Nancy Vance

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10 reasons Americans go to church -- and 9 reasons they don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> If American religion were traded at a stock exchange, your broker might be advising you to sell. The trend lines don't look great and haven't for quite some time.<p>Social scientists and religious leaders have lots of theories about the long, slow slide, blaming it on everything from the …

El Salvador

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

Education

Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories

Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500<p>I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for …

Furniture

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Machine Learning

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sexual Satisfaction

• People who have regular orgasms live longer, seem to have less stress and enjoy lower rates of heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Cleaning

NASA Black Hole Telescope Snaps Dazzling View of the Sun

A NASA space telescope designed to peer at faraway black holes has snapped a stunning image of the sun, showing that its sensitive X-ray eyes can …

Black Holes

New drug gives adults cholesterol levels of a baby

The new invention returns adult blood chemistry to the levels of a new born<p>A new medication dubbed the “Pac-Man drug” because it “gobbles up” protein which prevents the liver from mopping up bad cholesterol returned the blood chemistry levels of adults to new-born rates.<p>Professor Kausik Ray, …

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On Becoming Pottywise for Toddlers: A Developmental Readiness Approach to Potty Training

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam<p>Potty Training doesn't have to be complicated and neither should a resource that explains it. On Becoming Potty Wise for Toddlers looks to developmental readiness cues of children as the starting point of potty training. Readiness is a primary prerequisite for …