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You are 100 percent wrong about boarding airplanes

Opinion Airlines Flights Air Travel<p>It is just after 6 a.m., and darkness is in a holding pattern outside John F. Kennedy International Airport in New …

It’s so dangerous being a bridesmaid in China that some brides are hiring professionals instead

Concern over traditional wedding practices in China being pushed too far has reached new heights following the death of a bridesmaid in Wenchang, Hainan province in September. It was reported that the 28-year-old was pressured into drinking an excessive amount of alcohol on behalf of the bride.<p>This …

Weddings

Why Are American Cities So Much Different Than European Cities?

European cities like Paris are much, much older than American cities like New York, and that age difference has led to many interesting differences …

Urban Design

Michael Bird: how a zealous atheist became a highly recognized Christian scholar

Throughout the month of February, this column will be featuring stories of noted atheists who experienced dramatic shifts in their views, eventually …

Poverty Pushes Syria's War Widows Towards Foreign Fighters

<i>Driven from their homes by fighting, often with children to care for and with no husband to provide protection, women bereaved by the civil war have severely limited choices in seeking security – especially when local tradition means that many Syrian men are opposed to marrying widows.</i><p>LATAKIA, …

Thai king's favourite dog dies, days after man arrested for insulting her

Thong Daeng was adopted as a stray puppy but became a household name after starring in a book written by King Bhumibol Adulyadej<p>The favourite dog of Thailand's ailing monarch has died, days after a man was arrested under the kingdom's strict royal defamation laws for allegedly making a satirical …

You can cook pasta in a small amount of cold water

"I recommend cooking a pound of pasta in a quart-and-a-half of cold water in a frying pan," says Harold McGee, author of <i>Keys to Good Cooking</i>. "It …

For everyone who says living abroad isn’t ‘real life’

“WHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK?”<p>That’s the question I get almost every time I talk to a friend back home in the United States. The question is often …

Hong Kong

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

Writing

Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them<p>In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the …

Spiritual But Not Religious? It Just Doesn't Work.

SBNR. The topic is a hot one in Christian circles today. "Spiritual but not religious."<p>A middle-aged woman who spends Sunday mornings on a hiking trail might say, "I'm spiritual ... but not religious." A young man who says he loves Jesus but hates the church might identify himself as SBNR. …

This Gender-Neutral Word Could Replace 'Mr.' and 'Ms.'

On Tuesday, Dictionary.com added a new batch of words ranging from the eyebrow-licious <i>on fleek</i> to the Apple-propelled <i>digital wallet</i>. Like every group …

Gender-Neutral

The Simple Proof of God

I believe in God. I pray daily and would like to think my faith is strong. I do not have to mentally think through or wrestle with the concept of God's existence on a daily basis in order to believe, I just accept that it is truth and move on.<p>However.<p>My grandpa's death caused quite a ruckus in my …

It's Very Un-Christian to Worry About a Christmas Cup

As the calendar turns to November we have found ourselves wading once again into the time that is the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. This is that special time of year where we will gather with loved ones, share in a good meal, and make preparations for the coming of Advent and Christmas. During …

Scientists may have discovered why humans speak so many different languages

Scientists have long known that voices carry differently in dense forests and open plains and in humid air and dry air.<p>Now, researchers say that the ecosystem and climate in which languages developed might have actually helped shape how they sound.<p>"What we're suggesting is that at least some …

Burning the Borderlands: A Personal Reaction to the Mormon Church's Policy Changes on Same-Sex Couples

As a gay Mormon, I make my home in the borderlands. In a theology that says every man must be married to a woman in order to be with God and progress in heaven, gay Mormons are anomalies. No one quite knows what to do with us.<p>For a while, the answer was to serve a full-time mission, marry a woman, …

Denzel Washington’s Powerful Message About Gratitude, Grace and God

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington spoke of the importance of gratitude, a good attitude and of faith during a charity banquet for the Church of God in Christ on Saturday in St. Louis, Missouri.<p>Washington, the son of a pastor who preached with the Pentecostal denomination for 60 years, said …

Is Lyme the New AIDS? Part Three: A Caution to Gay Men

<i>Note: This is the third and final entry in a series about how my life has been devastated by Lyme disease.</i><p>With the advent of PrEP and effective medical interventions for HIV, I am truly disturbed that gay men -- first, younger generations, but increasingly people my age who lived through the plague …

4 Charts Revealing Americans' Perceptions of Traveling Abroad

Nobody’s pretending Americans are more worldly than other nationalities, but they’re far from being the least traveled.<p>Data from Hostelworld show …

Tourism

'Definitely Weird': Scientists Spot Ice-Spewing Volcanoes on Pluto

Scientists have discovered what appear to be ice-spewing volcanoes on the surface of Pluto, raising questions about how the tiny, distant world has been so geologically active, according to research presented on Monday. The findings, released at an American Astronomical Society meeting in National …

The 10 most generous nations in the world – in pictures

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Tech Industry

Nones who raise their kids with religion: In Losing Our Religion: How Unaffiliated Parents Are Raising Their Children, Christel Manning explores why some faithless parents want their children to grow up with religion.

I’m the kind of Christian that many adults warned me about as a child: I’ve been a church member for most of my adult life, but I have at times gone …

Religion

Saudi Arabia bans over 45 names - is your name in the list?

<b>RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has banned over 45 names as authorities say the proscribed names contradict the religion or culture of the Kingdom.</b><p>According to …

Saudi Arabia

Officials Find Horrifying Surprise Inside Shipping Crates

Last week, officials at the Laos border stopped a suspicious man who was trying to cross into Thailand with dozens of red crates. When they opened …

Isaiah and the There-ness of God

Now that I'm firmly located in the second half of my life -- okay, okay, the third third of my life (and no, I'm not calling it the last third of my life; I'm not ready to go there -- yet) . . . now that I've moved along in my life, past the time when I have to make my mark on the world, produce …

Migrants on boat rescued off Indonesia recall horrific scenes

Crisis escalates as nearly 800 people rescued from boat that was sinking off Indonesian coast<p>Nearly 800 desperate migrants from Burma and Bangladesh were rescued from a sinking vessel by fishermen off Indonesia’s coast on Friday as the boat people crisis in south-east Asia continued to …

Asia

Vienna replaces pedestrian traffic light figures with gay couples

In a gesture to coincide with the city hosting the Eurovision Song Contest, hundreds of pedestrian signals around the Austrian capital will be replaced with new lights showing couples hand in hand<p>Vienna is preparing to give its pedestrian traffic lights a love life – by replacing the red and green …

7 One-Mug Meals That Make Dinner A Cup Of Gooey Goodness

(Photo Credit: Lady and Pups)<p>Dinner for one person <i>shouldn't</i> be difficult. All you need is something gooey, melty and cozy that you can bring into bed and clutch with both hands while simultaneously streaming Netflix and managing a DIY face mask.<p>Turns out the humble mug is a prime vessel for …