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Why banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses won’t work for Russia

The Supreme Court of Russia has a decision to make this week about whether to label the Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization and liquidate …

Jehovah's Witnesses Had Foes Before Putin

Russia is reverting to Soviet-era restrictions on religion. But this denomination has survived worse.<p>When the Russian Supreme Court banned Jehovah's Witnesses and ordered the confiscation of the denomination's property on Thursday, it wasn't the first time. The faithful were outlaws in the Soviet …

Russia

British Government 'alarmed' at Russian ban on 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses

The British Government says it is “alarmed” by Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses and has launched an appeal for Vladimir Putin to uphold religious …

Russia labels ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ as extremists and tries to ban them from the country

In Russia, there's a database of extremists. It includes members of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and … Jehovah's Witnesses.<p>Mind you, that's not because members of the Christian religious denomination have been caught plotting some kind of violence. Pacifism is a core value of members, who believe …

Religion

Brain activity can continue for 10 minutes after death - new study

The human brain can continue functioning for more than 10 minutes after the body has died, scientists have discovered.<p>Intensive care doctors reported observing the same kind of brain waves in a patient whose pulse had stopped and whose pupils were unreactive as occurs during deep sleep in healthy …

The Brain

How to Easily Maintain a Water Heater

Get more hot water and extend the life of your water heater by following these tips.<p>A well-functioning water heater keeps a household running smoothly. When the water cools or runs out, everyone will notice the next time they want a nice, hot shower. Here are a few steps you can take to maximize …

Scientists May Have Discovered a Replacement for Pesticides

In the fight to save the world's crops from pests bent on destroying them, a group of scientists at the University of Queensland have developed a …

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

Whenever you lie, your brain adjusts to make telling bigger whoppers easier, study finds

Telling small lies causes changes in the brain that lead people down a “slippery slope” towards increasingly large acts of dishonesty, according to a …

Humans may speak a universal language, say scientists

Humans across the globe may be actually speaking the same language after scientists found that the sounds used to make the words of common objects and ideas are strikingly similar.<p>The discovery challenges the fundamental principles of linguistics, which state that languages grow up independently of …

Air Purifying House Plants

CollectCollect this now for later<p>Hairstyle Tutorials Air Purifying House Plants<p>Gardening<p>CollectCollect this now for later<p>auntbeby 10 Air Purifying …

Venezuela's inflation rates are now highest in the world, sending food prices through the roof

This is the unfortunate reality for many of Venezuela's 30 million residents, Vox recently reported.<p>The country is currently in the midst of a massive political and economic collapse that has left the population hungry and in dire need of food.<p>Venezuela's inflation rates are currently the highest …

10 Upgrades Under $1,000 That Increase Home Values

A clean, well-maintained home in tiptop condition will yield maximum profit when it comes time to sell. However, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to make sure your house is in mint condition. There are a number of upgrades you can do for under $1,000 that will impress buyers and prompt …

Home Improvement

How Nasa's Juno Jupiter probe could be about to solve the solar system's biggest mystery of all

It is, say experts, the hardest thing Nasa has ever attempted. Little wonder, then, that the cheers of its jubilant scientists reverberated around the world, last week, as spacecraft Juno arrived in the Jovian system after an epic five year, 1.8 billion mile, journey.<p>‘Welcome to Jupiter,’ said …

Astronomy

How Interior Paint Choices Affect Your Home's Property Value

When trying to sell a house or apartment, it takes more than a great location to seal the deal. Aesthetics matter, and even though it's just a …

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10 Absolutely Wonderful Tree Stump Landscaping and Decor Ideas

If you are thinking to do some landscaping or decorate your garden with something unusual and unique then how about making use of tree stumps? In …

Landscaping

Top 20 Pergola Designs, Plus their Costs - DIY Home Improvement Ideas

First and foremost, what is a pergola? Briefly, a pergola is an outdoor, open-frame structure commonly used as a stylish outdoor room providing …

The hourly wage needed to rent a 2-bedroom apartment is rising

The pinched access to mortgage credit after the Great Recession is one reason why.<p>Another is that many Americans—especially the poor and people of color—haven't felt the effects of the economic recovery, and may not be able to rustle up the funds for a down payment.<p>A third reason is that …

Housing

DIY - Cheap Cedar Raised Beds - Quiet Corner

Cedar raised beds make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised beds can cost hundreds of …

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

Houzz

Common Lawn Weeds - How to Handle Them - Quiet Corner

There are many common lawn weeds that you may know by their appearance yet not by name. But in such cases, do you truly “know” them? Perhaps not well …

Gardening

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta

Y’all know I love my global flavors, but every once in a while I get in the mood for straight up American food, like cheeseburgers. When that craving …

Cooking

Motherly love helps children's brains grow bigger, scientists find

Motherly love can help children's brains grow at twice the rate as neglected youngsters, a study has shown.<p>Although it is known that a nurturing, stable home life improves overall childhood development, it is the first research to prove that it has a significant impact on brain size.<p>Children who …

Parenting