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The United States of ISIS: More Popular Than Al Qaeda Ever Was

Fourteen years after the war on terror began, the Islamic State has drawn more Americans to its cause than its predecessor.<p>In April, a 16-year-old in …

Terrorism

Did George R. R. Martin Sorta Predict the Future of the NFL 40 Years Ago?

The author's 1975 short story "The Last Super Bowl" predicted that simulated games would destroy the league. Instead, simulations made the NFL even bigger.<p>Millions of people will tune in tonight as a new NFL season kicks off, but the transgressions of the past hang over the league like the hordes …

An In-Depth Interview with Vern Poythress on Biblical Theology and Christ in the Old Testament

Vern Poythress is a polymath.At the age of 20 he graduated from California Institute of Technology with a BS in mathematics, and went from there to …

Theology

The man who traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 reveals his packing strategy

Garfors managed to travel to every country in the world before he turned 40.<p>So it's safe to say that he's perfected his packing strategy.<p>For Garfors, when it comes to packing, less is more.<p>"It's all about the convenience when I travel, and the flexibility, being able to jump on it if I find a cheap …

Luggage

The Second ISIS War (2015-2024): A Historical Perspective

Growth of Islamic State During the ISIS Wars 2014-2047<p>It was neither the longest nor the bloodiest of the long succession of ISIS wars (2014-2047) that dominated the first half of the twenty-first century. With the benefit of hindsight, however, it was clearly the most important. Great wars …

Animal rights protesters aim to rein in Siena's Palio horse race

A bareback horse race run twice every summer along the ancient streets of Siena and dating back to the 17th century will be targeted by animal rights activists this weekend, after Italian authorities allowed campaigners to protest during the event.<p>The Palio di Siena pits 10 jockeys picked from 17 …

Protest

Student Loan Delinquencies Jump As Crisis Spreads

Increase comes despite lower loan delinquencies overall. Poor servicing likely a culprit, former regulator says.<p>The share of Americans behind on their student loan payments jumped over the past year despite the improving economy, new data released Thursday show.<p>About 11.5 percent of outstanding …

Finance

The Greatest Enemy of the Church

These are times that try men’s souls, but who is the enemy — the greatest enemy — of God’s people?<p>Perhaps it’s liberal Supreme Court judges and the …

9 Thoughts You Have While Hiking Cinque Terre Alone

Sometimes, hiking alone can really mess with your head—even when hiking the beautiful Cinque Terre.<p>In July, I went to Italy alone—and it was awesome, …

Atom launches with mission to be the Uber of online banking

In one hand is a pair of large white underpants, in the other a pair of leopard-print skimpies. The senior executive of a new startup bank is attempting to demonstrate the difference between the incumbent high street banks (the boring Y-fronts) and the “speed not comfort” approach of Atom, a new …

Banking

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

Coffee Grinders

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality. Why Does Franklin Graham Not Get This?

<i>The word "homosexuality" didn't even show up in English translations of the Bible until 1946, so why do we say the Bible condemns it?</i><p>Billy Graham's son is terrified that President Obama and a whole host of us have chucked out our Bibles in order to support marriage equality. This week he was at it …

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that staying inside their …

National Parks

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photos

4 Glorious Places to Celebrate National Camping Month

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise. While some of these spots are not the easiest to get to, we guarantee these destinations will not disappoint. So pack up your …

“Convert To Islam Or Be Killed”: Before Being Beheaded The Children Told ISIS, “No, We Love Jesus”

<i>When the Qur’an speaks, people young and old from all walks of life … die. These precious little children chose to lay down their lives for the faith</i> …

Pope Francis visit: Turkey's Christians face tense times

<b>It tells of a city where empires, cultures and religions collided. A building that bears mosaics of Jesus and the Virgin Mary beside calligraphy reading "Allah" and "the Prophet Mohamed". There is no greater symbol of the clash of civilisations here than Hagia Sophia.</b><p>For almost 1,000 years it stood …

Religion

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Andrei Kirilenko, Rajon Rondo and More

It may be early in the 2014-15 NBA season, but there's no shortage of rumors. Despite the long regular season, many franchises look to the future rather early and decide to make moves that appear beneficial to the long-term success of their squads.<p>Generally, we don't see any kind of blockbuster …

NBA

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

10 Epic Long Distance Hikes Around The World

A long distance hiking path is typically defined as anything that takes longer than one or two days to complete. We took that idea 5 million steps …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

The World's Best Adventure Holiday Destinations

For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.<p>Whether you're a water-lover or …