Mica Hartman

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well, at least the Old Testament has one thing going for it

December 16, 2014 by Peter Enns<p>I kid of course. I happen to think the OT has a lot going for it, which is why I force my hapless undergrads to deal …

How to keep your true love’s headphones from ever getting tangled again

<i>Instead of buying cheap, mass-produced gewgaws to give out this season, show your loved ones you care with a little DIY. During Grist’s 12 days of</i> …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Delicious Cookie Recipes for Christmas

Christmas is the festival in which the enjoyments, parties, surprises, gifts, and happiness will arise. On this festival most of the people try to …

Caribbean Adventures Worth Leaving Your All-Inclusive For

Sometimes you need an adventure that gets your heart thumping, a thrill to remind you that deep down inside you're still as fun and gutsy as you were when you were 20. These Caribbean adventures are the adrenaline-awakening experience you're looking for. They'll have you sweating through your …

spice cupcakes with eggnog buttercream

Confession time: I don’t like eggnog.<p>But if I was going to partake in eggnog this Christmas season, there was only one way that seemed acceptable.<p>In …

Months after infants found dead in squalor, mom charged with murder

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a shocking and gruesome scene: Police officers in hazmat suits retrieving dead infants among "mounds of used diapers and feces" from a Massachusetts home back in September.<p>Three bodies in total were found amid the squalor at 23 St. Paul Street in Blackstone, a town on the Rhode …

10 Homemade Christmas Gifts Under $10

Inexpensive <b>Christmas homemade presents</b> <b>under $10</b> to make that are useful and cool homemade gifts. Some of the inexpensive gifts to make include …

Crafting

This Christian Workbook Teaches Kids to Respect Others Using One of the Most Disturbing Stories in the Bible

December 16, 2014 by Hemant Mehta<p>The story of Elisha and the bears is one of the more disturbing ones in the Bible. It’s the one where kids make fun …

The cutest holiday cookies and more great holiday treats from Pinterest

Baking cookies is an essential part of the holiday season. With so many delicious options, it can be tough to decide what to make. To make that decision easier, we have rounded up some of the most popular recipes from Pinterest to inspire your holiday baking. Whether you need cookies for that …

The joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.

Bemoaning the bastardization of the Christmas season is becoming a holiday tradition. In newspaper letters to the editor and in the blogosphere, …

Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup

Introduction: Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup<p>About: Let's skip the pretentious titles. At present, I am a paper pusher for a manufacturing plant. In the …

Flashback: Make Herb & Spice Mix Gifts

<b>By Diane Gilleland</b><p>The clock is ticking, and Christmas is very nearly here! Still need a quick, easy, and inexpensive gift idea? Try making some homemade herb and spice mixes. There are lots of ways to make them festive using crafty scraps you already have in your stash. This how-to helps you with …

The War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.

Kirk Cameron can breathe easy: the War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.<p>That's the implication of a new Pew Research Center survey that finds nearly three-quarters of Americans -- 73 percent -- believe that Jesus was literally born to a virgin. This is especially surprising when you consider that …

Here's How Rand Paul And Other Politicians Contributed To The 'Lie Of The Year'

Remember when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested that you could get Ebola at a cocktail party?<p>Now, Paul and several other politicians are getting called out for spreading exaggerations about Ebola: PolitiFact has just given the hyperbolic warnings the distinct honor of being the 2014 "Lie of the …