Asa Watson

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Breaking bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they broke bad habits - and how this changed their life. Here’s what you said<p>Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give up …

Time I

The Death of Country Music: Natural Cause or Homicide

Some days my bones feel weary. It especially hurts when I get down on my knees, slowly bend over, and flip through dusty shelves of old, used books. …

Dwight Yoakam

Judge in Stanford rape case faces growing recall effort

When Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky handed down a six-month sentence to a former Stanford student convicted on three counts of …

What Christians Can Learn from the Racially Charged Murder of Jesse Washington

Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most horrific episodes of racial violence in American history: the mutilation and public burning of …

Theology

Testosterone therapy doubles heart risk in older men

Taking testosterone therapy doubled the risk of heart attack among men over age 65 and nearly tripled the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease, a new study shows.<p>The report, which involved 56,000 men, is the latest in a series of studies raising concerns about the heart attack risk …

Bihar bombing fans fears of new bloodshed in India's age-old caste battle

Acquittals over 90s massacres of lower-caste Dalits seen as spark for revenge killings sending shockwaves through impoverished Bihar state and across India<p>Sheltering in the shade, next to the buffaloes, the special police commandos shake their heads. "Everything is very quiet," says PC Bharat …

Associated Press News

The 'Affluenza' Teen Might End Up in Jail After All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old whose "affluenza" defense got him the amazingly light sentence of just …

School tries to silence fifth-grader’s speech on religion

A Florida student writes about injustices committed “In the Name of Religion”<p>Zachary Golob-Drake is the kind of kid any school would be proud to have representing it. And last week, the Tampa, Fla., fifth-grader won a first place blue ribbon in a class contest for his speech about how to make the …

Macklemore is being used to paint the rest of hip-hop as 'uncivil'

If Macklemore wins Best Rap Grammy, it will only bolster the crowd using his image to demonize the rest of the rap community<p>Probably the least surprising aspect of the Grammy nominations announcement was the fact that rapper Macklemore is well on his way to a huge night at America's biggest music …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban On Religious Cohabitation In Utah Polygamy Law

The ruling does not make polygamy — being married to multiple people — legal, but it does end the ban on what U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups referred to as "religious cohabitation." The case was brought by the Browns, whose story has been shared on TLC's Sister Wives.<p>WASHINGTON — A …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

Is There a Racist Undertone to Lily Allen’s “Hard Out Here” Video?

I love Lily Allen, and was basically guaranteed to embrace the video, “Hard Out Here,” that she released as a comeback gimmick yesterday. In truth I …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics