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13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

11 Clever Uses for Safety Pins

There are lots of reasons to keep a stash of these tiny tools around. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sure, safety pins are helpful for fixing a dropped hem or ripped seam in a pinch, but you already knew that. Here are some more ways they can solve problems all over the …

“The Crime of abandoning Islam” – Will The UK Government Stop Incitement To Kill Apostates?

Regular readers will recall the chairman of the Luton Islamic Centre stating in an ideal Islamic State homosexuals will be killed. I also wrote about …

Islam

13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015

BRITISH BROADCASTER and naturalist Sir David Attenborough once asked: “Are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an …

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b><p>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

The Skill of Procrastination

I’m not sure if it is a skill or a curse. I do my best to get things done and I have many lists (in my head and written done on calendars). Just …

Nine people choke to death eating mochi rice cakes in Japan

Traditional consumption of mochi rice cakes during New Year celebrations leaves 13 more people in serious condition<p>Japan’s habitual New Year killer has struck again, after nine people were reported to have died in recent days from choking on rice cakes.<p>Mochi – glutinous cakes of pounded rice – are …

Michael Zekulin: ISIS is watching us

Last month, another video threatening Canada emerged. The individual tasked with delivering ISIS’s message was Ottawa-born John Maguire, a convert to …

Canada

Pastor Is Attracted To Men, But Decides To Marry A Woman To Avoid Sin

Allan Edwards is the Pastor of Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania. He recently sat down with reporter Rachel Martin from NPR to discuss …

The Worst Bible Story

I’m currently reading The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It by Peter Enns, and I’ll be blogging my thoughts …

Depression Could Be More a Physical Than Mental Condition, Say Scientists

A growing number of scientists are coming to the conclusion that depression is at least as much a physical condition as it has to do with the …

Religion’s sinister fairy tale: Extremists, the religious right, Reza Aslan and the fight for reason

We must no longer ignore the propagation of apocalyptic fables that large numbers of people take seriously<p>I would like to thank Reza Aslan. In his recent Salon rebuttal to denunciations (including mine) of religion put forward by people the media has come to call New Atheists, he resurrects a word …

Pope Francis Urges Muslim Leaders to Condemn Violence

Pope Francis has called on Muslim leaders to condemn violence in order to eliminate the unfortunate stereotype linking Islam with terrorism.<p>The …

Palestinian woman stabs Israeli, shot by security forces