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One of the fattest cities in America declared a war on obesity — and lost one million pounds

This friendly woman, a mother of two children, is a living embodiment of the obesity culture cursing the world's wealthiest country.<p>"In Guatemala it is rare to see people who are very overweight, but it could not be more different here," she said. "I saw this when I came here."<p>As soon as she …

Taco Bell

Technology for the 10 billion: How tech will change the world by 2050

Introduction<p>The population of humans will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. That means extra …

7 US Cities That Feel Just Like Europe

We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. A very, very expensive getaway. But that doesn't mean you can't get the full …

Architizer

5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class

‘SchoolTube.com is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators - exclusively …

Education Technology

Secrets of the world's healthiest children: 6 longevity lessons from Japan

If you had complete power to engineer a long, vigorous life, you might start by choosing to be born in Japan.<p>The country has the highest “healthy life expectancy” in the world, with Japanese boys and girls expected to live to 73 without any major illness or disability, according to a recent study …

Japan

Where is God?

Where is God?<p>It seems like a child's question, a theological query during bedtime prayers or following a holy day at church or synagogue. Usually, the first answer we learned was simple, certain, and reliable: God is in heaven.<p>But "Where is God?" is not really a child's question. It is a question …

Faith

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Hiking

Top 10 Tips For Finding Writing Inspiration by Stephanie Norman AKA @NormanNorman777

Even in this age of social media, link sharing and shout outs, Google and other search engines are STILL the biggest bringer of Bang2writers to this …

Creative Writing

Two Obstacles to a Relationship with God

<i>Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through</i> …

Mark Twain’s Rules for Good Writing

Mark Twain’s 18 rules for writing – part of his response to the fiction of James Fenimore Cooper Mark Twain (1835-1910) is the writer who once …

Literature

3D-printed ice shelter wins NASA's Mars habitat design competition

More than 165 submissions to the competition, which was launched in May, were received by NASA. The 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge, of which the …

Foster and Partners

Diet, not pills, may still be the best bet for brain power

Can you build a better brain with blueberries – or with fish, walnuts or kale?<p>The idea that certain super foods can keep us sharper as we age has huge appeal – especially as study after study suggests that brain power will not be found in a supplement pill. The latest, published in August in the …

Holistic Medicine

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

Poet Jane Kenyon’s Advice on Writing: Some of the Wisest Words to Create and Live By

“Be a good steward of your gifts.”<p>In <i>Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life</i> — one of the finest, most insightful reflections on the creative experience ever committed to words — writer Dani Shapiro mentions a set of instructions by the poet <b>Jane Kenyon</b> (May 23, 1947–April 22, …

Literature

Five atheists who lost faith in atheism

Atheism is cool. At least, that's the popular perception of a worldview that's enjoyed a rebrand and a renaissance in the last couple of decades. …

National Geographic Travel

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Writing Books: Fiction, Creative Writing & Getting Published

Use WritersMarket.com to get paid for your writing and get published!<p>$39.99<p>With this collection, you'll learn how to spot unrealized possibilities in …

Gun control wouldn't have stopped the Virginia shooting. We need to talk about mental health

Bryce Williams passed a background check before shooting Alison Parker and Adam Ward. America must look instead at its failing medical system<p>The murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward was a postmodern nightmare. Vester Lee Flanagan II, who went by the name Bryce Williams, shot and killed his victims …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

New Jersey

There's an excellent reason why gun control is one of the most divisive fights in America

No issue seems to divide Americans as much as guns.<p>An April 2015 Pew Research poll found that 52% of Americans said protecting gun owners' rights was more important than gun control compared to 46% who held the opposite view.<p>That was before the most recent mass shootings that reignited a gun debate …

Guns

Obama & Putin Phone Conversation on "Tonight Show"