Sanjay D Costa

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10 Marks of a Grace-Alone Church

<b>Article by: Carl Trueman</b><b>Also in TGC’s series on the Reformation’s five solas:</b>• Sola Scriptura Demands Inerrancy (Matthew Barrett)<br>• Justification = Faith …

How Angels Communicate through Music

The Music of Angels is One Angel Communication Language<p>Angels communicate in a variety of ways as they interact with God and human beings, and some …

Angels of the Bible: Serving God by Serving Us

Bible Angels<p>Greeting cards and gift shop figurines featuring angels as cute babies sporting wings may be a popular way of depicting them, but the …

Watch Chuck Swindoll's Response to Hurricane Harvey

Loading the player<p>"Having been reared in the Houston and south Texas area, both Cynthia and I have experienced several hurricanes, but nothing to the …

Nigeria: Priest Quits Catholic Church, Says 'I Want to Go to Heaven When I Die'

(file photo).<p>A Catholic priest in Nigeria stunned radio listeners when he announced on a live programme that he was quitting the Catholic …

Protesters face off as U.S. abortion debate heats up | Reuters

WASHINGTON/MARIETTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Anti-abortion protesters rallied at scores of Planned Parenthood clinics on Saturday to urge Congress and President Donald Trump to strip the health services provider of federal funding, while supporters of the organization staged counter-demonstrations around …

Silencing My Self-Critic: Adventures in Anxiety and Depression, Part 1

I am my own worst enemy. I am my biggest critic. I am the biggest thing holding myself back. I'm plagued daily with feelings of inadequacy, and a panic that I'll never live up to impossible self-imposed standards. I am anxious. I am depressed. And, now, I realize this is okay. I can never separate …

Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetes | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect people at high risk for heart disease against diabetes, a new study found.<p>Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,500 people at an increased risk for heart …

Brain scientists to work with schools on how to learn

There are calls for more evidence about academic study and the functioning of the brain<p><b>A £6m fund has been launched to make better use of neuroscience in classrooms in England.</b><p>The scheme, backed by the Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation, wants more evidence-based research into how …

Coming Soon: An Insulin Pill?

Needle-phobes take note: Scientists take steps toward an alternative<p>Stronger erections. Weight loss. Better sleep. There’s a pill for almost everything and everyone—except for people who take insulin for diabetes. But that could change within the next few years, according to a new paper from the …

Diabetes

So Your Guy Has a Curved Penis…

How to navigate a bend below the belt.<p>How's this for TMI: Enrique Iglesias recently told the <i>New York Post</i> that he's got a little bit of a curve below the belt. The singer said, "My worst defect is from my waist down. I'm sorry, no, that's not my worst defect…but it is a little curved." Uh, didn't …

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J&J, Pharmacyclics leukemia drug improves survival in study | Reuters

(Reuters) - An independent committee recommended a late stage trial of a cancer drug developed by Pharmacyclics Inc and Johnson & Johnson be stopped early as it became clear it helped patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) live longer, paving the way for additional approval of the …

10 Ways to Evolve and Be a Better Person

<b>"What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization." -- Abraham Maslow</b><p><b>Practice gratitude.</b> Look at the good parts. One of my clients broke his neck in a car accident and sustained other serious injuries. Session after session, he expressed gratitude that his life was spared and …

PepsiCo's workplace wellness program fails the bottom line -study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-running and well-respected workplace wellness program at PepsiCo that encourages employees to adopt healthier habits has not reduced healthcare costs, according to the most comprehensive evaluation of a such a program ever published.<p>Bottles of Pepsi cola are seen in a …

5 Healthy Dishes You Can Make in Your Microwave

No one will ever guess you skipped the oven

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Dare to Be 100: Age Test

The legendary baseball pitcher Satchel Paige is credited with crafting the immortal question, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?" In this he captured the very real fact that the calendar is a nearly worthless guide to know how old you are. How old you are is measured not by …

Obamacare vs. How Much Do You Care?

