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The world's least romantic cities, from Belgium to Brazil

<b>Venice, Italy</b><p>Italy’s lagoon city is many things. Historic? Why yes. Beautiful? Most certainly. A giddy triumph of architectural creativity and …

3 Reasons Your Tech Team Should Be Filled with Teens

I have too much to do and too little time to do it.<br>I can’t ever seem to find enough volunteers to get it all done.<br>I’m tired of always being tired.<br>I …

This Habit Is the Number One Predictor of Divorce

Here's how to stop it.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying couples at the Gottman Institute in order to determine what <i>really</i> causes a rift between two people—and how to fix …

17 Life Lessons They Should Teach in College But Don't

Now that I've been out of college for few years, there's a list of courses I wish they taught.<p><b>An introduction to brevity:</b> Student turns in an essay, …

The Physiological Power of Altruism

People who volunteer lead longer, healthier lives. Some public-health experts believe the time has come for doctors to recommend it alongside diet and exercise.<p>In the fight against the disease that will killone of every four people you know, most scientists studying cardiovascular epidemiology at …

Volunteering

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

“We need to catch up soon!”<p>In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.<p>This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. When Emily Langan, an associate professor …

Relationships

10 Expert Tips You Didn't Know About Getting Your Teenager To Open Up

“The days are long but the years are short.”<p>Whoever said it first deserves a high five because -- yep -- that sums parenting up in a nutshell.<p>And the days are particularly long in the beginning; while the years are particularly short once your “child” approaches adulthood -- otherwise known as the …

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

Humanity

'Helicopter Parenting' Hurts Kids Regardless of Love or Support, Study Says

Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Evan …

Millennials and the Bible: 3 Surprising Insights

Much has been made of the growing post-Christian sentiment among America’s youngest generation of adults. But how has this well-documented turn away …

Demographics

Why Loneliness May Be the Next Big Public-Health Issue

Loneliness kills. That’s the conclusion of a new study by Brigham Young University researchers who say they are sounding the alarm on what could be …

Faith-Based Medicine Is Snake Oil

In an excerpt from his new book, Bad Faith, physician Paul Offit argues that religion need not be the enemy of science or medicine, but that too …

Faith

Warner Bros. Chief Dismisses Superhero Fatigue: ‘Everything Looks Different’

Nearly every major Hollywood studio has jumped on the comic book movie bandwagon, but despite the coming flood of Fantastic Four, Avengers and Batman …

Comic Books

The Real Reason the Pentecostal Movement Keeps Growing

The Church Needs Men and Women to Be Friends

Recently a friend started a discussion thread by asking the question, “Can men and women be friends?” She was asking, essentially, if sexual …

The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains

Someone has to tell young adults that porn stars are like WWE wrestlers, and that real sex with a real partner isn’t like XXX flicks. The Internet …

Why We Are Empowering Fans to Become Content Creators

There's a great story that Cameron Crowe tells about his real-life experience in 1973 as a wide-eyed teen covering his first big assignment for</i> …

These Charts Show How The World Feels About 8 Moral Issues

What people find morally acceptable and unacceptable depends on where they live in the world.<p>The charts below from the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project show people's views on eight topics, often considered moral issues: extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, …

Religion

Selfie-lovers, Microsoft is making a Windows Phone just for you

Despite revealing that its Nokia purchase cut into its bottom line this past quarter, it looks like Microsoft will be releasing two more Windows phones in the near future.<p>The two phones in question will be one so-called “selfie” phone and one “affordable high-end phone” with a PureView camera, …

Neuroscientist: 'Compassion is best learned as a skill'

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The neuroscientist whose research inspired the La Crosse Compassion Project visited the city on Monday to headline the "La …

Mindfulness

The dos and don\'ts of witnessing to Buddhists

While Christianity is hardly on the radar of young people in Western countries, Buddhism is growing in popularity.<p>In fact in the 90s, as people were …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

What Are Anger Management Techniques for Teens?

According to the American Psychological Association, when a teen's anger gets out of control and turns destructive, it leads to problems at school, …

Loneliness is killing us – we must start treating this disease

A report says loneliness is more deadly than obesity – the challenge now is to help lonely people connect<p>That loneliness is a health issue would not have been a surprise to Mother Teresa who once said: "The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of …

How Technology is Changing Millennial Faith

The Church has always used regular habits and practices designed to help people worship. These habitual practices—such as prayer, Scripture reading, …

Demographics

How to Pray When You're Pissed at God

<b>There's a new entry</b> to the growing literary genre of Books-with-curse-words-in-the-Title (e.g. <i>Go the F*ck to Sleep, Sh*t My Dad Says, Social Media is Bullsh*t,</i> etc.).<p>This one, though, I believe is the first to be found in the theology section.<p>Ian Punnett—a Minneapolis-based Episcopal pastor and …

Getting In

The social logic of Ivy League admissions.<p>I applied to college one evening, after dinner, in the fall of my senior year in high school. College applicants in Ontario, in those days, were given a single sheet of paper which listed all the universities in the province. It was my job to rank them in …

College & University