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Holy Safety Net! Religion and Recklessness

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists suggest that belief in God could actually increase the tendency to take certain risks -- specifically, risks with no moral overlay. Their reasoning is that God is for most believers a source of security and protection, and feeling safe in God's care could diminish fear and boost bravery and daring.

Belief: An Underutilized Tool

S. L. Young | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

There are many life lessons taught every day, such as ways to deal with others, subject matter expertise, and learning basic survival skills. However, there isn't enough time allocated to teach individuals about the power of belief.

Losing a Child Without Losing Your Mind

Jonni Gray | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonni Gray

When the unthinkable happens, the first impulse is to believe that all is lost. When we lose our parents, we feel as though we've lost a big part of our past. When we lose a child -- especially our only child -- we feel as though we've lost our future.

Who Knew I'd Write a Book on Atheism and Jesus That Would Help a Jew Connect More Deeply With His Jewish Spirituality?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Who knew I'd write a book that would help a Jew connect more deeply with his Jewish spirituality? "I heard my rabbi better this year as I fasted and ...

Christian Restaurant Owner Makes Leap Of Faith By Letting Customers Name Their Price

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

Some say faith can move mountains. According to one North Carolina restaurant owner, it can help pay the bills, too. Dana Parris, owner of Gaston...

The Power of a 'Selfie' -- A Misunderstood Tool to Increase Your Confidence in Business

Dirk Stroda | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Dirk Stroda

If you truly want to become successful in your business, imagine yourself as you have already achieved your goal.

Why Do You Think So Many Atheists Seem So Evangelistic?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why do you think so many atheists seem so evangelistic? They even sometimes speak of their moment of "de-conversion" as a flip-side to the so-called born again experience. If life teaches us anything it's that certainty is overrated.

4 Things You Need to Know to Get a Life You Love

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexis Sclamberg

A few years ago, I was a licensed lawyer who didn't want to practice law, in an unhappy relationship and feeling constantly fatigued despite my best...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Why Losing Control of Your Life Is a Good Thing

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Last night I had a dream in which I was falling from the sky at full speed and was about to smash my face into a gray, concrete road. I don't know abo...

6 Beliefs Women Need to Unlearn

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

One of the best parts of getting older is the freedom found in letting go of habits that used to hedge me in because of what I thought other people expected of me, only to discover that many of these expectations either aren't real or don't matter.

9-11 and the Rise of New Atheism

Staks Rosch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Sadly it has taken this terrible act of terrorism to kick start the resurgence of atheism in our modern society and to motivate atheists to organize.

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

How Much of What You Believe Is Actually True?

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

Everything we think in life, we think because of pre-programmed beliefs. Beliefs that came from parents and society. We are programmed, the minute we start learning, with beliefs that depend entirely on which country we're from, which race, which gender, which class, which religion.

Valentinus -- The Gospel of Insight

Richard Koch | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

If I had to live in the past -- and because of modern medicine and dentistry I prefer living in the present -- I would choose to live in Rome in the s...

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

What Do You Really Believe?

Judith Johnson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

When was the last time you challenged your own beliefs? When I work with couples to design their wedding ceremonies, I always ask them how they were raised in terms of religion and spirituality and where they are now in those terms in their lives.

Are Your Beliefs Killing You?

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Now, the researchers estimated that over the eight years they were tracking deaths, 182,000 Americans died prematurely, not from stress, but from t...

A Journey Through Time, Space, and the Imagination

Staks Rosch | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Just as the religions of the past are today's myths and the tribal religions of the present are seen as primitive to modern society, the religions of today will be the primitive myths of tomorrow.

Put On Your Armor of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Here is how I've learned to control how I react: I take a pause and put on the armor of God. Reacting emotionally means we are allowing the situation, or other people, to dictate how we feel and how we act. And if we do that, we will never come out of a bad situation victorious.

I've Never Met an Atheist or a Religious Believer

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Which "me" should be running the show? We're all in the closet, so to speak. We barely come out to ourselves and never completely to others. I've never met an unequivocal atheist or religious believer.

WATCH: 'I Can Do It!'

Brad Yates | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Sometimes what we really need is more of a "can do" attitude. I hope this will help you cultivate one. If you are new to tapping, it will be be...

How Syria Could Affect the Future of Humanity

Lorna Byrne | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Looking at the Syrian crisis now, we may not, humanly, be able to see a solution. That's why we need to pray. Prayer is so powerful. All our prayers count. Your prayer may be the one that makes the difference.

How a Conservative Catholic Girl Became a Producer on a Gay Web Series

Kit Williamson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Kit Williamson

I'm still a radical, political queer and Kristyne is still a conservative, Catholic girl, and I am so happy that we were able to work together, despite our differences, to produce EastSiders.