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The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

The Lord of the Rings may be more Catholic than you realized

Today is the 175th birthday of author and professor J.R.R. Tolkien – best-known for his Lord of the Rings books as well as other stories set in the …

Literature

A crash course in Miracles 101

Denver, Colo., Dec 15, 2017 / 03:32 am (CNA).- What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common?<p>Both bore what …

Catholicism

The dos and don’ts about looking for a school to play college golf

So you want to play college golf (or have a son or daughter who wants to)? We’ve got good news: Across NCAA Division I, II and III institutions, NAIA schools and junior-college programs, there are more than 1,300 places of higher learning in the United States that have golf programs, meaning there …

Golf

The greatest, freest, and most decent

It’s election day in America. Love the candidates or hate them, we the citizens of the greatest nation on earth have the dearly-won privilege of …

Catholicism

Yes, the Rosary is a completely biblical prayer

Katrina Fernandez takes on a common misconception many hold about the Rosary and Catholics' devotion to Mary.<p><b>Katrina,</b><p><b>I just happened to come across</b></b> …

Tiger Woods’ decision a ‘display of his complete disregard for the game’

<i>Stories of interest you might have missed…</i><p>Opinions abound on Tiger Woods withdrawing from the Safeway Open on Monday, three days after officially committing to play, but among the most pointed was from the New York Post’s Mark Cannizzaro.<p>“His stunning decision Monday to withdraw from this week’s …

Golf

The story behind the Catholic Church in the United States

Washington D.C., Jul 4, 2016 / 12:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both the Catholic Church and the tradition of religious freedom can trace their roots in …

Catholicism

What's the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself. We do. How humans gained this ability remains a totally mystery. Looking at physical …

Consciousness

The art of augmented reality is very real (video)

But few people realise that not only is augmented reality a technology breakthrough, it is a seismic breakthrough in how we could potentially enjoy a …

Augmented Reality

NASA's New 360 Degree, Interactive Mars Viewer for Your Phone Is Unsettlingly Good

We tried NASA’s brand new 360 degree Mars panoramic viewer for your phone, and we think it’s about as good a Mars view as you’re going to get right …

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p>Who hasn't shared an amazing science fact only to feel embarrassed later on, when you find out the information was wrong?<p>No …

How can I be spiritual without following organized religion?

Let’s start with what “spirituality” essentially is. Spirituality is a growing intimacy with God experienced through the people, events, places, and …

Spirituality

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Uncanny Valley is a super stylish short film about how VR will destroy us

It's a sad fact that despite the huge wave of virtual reality hype we're currently in, our generation doesn't have its <i>Strange Days</i> or <i>Lawnmower Man</i> or any other stylish blockbuster about the dangers of VR. Sure, <i>Ready Player One</i> is in the works, but that's not the kind of self-consciously gritty …

Virtual Reality

High school seniors in mad scramble to finish community service

Mary Wagner gets insistent with her students at this time of year. It’s 10 weeks until graduation day, and she’s been nudging seniors at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring to finish their community service hours.<p>“We keep making it clear: This is not optional,” says Wagner, whose last …

College & University

God isn't found on a computer screen but in restless hearts, Pope says

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2015 / 01:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily Tuesday, Pope Francis said that Christians must have a certain “restlessness” …

Christianity

The story behind Pope Francis' surprise visit to a Rome shantytown

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2015 / 05:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a shantytown on his way to celebrate Mass at a Roman …

Catholicism

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

Facebook

Can a golfer's faith help him win more?

<i>GolfDigest.com regularly highlights golf books we find of interest to readers. This week is:</i><p>By Ben Crane, general editor<p>Harvest House, $13, paperback, 176 pages<p>One month after winning the U.S. Open, the new champion was quoted in a publication as saying, "But there's something else I'm thankful for …

Golf

Are you a truly bad teacher? Here’s how to tell.

Bad teacher. There was a movie with that title, and now a television series. Time magazine had a recent cover with the title “Rotten Apples” that was not a reference to rotten Honey Crisps. And many school reformers talk about teachers as if nearly all of them are lousy. Certainly some teachers who …

Sorry, But Media Coverage of Pope Francis is Papal Bull

Tony Gentile—AP<p>L'Osservatore Romano/AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Goldman—Reuters<p>Matt Rourke—AP<p>Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty …

Rio De Janeiro

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

Geoff Ogilvy says he found his game again by going to the range less

An exhausted Geoff Ogilvy finished last out of the 29 players competing at the Tour Championship. Admittedly, it was frustrating, but not enough to make the 37-year-old Australian feel any less satisfied about the way he finished the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, as he detailed in a first-person feature …

How She Hit That: Hyo Joo Kim's record-breaking swing

Before last Thursday, nobody had ever shot a round better than 62 in a major championship. South Korean teenager Hyo Joo Kim not only erased that record with her first-round 61 at the Evian Championship, she also birdied the 72nd hole Sunday afternoon to beat seven-time major champion Karrie Webb …

IKEA vs iPad!

Some fancy new tech company claims to have created a device with infinitely better battery life, and a more intuitive interface than the iPad. They call it the 2015 IKEA Catalogue, and they’re giving it away for free with pre-loaded hi-resolution content. I don’t know if this is some sort of cheap …

Retina Display

GW Instruction: Path to Par - Lesson 7 - The Lag Putt