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Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

Theology

6 Essential Weight Lifting Moves for Beginners

When you are new to strength training, the weight room can feel really intimidating. Whether you’re completely baffled about which weights to use for …

A self-defense expert reveals how to get out of a choke hold — the #1 way a violent attacker will grab you

<b>Disclaimer:</b><i>This video offers one technique out of many. This one may not work all the time, but it's just a tip. For more information and to better protect yourself take self-defense classes.</i><p>Being in a choke hold is terrifying. We asked Self-Defense Expert Gabrielle Rubin the best ways to fend off …

The Definitive Guide To Growing Your Instagram Following 3x Faster

On April 9, 2012, the 18 month-old company known as Instagram was bought by Facebook for a cool one billion dollars.That’s a one with nine zeros …

A personal trainer explains why you should always do weight training before cardio at the gym

The idea that cardio should be done at the beginning of a workout is apparently a myth.<p>That is, according to Max Lowery, a personal trainer and founder of the 2 Meal Day intermittent fasting plan, who is adamant that people should be doing the opposite.<p>"It's a huge mistake doing your cardio and …

31 of the Most Effective Dumbbell Workout Videos All in 1 Place

You know you should be strength training to build muscle, but if you're at a loss for where to begin, here are 31 videos you can follow along with. From 10 minutes to 45, from arms to booties, choose the workout that will help you reach your goals.<p>A 20-Minute Workout to Sculpt and Tone Your Entire …

Exercise

Watch: How to Do a Plank

The plank is a classic exercise that can be done virtually anywhere. Seriously—you can do it in your living room, in the office, and of course, in a …

These are Amazon’s picks for best books this June

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this June, we suggest checking out Amazon's …

8 Exercises to Give You the Perfect Booty

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls and written by Karen, who is part of Collective Fitness.</i><p>There is a lot to be gained from daily exercise that goes well beyond a good physique. For starters, there's your health, physical <i>and</i> mental. Lose either one of those and it …

Workouts

3 Captivating Elements of Storytelling That Will Help You Sell More

How to use stories to capture buyers' attention<p>Once you understand how our brains react to storytelling, you'll wonder why you ever tried a different way of selling.<p>Through his research, neuroeconomist Paul Zak found out that the brain produces two hormones during storytelling: cortisol and …

Marketing

5 Secrets to Writing Sales Emails That Prospects Will Reply To

Think it through from the POV of your prospects. Visualizing how much of it they are actually going to view tells your exactly where to focus your efforts. Fire off some boilerplate with just a name change? Game over.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are your …

Marketing

37 Free Online Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills

Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? Check out these free resources.<p>25 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes.<p>I read …

Marketing

This 23-year-old travels the world on weekends for under $1,000/trip to prove you don't need much time or money to travel

But being a cancer survivor is forever baked into her psyche.<p>"I had cancer when I was 10, " she says. "Now I realize, people around me, people my age or people older, everyone is dealing with something that stops them from doing what they want to do."<p>She says the experience taught her, "I don't …

Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

The 33 Best Books of 2016

Add them to your reading list now.<p>With 2016 slowly winding down, it's the exact right time to catch up on the books you may have missed. Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the …

How to Get Out of Debt With the Debt Snowball Plan

• <b>Credit card 1:</b> $500 at 13% with a monthly payment of $25• <b><br>Credit card 2:</b> $1,000 at 19% with a monthly payment of $50• <b><br>Car loan:</b> $6,000 at 4% over four …

The Bible's Answers to 100 of Life's Biggest Questions

• <b>Author:</b> Norman L. Geisler<p>Every believer has questions about God, the Bible, Jesus, and the purpose and meaning of life. The vexing problem is that so few believers are able to answer even the most basic ones. Without answers, doubt creeps in and the future of the church is in jeopardy.<p>With insight …

The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

Shrewd

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Lawrence<p>It doesn’t seem to make sense: Jesus tells his disciples to take a lesson from Satan himself. A scandalous idea? Yes. Essential to the Christian life? Definitely. Drawing on Jesus’s parable of the shrewd manager in Luke 16, Rick Lawrence explores Jesus’s shocking mandate to be …

Chasing God

• <b>Author:</b> Angie Smith<p>Maybe you’ve never asked the question out loud, but you’ve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays. <br>But you aren’t convinced you really know Him. <br>Angie Smith understands, because she had run …

The Meaning of Marriage

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy Keller<p>In previous books respected New York pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller has looked at such diverse and topical subjects as the existence of God, our need to do justice, the meaning of Jesus' life, and the human temptation to make idols - all through the twin lenses …

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

This map tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the Middle East

If we could only show you one map to explain the economy of the Middle East, it would be this one.<p>In one fell swoop, the map below tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the region as well as parts of Central Asia. Many intricacies are also evident as …

6 Tips To Become A Great Cook In 1 Month

So, you finally realized that you will have to do some cooking for yourself? You should feel glad that you are thinking about making this step in …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

10 ways to develop the best abs in the gym

The 5 Best Luxury Hotel Wellness Programs in the U.S.<p>The Busy Man's 15-minute Dumbbell Workout<p>How to Slash Your Risk of Heart Failure By 30%<p>The World …

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Angels in My Hair

• <b>Author:</b> Lorna Byrne<p><i>Angels In My Hair</i> is the autobiography of a modern day mystic, an Irish woman with powers of the saints of old.<p>When she was a child, people thought Lorna was 'retarded' because she did not seem to be focusing on the world around her. Instead Lorna was seeing angels and spirits.<p>As …

The healthiest ways to cook veggies and boost nutrition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.<p>Oddly enough, that's not likely to be raw. Studies show the process of cooking …

Nutrition