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Harmful Effects Of Fruit Juice Many People Don't Realize

Many people do not know how fruit juice is processed or how much sugar it contains. These are the main harmful effects you can read about in this …

Here's What Eating a Big Mac Does to Your Body in an Hour

Don't give in to its mind games.<p>Fast food is incredibly convenient, and usually very tasty too, but it's not always the best option for refuelling …

Here's what you can do to protect your iPhone after the App Store hack

Palo Alto Networks, an online security company that has been posting about the hack since last week, can create fake alerts that pop up on your phone and request sensitive information, like passwords and log-in credentials.<p>It could also get passwords and other sensitive information from your phone …

Apps

Good News for Whales as Navy Agrees to Limit Sonar Testing in Pacific

HONOLULU -- The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday.<p>A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a federal judge in Honolulu …

The Reason I Chose to Homeschool My Kids Has Nothing to Do With Teachers

The number one question we get asked as a homeschooling family is "why?" Why did we choose to make the change from public school to homeschool? Why homeschool and not one of the other options available to us like a charter or private school? Why have we continued to homeschool our children even …

Teaching

Futuristic Tesla Drone Features A New Twin Blade Design

Introducing the Tesla Drone, a unique reinterpretation of drone ingenuity. Its design aesthetic was focused towards two things: redefining longevity …

Video From Inside a Crocodile’s Mouth

Sleep May Be One of Our Most Powerful 'Antibiotics'

The precise role of sleep in animals, including humans, remains unknown. As children, our parents shout at us to get more sleep. As parents, we often find ourselves complaining we don't get enough sleep. And yet, the precise function of sleep remains undetermined, and much of our perception of the …

Sleep

Ben Carson’s theocratic lie: The pernicious myth of America the “Christian nation”

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The surging presidential candidate revives a destructive, ahistorical trope about America’s founding<p>Sean Illing<p>September 10, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>One of the more enduring tropes on the religious right is this notion that America is a Christian nation, or at the very least a …

Solitaire and Minesweeper were created to trick you into learning things about computers

It turns out that both games were reportedly designed to teach people the skills they would need to use these newfangled personal computers.<p>Take Solitaire for instance, which was rolled out in 1990. Sure, it was convenient that it was a game that could be played with one person, but the real …

Windows 10

That guy next to you at the gym may have a totally new, male eating disorder

Maybe this is what true gender equality looks like.<p>Women’s battles with body image and eating disorders are well documented. Men aren’t immune to such issues either—and now some are self medicating with workout supplements, leading one psychotherapist to identify what he sees as an emerging eating …

LeBron James Will Pay For 1,100 Kids To Go To College

As part of the announcement, the University of Akron renamed its education school the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education.<p>Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James continues to give back to the city that raised him by promising to pay for the college tuition of 1,100 children.<p>All of the …

Natural (ASL)

How we went from beef on the hoof to mystery meat in a box

What with all the vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians around, you might be surprised to learn that we now consume more animal protein than ever: 200 pounds per person in 2000, up some 40 pounds since the backyard barbecues of the 1950s. But no longer do we gorge on porterhouses, racks of lamb, …

Agriculture

Why Strength Is a Matter of Life and Death

Your doctor can predict your future health and longevity with a simple test on an inexpensive machine. So why isn’t every doctor using it?<p>If you had seen me walking into my doctor’s office on the morning of May 18, 2015, your first thought wouldn’t have been, “That fat dad sure needs to lose some …

Windows fans: get ready for an action-packed week

After nine months of waiting, Windows 10 is almost here.<p><b>Read next:</b> Our Windows 10 review.<p>Tuesday night at midnight ET, Microsoft will release the first full release of Windows 10, the biggest sea change in PC software in nearly three years. It's kind of a big deal! We've been getting previews of …

Nearly 1 Billion Phones Can Be Hacked With 1 Text

So listen: Can I have your number?<p>Can I have it? Can I? Have it?<p>Um…maybe not. Actually, you should think twice before giving away your cell phone …

Dying for Christianity: millions at risk amid rise in persecution across the globe

Christianity,Religion,Pope Francis,Egypt,Syria,North Korea,Nigeria,Kenya,Africa,Asia Pacific,Catholicism,Middle East and North Africa,The papacy,World news,Sudan<p>Increase in murder, as well as rape, torture and discrimination, has led the pope to warn of a ‘form of genocide’<p>Christians are facing …

Christianity

Do Computers Die Of Old Age?

Short answer: Sadly, yes<p>Nothing lasts forever, not even electronics. “People assume electronic components will not age,” says Bianca Schroeder, a computer scientist at the University of Toronto. Without moving parts, electronics seem unlikely to wear out. Yet even a standard memory module …

Here's the real reason your gluten-free diet might be making you feel better

With all of the new options to avoid gluten, there's got to be something about the ingredient that's bad for you, right?<p>Wrong.<p>As Alan Levinovitz points out in "The Gluten Lie," the scary-sounding ingredient is not to be feared.<p>Far from a dangerous toxin, gluten is a type of protein found in wheat …

Feel like giving up? 10 Bible verses to help you persevere

Sometimes things can just get a bit much – whether we're struggling with our faith, or finding everything else in life is getting on top of us, it's …

Whole Foods - Far From Whole and Pure - Downright Frauds - The Ring of Fire Network

John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, may talk a big game like he’s doing good work with good people. The truth is that Mackey’s company is making …

Virtual kidnappers are stealing kids on Facebook

But a creepy new trend known as digital kidnapping may change all that.<p>The behaviour has been labelled as social media’s “creepiest corner” and …

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Bible

Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …

White people, please stop blaming people of color for your mediocre grades

Abigail Fisher’s case against The University of Texas at Austin is gaining media attention this month after she announced that she would once again be taking it before the Supreme Court. In 2008, Fisher filed a discrimination suit against the school, making the claim that they had denied her …

Race & Ethnicity

These tiny fish can survive in volcanoes and they’re the stuff of nightmares

No matter how technologically advanced we are, we keep discovering wondrous and frightening new forms of life. Just recently, a team of scientists …

Windows 10's forced automatic updates are a good idea

Microsoft will force Windows 10 Home users to download and install updates to its operating system without any options to turn them off. A final version of the OS, distributed to testers this week, contains a clause in the end user license agreement (EULA) that reveals Windows 10 users will receive …

Outrage as 9 Sudanese women face 40 lashes for wearing trousers

Rights groups say arrest of Christians is further evidence of routine discrimination against non-Muslims, frequently punished for ‘indecent dress’<p>A Sudanese Christian woman arrested for wearing trousers has narrowly escaped the punishment of 40 lashes, in a case that human rights groups say is …

Human Rights