Charles Giarratana

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White Christianity is in big trouble. And it has itself to blame.

Thinkstock by Getty ImagesIt’s that time of year again, when we hear about the profanity of “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and about …

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Darth Vader

Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan.<p>His tiny plot, located in the shadow of the 537-bed teaching hospital, helps Halloran cope with burnout from long hours and …

PHOTOS: Peep At The Toilets Of 7 Families Around The World

If you search for images of "toilet" on Google, you'll get a page of sparkling white ceramic toilets.<p>That's the typical toilet for people in a high-income country. But not every toilet looks like that.<p>To get a better idea of the range of toilets around the world, take a look at Dollar Street. It's …

Personal Hygiene

Introducing The Strangest Battle Of WWII: When Americans And Nazis Fought Side-By-Side

Discover the incredible story of the Battle for Castle Itter, which saw the Americans and the Germans team up against an unlikely enemy.<p>Castle …

Sweden's Incredibly Rare White Moose Was Nearly Killed Earlier This Week

Thousands of people rallied to save it.<p>Earlier this year, a rare albino moose was spotted in the forests of Värmland in Sweden.<p>The astonishing animal …

Wildlife

10 films with great martial arts sequences to watch on Netflix today

<b>From the kung fu antics of Iron Fist and the MMA in the final season of Kingdom, to the ninja exploits of the latest Lego movie and the newly-devised</b> …

How to choose your backpack capacity based on trip length

Embarking on a backpacking trip soon? The length of your trip will determine how big of a pack you'll need – here's our simple guide.The post How to …

Winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2017

Saltwater

Turn Your Bedroom Into a Luxury Hotel With This Five-star Bedding

Sleep like you're on vacation every night.<p>One of the highlights of any luxury hotel stay is that moment when you slip between the crisp, white sheets …

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

Eight habits of highly emotionally intelligent people

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

A Pocket Guide to Lucca | What to do in Lucca, Italy

<b>Everyone grows up reading or hearing fairytales; tales of towns surrounded by Medieval walls. What happens inside and outside of these walls is</b> …

Italy

25 Secret European Villages

age fotostock / Alamy<p>Giornico, Switzerland<p>The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, …

Italy

Top Destinations in Italy Where Italians Go

You’re at a restaurant and want wine, but you’re not sure what to order. A Tuscan Chianti or Piedmontese Barolo is always a solid choice. Or, you’re …

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

6 Stunning Destinations for People Who Hate Tourists

Avoid the crowds.<p>Travelers have clocked 369 million international trips so far this year, an incredible sum equal to nearly 1.6 million trips per …

European Travel

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p><i>Listen to this song while you read</i><i>? It's a beaut.</i><p>***<p>Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with …

Happiness

4 rituals that will make you mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …

10 Most Beautiful Towns in Puglia

Dreamy whitewashed enclaves, quaint fishing villages jutting into the sea, and ancient hilltop settlements hemmed in by protective walls – the …

The Best Places to Visit in Europe, by Someone Who Lived There for 5 Years

No matter how many times you visit Europe, it's difficult to ever feel like you know the region well. After all, the continent is comprised of 50 …

8 Reasons to Visit the French Basque Country

Ancient traditions and mesmerizing nature collide in <i>Pays Basque</i>. Just like the neighboring <i>País Vasco</i> across the border, this seductive and …

An Introduction to Art Paint Brushes

01<p>of 18<p>How the Size of an Art Paint Brush is Indicated<p>Artist's paintbrushes come in an array of sizes, shapes, and hairs. Find out more about the …

Graphics

OPINION: I've Studied Larsen C For Years – It's Not a Simple Story of Climate Change

"A rare but natural occurrence."<p>One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Over the …

Global Warming

15 FAIRY TALE TOWNS IN EUROPE

(Last Updated On: February 9, 2018)<p>This post contains affiliate links<p>There is no doubt that the most charming fairy tale towns are in Europe. …

European Travel

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

Ten Things High Achievers Do To Get More Done Under Pressure

Why is it that some people seem to keep their cool under pressure yet others quickly find themselves feeling overwhelmed, distracted and stressed out? Surprisingly, it’s not because a lucky few are born with a coating of psychological Teflon rendering them immune to stress or have an innate ability …

Albert Einstein

Dive Hacks: 17 Scuba Gear Tips and Tricks from the Pros

Scuba diving gear is amazing — it's our link to the underwater world. But anyone who's done their fair share of diving knows that it can often be …

Scuba Diving

6 Underrated Places in Italy

It’s hard to go wrong on a trip to Italy, period -- pasta in Rome, the romantic canals of Venice, the Easter egg-tinged coast of Cinque Terre. But …