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Televangelist says God told him he needs 4th private plane

Jesse Duplantis, a televangelist with viewers across the globe, says God told him he needs a new jet.<p>Specifically, God told Duplantis he needs a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine private jet capable of carrying 12 to 16 passengers at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. The Falcon 7X, which would be …

Jesus

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

The 10 best sci-fi shows on Netflix

Hoping to banish all memories of the 1998 big-screen dud, Netflix has premiered its long-awaited remake of Lost In Space.<p>Early reviews suggest that …

Science Fiction

Melania Knew

Dear America: Come on, you can’t be serious.<p>The ongoing saga over a president, a porn star and a payoff is so lewd and tawdry that it can’t simply be added to the ever-expanding list of horrible misbehaviors of a womanizing misogynist.<p>It’s not even the infidelity that most bothers me. I view that …

Donald Trump

Funk's Big Brother Jazz

I like jazzy Funk and I like funky Jazz. Some pure Jazz also made in here. And please don‘t worry about the soulful sides as well. All songs had me …

I’ve been replaced by another woman and the pain is killing me | Dear Mariella

A young woman who thought she had everything mapped out perfectly is suddenly on her own – and the jealousy is unbearable. Mariella Frostrup says it’s hard but it’s time to look to the future<p><b>The dilemma</b> A year ago, my partner of 12 years (fiancé of five) told me he wanted to end our relationship. …

Relationships

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Muslim holds ancient key to Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - As dark falls, Adeeb Joudeh, a Muslim, makes his way through the stone alleyways of Jerusalem's walled Old City cradling the ancient key to one of Christianity's holiest sites.<p>Centuries ago, the imposing iron key to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where many Christians …

Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize

A senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, 55 years to the day after his heroic actions averted global catastrophe.<p>On 27 October 1962, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was on board the Soviet submarine …

War

Tom Hanks on Harvey Weinstein: People 'knew exactly what was going on'

Tom Hanks said while he had never heard about the allegations of sexual assault against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, there were plenty of people in Hollywood who "knew exactly what was going on."<p>In an interview with NPR, Hanks addressed the recent allegations against Weinstein.<p>The …

Netflix's 34 original drama series, ranked from worst to best

Over the years, it has proved to be a hotbed for original drama programming, with shows like "Stranger Things" and "13 Reasons Why" becoming cultural sensations.<p>With so many drama series on the service, however, it can be hard to keep up with which shows are worth watching.<p>To create a cheat sheet …

Drama

The Exposed Thong Is Back—But What Happens When You Wear It in Public?

Recently, I published a report declaring that the visible thong was back. Or maybe it was more like an ode. After all, who doesn’t love a good thong moment? A slight flash of a strap has that freaky Freudian effect that riles up the imagination. Or as Svetlana Bevza, one of several designers who …

Archives

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'

It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget.<p>Early one Monday morning, police and FBI agents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the …

New Jersey

23 Twitter Jokes So Bad, You’ll Be Embarrassed About Laughing At Them

<b>Who doesn't like a good joke, right?</b><p>Thanks to social media, especially Twitter, every other person is a stand-up comic and jokes are being dolled out …

Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist

“Langston Hughes was never far from jazz,” writes Rebecca Gross at the NEA’s Art Works Blog. “He listened to it at nightclubs, collaborated with …

This is what the Quran actually says about blasphemy

In the 1979 hit British comedy <i>Monty Python’s Life of Brian</i>, an elderly man is charged and convicted for committing blasphemy. His crime? Uttering the …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Diabetes

This is what Pangea would look like with our current international borders

240 million years ago, Earth did not have seven continents (or eight if you count Zealandia), but one supercontinent called Pangea, which was …

Florida

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation<p>Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, …

Singularity

16 Hilarious Doctor Jokes Because Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

Doctors.<p>A lot of us are shit-scared of them. But then realization dawns upon us, and we become conscious of the fact that we'll actually be less dead …

The Only Thing More Trippy Than 'Legion' Is Modern Era Comics

Noah Hawley's incredible X-Men TV show succeeds because it honors what great comics have always done.<p>When <i>Legion</i> began airing on FX in February, …

Stanley Tucci’s nostalgic recipe for Calabrian eggs poached in tomato sauce | A Taste of Home

Fridays were Dad’s night to cook, recalls Stanley Tucci – when the family would gather on old stools round the formica-topped table and tuck into sweet-smelling eggs poached in a tomato sauce, mopped up with hunks of bread<p>I grew up in Katonah, New York, but my family are of Calabrian heritage, so …

The Example of Jesus: A challenge to Christians in a politically divided nation

"Let him begin by treating the Patriotism or the Pacifism as a part of his religion. Then let him, under the influence of partisan spirit, come to regard it as the most important part. Then quietly and gradually nurse him on to the stage at which the religion becomes merely part of the 'Cause,' in …

Religion

Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown

Brian Cash can put a figure to the cost of Alabama's new immigration law: at least $100,000. That's the value of the tomatoes he has personally ripening out in his fields and that are going unpicked because his Hispanic workforce vanished literally overnight.<p>For generations, Cash's family have …

11 Underrated Image Comics You Should Check Out

When you dive into the back catalog of Image Comics, it’s easy to get overwhelmed pretty quickly. They’ve published a staggering amount in 25 years. …

93-year-old Muslim preacher dies in Nigeria, leaving behind 86 widows and 170 children

Nigerian believed that Allah had granted him special powers to marry as often as he liked.<p>A Muslim preacher who believed Allah had granted him a …

Boko Haram Suicide Squads Include Little Boys, Girls, and Now Babies

It’s not enough to slaughter the innocents with explosives. The Nigerian terror group targets the vaccination campaigns that try to save them from …

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