious systems. Chief among these is the central doctrine that God …

This Mom Melted the Hearts of Fellow Travelers

There are two things sure to bring a frown to the face of an airline traveler; notice of a flight delay and a passenger with a baby heading towards your row.<p>So, when a woman carrying a small baby in a pouch on her chest made her way into the row ahead of mine on a flight last week, the other …

How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts character

In 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a Los Angeles schoolteacher named Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz …

Convinced That Everything Would Be Better if You Were Skinnier?

I used to think that everything would be better if I was skinnier. It was like being thin was the be-all, end-all solution to every single problem I had.<p><b>Here is what I thought would happen when I finally achieved "skinniness":</b><p>-- I would be able to handle my emotions and not get worked up over …