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11 Ingenious Ways to Exercise Your Brain When You're Stuck Inside

As the winter keeps going, it’s easy to find yourself spending more and more of your evenings in the comfort of your home. Just because you aren’t …

New York City

American Sniper, hero for our times

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every age has the heroes it deserves, as the saying goes. To judge from the success of the movie "American Sniper," the hero of the current moment would be the trained killer.<p>Director Clint Eastwood's movie has been highly praised and loudly criticized. Each new round of critical and public …

Military

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

Obama's Fictional History About Islam and the Crusaders

Expand | Collapse<p>Someone recently remarked that Obama is a one-man sleeper cell after hearing about his National Prayer Breakfast remarks and refusal …

Florida Dad Protests Islam Lessons in Son's H.S. History Class

The father of a Florida high schooler says students were required to recite an Islamic prayer in a 10th grade history class.<p>"Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher's instruction," Ron Wagner said.<p>He said that his son's world …

Religion

‘The Crusades Were Great, Actually!’

The right-wing hysteria following President Obama’s remarks has revealed a shocking belief held by many Christian conservatives: that the Crusades …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness