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The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $40

Last summer, Eater took a look at the best affordable whiskeys under $35. The list was open to all whiskey categories, and ended up quite bourbon-dominant. Only one Scotch made the original list, The Glenlivet 12.<p>Here, the focus is entirely on the best affordable Scotch, with a slightly elevated …


Gin Cocktails that Will Keep You Warm All Winter

When do you reach for the bottle of gin? Odds are, when you need a G&T after a sweltering day, or when you’re shaking up a refreshing drink with …


Is God Sovereign over My Free Will?

Pastor John tackles the topic of God's sovereignty over free will.


Similarities Between Eastern Western Philosophy

Since the 'discovery' of eastern philosophy by western explorers and scholars in the 18th and 19th centuries CE, there has been an arbitrary division …

What Obama Gets Wrong About Conflict in the Middle East

Chaos and conflict have become constants in the Middle East. Frustrated U.S. policymakers tend to blame ancient history. The latest official to …

Middle East

19 Whisky Cocktails You Must Drink This Burns Night

Scotchy scotch scotch. Subtext: Burns Night is coming.

We Asked 12 Scientists How Their Faith Affects Their Work

"If there were serious compatibility issues between science and Christianity, I would feel them like a knife through my mind."<p>"Both science and faith play a part in helping me to make sense of the world. Science gives me a basic understanding of the world that I share with everyone else. It also …

Here Are the Most and Least Paid Teachers in the World

<b>Even the education industry has a 1 percent.</b><p>Ever met a teacher making over $138,000 a year? Maybe you should talk to educators in Luxembourg, where the starting salary of lower secondary teachers is $79,000 in equivalent U.S. dollars. Teachers in Luxembourg earn 30 percent more than any other …


Is there room for whites in the fight for black equality?

Do white people get what it means to be African-American?<p>This question surfaced during the civil rights movement a half-century ago and it has raised its head again in protests over the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.<p>You might be surprised to know that a fair number of black people, …

Oscar Watch: The most-nominated movie will (probably) be ... wait, what? ... 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

What movie will lead the pack when Oscar nominations are announced a week from Thursday?<p>Writing a recent column predicting the nominees for the crafts categories (cinematography, production design, film editing and the like), I kept typing the name of one movie over and over again: "Mad Max: Fury …

16 Sci-Fi Pop Culture Moments to Look Forward to in 2016

Besides another Avengers movie.<p>The last year wasn't too shabby when it came to science fiction, but there are great things ahead in 2016. Here are just a few of the things you have to look forward to in 2016.

Science Fiction

How to Store Beer So It Stays Fresh | Men's Health

The longer beer sits around, the more it tends to lose its smell and flavor—in that order, says Matt Simpson, a certified beer sommelier who taught a “Beer 101” course at Emory University.<p>This is especially true for hoppy craft beers with heavy aromas, like IPAs, Simpson says.<p>But what if you don’t …

Five things you thought you knew about absinthe

Does absinthe contain any drugs? Will you start hallucinating green fairies after a couple of sips? The myths and misinformation surrounding this potent herbal concoction are many. But which ones hold any merit?<p>We consulted T.A. Breaux, a Birmingham, Ala.-based distiller who reverse-engineers the …

'What We Do in the Shadows,' 'It Follows' and others add a fresh bite

"What We Do in the Shadows": Working in the faux-documentary tradition of<p>Christopher Guest, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi crafted a droll delight — think "Big Brother: Transylvania" — that managed to give fresh bite to a genre that was admittedly feeling a little anemic around the fangs.<p>"Far …

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

"Everybody's life feels like a series of projects," said Chris Gagnon, who oversees McKinsey's organizational health research. On a podcast about organizations Going From Fragile to Agile Chris talked about project-based organizations. He said projects are how leading organizations develop new …


To Jews, Christians and Muslims: Let's Stop Drinking the Poison!

As a child many years ago, I remember my father telling me "never fight with anyone who insults your faith". However, this "no fighting advice" led me to many arguments with Dad. "Why is it that Muslims are to be so accepting, to always settle with the lower hand?" I would ask. "Because this is …


23 Things To Look For When You See Star Wars: The Force Awakens Again

We’ve already told you seeing <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> again is probably a good idea. We’ve also given you lots of questions to ponder once you …


American atheists go to war against Christmas

Determined to enforce the separation of church and state, the Freedom From Religion Foundation goes into Grinch-like overdrive as it tries to remove nativity scenes from school and government institutions<p>The children had been practising carols with their school choirs for weeks, excited about …

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Steve Harvey screws up, announces wrong winner for Miss Universe contest, internet loses its mind

The internet is losing its mind over the ending of the Miss Universe pageant.<p>Steve Harvey, the host, announced the wrong winner, and then awkwardly had to walk it back in front of everyone.<p>Apparently, he named the first runner-up, Miss Colombia, as the winner, when in fact Miss Philippines was the …

Steve Harvey

Donald Trump's Anti-Christian Campaign

According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, many white evangelical Christians in the early primary states support Donald Trump. That’s surprising. Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Why Earth's Magnetic Field Flip-Flops

Every so often, Earth's magnetic field flips on its head, turning the magnetic North Pole into the South Pole and vice versa.<p>It last happened 780,000 …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …


Hillary Clinton Accuses Jerry Falwell Jr. Of Aiding ISIS

When Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. declared Friday that if more Americans could carry concealed guns "we could end those Muslims," he was aiding terrorism, Hillary Clinton alleged Sunday morning.<p>Falwell, the son of the late religious right leader Jerry Falwell Sr., made the remark …