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Differentiating the Hijab From the Headscarf

<i>Source: Wikimedia</i><p>Hijab has been the topic of longstanding debates in both western and mainstream Islamic discourses alike. However, how productive are these arguments and the observations that stimulate them, if the focal point is consistently the outwardly appearance of hijab?<p>By focusing merely on …

Praise the Lord or Praise the Person?

A few years ago a friend of mine explained to me that she had left her car door wide open one evening while on her way to an event. When she returned, she realized her negligence. Surprised and relieved that no one had broken into the car, she noted, "God is good." I responded to her, "No! Humans …

Why Are the Dutch So Tall?

It's fairly common knowledge that the Dutch are some of the tallest people in the world. Whereas the average American man measures in at about 5'9" (176 cm), the average Dutch man stands at well over 6' (185 cm) tall. What is it about this small, traditionally seafaring nation that breeds such …

Humility and Growing Old

<b>Baby Boomers</b><p>We are getting older.<p>Our eyesight isn't what it was.<p>Our hands hurt.<p>We are not as strong as we once were.<p>We are not as agile as we once were.<p>We are not as flexible as we once were.<p>We fall down.<p>We forget things.<p>We drop things.<p>Our "naughty bits" don't work like they used to.<p>Blah, blah, …

Were the Vikings really so bloodthirsty?

<b>The Viking story has fascinated people for centuries. But as a major exhibition opens at the British Museum, have people got them all wrong?</b><p>The longships arrived on 8 June. The monks at Lindisfarne didn't know it then - the year was 793 - but it was the beginning of 300 years of bloody Viking raids …

Americans Who Fought in Fallujah Watch al Qaeda Make Comeback

The crack of gunfire shattered the quiet following afternoon prayers in Fallujah on Thursday, an Iraqi city that U.S. forces once wrested from al …

Butter Cookies With Dried Cranberries and Roasted Pecans

The inspiration for this recipe arose a few years ago, when my mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of freshly picked pecans. I was absolutely delighted of course, but wondered what I would end up making with all these pecans.<p>Since the holidays were around the corner, making cookies was the first thing …

brown butter pumpkin cookies with apple cider glaze

I have met quite a few pumpkin cookies in my day that I like. I’ve met one or two with cream cheese frosting that were outstanding, a few with …

Crustless Ginger Pear Custard Pie

The pie crust can be the best part of a pie, with a light and flaky texture that adds crunch to a pie filling and helps hold everything together. Pie …

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of than Thanksgiving meal for many families, such as staple that it is as expected as the turkey. I am a big …

Cranberry, Pancetta and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Stuffing is one of my favorite parts of a big holiday meal, largely because I rarely have stuffing the rest of the year. Whether you call it stuffing …

Cardamom Cranberry Muffins

Cranberries are one of my favorite berries to work with in the fall. Their bright color and sweet-tart taste compliments a lot of different …

7 Myths About Ethics Which Will Hurt Your Business

New entrepreneurs tend to focus only on getting the product right, and assume that the right culture and ethics will come later simply by hiring good people. In fact, they need an early focus on developing their moral compass, as well as setting the right ethical tone. Building an ethical business …

The Insanely Effective 15-Minute Workout

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Can you really get an effective workout in only 15 minutes? You bet your abs you can! Maximize every second of your precious time with this simple plan that's as effective (if not more!) than most hour-long training sessions. The secret is that it combines two proven …

5 Common Habits That Damage Your Emotional Health

When we think of unhealthy habits, items such as cigarette smoking, midnight snacking or a sedentary lifestyle are often the first that come to mind. Yet, many of our unhealthiest habits are not behavioral but psychological in nature. Unhealthy psychological habits tend to fly beneath our radars …

Singapore's Lesson For Washington: Morality Of Leaders Matters

This week, the world awaited a budget deal to emerge from the Senate. But, the underlying question remains: Why has our democracy become so dysfunctional? Deep division between the two major parties is nothing new, but what we have witnessed lately is a kind of hyper-partisanship which makes the …

Is God a Feminist?

The answer depends on who you ask.<p>According to the Midrash Sifre from the third century, the famous five Zelophehad daughters thought so. These young women chose the Tent of Meeting, the place where God revealed himself, as the location for petitioning Moshe and the top Hebrew leadership about …

Yoga For Energy: 10 Uplifting Poses To Fight Fatigue (PHOTOS)

When you're stuck in an afternoon slump or waking up bleary-eyed after a late night, yoga may not be the first thing you turn to for a jolt of energy. But an invigorating Sun Salutation or <i>Virabhadrasana</i> (Warrior II) could be exactly what your body needs to fight fatigue.<p>Turns out, in addition to …

8 Things That Can Make You Smarter

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Annie Murphy Paul<p><b>'The science of learning' sheds new light on ways to keep expanding intelligence</b><p>In “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” the poet Wallace Stevens takes something familiar -- an ordinary blackbird -- and by looking at it from many different …

20 Things Every Daughter Should Hear

My dearest daughter,<p>Celebrating your 28th birthday has made me reflect and want to share some well-earned wisdom with you. You know, the kind of stuff I wish someone had told me when I was your age? Yes, I know you didn't ask, but we both know that has never stopped me before.<p>First up, turning 28 …

What We Can Learn From Other Marriages

You're in love, you're getting engaged, and if you haven't yet named the day, you soon will. You want your wedding to be an unforgettable affirmation of your love and of your long-term commitment.<p>But how can you make sure that in the years to come you will live up to the promises you made on your …

Why Consequences Work

I have seen transformation in my children over and over again. It goes like this.<p><b>Setting:</b> I enter the living room in the evening and see my children watching TV, with a mess around them.<p><b>Me:</b> Please clean up the living room.<p><b>Kids:</b> <i>(no response)</i><p><b>Me:</b> You guys, it's a mess and it's not okay and you aren't …

Bible outpaces Fifty Shades of Grey to become surprise hit in Norway

It may sound like an unlikely number one best-seller for any country, but even more so in secular Norway.<p>Yet the Bible, printed in a new Norwegian language version, has outpaced Fifty Shades of Grey to become Norway’s most popular book, catching the entire country by surprise.<p>The sudden burst of …

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Marina Keegan's Words Live On, One Year After Her Death

In the year since the death of 23-year-old activist writer Marina Keegan in a car crash, her mother said the power of her daughter's words sustain …

Forget Everything You Knew About Latte Art: This Barista Makes Coffee Portraits!

Latte art is nothing new, but the designs that NYC barista Mike Breach does certainly are. He paints portraits and other intricate pictures (like the …

Science-based 7-minute work out requires only a chair, a wall, and you [chart]

Can’t afford a gym membership? Crunched for time? Live in an area that’s not safe for a daily jog or stroll?<p>None of these things mean a quick workout …

The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from

<b>(Imgorthand via iStock)</b><p>As society evolves, so do our curse words. Here’s how some of the most famous ones developed — and a few new ones<p>Melissa Mohr<p>May 11, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing”<p>The 18th and 19th centuries’ embrace of linguistic delicacy and …

The Science of Waiting and the Art of Delay

<i>“We never live; we are always in the expectation of living,”</i> Voltaire famously lamented. This tension between anticipation and impatience, indeed, seems central to the human condition. In <b>Wait: The Art and Science of Delay</b> (<i>public library</i>), former investment banker turned writer and law educator</b> …