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The Brutal Truth About Being A People-Pleaser

The first time I lied I was five, maybe six, years old. My brother and I had been playing with a small statue — my mother’s favorite, a 16” ceramic …

Self-help

Why White Lady Sisterhood Needs to Evolve

<b>by Rachael Rice</b>4/30/2017In the absence of hope, there’s imagination.I would like to imagine other options, other ways of being, other ways of …

The endangered languages of the world in one cool map

ACCORDING to Ethnologue, there are 7,099 languages spoken today in the world, one-third of which are endangered, often with less than 1,000 remaining …

Language

Unsettling "America"

The colonization of nature under capitalism is rooted in an ethos that views human beings as separate to and above nature—Earthmasters for whom the …

Green building materials 101: The best products to use

California’s leading green building expert offers guidance for buying eco-friendly products<p>Ever wonder if that sheet of plywood or tile sealer that you’re using in your home renovation is bad for the environment or your family? We did the research to assemble a cheat sheet for purchasing more …

Scientists on 3 continents now have evidence: Some chimps have entered the Stone Age.

Chimpanzees may be even smarter than we thought they were.<p>According to a fascinating report from Collin Barras of the BBC, archeologists in Africa, …

Early Humans Mated With Inbred Neanderthals — at a Cost

Early interactions between <i>Homo sapiens</i> and Neanderthals constitute one of humanity's first dealings with an intelligent species other than ourselves …

Forget VBS. These Summer Camps Teach Kids to Be Community Activists

Twenty kids marched around a multipurpose room at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church on a recent Thursday, following the path of a cardboard …

NASA Launches Official Apple TV App Featuring Real-Time View of Earth

NASA has launched its official app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, joining the app's popular iOS versions on iPhone and iPad, which have been downloaded over 17 million times.<p>The Apple TV app lets users watch high-definition live streams from NASA TV, and allows them to enjoy a real-time view …

Air conditioning goes green

Solar collector<p>6 June 2016<p>The ingenuity of four space engineers has created a zero-emission air-conditioning system that doesn’t pollute our …

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5 Reasons Why More Christians Are Becoming LGBTQ Affirming

If one follows the news they’d see that many major Christian denominations are split over LGBTQ inclusion. As I have followed these developments, one …

LGBTQI

Dear Offended Christian, From a Very Tired Christian

Dear Offended Christian, I’m terribly sorry that your feelings are hurt again. I feel badly about that. None of us likes to be criticized, so I …

The U.S. could feel the Bern for decades as Sanders plans to reform democracy

On Thursday afternoon, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took to the stage in a lush park in Springfield, Ore., and did something unusual. He departed from his usual stump speech and began talking about the future of the Democratic Party.<p>To reform a broken electoral system, the party needed to embrace …

Active Volcano Discovered Under the Great Smoky Mountains

Listen To This Article - Click Play<p>A year-long geologic study conducted by the National Park Service has determined that there is an active volcano …

Insects are conscious, claims major paper that could show us how our own thoughts began

Insects have a form of consciousness, according to a new paper that might show us how our own began.<p>Brain scans of insects appear to indicate that …

Orangutan from Borneo photographed using a spear tool to fish

Tool use among orangutans was first documented by Carel van Schaik. In 1994, Carel observed orangutans developing tools to help themselves eat, while …

Big Oil-backed group promotes Sarah Palin and Bill Nye as part of climate change panel

An advocacy group with ties to the oil industry announced that it would host both former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and “Science Guy” Bill Nye as part …

Bill Nye

You may suffer from 'impostor syndrome.' Lots of smart people with signs of high achievement do.

Lots of people have projects they've been sitting on.<p>For some people, it's legitimately because some thing they need to move forward has stalled or …

Clark Howard

Download Episode Clark Howard 6.22.18 Topics: Clark Stinks; New self-install alarm company can…Read more<p>Download Episode Clark Howard 6.21.18 Topics: …

Frugal Living

Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation

Director general convenes emergency committee, saying ‘level of alarm is extremely high’ as virus has now been detected in 23 countries<p>The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth …

Disease

Bernie Sanders Opens Up About God

No lack of faith here.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has mostly avoided discussing religion during his Democratic presidential campaign. Unlike some other candidates, he sticks to politics.<p>But he offered a rare glimpse into his spiritual views in an interview with The Washington Post published …

Settlers in the Land

“I am a settler in this land, too,” Randy says. We are sitting in a talking circle on the back porch of the farmhouse of Edith and Randy Woodley. …

A Logarithmic Map of the Entire Known Universe in One Image | Colossal

<p>Trying to imagine the scope of the cosmos is nearly impossible, but musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi decided to make a visual attempt by …

Universe

The Top Five Religion Trends to Watch in 2016

From the rise of evangelical hipsters to the rise of religious "nones," religion is in a period of flux as we end one year and look forward to the next. Here at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, my colleagues and I study how religions change and make change in the world. Below are five …

An Open Letter to Black African Immigrants

Dear Black African immigrant,<p>The America you dreamt of is an America you never conceived of.<p>You are officially black. In your country you were just you, no color attached to your identity, but now you are black. Stop saying I am Nigerian, I am Zimbabwean, or I am Kenyan. America doesn't care about …

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropecene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

Join the Coffee Party Movement

"All of this matters, of course, because we still operate in politics and in media as if minds can be changed by the best honed arguments, the most …