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Boston College professor offers extra credit for students to go on dates

A Boston College philosophy professor—known as the “dating professor”—offers extra credit to her students who (while sober) ask someone out on a date, go out on that said date and have no physical contact.<p>The Washington Post reported on Monday that Professor Kerry Cronin said she came up with the …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

Keeping fit on the road: A how to guide

<b>(CNN) —</b> For most people, keeping fit involves an established exercise routine built around a regular weekly schedule. But what if your job involves large amounts of travel?<p>Many people come back from trips away carrying extra pounds from disruption to regular exercise, as well as an increased …

Pope says Christmas 'hostage' to materialism, God in shadows

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war weary.<p>Pope Francis holds a statue of baby Jesus during the Christmas night Mass in …

North Africa

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: I want a new life in Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> She was married to the most wanted man in the world, the leader of ISIS.<p>In her first interview since her release from a Lebanese prison last year, Saja al-Dulaimi recalled to CNN Swedish affiliate Expressen TV what it was like to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wife and what she fears for the …

Islam

Obama: Vast parts of the world off-limits for nukes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said Friday that global efforts to improve nuclear security have removed from circulation material equivalent to 150 nuclear weapons, safeguarding it from extremists.<p>"That's material that will never fall into the hands of terrorists," Obama said at a news …

Terrorism

Syrian refugees pursue education for their children, in hope for the future

Amman, Jordan, Nov 30, 2014 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Refugees of the Syrian civil war say their new life has many burdens, but they hope that …

Amid Syrian refugee relief, Christians and Muslims find fellowship

Amman, Jordan, Nov 20, 2014 / 04:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Syrian Muslim refugee aided by the Catholic relief agency Caritas Jordan now volunteers to …

Food, blankets and hope – nuns risk lives to serve Syrian refugees

Beirut, Lebanon, Nov 12, 2014 / 04:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Near the Lebanon-Syria border, two religious sisters are among the staff members at a …