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10 honest Facebook notifications we all need

Long gone are the days when receiving a notification from social media was exciting, especially that little red number on Facebook.<p>It seems like day …

Social Media

Ted Cruz: Same-sex marriage is the greatest threat to religious freedom in American history

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the Republican presidential candidate who believes that the gay “jihad” may soon lead to the imprisonment of pastors and the …

The Road: video-based apologetics for young people

The Christian faith receives plenty of challenges: How can you believe in a God when there’s so much suffering in the world? Hasn’t science disproved …

10 Strange Things You Get Addicted to After Starting a Healthy Lifestyle

Dry shampoo and blenders, all day every day<p>File this one under obvious: A new study published in the journal <i>PLOS One</i> found that highly-processed foods including pizza and ice cream are associated with "addictive-like" eating behaviors. And in other not-so-shocking (and yet still disappointing) …

A Modern Guide to Travel Etiquette

Never schlep a sheep, and other essential etiquette for the globe-trotting gourmand.<p><i>For our annual travel issue, we asked Ben Schott, author of Schott’s Original Miscellany, to offer up his essential etiquette for the globe-trotting gourmand (also see his Thanksgiving etiquette guide). The rules</i> …

Painted Dog

The Horrible Hundred 2015: Puppy Mills Exposed

If you buy a dog online or from a pet store, you are likely supporting these businesses—or ones like them<p><b>Consumers keep buying, so puppy mills keep</b> …

Ken Ham Slams 'Intolerant' Baptist Pastors Who've 'United With Secularists' Against the Ark Encounter's Federal Lawsuit Concerning Religious Discrimination

Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has criticized a couple of Baptist pastors who've joined the Americans United for Separation of Church …

Millennials want a work-life balance. Their bosses just don’t get why.

By Brigid Schulte<p>Brigid Schulte<p>Bio<p>Workers around the globe have been finding it harder to juggle the demands of work and the rest of life in the past five years, a new report shows, with many working longer hours, deciding to delay or forgo having children, discontinuing education, or struggling to …

Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is coming in early 2016

The first virtual reality headset to make waves finally has a full release date.<p>The Oculus Rift headset will be available as a full product at retail …

Virtual Reality

How to take sharp smartphone photos

Struggling to get your smartphone photos looking sharp?<p>Here are a few ways to ensure your mobile photography is crisp rather than mushy.<p>Many of these principles also apply to photos taken with conventional cameras, so don't feel left out if mobile photography isn't your thing.<p>Hold it steady<p>Motion …

How to take Christ out of Christianity

By Alana Massey<p><i>Alana Massey is a writer in Brooklyn covering news, sex and culture.</i><p>When I tell my socially progressive, atheist friends that I’m “culturally Christian,” they’re momentarily concerned that I have a latent preoccupation with guns and the Pledge of Allegiance. Using the term with …

Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’

By Rachel Held Evans<p><i>Rachel Held Evans is a blogger and the author of “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.”</i><p>Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to …

How allowing that early sip of alcohol can influence a child’s mind and future

When a child asks for a sip of dad's beer, what's a conscientious parent to do?<p>For Cameron Wallace, 36, the answer is clear: "My four-year-old son gets very small sips of my homebrew."<p>Those early tastes will be the first step in his ongoing education about the pleasures and risks of drinking …

Alcohol

Polygamy, the ancient Greeks and other provocative issues the Supreme Court raised on same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court listened to arguments Tuesday in a cluster of cases that could give same-sex couples across the nation a constitutional right to marry.<p>The Supreme Court takes on cases that could give same-sex couples nationwide a constitutional right to marry.<p>By Sandhya Somashekhar<p>Sandhya …

Same-sex Marriage