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Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel

Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and an avid supporter of Donald Trump, earned headlines this week for his defense of the president’s adultery with a porn star. Regarding the affair and subsequent financial payments, Jeffress explained, “Even if it’s true, it doesn’t …

Faith

In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience

SHOEBURYNESS, England — Educators in Britain, after decades spent in a collective effort to minimize risk, are now, cautiously, getting into the business of providing it.<p>Four years ago, for instance, teachers at the Richmond Avenue Primary and Nursery School looked critically around their campus …

School Districts

23 Quick Keto Dinners So You Can Make a Low-Carb Meal in 30 Minutes or Less

After years—no, decades—of being rejected by health circles, fat has finally made its way off the banned foods list. And nowhere is its moment of …

Cooking

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It) | Inc.com

Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- service experiences involve reactance theory. Wrap your head around this one principle and you might see your …

Customer Service

15 Keto Snacks That Take Care of Comfort Food Cravings

Is it just us, or is the ketogenic diet trending harder than berets and flare pants right now? High in fats, low in carbs, and 100-percent …

Nutrition

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations into Great Ones | Inc.com

Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully choreographed. If I sound like I'm describing a Broadway show, you're right. A Steve Jobs …

Public Speaking

Falcons' Jones ignores aches and pains to stay on the field

5 simple ways to slow down aging

Aging is largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what Nobel-prize winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code.<p>"It's the over-shortening of telomeres that leads us to feel and see …

Telomere

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Healthy Eating

Paleo Biscuits With Almond Flour and Honey

Need something to put that Paleo Pepper Gravy over? Look no further these crunchy yet crumbly biscuits are totally Paleo and delicious at that.<p>The …

Live in Spain or Germany for FREE in Exchange for Speaking English!

Teaching Traveling: Want a way to live for free in Spain or Germany (food and housing covered!) for a week or more through short-term teaching? Check …

Language Learning

How to Cook Dried Beans (the Tastiest Beans of All, if You Ask Us)

By Alex Delany<p>Do you know how to cook dried beans? Well, you should. Because they're cheaper and tastier than the ones in a can, and easier to cook than you think.<p>Most people don't know how to cook dried beans. Their knowledge of legumes doesn't extend past that old playground rhyme. How’d it go? …

Spices

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert