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10 reasons Americans go to church -- and 9 reasons they don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> If American religion were traded at a stock exchange, your broker might be advising you to sell. The trend lines don't look great and haven't for quite some time.<p>Social scientists and religious leaders have lots of theories about the long, slow slide, blaming it on everything from the …

El Salvador

RIP Crocs 2002-2018

Love them or hate them, Crocs were an iconic design that combined comfort with efficient manufacturing. The foam clog was ubiquitous when it emerged 16 years ago in 2002.<p>Crocs announced today that it would be shuttering all of its manufacturing plants and it's chief financial officer will resign. …

Michelle Obama

New Wave of New Testament Scholarship

My article for CRUX this week highlights the new wave of New Testament scholarship in which the tired old theories of the liberal academics are at …

New Testament

Aleph and Omega: Scott Kellum offers six suggestions for improving one's use of the biblical languages - B&H Academic

I believe that <i>great</i> expositors of Scripture are good grammarians. That is, one does not have to be the second coming of A.T. Robertson to be a great …

New Testament

John Frame’s Advice: 30 Suggestions for Theological Students and Young Theologians

“Reflections of a Lifetime Theologian: An Extended Interview with John M. Frame,” interviewed by P. Andrew Sandlin in <i>Speaking the Truth in Love: The</i> …

Using ARTEZA Gouache Paint & Watercolor Pad

Everything I know about Gouache

How to make outlines that will help you write fantastic posts.

Remember how your high school teacher would make you create an outline for your work?<p>Then, you would submit a rough draft, which they would return …

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer

I'm low-key obsessed.<p>In late December, one of my favorite bloggers mentioned she was thinking of starting something called a "bullet journal." As someone who used to be a pretty prolific journaler but who has since gotten out of the habit, I was super intrigued. I followed her link to learn more …

Intelligent People Will Always Struggle to Find Love Because of These 9 Reasons

Relationships are difficult. You’re managing your own needs with another person’s as well. That is a terrifying thing and can be troublesome …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

This Birthday Cake for a Photographer is Soft and Creamy at f/1.4

Check out this birthday cake that was made for a photographer. It was inspired by the $3,900 Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 lens, which the photographer …

This Photographer Hiked 14 Hours for Epic Wedding Photos at Trolltunga

Trolltunga, or “Troll Tongue,” is a famous rock formation in Norway that’s used often for breathtaking photos. Photographer Priscila Valentina was …

'The Right Time' Is a Myth. Here's How to Make Every Time Work for You.

Life is too uncertain to wait around for 'the right time.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"It's not yet the right time."<p>By telling yourself this, you kill your dreams from coming to fruition. Life is too uncertain to wait around for the "right time."<p>Time means different …

Motivation

5 Clone Stamp Secrets to Up Your Photoshop Cloning Game

Photoshop's Clone Stamp is the most versatile tool for removing things and fixing blemishes. But there is more to it than just cloning and stamping. …

Tutorials

30 dishes everyone should know how to make before they turn 30, according to Michelin-starred and industry-leading head chefs

Everyone has a signature dish they whip out when they're trying to impress -- whether it's beans on toast or a gourmet beef wellington with all …

TIME’s Latest Cover Photos were Shot on the iPhone

<i>TIME</i> magazine’s latest issue features a special project titled FIRSTS, which features profiles of 46 influential women who are changing the world. …

‘Born From Urgency’: Joey L. Releases Book and Film on War Against ISIS

Joey L. has released a follow-up documentary to his 2015 film ”Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan”, again finding himself embedded with Kurdish …

5 essential tools to make you crazy productive

We’re always hearing how tech distracts us from being in the moment, whether we’re at work or hanging out with friends. But we can also harness the power of technology to help make us more productive and able to keep up with our never-ending to-do lists. We asked five people in TQ, a tech hub in …

I am the empress of fall and if you drink hot coffee before the equinox you are dead to me

I am who they call the Empress of Fall — a title I gave myself after purchasing approximately 300 plastic gourds from a basement Michael's.<p>And as …

3 Lightroom Tricks That Will Change How You Edit Photos

Lightroom is a fairly straightforward and simple piece of software to get your head around. But, like anything, there are always shortcuts and tricks …

Five guys take same photo for 35 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five friends from Santa Barbara High School have been snapping the same photo in the same pose on the same cabin bench every five years for the past 35 years.<p>From left to right, as is the tradition, John "Wedge" Wardlaw, Mark Rumer-Cleary, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson gazed …

Santa Barbara

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Here’s the Number One Challenge for Photographers

One camera, one lens, one film/preset, one year. The “Number One Challenge” is as simple as that, and at the same time incredibly difficult as well. …

Artist Illustrates Everyday Life With His Wife

We've shared many relationship comics created by women, but relationship comics created by men are a rare find- and they're rarely very good looking …

Six Beliefs that Keep You Unhappy

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be, ” said Abraham Lincoln. You may see the truth in this quote – but do you live …

Happiness

10 TED Talks that are worth more than an MBA

But being a great leader doesn't have to mean going to management school.<p>You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning from the information that is at your fingertips.<p>Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.

TED Talks

These 10 Habits Will Change Your Life for the Better

“We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.”<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs …

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People

Being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful.<p>Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out …

Happiness