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Would Voters Entrust The White House To An Atheist?

In a 1958 poll of Americans, only 18 percent of respondents said they would vote for a generally well-qualified presidential candidate nominated by their political party if that person happened to be an atheist. In 2015, that number has jumped to 58 percent.<p>Yet, even today, 40 percent of …

June 2015

Diversity

The right gets Jesus all wrong: 9 reasons why everything you know about Jesus is a myth

<b>(Jaroslav74 via Shutterstock)</b><p>His name. Marital status. Where he was born, how he died. The history of Jesus is loaded with falsities and myths<p>Valerie Tarico<p>May 14, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>Jesus has been described as the best known figure in history, and also the least known. If you mentioned the name …

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Baltimore Is Just the Beginning

The curfew has been lifted in Baltimore, and now all of God’s children are once again tucked back in the snug routine of their daily lives. The black …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

10 Stunning Photos From @USInterior

National Parks

After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday …

Why we want food so much it hurts

Be it chocolate, cheese or chip shop curry, craving a favourite food is something we’ve all experienced. Why do our bodies suffer such serious pangs? Veronique Greenwood investigates.<p>There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant …

Ice Cream

New biological techniques create the potential for catastrophe. The self-control of scientists is not enough to protect us, or to secure public trust. National governments must step in. <b>Filippa Lentzos</b>, <b>Koos van der Bruggen</b>and <b>Kathryn Nixdorff</b> argue that the US should lead the way.<p>There is a growing …

Genetics

101. Biochar 101

39<p>58<p>9<p>5<p>Shares 111<p><i>By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney</i><p>James Bakos with a pile of biochar feed stock behind. Take some waste wood, heat it up to 600 degrees …

Photograph: Francesco Guidicini/Camera Press<p>‘We feel we’ve got our money on the right horse’: Dr Robin Carhart-Harris and his team have just completed the first modern imaging study into the effects of …

World Health Organization

BA's Best Breakfast Sandwich

Makes 1 Servings<p>It’s amazing how malleable eggs are, and this method yields an especially fluffy result. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter<p>1 English muffin, split<p>1 BA Breakfast Sausage patty<p>2 slices American cheese<p>2 large eggs, …

Breakfast

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Ten Fold Engineering Creates Self-Forming Liveable Structures

Imagine if you could push a button to unfold a liveable house anywhere you could have it delivered. It sounds like a sci-fi film about future living, but it’s more about physics meets architecture through a new concept by Ten Fold Engineering.<p>The concept behind Ten Fold is simple. The key is a …

Housing Market

Compassionate Self Observation: A Key to Overcoming Destructive Habits | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve discovered a powerful remedy for self-destructive habits that is so simple I wondered how I missed it over the years. My self-destructive habit …

Self-help

Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

Remembrance Day

Freemasonry and the Hermetic Arts

Masonic tradition has had a rich application of the notion that it is imbued with a <i>Hermetic philosophy</i> with very little explanation of what that …

Esoterica, anti-Masonry and the Scottish Rite with Grand Archivist and Historian Arturo de Hoyos

Br. Arturo de Hoyos – Grand Archivist and Grand Historian of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, SJ<p>In this installment of Sojourners, noted …

The Biggest Mistake About The Big Bang

The question of where <i>all this</i> came from, as in the entire Universe, has been one of the biggest philosophical mysteries that humanity’s ever encountered. After millennia of wrestling with this question, the answer finally became accessible through scientific inquiry, culminating in the Big Bang. …

Universe

Hunt for ancient royal tomb at Teotihuacan pyramid turns up mysterious mercury

A Mexican archaeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a tunnel deep beneath a pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step …

Concerning the Dead

<i>Proof of life - a section from the chapter on the spirits for the new book.</i><p>Across the ancient world the veneration of the spirits of the human dead …

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

<b>Protestant Propaganda</b><p>The idea that the Catholic Church is the pagan anti Christ has been around since the Protestant Revolution. If your sect had …

For Fear of Flying

<i>“Up on their brooms the Witches stream,</i> <i> <br>Crooked and black in the crescent’s gleam;</i> <i> <br>One foot high, and one foot low,</i> <i> <br>Bearded, cloaked, and cowled,</i> …

Camp - Top Ten Most Scenic Campgrounds in the U.S. : Cabela's

The Most Scenic Camping Spots in the United States<p>Our picks for the camping destinations with the most breathtaking views.<p>Across the United States …

Exercise Can't Save Us: Our Sugar Intake Is The Real Culprit, Say Experts

In a fascinating and scorching editorial in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, three authors argue that the myth that exercise is the key to weight loss – and to health – is erroneous and pervasive, and that it must end. The evidence that diet matters more than exercise is now overwhelming, …

21 Ooey Gooey Ways to Devour Chocolate

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert. Here are our all time favorite chocolate recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>This simple confection doesn't require frosting, but a drizzle of chocolate sauce is highly encouraged. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Cheesecake Bars with Melted</b> …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …