Michael Carpenter

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8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Their Coffee Is World-Renowned. Now More Guatemalans Are Actually Drinking It

The El Injerto coffee shop, with its silver stools, brick-and-chalkboard walls and The Weeknd's "I Feel It Coming" playing softly in the background, resembles many cafes in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. But it is in Guatemala City, where paying $5 for a cup of coffee has not always been so common.<p>Coffee …

No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout …

Book Reviews

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

How To Completely Misuse The Bible In 5 Easy Steps

April 22, 2014 by Benjamin L. Corey<p>The Bible is a notoriously difficult book (collection of books, actually) to understand. We’ve been wrestling with …

10 Best Coffee Grinders for Every Budget (Updated for 2018)

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: We’ve added other expert opinions on the 10 best coffee grinders as well as additional info on brewing better coffee.</i> …

Coffee

How to make the perfect espresso martini

Whether it’s sipped after dinner or before the New Year’s Eve celebrations, it’s just the thing – but what are the little secrets to creating perfection in a glass?<p>One of the few ersatz martinis to be worthy of the name, the espresso variety is perfection in a glass; simple, stimulating and utterly …

Martinis

The 10 Most Mesmerizing Latte Art Videos Of 2016

Liquid masterpieces poured by the pros.

Brewing with AeroPress: Pro-Tips from Kelly Sanchez | Blue Bottle

With its amber cylinders and clinical sheen, it’s not surprising that some see AeroPress as a mysterious brewing method. “It’s so different from …

The Evangelical Scion Who Stopped Believing

One morning in the summer of 2011 Bart Campolo left his house in Cincinnati for a long bicycle ride. Goateed and bald, but still trim and fit at 48, Campolo was the envy of his generation of evangelical pastors. That morning, Campolo was, as usual, a little self-conscious about his attire. “I feel …

How to Be Healthy: 9 Easy Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all want to know how to be healthy, but it seems like such a lofty goal. Setting out to make healthy lifestyle changes can feel simultaneously …

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This is what happens to your body when you stop exercising

There comes a point in almost every fitness lover's life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. Blame it on your looming work deadlines, or the stubborn needle on the scale, or even just plain old boredom.<p>That’s normal. But here’s why you shouldn’t …

A Visual Guide to Coffee Drinks, So You Always Know What to Order

If you approach the counter of a serious coffee shop with sweaty palms, a shaky voice, and an inner monologue running rampant (Will the barista think …

Coffee

The Lazy Guide To Weight Loss

If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also …

If a former pope says non-Catholics can go to heaven, why be Catholic? | Andrew Brown

The former Pope Benedict XVI has suggested that those who mistakenly believe in other religions may not be damned after all. Which is hardly good for church attendance<p>Catholics can no longer believe that all Muslims, Hindus, atheists and so on are going to hell. We have this on the authority of the …

10 Reasons Jesus Would Never Win The American Evangelical Vote

It’s political season, have you noticed? (Seriously, kill me now.) As part of that political season, pundits like to crack numbers, explore potential …

Jesus

7 relatable fitness bloggers who will build you up

It's intimidating to step into the world of fitness blogs. There don't seem to be many bloggers who represent the majority of us: beginners, perhaps …

Workouts

5 top training tips for a toned, healthy body

Although it is losing popularity, the myth that steady-state cardio in the so-called ‘fat burning range’ will give you a lean and toned physique still has a large following. There are plenty of fitness enthusiasts spending hours a week jogging or cycling at low intensity.<p>The truth is, steady-state …

Do You Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps Per Day?

It's a marketing ploy.<p>If you've recently invested in a fitness tracker of some description, you're probably familiar with nagging messages reminding …

Another Debate, More Bad Christianity

We'll soon be treated to another Republican debate. I don't mean to pick on this one party, but they do seem to like to talk about religion more than the other one. Recently, Ted Cruz opined that atheists ought to be excluded from the presidency. Aside from the howlingly poor understanding of the …

It’s unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside, the federal government says

By Emily Badger<p>, Reporter<p>We all need sleep, which is a fact of life but also a legally important point. Last week, the Department of Justice argued as much in a statement of interest it filed in a relatively obscure case in Boise, Idaho, that could impact how cities regulate and punish homelessness.<p>…

Homelessness

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.<p>Maps are big these days. Blogs and news sites (including this one) frequently post maps and those maps often go viral—40 maps that explain the world, the favorite TV shows of each U.S. state, and so on. They’re all over Facebook, Twitter, and …

Maps

A Case Against Hell

If Hell is real, why didn't God give a plain warning about Hell right from the very beginning in the Bible? God said the penalty for eating of the …

How Washington State Convinced Big Companies to Dramatically Reduce Drive-Alone Commutes

The state's Commute Trip Reduction program is a model for the nation.<p>Brian Lagerberg, the director of public transportation at the Washington State DOT, recalls a conversation he had with a large employer in the mid-1990s. The state had recently adopted a law directing big companies to encourage …

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The Kind Of Missionary The World Most Desperately Needs

February 20, 2015 by Benjamin L. Corey<p>Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a lover of all things related to missions. Peering into the window of …

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Progressive Evangelicals

<i>Doug Pagitt is the author of</i> Flipped: The Provocative Truth that Changes Everything We Know About God<i>, recently released by Convergent. He is the</i> …

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