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The Flight From Conversation

The Atlantic | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Many of my daily conversations don’t involve eye contact. My roommate texts me from a neighboring bedroom. My boss sends me an instant message f...

The Dark Side Of The Digital Age

The Seattle Times | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Smartphones are ruining relationships. If you don’t agree, read Sherry Turkle’s “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Dig...

Talk To Each Other, Not Your Phone

The New York Times | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

My recent Sunday Review essay, adapted from my book “Reclaiming Conversation,” made a case for face-to-face talk. The piece argued that di...

5 Ways to Increase Conversion Rates for Potential Clients Visiting Your Law Site

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Instead of asking friends and family for referrals to good attorneys, more and more potential clients are turning to the Internet to look for a lawyer to represent them and help them with their legal needs.

Did Zooey Deschanel Convert For Her Husband? Is That a Bad Thing?

Mychal Copeland | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Mychal Copeland

Is converting to Judaism "for" someone so bad after all? As an avid follower of the hit show, New Girl, I couldn't pass up an article about its star, Zooey Deschanel, converting to Judaism.

Religion Scholar Boycotts Conference At Mormon University

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Brigham Young University has convened its annual International Law and Religion Symposium this week, featuring around 90 scholars, politic...

4 Website Design Tactics to Increase User Engagement With Your Brand Online

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

While the term "user engagement" is spoken of quite frequently in online marketing, let's first define exactly what that phrase means and why it's a contributing factor to a website's success.

How Do Jewish Conversions Work?

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.02.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Jewish conversion seems to be all over the media lately. In the third season of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” Litch...

How Ritual Baths Present Obstacles Of Inclusion For Transgender Jews

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Converting to Judaism about a year ago, a transgender man in Washington, D.C., asked his rabbi a pointed question about the last step in the pr...

[Infographic] 7 Content Promotion Strategies That Drive Traffic, Leads, and Sales

Danny Wong | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

An editorial strategy without distribution disappoints brands and marketers invested in the thoughtful creation and production of quality content.

5 Conversion Rate Platforms for Generating Leads

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Where do you go from launching a business website, to acquiring potential customers? It would clearly be a more popular choice to start an online business if the task was as easy as that.

Conversion Rate Optimization 101: How To Convert When You've Never Converted Before

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.23.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

High traffic numbers might look great in Google Analytics, but if that traffic isn't making purchases or contacting you directly, you won't be making any money.

How Christianity Really Started

Douglas Boin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Religion
Douglas Boin

"The Christians" weren't the standoffish clique historians frequently make them out to be. Many Christians, in fact, were perfectly good Roman citizens. Shockingly, though, very few people have ever gone back to listen to the stories of the quieter ones who lived their lives without any hint of drama.

Proselytism or a Global Ethic?

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Asoka Bandarage

The freedom to maintain or adopt a religion is a fundamental human right. However, this freedom cannot be realized in the absence of other fundamental freedoms, such as the right to food, shelter, healthcare, education and a decent livelihood.

How to Get Away With Murder: The State of Capital Punishment

Trey Lyon | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Every tweet, interview, Facebook post and letter speaks to Kelly's willingness to not only pursue peace but to minister to other inmates, sharing hope and light from a place of internal resilience.

Vampire Novelist Anne Rice On Falling Away From Christianity (Again)

Interfaith Voices | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion

Vampire novelist Anne Rice has a conflicted soul. When we talked to her in 2009, she had abandoned atheism and returned to the Catholicism of her yout...

Christian Rock Band's Co-founder Is Now An Atheist

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

One of the original members of a world-renowned Christian rock band has come out as an atheist. George Perdikis, an early member of Newsboys, says ...

The Army Chaplain Who Came Back From War And Lost His Faith

NPR | John Burnett | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion

David Peters' life was supposed to be one continuous arc of piety and service. But for the U.S. Army chaplain, it's ended up a more circuitous rout...

Pastor Who Spent A Year Living Without God No Longer Believes

Religion News Service | Chris Stedman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Ryan Bell — the former Seventh-day Adventist pastor who spent 2014 living as an atheist — is ready for his big reveal. After chronicling ...

Angelina Jolie Defends ‘Universal' Depiction Of Faith In ‘Unbroken'

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Director Angelina Jolie defended her decision to portray a “universal” faith in her upcoming film “Unbroken,” saying she took h...

Will Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' Movie Win Over Christian Fans?

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Angelina Jolie’s highly anticipated film “Unbroken” features the true story of an Olympian and World War II veteran who was only ...

Yusuf Islam Brings Peace Train Back To U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion

Legendary folk-rock star Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is bringing his peace train back to America. Yusuf will kick off the United St...

Former 'Angry Atheist' Steps In As Rector Of Houston Episcopal Church

Houston Chronicle | ALLAN TURNER | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion

HOUSTON (AP) — As an electrical engineer and a self-professed "angry atheist," Clay Lein had no truck with religion. God, he was convinced, was fool...

Wannabe Demographers?

Diane Tobin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion
Diane Tobin

Shalva Weil's characterization of "wannbe" Jews is itself derogatory and dismissive. Those exploring their heritage or seeking to convert to Judaism should according to our tradition be treated with respect, even if they do not choose to complete their journey.

Islands of Safety: Religion and Ritual, Part 1

James M. Lynch | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
James M. Lynch

To many in my family I'm still an Irish Catholic in the same way that Marines consider themselves Marines, 'once a Marine, always a Marine', even though I've converted to Judaism twice (that's a story for later) and very happy with my choice.