Ryan Pryor

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Apple’s Junk Drawer Problem

We'll wait hours in line in the cold/heat/rain/snow for a shiny new piece of Apple hardware, but once we get it, the first thing we do is fill it with third party services.<p>There’s a folder on the homescreen of my iPhone affectionately labeled "Apple Crap." Inside, a colony of flattened, …

Researchers found a link between creativity and psychosis

Throughout history, humans have associated creativity and madness. There's something about the ability to see the world in a whole new way that we associate with both artists and those who have lost a grip on reality.<p>In a study published June 8 in Nature Neuroscience, researchers say they have now …

How Sufjan Stevens Subverts the Stigma of Christian Music

The genre has had a bad reputation since the 1960s, but the singer-songwriter succeeds by focusing on aesthetics over evangelism.<p>In a 2003 episode of <i>South Park,</i> Eric Cartman sets out on a quest to make a platinum record, and decides the easiest route will be to start a Christian band. It’s pretty …

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Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

Spirituality shaped through cultural understandings, anthropologist says

Luhrmann and Cassaniti conducted open-ended interviews with 33 American members of evangelical churches in Northern California and 20 members of a …

Taylor Swift Reminds Everyone How Broken Online Music Is Right Now

By pulling her catalog from Spotify, the artist further destabilizes the streaming ecosystem.<p>Spotify users who want to listen to old Taylor Swift albums might now be seeing red.<p>Or, rather, not seeing <i>Red</i> at all.<p>On Monday, Taylor Swift removed her entire back catalog from the streaming service. The …

25 More Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography - 100 Tip Series

Sandro Cuccia wraps up his series on 100 Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography with this last set of 25 - arguably, the best of the lot!

Review: VOXOA HD Wireless Stereo Headphones – Great Sound at a Great Price

- Jun 24, 2014<p>I recently had the opportunity to check out VOXOA’s VXH330 wireless stereo headphones. I’ll tell you right up front, these headphones …

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

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How Conservative Evangelicals Misunderstand Millennials

Yesterday morning, an op-ed piece went live on CNN by a young evangelical author named Daniel Darling, entitled “<b>Millennials and the false “Gospel of</b> …

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UpTo Reinvents The iPhone’s Calendar (Again), Ditches Social For Simple [Daily Freebie]

UpTo’s original take on the iPhone calendar was fairly unusual. the app allowed you to follow the calendars of friends or organizations, whose events then appeared on your calendar; you could the interact withe the events more or less the same way you would a Facebook post: There were likes, …

10 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right Now

The mind is a real magician. It often presents an illusion so real that we don’t even stop to consider if it’s true. When we define ourselves by our …

5 Thoughts That Will Make You Instantly Happier

I want to be happy, you want to be happy — everyone wants to achieve this mysterious state of bliss.<p>Happiness binds the entire universe together. The …

Are You Destined to Disappoint on Valentine’s Day?

Don’t drop the ball on the most romantic holiday of the year<p>Tomorrow’s the big day gentlemen: Valentine’s Day. But if you’re the type that boycotts the 14th because you think it's cliché, I have some bad news: Staying strong isn’t going to keep you out of the doghouse. Because even if she said …

It’s Safe To Swim With Your iPod Thanks To Underwater Audio’s Magic Coating [Review]

How many times have you had to replace an iPod because you dropped it in water? Almost all of us have suffered the agony of liquid damaged devices at least once — but this is something you never have to worry about if you buy your iPod shuffle from Underwater Audio.<p><b>iPod shuffle</b> by Underwater Audio</b> …

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Grid - Orange

Please choose the registry you want to add this product to:<p>Grid - Orange is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.<p>Rated 5 out of 5 by KashClark from Best muscle …

Tough Treadmill Workouts That Will Kick Your Ass

Stuck inside for your run? These 6 routines are anything but run-of-the-mill<p>If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever.<p><b>Turn Up Your Tempo</b> Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set …

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The Best Moves for a Hard Core

Chisel your middle and sculpt real-world strength with these three exercises<p>Shredded abs might boost your attractiveness quotient, but that's not their primary purpose. In everyday life, your core has one directive: to stabilize your spine. That makes the three exercises below the ultimate gut …

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Study Theology, Even If You Don't Believe in God

This lost liberal art encourages scholars to understand history from the inside out.<p>When I first told my mother—a liberal, secular New Yorker—that I wanted to cross an ocean to study for a bachelor’s degree in theology, she was equal parts aghast and concerned. Was I going to become a nun, she …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

How to Develop a Short-Term Missions Program for Students

When I first began my role in youth ministry, I didn't understand why our church wasn't following the traditional mission trip model. Instead of one …

5 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Eat Factory-Farmed Meat

These days, just about everything is mass-produced, including our food, with large, factory-style farms churning out a seemingly endless supply of …

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The Emergent Dave Ramsey

August 16, 2013 by Tony Jones<p>I’ve know Mark Scandrette for a long time. In fact, in 2008, he and Doug Pagitt and Dave Laird and I spent an entire …

Six Simple Tips to Keep Your Mac Secure

- Aug 13, 2013<p>One reason given by many for why they switched to Mac OS X is that it’s virus-free and doesn’t need extensive security measures. While …

‘iPhone 5S’ (plus gold model), ‘iPhone 5C’ will actually be names of next iPhones?

Apple’s next two iPhone models will be named iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, according to a report from Japan-based <i>Macotakara</i>. With repeated reports and rumors of the next-generation iPhone retaining the same design as the iPhone 5, the “iPhone 5S” name has long been claimed and regarded as the name of …