I share a similar mindset with President Clinton with respect to most issues and initiatives. Where we differ profoundly is on the issue of Obamacare.<p>I wholeheartedly applaud President Clinton for embracing change and transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, while articulating in doing so the benefits …

Yawn Caused Man's Lung To Collapse, Chinese Doctors Say

It seemed like a normal start to the day for one Chinese man. He woke up, stretched and yawned -- then he felt a throbbing pain in his chest.<p>Still, he didn't realize anything was amiss and headed to work. It wasn't until later, after his coworkers brought him to the Central Hospital of Wuhan, that …

You Think That's Bad? I Lost a Testicle!

So we in the Midwest are just coming out of a little thing called a Polar Vortex, which up until recently might have been mistaken for the lesser known fetish of "Santa Porn." On the morning of January 6, my wife Stephanie and I woke up at oh-dark-thirty and shoveled the better part of a foot of …

Beyond human: How I became a cyborg

When writer Frank Swain joined the ranks of the cyborgs, he discovered that it meant losing control of a part of his body. In the first of our Beyond Human series, he explores why enhancing the senses raises surprising personal and ethical problems.<p><i>Listen: What does red or green sound like? In the</i> …

Singularity

The Exercise That Could Help You Eat Less

Read this before you house a bunch of Oreos<p>Selfie may have been the word of 2013, but we think that mindfulness should’ve been up there, too—the practice is everywhere these days! The latest evidence: A new study published in the journal <i>Appetite</i> found that being mindful can help you eat less …

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Health: Know What, or No How

You doubtless know the old saw about Carnegie Hall: How do you get there? Practice, practice, practice.<p>We might invoke similar reasoning about a far greater prize, with far more universal implications: vitality. How do you add years to life, and life to years? Good old-fashioned knowhow.<p>Note that …

Top Diets Of 2014 (Hint: It's Probably Not What You Think)

<i>U.S. News</i> has ranked 32 diets, and which one comes out on top?<p>The DASH diet. It's an acronym for a dreadfully dull name, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet. Haven't heard of it?<p>True, it doesn't get much buzz.<p>But it's been around for a long time, and there's solid evidence that it …

Your Best Mantra for 2014

If you were to ask me what one thing the <i>vast</i> majority of the thousands of clients I've seen in my clinical psychology practice over the last 38 years have had in common, the answer might shock you. Almost without exception, what brings people to my office is what turns out to be a disconnect …

Narcolepsy Is An Autoimmune Disorder, Study Confirms

A recent study confirms long-held suspicions that the sleep disorder narcolepsy -- a condition where a person feels uncontrollably sleepy during the daytime and can experience muscle weakness -- is actually an autoimmune disorder. The findings also help to explain why narcolepsy was linked to the …

Have You Ever Experienced "Gymtimidation"?

Yep, it's a real thing, and it can mess with your fitness goals. Here's how to get over it<p>You've been psyching yourself up all day to get your sweat on after work. You hit the gym ready to kill it, but after seeing another woman swing a 25-pound kettlebell like it's no big deal, your self-esteem …

Fitness

Think You're Cold And Hungry? Try Eating In Antarctica

If the icy blast of polar air that's descended upon much of the U.S. over the last couple of days has you reaching for the cookie jar for comfort — and ready to give up on those New Year's resolutions — then seriously? It's time to toughen up. Just think: At least you're not in the Antarctic.<p>That …

How Your Job Gets You Drunk

Should you blame your boss if you hit the bottle too hard?<p>Clear your head before happy hour. Stress kills men’s self-control—and could make you drink more, suggests a new study from the Netherlands.<p>Scientists asked two groups of men and women to perform a task before drinking alcohol. One was a …

Is Your Blood Pressure Too High?

Slightly elevated levels could mean trouble<p>Heart stopper: If your blood pressure lands somewhere above the ideal range but doesn’t qualify as “high,” your ticker still could be in trouble, shows research from the <i>American Heart Journal</i>.<p>In the review, researchers found people with blood pressure …

Diabetes