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Child marriage is allowed in more than 100 countries—including the United States

Over 700 million women currently living got married while they were just children, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) (pdf). That number is set to rise to nearly 1 billion by 2030, if current trends …

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

9 Skills the Most Successful People Practice Everyday

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Discover the Church of St. John Coltrane, Founded on the Divine Music of A Love Supreme

For some time now, people like poet Robert Graves and countercultural guru Timothy Leary have assumed that ancient religion and mysticism were the …

81-Year Old Shocks the Internet With Unbelievable Guitar Shredding

Age ain't nothing but a number.<p><b>Bob Wood</b>, 81, is the newest viral sensation after shredding an unbelievable guitar riff during a visit at the <b>British</b> …

Artist pays $1 for an abandoned building, transforms it into something beautiful

Head over to Chicago’s South Side, and chances are you’ll find a vacant home, ready to be demolished. But some of these homes and buildings have the …

Art

She gave birth mid-flight. Border patrol took the baby. Then they sent her away.

A pregnant Taiwanese woman who went into labor during a trans-Pacific flight earlier this month has been deported from the United States, separated …

U.S. State Department

The Art of Being Naked

When was the last time you stripped your clothes off, stood in front of a mirror, took a good look at yourself (no sideways, peek-a-boo-type glances, please), and actually liked what you saw?<p>When you think about it, there are few instances in which we're naked -- the moment you're born (not …

92-year-old man sings a love song to his dying wife in touching video

Erin Solari uploaded the footage of her grandparents Laura and Howard, who were at a hospice, making peace with the 93-year-old woman's final days<p>Erin Solari was so touched by the love between her grandparents, who have been married 73 years, that she filmed Howard, her granddad, as he sang to his …

Grandparents

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 …

The American Pope

Francis may be the first pontiff from the New World, but heirs to St. Peter’s throne have long loomed large in the American imagination.<p>When the chartered Alitalia jet known as “Shepherd One” touches down in Maryland this week, Pope Francis will become just the fourth leader of the Roman Catholic …

Christianity

Mystery Of Amazonian Tribe's Head Shapes Solved

Culture may trigger rapid evolution of various human features, suggests new research into the marital practices of a tribe from the Brazilian …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Soaring suicide rates, murder and forced to live by the roadside on scraps: How one of the Amazon's oldest tribes faces being wiped out by ranchers scaring them off their land in a 'silent genocide'

• <b>WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Thousands of members of the Guarani Indian tribe have been aggressively evicted from their ancestral land in Brazil</b>• <b><br>Guarani</b> …

The White House is going to war with Dick Cheney

Cheney has long been a fierce critic of President Barack Obama. But in recent days, he has been publicly savaging the administration's Iran nuclear deal with new intensity while promoting his new book.<p>In a seemingly unusual reaction, the White House on Tuesday used its official social-media …

Middle East

An American family saved their son from joining the Islamic State. Now he might go to prison.

<b>CONFRONTING THE CALIPHATE</b> | This is part of an occasional series.<p>SPRING, Tex. — Asher Abid Khan sat in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and considered his next move — forward to Syria and enlistment in the Islamic State, the militant group that had drawn him to the possibility of dying for Allah, or home …

Being a New Mom In Denmark Vs. The United States: Personal Experiences

<i>See also: Personal Experiences: Raising Kids in Denmark Vs. The United States</i><p>Yesterday I wrote about the differences between the pregnancy and birth experiences of my friend Erica, a married American mom who has lived in Copenhagen for 9 years, and my own, a mom of two living in New York City. …

Parenting