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Japanese “forest medicine” is the art of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shooting roils gun politics in NRA-friendly Florida

Major moves unlikely, but 'nonstarters are now in play,' says top Republican.<p>MIAMI — The state of Florida, long a laboratory for the National Rifle Association, brought America its first major concealed-weapons law and Stand Your Ground, not to mention policies like a prohibition on doctors asking …

Guns

Why Some Catholics Defend the Kidnapping of a Jewish Boy

It’s not about the Church’s relationship with Jews. It’s about the culture war inside the Church.<p>One summer evening in 1858, the police showed up at the home of a Jewish family in Bologna, Italy, and took their six-year-old child. Authorities had discovered that the child, Edgardo Mortara, had been …

Religion

7 Ways To Have Better Sex This Year

If you're looking for a resolution to start the new year, why not make it a fun one — like trying to have better sex? Whether you're single or in a …

Relationships

Fusion GPS founders say they were 'shocked' by contents of 'Steele dossier'

The founders of the private research firm that commissioned the controversial dossier detailing salacious allegations against President TrumpDonald …

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

Pope Francis Reveals Another Fundamental Misunderstanding Of Gender Identity

The pontiff condemned what he called "the biologic and psychological manipulation of sexual difference."<p>Pope Francis has doubled down on his opposition to gender fluidity.<p>In an address to the Pontifical Academy for Life’s general assembly on Thursday, Francis decried “the utopia of ‘neutral,’” …

Is America really free?

While the history of American culture has always been known for its freedom of speech and religion and the Hollywood cinema has always portrayed us …

What’s the Purpose of … the Church?

Whatever else we may know about Christians, we know this: Christians are supposed to go to church. Every Sunday, Christians gather together to …

Evangelical Christianity

Trump’s tax bombshell is going to blow up Canada’s competitiveness

While Canada debates hiking taxes on small businesses, the Trump administration and Congress launched a tax-reform process Wednesday that could make …

Roman Catholic Church Beliefs

Compare the Beliefs of Catholicism and Protestantism<p>For the purpose of comparison, this resource looks at the main differences between the beliefs …

Compare the Beliefs of Christian Denominations

01<p>of 10<p>Original Sin<p><b>Anglican/Episcopal</b> - "Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam ... but it is the fault and corruption of the Nature of …

11 Signs of a Partner Who Will Be With You Until the Very End

It's not every day that you find your perfect person, so when you do, you want to make sure you never lose them. There are certain qualities you should look for in a life partner, but there are also telltale signs that say he or she is in it for the long haul, <i>and</i> that they're a great choice. Here …

What Is the Self?

The Buddhist Teachings of Self and No-Self<p>Among all the Buddha's teachings, those on the nature of the self are the hardest to understand, yet they …

Alt-Right, Alt-Left And Alt-Jesus

Following Jesus is to be in constant resistance to the patterns of this world. It is to invite the Holy Spirit to dwell within us and God to sit on throne of our hearts. God Almighty is our love, peace, joy, peace, strength and identity at all times. Especially in times of violence, stress, abuse …

The other terrible thing Donald Trump did yesterday, you know, besides the neo-Nazi stuff

There's an important rule to live by in covering the Trump administration, which tends to set off multiple dumpster fires every day: Pay attention to …

If your church didn’t speak up about Charlottesville, now is the time to leave

I should have left my church after Ferguson, the death of Philando Castile, and definitely after the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. But …

Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here's why we do

Houston, Texas, Nov 1, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular '80s Church …

7 Times Scientists Fact-Checked the Bible

What debunks hath God wrought?<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Data, Genetics, History & Medicine<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

Report: the GOP in Indiana is making it harder for Democrats to vote

An investigation by the Indianapolis Star has found that policies by state and local Republicans in Indiana have restricted voting in predominantly Democratic areas — while expanding voting access in Republican-held areas.<p>At the heart of the controversy: early voting stations.<p>The investigation …

Here's Why I Disconnect for 25 Hours Each Week

There's no tweeting, snapping, posting, or sharing, but I view Shabbat, and its associated laws, as a wonderful gift.<p>It's Friday night. The sun is setting. It's time to turn off the laptops and put all work aside. For the next 25 hours, all our family's electronic devices are going to be …

Shabbat

World's Top New Testament Scholar - Christians Need To Read The Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

I’ve written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, <i>The Day the Revolution Began</i>. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights to even the most seasoned student of the …

Theology