Zachary Alderson

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What If Physical Illness Were Treated Like Mental Illness?

What if you were sick in bed for three days? You’re popping Advil like candy to keep your fever down. You feel like you are going to die. Well-meaning friends offer to swing by the store if you need anything. Your mother brings over chicken soup and tells you to rest up and take it easy. Everyone …

Mental Disorders

Ask Ted Cruz: 'Do You Agree that Barack Obama is a Natural-Born United States Citizen as Required by the Constitution?'

For some reason no reporter, no debate moderator, no one, has asked Ted Cruz (R/TP-TX) whether in his legal opinion President Barack Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen, qualified to be President of the United States.<p>It is an important question. And, all the other Republican leaders and candidates …

The 10 best new horror movies of the last five years

Best new horror movies<p>10<p>Movies, Horror<p>It Follows (2014)<p>Heavily indebted to the suburban terror of John Carpenter (with a throbbing synth soundtrack …

Horror

Obamacare keeps working: New data puts repeal-happy Republicans like Paul Ryan in a tough spot

<b>Paul Ryan (AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>A new report shows huge health coverage gains by the poor and minorities, and undercuts Obamacare repeal arguments<p>Simon Maloy<p>February 9, 2016 9:43pm (UTC)<p>As you read this, Republican voters in New Hampshire are tromping off to their polling places to vote for candidates …

The Bible and science: The ultimate power couple

Many people today see science and the Bible as a bitterly divorced couple and feel forced to take sides. It’s a real tragedy because notwithstanding the impression created by extremists on both sides, the two are in fact remarkably harmonious.<p>As a theoretical physicist and Christian, I have …

The Tragedy of Alcoholism

Most people have a personal perception of what an alcoholic looks like. Those with no experience of this devastating illness imagine alcoholics to be …

High rates of alcohol abuse, depression among U.S. attorneys, study says

A large new study showing high levels of alcohol abuse, depression and anxiety among U.S. attorneys aims to put data behind long-standing concerns about problem drinking in the high-stress legal profession, in hopes of propelling action.<p>More than a fifth of licensed, employed attorneys in the U.S. …

$1.1 billion needed to fight opioid addiction – White House

President Barack Obama is seeking $1.1 billion in new funding to address opioid abuse and a heroin epidemic that has surged in states across America, …

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the Mysterious."<p>When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to …

The religious right exposed: Donald Trump’s speech at Liberty University proves just how gullible evangelical voters are

<b>(AP: Steve Helber)</b><p>The fact that Trump is popular with evangelicals confirms they’ll follow anyone who fans their fears<p>Sean Illing<p>January 21, 2016 6:13pm (UTC)<p>On Monday, Donald Trump gave a speech at Liberty University, the Christian school founded by the deceased swindler, Jerry Falwell. It's no …

Christian Blogger Dismisses Donald Trump as a “Godless” Tyrant

January 20, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>As cringe-worthy as it was to see <b>Sarah Palin</b> on stage last night endorsing <b>Donald Trump</b> for President, you have to …

The Case of Monifa Sterling: How to Turn a Bad Marine into a Persecuted Christian

In February 2014, Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was convicted by a court-martial of violating a number of articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sterling was reduced to the rank of E-1 and received a bad conduct discharge from the Marines.<p>The charges against Sterling resulted …

Christianity’s Greatest Enemy

Christianity’s Greatest Enemy Christianity’s greatest enemy is not atheism. Nor is it Islam or any other religion. Nor is it secularism. Nor is it …

Listen to Two Christian Pastors Defending Their Multimillion-Dollar Private Jets

By Hemant Mehta<p>After <b>Pastor Creflo Dollar</b> begged his congregation for money so he could buy a $65 million plane, it’s worth asking: why do some …

Oral Roberts

Three Biblical Principles That Didn’t Make It Into the Religious Right’s Bible

December 31, 2015 by Rachel Ford<p>As we all know, the Religious Right does what the Bible says. At least, as long as it fits their political agenda, …

Do white evangelicals and Jews ‘worship the same God’?

Here, again, is theologian Miroslav Volf, talking about the “same God” business that recently bubbled up due to Wheaton College president Philip …

The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America

Among the Christian Right, and most Republican presidential candidates, it’s now an article of faith that the United States is persecuting Christians …

Religion

I'm an evangelical preacher. You can't be pro-life and pro-gun.

By Rob Schenck<p>In the United States, evangelicals are among the biggest supporters of gun rights. They are the major religious group least likely to support stricter laws. Evangelical Larry Pratt, who directs Gun Owners of America, even argues that all Christians should be armed.<p>For most of my adult …

Self Reliance: How Addiction Affects the Brain

Dr. Kevin McCauley, of the Institute for Addiction Recovery, has been helping people with addiction for fifteen years. He has studied the brain and …

A look at healthcare changes in 2015 and beyond

Healthcare — a sector that accounts for one-sixth of the U.S. economy, contributes an almost permanent point of tensions between economics and politics, and remains a concern for millions of families — is an enduring topic of discussion in America. That was true in 2015 and will continue to be so …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

U.S. Health Care Is Failing My Patients

When I was called to the Emergency Room to admit a patient from a nursing home, I was surprised to learn that the patient was only in her 30s.<p>Reading …

Mental Health

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

As Alzheimer's Symptoms Worsen, Hard Conversations About How To Die

<i>In this installment of NPR's series</i> Inside Alzheimer's, <i>we hear from Greg O'Brien about his decision to forgo treatment for another life-threatening illness. A longtime journalist in Cape Cod, Mass., O'Brien was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.</i><p>These days, Greg O'Brien is …

6 health insurance benefits you probably didn’t know about

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking or live healthier, you’ll probably need some support.You may find it comes from a surprising place: your health insurance.<p>Health insurance will pay for a broad range of free preventive care and screenings. Most plans also come with perks that don’t …

Addiction risk differs with tiny nicotine ‘hits’

Some first-time users of even small doses of nicotine are far more vulnerable to addiction than others, a study of nonsmokers demonstrates.<p>The …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Dust off that old policy: Why reviewing your life insurance could save you money

<i>When it comes to your finances, ignorance is not bliss. In this monthly “Inside Scoop” column, certified financial planner Jason Heath gets to the</i> …

Personal Finance

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Scott Deveau, Zachary Tracer and Robert Langreth | August 02, 2018<p>The activist investors says Express Scripts is not really worth $54 billion.