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Team Obama launches a shocking broadside against religious faith

<i>“The phrases ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance.”</i> -- Those were the word uttered by one Mr. …

85 Years Ago Today: J. R. R. Tolkien Convinces C. S. Lewis That Christ Is the True Myth

On an early Sunday morning, September 20, 1931, three 30-something English professors took a stroll together on Addison’s Walk in the grounds of …

A TIMELINE OF THE IRAQ WAR

2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013<p>2003<p><b>MARCH 19, 2003: Bush launches invasion of Iraq</b><p><b>MARCH 30, 2003: Donald</b> …

See Where Michael Phelps Is Retiring After the Rio Olympics

The 28-time medalist chose a surprising location for his new family home<p>Hot off his gold medal windfall in Rio, swimming legend Michael Phelps just took a dive into the Arizona desert. The Olympian purchased this $2.5 million home in Scottsdale back in December, reports Trulia, and has finally …

Rio Olympics

The Succulent Science of Pressure Cooking

A wise man once said, “Pressure: Pushing down on me, pressing down on you.” The point being, pressure sucks—that is, unless you’re <i>cooking</i> with …

Do This Intense Yoga Workout for Seriously Ripped Abs

You're gonna feel this tomorrow.<p>You don’t have to bang out crunches to firm up your tummy. Yoga can give you even better results—and one studio is stepping up as the master of the yoga-for-better-abs game. CorePower Yoga first opened in Denver, Colorado in 2002 and has since expanded to more than …

Workouts

The End of the World Never Was So Fun: Three Worthy New Science Fiction Books

Arrival is already a strong contender for the best science fiction film of 2016

It could redeem this summer’s weak slate of movies<p>In a year of high-profile science fiction blockbusters, Denis Villeneuve's <i>Arrival</i> could be a welcome breath of fresh air. The latest from the director of moody thrillers like <i>Sicario</i> and <i>Prisoners,</i> it follows a linguist (Amy Adams), who is tasked with …

What I Tell All My Patients To Do For A Healthy Gut

While we're used to thinking of bacteria solely as agents of devastating diseases, their beneficial capacities are just as remarkable.<p>Research over …

The Week Democracy Died: Seven Days in July That Changed the World as We Know It

There are years, decades even, in which history slows to a crawl. Then there are weeks that are so eventful that they seem to mark the dissolution of …

Lessons From the 2016 Olympics For Age Group Swimmers

<b>As for life lessons, I think I will focus on these:</b><p>1. You don’t have to win a gold medal to win. Winning is about living that dream that <b>Michael …

Quick Set Friday: 4×100 Best Average

<i>Triathlete</i> contributor and swimming all-star Sara McLarty has a blog with more than 500 creative workouts used in her Masters swim program in …

Summer reading: 76 books to pack for your holiday

History<p><b>West of Eden by Jean Stein</b><br>A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. One of the best books ever written about the movies. Jonathan Cape, £20<p><b>The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore </b>“It was hard to be a tsar,” Montefiore writes at the beginning of this joyful …

9 things you should know about Prime Day 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Prime Day.<p>On the evening of Monday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, and 6 p.m. in the UK, Amazon will kick off its third annual sales event. It's basically a Cyber-Monday-in-July that promises extra savings over and above the company's usual discount prices. But …

Uprising in the Rust Belt

They used to be Democrats. Now they really could hand Donald Trump the White House.<p>CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa.—Donald Trump’s road to the White House begins here: on a four-lane highway, just east of Pittsburgh, past the roadside taverns, burned-out gas stations, and parking lots choked with weeds, up into …

6 TED Talks to Share With Your Kids This Summer

I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones playing Minecraft or Candy Crush, why not inspire a new addiction? One that might fuel a new interest, spark inspiration or innovation, or …

TED Talks