Charissa McSwain

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Four Reasons To Believe Jesus Was Really Crucified

Did Jesus really die on the Cross? Are the modern skeptics correct in promoting a narrative of myth or the swoon theory? Matt Nelson helps clear up …

Theology

The Netflix Travel Movies You Need to Watch Right Now

If you’re trying to decide the location for your next travel adventure or simply need an evening flick-fix as a salve for life’s woes, these travel …

No Studio, No Problem: How to Create Stunning Head Shots in Any Location

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Top 15 DIY Kitchen Design Ideas and Costs

<i>Ready to create a kitchen that will really impress with its versatility, design and style? If so, our DIY home improvement guide to kitchen</i> …

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Computer Hardware

Christianity: You Can Bet Your Life On It

Would you bet your life on the truth of Christianity? You'd be rational if you did. At least, that's what philosopher Michael Rota argues in his new book <i>Taking Pascal's Wager</i>. He follows seventeenth-century philosopher Blaise Pascal in the claim that "It is rational to seek a relationship with God …

Faith

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

Books

The Most Valuable Piece Of Furniture You Can Find In A Thrift Store Is...

This will add value to your furniture collection.<p>Anyone who's a regular thrifter or antique shopper knows that thrift stores are usually packed floor-to-ceiling with treasures that are just waiting to find a new home. But how do you know what's worth purchasing and what isn't?<p>In addition to hunting …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

The Most Unsung Fruit Is Sitting in Plain Sight

Banana ice cream and two-ingredient pancakes that'll take the most ignored fruit in your kitchen from sidepiece to main squeeze.<p>Peel, eat, and repeat. Eating bananas isn't all that glamorous. Sweet and self-contained, they're the quickest and easiest grab-and-go meal we know—a failsafe but never a …

Beating Human Hearts Grown In Laboratory Using Stem Cells

Right now, there are 4,186 people waiting for a heart transplant in the U.S., but with a huge donor shortage not all of these patients are likely to …

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 …

Scientists Discover a Key Mechanism That Could Prevent Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss

It's about blocking the right proteins at the right time.<p>We're seeing some exciting progress being made in the fight against neurodegenerative …

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 …

Stephen Hawking

5 Clever Built-Ins Starring IKEA Shelves

These genius furniture hacks have us rethinking our living room storage.<p>If you've ever watched an episode of <i>House Hunters</i>, you know how built-ins can make a first-time home buyer squeal (on a scale of one to walk-in closets, they're probably about a seven). And we completely understand how one …

6 Best Cruises to Turks and Caicos

Grand Turk, the capital of the Turks and Caicos islands, is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for cruise ship travelers. …

5 Reasons to Take the Family to Turks and Caicos

With new nonstop flights and lower rates, the turquoise-infused island chain might be the perfect family destination for 2016.<p>Turks and Caicos has …

Puppies

How to Get to Super Bowl 50 for $50

On a private jet, no less!<p>Private jet company JetSuite usually caters to the travel whims of the rich and powerful, but it's celebrating the Super Bowl's 50th anniversary with an unbeatable deal: Over two days next month, you can charter a four- or six-seat jet for $50. That's for an entire …

NFL

How I Totally Changed My Life to Finally Get Organized

I figured out it wasn't just about the stuff — it was also about me.<p><i>We love the little hacks and tweaks that can make your home tidier, but the truth is that big change in the way you organize requires ... well, a big change in the way you live. We teamed up with organizing coach Maeve Richmond to</i> …

8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Bread

The good, the bad, and the constipation<p>The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same. So whether you are cutting out refined grains, whole grains, or carbs in …

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

11 Storage Tricks That Will Keep Your Counters Clear

How do I become a best-selling writer?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You</i> …

Will America’s 100-Year-Old Female Spy Finally Be Recognized for the Hero She Is?

She worked behind enemy lines—and was captured by the Soviets. But the U.S. never properly gave her full credit for her heroism. After seven decades, …

Chip promises faster computing with light, not electrical wires

Today's computers may look very different from room-sized machines of the 1940s, but they still send data the same way, with electrical signals in metal wires. Researchers at three US universities, though, have built a chip that transmits data with light instead, lifting speed limits and lowering …

Nanotech

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? | Nick Bostrom

Singularity

How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage

TED Talks

Pamela Ronald: The case for engineering our food

Abe Davis: New video technology that reveals an object's hidden properties

TED Talks