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10 Easy Ways to Know You're Not a Leader

Last week I shared some advice for young leaders in my article on “10 Simple Practices to Help You Experience Your Future Dreams.” As I was writing, …

The Nave of Yosemite [explore]

Black babies used for alligator bait

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Anonymous Youth Pastor’s Letter to a Parent

<i>This is a poignant summation of the frustration of many who work in student ministry. As a former youth pastor of nearly 6 years, I can relate.</i> …

Holder speaks out on Voter ID, Wall St, NSA in MSNBC exclusive

Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed a new government watchdog report which declared some NSA programs illegal, insisting that the spy agency’s …

Prison Reforms for Drug Offenders Split Christian Leaders

New plans to put fewer drug offenders in federal prisons have received mixed reviews among Christian leaders.<p>Attorney general Eric Holder's …

More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?

One-fifth of Americans are religiously unaffiliated — higher than at any time in recent U.S. history — and those younger than 30 especially seem to be drifting from organized religion. A third of young Americans say they don't belong to any religion.<p>NPR's David Greene wanted to understand why, so …

Why Should The Devil Have All the Good Apps?

The iPad, and other tablets around it, are coming into their own. As the medium matures, we are discovering new ways to exploit their abilities. One …

Hipster Jesus Is Coming to an Atheist Church Near You

Twenty-first-century atheists—especially the ones who write prominent books like <i>The God Delusion</i><i>,</i> <i>The End of Faith</i> and <i>God Is Not Great</i><i>—</i>have earned a …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Don’t Photoshop Your Sermons

There is increasing media attention regarding the use (or some would say abuse) of the graphics editing program Photoshop in magazines and print …

2014 elections could be most expensive midterms in history

Moreover, in past election cycles, conservative and Republican-affiliated groups tended to dominate independent expenditures, but signs are that Democrats too will fully embrace outside money in 2014. Groups like Planned Parenthood, EMILY’S List, the liberal American Bridge, and the House and …

US Commerce Department is advising the president on NSA spying reform

American tech companies whose customers and networks have been compromised by the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance efforts may have a new sympathetic ear inside Washington: the Commerce Department. "We've been talking to various constituencies within the business community, we …

BlackBerry and Alicia Keys: The duet that didn’t sell

BlackBerry Ltd. has snuffed out its partnership with the Girl on Fire.<p>The Waterloo, Ont., company said Thursday it is parting ways with singer and celebrity Alicia Keys on Jan. 30, one year after she took on the role of "global creative director" to accompany the launch of the BlackBerry 10 …