Marc Buwalda

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If You Want to Lose Weight, This Fat-Loss Pyramid Shows What's Most Important

Experts used to tell us to do hours of cardio to lose weight, but now fitness trainers agree that cardio isn't necessary, and the hunger caused by strenuous cardio could actually cause weight gain. This is great news if you despise cardio, because the pyramid above designed by NASM-certified …

Muscle

When the Bible Becomes an App

A surprising statistic in research on Bible engagement among Americans is that more than 90 percent of regular Bible readers prefer print to digital. …

Theology

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

Simple Slow Cooker Jambalaya Recipe

"Chicken, sausage and shrimp simmered with rice & veggies for a one-pot meal that's perfect for family gatherings."<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds chicken …

Sheet Pan Dinners

Get speedy family-friendly meals cooked, and avoid the dreaded dish washing, by using this collection of sheet pan dinners. Everything from meat loaf …

These are the most and least biased news outlets in the US, according to Americans

Americans believe that 62% of the news they consume on TV, in newspapers, and on the radio — and 80% of the news they see on social media — is biased, according to two new surveys.<p>Those surveyed also believe 44% of news reporting and 64% of news on social media are inaccurate. And they're upset …

Learning to Love the Stories of Andre Dubus

Some years ago, in Venice, my wife and I hired a tour guide to shepherd us through the collections at the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. In the former, he drew our attention to a painting of Mary and the infant Jesus. To my untutored eye, it appeared to be a devout …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

A Deep-Space Disaster Gets Weirder By the Second in Suspenseful Short Film Hyperlight

<i>Hyperlight</i> opens with a disoriented astronaut in crisis mode, trying to reconnect with both her ship and her mission partner—who also happens to be …

I Re-Read 'Catcher In The Rye' As An Adult — And Discovered Holden Caulfield Is More Like My Generation Than I Realized

When I first read <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>, like the vast majority of my 11th grade peers, I hated Holden Caulfield. Apparently, hating Holden Caulfield …

How Filmmakers Use Aspect Ratios to Tell Better Stories

Everything within a frame tells a story...even the frame itself.Aspect ratios may not be the most exciting or sexy thing to talk about in regards to …

Cinematography

Want to Beat Writer’s Block? You Need to Unplug

The concept of “writer’s block” existed long before social media — but I strongly believe that social media is making it <i>worse.</i><p>Here’s the thing about …

What Is Evangelicalism?

A simple definition based in doctrine, history, or sociology won’t do. But a vibrant stream really does exist. Evangelicalism is one of the largest …

Christianity

In Russia probes, Republicans draw red line at Trump's finances

<b>(CNN) —</b> Top Republicans on Capitol Hill have made a concerted decision in their Russia inquiries: They are staying away from digging into the finances of President Donald Trump and his family.<p>Six Republican leaders of key committees told CNN they see little reason to pursue those lines of inquiry …

Deutsche Bank

Wisdom from the World's Best Marathoner

Eliud Kipchoge, the Olympic marathon champion, gave an address last November at the Oxford Union Society, a 200-year-old institution that touts itself as the “most famous debating society in the world.” Though there was no debating as such, attendees nonetheless got to hear two distinct …

Jesus Is the Son of God

<i>John 1:34 “And I have seen and</i> <i>I testify that [Jesus] is God’s Chosen One</i><i>.”</i>One of the great joys and blessings of my life is being a dad to our five …

Faith

Short Horror Stories You Can Read for Free

Listen. We know it’s not October. October is awesome and appropriate for all things horror, but for those of us with an appetite for horror …

J.J. Abrams Explains The Obvious About ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ And The Origins Of Its Connections To ‘Cloverfield’

Netflix’s surprise premiere of <i>The Cloverfield Paradox</i> sent critics and fans scrambling to the streaming service after the Super Bowl, only to be left divided. Some people were perfectly fine with the sci-fi thriller, warts and all. Others dumped on the third <i>Cloverfield</i> film as barely coherent and a …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Missionary to the Cannibals of the South Seas

There are some figures who tower over the history of the Christian faith. They are marked by their courage, their godliness, and their sheer …

Evangelical Christianity

The Trump administration's weird explanation for withholding Russia sanctions

After plenty of chatter, we may be wading into the first real constitutional dispute of the Trump administration: On Monday night, the State Department announced it would not impose Russia sanctions that Congress overwhelmingly passed in mid-2017.<p>But its justification for doing so has some gaping …

Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust

God calls us to not only resist lustful thoughts, but to fill our minds with the beauties of Christ so that our desires gradually conform to …

Jesus

The Problem With Annihilation’s Messy Release

Paramount, the studio behind the upcoming sci-fi thriller, has taken the unusual step of selling its international rights to Netflix.<p>When Paramount released the Amy Adams–starring <i>Arrival</i> in November 2016, it was one of the biggest hits of the year for the studio. It grossed $203 million worldwide, …

Box Office

New heat map shows Chicago’s favorite running, cycling routes

You can see the Chicago Marathon route<p>If it wasn’t already obvious how much Chicagoans love their parks, a new map from Strava makes that abundantly clear. The heat map shows fitness patterns of people from around the globe, and may have gotten into a little trouble revealing sensitive information …

Cycling

Hate Jump Scares? These 24 Terrifying Horror Films Are For You

I learned the hard way that drinking a steaming cup of coffee while watching modern horror movies is an awful idea. After scalding my hands (and staining my outfit) when the film I was watching flashed a loud, honking truck during an otherwise quiet scene, it dawned on me that I loathe when horror …

Horror

Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer Breaks Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Record

The 48-year-old bettered Scott Jurek’s mark, set last July, by about 10 hours.<p>Before sunrise on Sunday morning, ultrarunner Karl Meltzer summited Springer Mountain in Georgia to break the record for the fastest supported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. He finished the 2,190-mile trek, which …

Alien-Like Thom Yorke Stars in Mark Pritchard's Music Video for "Beautiful People"

English electronic musician Mark Pritchard has released a video for his song “Beautiful People” via <i>The Guardian</i>. Both the song and the video feature …

The 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time

Alt-country is such a hard genre to define that the wonderful music magazine devoted to it proclaimed itself the “alternative-country (whatever that …

Watch Ryan Adams Perform “Oh My Sweet Carolina” on “Colbert”