Aishwarya Tiwari

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The myth of the eternal war between science and religion

For the last several years, starting long before I was appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube. I've covered movies, music, books, cultural trends and more. But I've given special attention to New Atheism, a social and political …

Pakistan: An incredible journey to the glaciers of the Karakorams

"There are a lot of ways to die here".<p>Not the most comforting of words when among forboding mountain crags and shards of ice, each the size of a small house.<p>But given that travellers from the Karakoram Anomaly Project had just seen a giant boulder break loose from the ice, and free fall 50m into a …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Costa Rica

Why Humans Care for the Bodies of the Dead

In tracing the history and culture of corpses, a new book shows the importance of remembrance to our species.<p>The ancient Greek Cynic philosopher Diogenes was extreme in a lot of ways. He deliberately lived on the street, and, in accordance with his teachings that people should not be embarrassed to …

7 Long-Term Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful People

Most employees are happiest doing rote work, but highly successful people aren’t most employees.<p>One thing uniting the most high-power leaders with the lowest-level workers is time: Day in and day out, we all have the same amount of it. Where the variation comes in is how we use it. Some of the most …

An idiot's guide to new online slang terms

The latest updates to dictionary.com, the online dictionary, will have those who are not social media-savvy in a sweat.<p>The 150 new additions include words which, until now, only the Instagram generation have used with confidence and without irony.<p>Now that various initials and acronyms spawned by …

Five Personal Development Myths

Self-help and personal development are big business, but lasting change doesn’t come as quickly and easily as we’ve been led to believe.<p>Would you like to improve your relationships with people? How about adopting better work-life balance? Of course we’d all like to improve some aspect of our lives, …

The Simple Proof of God

I believe in God. I pray daily and would like to think my faith is strong. I do not have to mentally think through or wrestle with the concept of God's existence on a daily basis in order to believe, I just accept that it is truth and move on.<p>However.<p>My grandpa's death caused quite a ruckus in my …

Apologetics

Why God Is Black

On December 11, 2013, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said, "Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change. Jesus was a white man, too. It's like we have, he's a historical figure that's a verifiable fact, as is Santa, I just want kids to know that. But my point is, how do …

Ten of the most badass upcoming documentaries

A lot of great documentaries have come out this year. <i>Dior and I</i>, <i>Amy</i>, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>. While they’ll undoubtedly go on to land award season nods or at least a Netflix playback, there are thousands more underdogs toiling to be seen. All of the documentaries mentioned below will be, rather …

What If Nazi Germany Won World War II? Fictional & Historical Scenarios

<i>How close Nazi Germany came to dominating Europe. Map by Morgan Hauser via Wikimedia</i><p>What if Hitler and the Nazis had won World War II? This is …