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Christianity Is Transhumanism

Christianity is transhumanism.<p>It's not just that they are compatible. Christianity is a distinctly transhumanist viewpoint that sprung up in the first century, and set out to reshape both the world and human nature.<p>Transhumanism...affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally …

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

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3 conversation strategies for introverts that will make you more likable

That he brought this challenge to a presentations skills coach may not seem like the most obvious choice, but it was a smart one. Because this client isn't a jerk. He's actually a warm, intelligent and interesting guy who happens to be an introvert who isn't very comfortable with — or good at — …

Professor explains how his study of the historical Jesus made him leave atheism

Dr. Michael F. Bird has a great article in Christianity Today. I’ve featured his debates with atheist historian James Crossley on this blog before, …

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

3 Ways to Take Your Health And Happiness Back After Losing Them

Life has a way of passing us by at what feels like the speed of light.<p>The older you get, the more quickly it seems to move. Before you know it, another day, week, month and year has gone by, and when this realization hits you, you can't help but wonder:<p><i>"What have I got to show for it?"</i><p><i>"What have I</i> …

Don't worry, be happy: your life might depend on it

Is worrying having an impact on Americans’ health? A closer look at available data shows that happiness and positivity can lengthen our lifespan<p>I am a bit of a nerd. That is why this column is about subtle and surprising patterns in the world, often teased out of big datasets. My subject is the …

Happiness

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Does Being Christian Make Any Difference At All?

With the holiday season approaching, many Christians feel under attack again. After all, Starbucks abandoned snowflakes and reindeer on its seasonal red cup, apparently negating the sacredness of the season. Other Christians in the US also feel under attack. Some Catholic sisters believe it's an …

Why Jesus Wants Everyone to Part the Waters of Evangelical Christianity

I had a friend deny my invitation to a Progressive Christian bible study that incorporates mindful meditation like this:<p>"Hey Angie! Hmm...I believe there are some assumptions/practices involved in mindfulness that are unbiblical and for me to go would be participating in something I believe God …

5 Helpful Tips for Introverted Entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley is overflowing with misconceptions. And while, by nature, every misconception is misleading, few are more deceptive than this one: Introverted people cannot be successful entrepreneurs.<p>Even if people don't say this out loud, they quietly believe it. The reason that this myth is so …