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Urgent Church: Nine Changes We Must Make Or Die

It broke my heart.Another church closed. This church had unbelievable potential. Indeed, it had its own “glory days,” but only for a season. But, 10 …

The Origin and History of the BCE/CE Dating System

In recent years, a persistent criticism has been leveled against the use of the BCE/CE system (Before the Common or Current Era/Common or Current …

Theology

NASA Just Discovered Seven New Exoplanets... So What?

On Wednesday, the scientists at NASA <i>kind of</i> freaked out. They announced the discovery of some seemingly Earth-like planets outside of our solar system, a group of rocky globes they’re calling ‘TRAPPIST-1.’<p>How far away are these newly-discovered worlds? They’re about 40 light years from Earth. That …

Nokia goes back to the future with three Android smartphones - and the Snake-playing 3310

The Nokia mobile brand has been revived by HMD Global at this year's MWC.<p>The MWC trade show in Barcelona is <i>the</i> event where the smartphone industry …

Five of the most violent moments of the Reformation

It has been 500 years since what is seen as the “start” of the Reformation, when the German monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a …

Gut Fish the Japanese Way With a Pair of Chopsticks

If you need to gut your fresh catch of the day, all you need is a pair of chopsticks. <b>Warning</b>: you will literally see a fish’s guts get yanked out of …

World's Kindest Repo Man Pays Off Elderly Couple's Buick Right Before Thanksgiving

Stanford and Patty Kipping had a hard choice to make: keep making the $95 monthly payments on their 1998 Buick, or pay for the increased costs of …

Mercedes X-Class pickup to go on sale in 2017

<b>Daimler’s DAI, +0.82% Mercedes-Benz brand recently unveiled two concepts for its first pickup, the X-Class, that will go on sale next year. The</b> …

Outdoors

Six Collectible SUVs You Won't Hate – Feature

From the November 2016 issue<p>SUVs are recent entrants to the collector-car marketplace. Here are some of the best:<p>Two Toyotans<p>Anyone who went to high school during the <i>Dazed and Confused</i> era knows there were two things that the jocks and stoners agreed on: the one cool weed-smoking cheerleader and …

The greatest threat to Christians today

It's not what you think...<p>“In the presence of hostile Muslims, the greatest threat to Christians may be… other Christians.”<p>At the risk of appearing …

Everything We Think We Know About the Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck

The X-Class is coming.<p>Last March, Mercedes-Benz made the announcement that it planned to build a pickup truck. Since the surprise announcement, Mercedes has kept a tight lid on the project's details. But yesterday, it showed off the first concept for the truck and gave us a bit more information. So …

Oldest Hebrew mention of Jerusalem found on rare papyrus from 7th century BCE

A rare, ancient papyrus dating to the First Temple Period — 2,700 years ago — has been found to bear the oldest known mention of Jerusalem in …

How algorithms rule our working lives | Cathy O’Neil

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Central Park's Lamp Posts Have a Hidden Trick To Help You Navigate

Even a seasoned New York navigator can get lost in Central Park. In the sea of green and winding paths, the familiar urban grid of Manhattan …

GeoTagging

Watch a Porsche 918 Spyder Run a Quarter-Mile in Less Than 10 Seconds

Here's your friendly reminder that the 918 is absurdly quick.<p>The Porsche 918 Spyder is almost incomprehensibly quick. This isn't news for <i>Road & Track</i> readers, but sometimes, it's worth being reminded of just how freakish the 918's accelerative abilities are compared with everything this side of a …

Timeless Innovations: The Jubilee Clip, a.k.a. The Hose Clamp

The mail is slow to reach my part of rural North Essex. The March 8th 1957 issue of The Autocar has just turned up, and as I sat in my listening …

1970 Ford Mustang Sportsroof 5-Speed

This 1970 Mustang is said to retain 100% of its original, rust-free metal apart from the lower front valance. It’s got a nice stance over new 15″ …

Craigslist: “Custom Race Car” is as Cool as a Michigan Winter

Racing is an interesting sport, in that a lot of amateurs simply jump into something high-powered and heavy, when they should really be starting …

35-Years-Owned: Clean 1965 Triumph TR4

This Triumph TR4 (chassis CT39952L) is a clean example that was fully restored in 1990 and has had 12k miles since. The car features factory …

42k-Mile 1964 Land Rover 88 Series IIA

This 1964 Land Rover 88 Series IIA is said to be all original with only 42k miles from new. The chassis is said to be rust-free, and the aluminum …

Impressive Build: V8-Swapped 1968 Dodge Power Wagon

This 1968 Dodge Power Wagon (chassis 2461954383) was the recent subject of an impressive restoration, during which it underwent some very well-judged …

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Car Salesman Confidential: 10 Things To Never Say To A Customer

Sometimes, less is more<p>In a lot of these blogs I’ve been lecturing the customers, telling them what they should and shouldn’t do. Well, this week, I want to share some rules for salespeople. I try to follow these rules myself, and I think all salespeole should, too. We’ll start at Number Ten and …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. …

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

Is Slow Service The Way To Win Customers’ Hearts And Wallets?

Yes, according to recent research into consumer behavior. But how can you cool your pace while still solving problems on time?<p>“Get em’ in and get em’ out” is likely the unspoken motto of many customer support departments, but should we as consumers really complain? After all, we do want to minimize …

Just How High Is The Price For Delivering A Poor Customer Experience?

As executives, we all want to deliver the best experiences to our customers. While this is an intuitive response because we want customers to feel …

How Your Brand Can Beat Goliath

There was once a running joke at Virgin Mobile when it came to our marketing spend: What Virgin Mobile would spend in one year, AT&T would spend on one episode of “American Idol.”<p>Many disruptive brands struggle with how to best manage their marketing budgets while they strategize around how to …