Lorie Kaufman Rees

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Scientists have taken a high energy x-ray of the sun and the results are stunning

NASA pieced together high energy X-ray images from three of its telescopes around the world to create a stunning mosaic of the sun.<p>The image shows the star's flaring, active surface regions which contain material heated to several millions of degrees. And it's absolutely stunning.<p>Here it is:<p>The …

Astronomy

Virtual debates about homelessness in Sim City hold up a mirror to real life

A new art book, How to get rid of homeless, collects the virtual pleas for help from Sim City players, and rips them out of context to pose disturbing quetions about our attitude to homeless people<p>An Italian artist has written a 600-page, US$220, two-volume book on homelessness in the video game …

Could This Be the Most Expensive Apartment in New York?

If you've made it to the top in your career, this 96th floor New York City penthouse apartment is a fitting abode. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>CIM Group</i><p>There's no shortage of fabulous real estate available right now for New York's super rich: there's this $98 million Upper …

Kitra Cahana: My father, locked in his body but soaring free

Dilapidated Concrete Shack Transformed Into A Beautiful Preschool Building

It’s usually much easier to knock down an abandoned building and construct something entirely new. What’s rarer–but more environmentally friendly–is to rehab that decaying architecture into something that’s useable again. The annex for the joint head start/preschool programs of Guarderia Ecologica …

Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age

5 atheist and Muslim billboards that drove the Christian right nuts

Evangelicals are no strangers to inflammatory signs. Some people can dish it out a lot better than they can take it<p>In weeks past, we’ve brought you some outrageous signs and billboards posted by right-wing Christian churches. It turns out certain people can dish it out a lot better than they can …

Alysia Montano Runs 800 Meters In U.S. Championships At 34 Weeks Pregnant

We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

DreamWorks’ <i>How To Train Your Dragon 2</i> considerably expands the world introduced in the first film, and that expansion includes a significant new …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

To Straight And Back

My life as an ex-ex-gay man.<p><i>"I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way." –</i> Texas Gov. Rick Perry<p>***<p><b>There was a time in my life</b> when I used to sound a lot like Rick Perry. In fact, for …

Does The Internet Hate Women? Hear This Father's Moving Response To His Kids' First Online Porn Search from The Moth

Listen to The Moth episodes free, on demand. How do we talk to our kids about the internet and its portrayal of sex and women? Listen to over 65,000+ …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

South-east Asia

Seeing Jesus Through Doubting Eyes

A thoughtful reader of the Bible sometimes finds it hard to reconcile the Christ portrayed in church with the one we read about in Scripture. The …

We All Should Be Catholic

If we spotted a church located in a racially mixed neighborhood, and all its worshipers were white, we'd rightly be concerned. Or if we attended a …

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Gives Birth in Sudan Prison as 1 Million Protest Christian Mother's Death Penalty

Update (June 2): Many media outlets circulated the BBC's report this weekend that Sudanese authorities would soon free Meriam Ibrahim from prison. …

Real Transformation Happens When?

A debate has been raging in Reformed/Lutheran quarters about "sanctification"—our growth in holiness. Tullian Tchividjian of Liberate argues that the …

Five Reasons Why Most Southern Baptist Churches Baptize Almost No Millennials

Update (June 2): Timothy George, founder of Samford University's Beeson Divinity School, offers his reflections on why the baptism report is …

What the Largest Study of Women Leaders at Evangelical Nonprofits Has Learned So Far

When it comes to women in leadership positions, evangelical nonprofits lag behind their secular counterparts, according to the first wave of results …

Tim Keller: Emotion Isn't the Caboose to Faith

Several years ago, Timothy Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, published The Reason for God, a book that introduced …

10 Bad Habits Parents Need to Break, Like Yesterday

Admit it – you do these things, too! And that’s OK. But maybe – just maybe – it’s time to think about changing things up a little bit, for the sake …

When Life Feels Terribly Ordinary

Shares 0<p>When we were kids, everything was new and the world beyond childhood brimmed with adventure. Then as we grew, we learned that there are some …

NYC Pastors Repay $1.2 Million Diverted from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina Donations

[Update: A Journey Through NYC Religions offers more context on Keyes and his church, including its significance in the Pentecostal movement and its …

NRB Forces Out WaterBrook Multnomah Over Sister Imprint's 'Gay Christian' Book

Update (Nov. 4, 2014): Crown has announced that it is separating the location and leadership of Convegent and Waterbrook Multnomah.<p>A leading …