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Temptation in the Neurons

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.13.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Why, in the face of everyday temptation, do some individuals fail miserably while others coast by unscathed? Psychological scientists have been puzzling over this problem for years, but the answer remains elusive.

The Devil and Lent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The particular incident I am referring to is Jesus being tempted in the wilderness by Satan for forty days, related to us in Matthew 4:1-2, Mark 1:12-13, and Luke 4:1-2.

Use This Trick To Conquer Temptation, From Dessert To Flirting

Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tom Jacobs By now, you have probably read or heard about the benefits of mindfulness. So why haven’t you tried it? You may believe those adv...

Nutty or Naughty?

Dr. Shelley Plumb | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Plumb

Even as an adult, I find myself being a little naughty at times too; I find myself making poor choices when it comes to nutrition. What happens when nutty, or a lack of knowledge surrounding nutrition, turns into naughty, making poor decisions?

7 Ways To Easily Increase Your Willpower

Business Insider | Eric Barker | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

In general, people have an overly positive vision of themselves and their abilities. But what’s the one thing surveys show most everyone will admit...

Where Do You Follow Your Nose?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I hadn't realized how powerful scent was until I separated it from my other senses. There were clues, though. There's a armoire in the basement of the house my parents still live in where they keep the World Book Encyclopedias. Nothing, and I mean nothing, calls up my childhood faster than opening those doors and taking a breath.

The Observance of Lent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

This coming Wednesday, March 5, is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Let's take a look at the historical emergence and spiritual significance of the Lenten season.

Succumb to Your Desires in 2014: Controlling Them Only Intensifies the Urge

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Today millions of Americans will pull out their lists of New Year's resolutions, full of intentions to control their many temptations, from one-night stands to junk food to alcohol to smoking. What are the costs of all that self-control?

Should the U.S. Attack Syria?

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Does violence ever end violence? Do we ever learn anything from it, except how to be more violent? The wisdom teachers throughout history have reminded us time and time again...

Nelson Mandela: The Greatest Spiritual Leader of Our Time

Lorna Byrne | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Nelson Mandela is the greatest spiritual leader of our time. He always listened to God and did everything God asked him. He has been able to change the world because of his deep belief and trust in God. This level of faith is exceedingly rare.

Shot by a Follower of Christ!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.07.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

You go on the Internet to find just the right image to add to it, typing in an obvious, safe phrase like "pictures of women on their knees" -- but you don't get images of good Christians praising God!

Actress Blasts Tyler Perry Over Latest Film

Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like ...

Kim Kardashian's Baby Bump Has Officially Popped

Posted 03.17.2013 | Celebrity

Kim Kardashian cradled her blossoming baby bump on the red carpet last night (March 16) at the premiere of Tyler Perry's "Temptation" in Atlanta, Ga. ...

WATCH: Pastor: 'DON'T Resist Temptation'

OWN | Posted 01.11.2013 | OWN

Every Sunday, thousands of people flock to Saddleback Church in Southern California to hear sermons by Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Drive...

Rejecting the Wanting Self

Tara Brach | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

As the monk in the Zen tale shows, if we push away desire, we disconnect from our tenderness and we harden against life. We become like a "rock in winter." When we reject desire, we reject the very source of our love and aliveness.

Why I Deleted All The Apps On My Phone

Carla Naumburg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

My name is Carla. I am the mother of two young daughters and I am addicted to my iPhone.

Elevate the Conversation

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

If we believe we are here to improve the journey of our soul, we are charged with making the best choices to perpetually evolve to a higher good. We study, we go to therapy, we develop a spiritual practice and we try to do the right thing. The unfortunate part is that we are human.

TEDx: Why We Struggle

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Most of us, including evangelicals, know that our trials and temptations, our inner struggles, our troubling habits, our personal and relational challenges, are not literally the result of our great-great-great-great... grandmother eating an apple.

Jeremy Lin: How The Christian Basketball Star Deals With Temptations

Mike Yorkey | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Mike Yorkey

"So was it difficult or easy being a Christian in the NBA?" I asked Jeremy. "I don't want to say it was easy, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be," he said.

5 Ways to Spend Less

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Everyone knows that if you want to get your finances in order and start being smart about your financial future, you need to make a financial plan.

Chocolate Cake Doesn't Make You Fat -- But Eating It Does

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

Looking for the easy solution, avoiding the hard work necessary to maintain a healthy diet, is what got us into this mess to begin with.

The Uncomfortable Individualism Of Lent

David A. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Davis

Lent and the temptation of Jesus. It's not about our morality, our piety, or our doing battle with the devil. It is about claiming our identity as God's people and soaking in Christ's wisdom.

Lingerie Bowl VIII

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Get your popcorn ready because the 2011 Lingerie Bowl matchup has been set. The Philadelphia Passion will take on the Los Angeles Temptation in the Li...

The All-Jewish Cartoon Collection: Snake Snack

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mort Gerberg


The Science Of Temptation...And How To Resist It

LiveScience | Greg Soltis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LiveScience is reporting that women are less likely to succumb to temptation than men. Apparently women, after happening upon an attractive alternativ...