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The 8 Oldest Religions in the World

Though most religions make it a point to claim their teachings have been consistent since the dawn of time (whenever that was), spiritual traditions …

Ancient History

Rose, the flower of love and protection

Symbolic of love, the rose has been associated with a number of different Deities over the centuries. Perhaps the most well-known in the West are the …

Range of alternative faiths find community under pagan umbrella

Paganism represents a wide range of religious and spiritual beliefs, including Wiccans, Druids and Heathens. But for pagans at ASU and in the Valley …

9 Instagram Posts That Will Change How You Think About Altars

The fall equinox, or the Pagan sabbat known as Mabon, is fast-approaching, and people whose spirituality is grounded in nature are already assembling …

For modern witches, the occult provides something the church can't

The orphan wizard is a character we're all familiar with, thanks to the success of Harry Potter, but for Marque Caban it's his own reality. The …

Why Wise People Take Social Security at 62

It will help you leverage the most powerful resource at your disposal.<p>As a college student, future-filmaker Roco Belic took time off of school to …

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Veggie-Hearty Meals for the Week Ahead

Do you ever follow a weekend of dining out with a strong craving for vegetables? That's where my head (and stomach) is at this week while meal …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

12 GIFs Stashing Sweet, Sweet Secrets These hidden gems are too delicious not to share

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay for the Rest of Your Life

8Point3 Energy Partners, Lowe's, and Pfizer are top dividend-paying companies that could produce long-term income for investors.<p><b>8Point3 …

Do pets really benefit children's health? Large study investigates

A wide range of small studies have lately been suggesting that children who own or interact with a pet have better physical and psychological health. …

The First Warning Sign of Alzheimer's May Surprise You

We've all heard the stories of the grandma who got lost on her way home from the grocery store, or the great uncle who relies on GPS for the drive to …

The Best Over-the-Counter Fixes for UTIs, Yeast Infections, Allergies, and More

The absolute best OTC remedies for headaches, tummy trouble, BV, allergies, muscle pain, urinary tract infections—you name it.

Can eating almonds raise 'good' cholesterol? - Futurity

Eating almonds could boost HDL cholesterol while improving the body's ability to get rid of "bad cholesterol,' a study suggests.

7 Signs That Someone's Lying to You

Over the past couple of weeks, a few articles about lying and deception have crossed my desk. I took this as a message that I should do a little …

How the 80/20 rule helped this woman lose weight

A diet doesn’t need to be 100 percent healthy to be healthy, according to Work Week Lunch founder Talia Koren. The blogger lost 10 pounds following the 80/20 rule, which involves focusing on eating healthy foods 80 percent of the time, and less healthy foods the remaining 20 percent.<p>“I wasn’t …

Fitness

Why Are So Many Women Being Misdiagnosed?

Emily was bedridden with severe cramps, but five doctors told her she was simply “unlucky” to have painful periods. Tina had crushing chest pain yet was sent home from the hospital and told she had a gastrointestinal problem. Tanieka’s doctor attributed her fatigue and heart palpitations to stress. …

Embracing negative emotions could boost psychological well-being

When feelings of sadness or disappointment take hold, most of us do our utmost to escape them. However, according to new research, embracing these …

Terpenes: What happens when these aromatic compounds in cannabis enter the body?

<i>Click here to read the first story in the series, and here for the second.</i><p>If you've been keeping up with our series on terpenes, you'll be familiar …

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme.<p>It costs $60,000 for 20 years residency, along with a $600 a year membership fee.<p>Included in the price is a state-sponsored concierge programme, entitling members to VIP access to government …

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

A Buddhist master reveals the number one cause of suffering and what we can do about it

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy.<p>The first …