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40-Year-Old Doritos Bag Washes Ashore

A nearly 40-year-old Doritos bag washed ashore recently (2018) on to an Outer Banks beach in North Carolina. The bag that is believed to have been floating ...


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How Long Will the Famous Be Remembered after Death?

How long can most famous people expect to be remembered after they die? Between five and 30 years. That's according to Cesar A. Hidalgo, director ...


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There is no Repentance without Risk and Vulnerability

There’s a powerful scene in a novel written by the South African writer Alan Paton. The story centers on a young police lieutenant, husband, and ...


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New Insight into the Miracle of Metamorphosis

Until recently, the only way to study how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly was to cut open the chrysalis or x-ray it—both with fatal results. ...


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Who is in the Driver's Seat of Your Life?

In his sermon, John Ortberg compares submission to Jesus to driving a car:

When it was time to take our first child home from the hospital, we put her ...

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The Blessing of Occasional Solitude

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station sits upon two miles of glacial ice at the bottom of the world. It is one of the remotest places on the planet, more ...


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The Danger of Unrecognized Heart Trouble

In his recent (2017) book, Timothy Jennings writes of the dangers of unrecognized heart issues:

Hypertension—high blood pressure—has been called ...

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Our Tendency to Flaunt Our Good Deeds

A British paper (the Guardian) published an article titled, "Sex Doesn't Sell Anymore: Activism Does." And while this sounds impressive, it is often aimed ...


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There are 80,000 Options for a Starbucks Beverage

At your local Starbucks you have lots of options. You could start by ordering a Tall, Non-Fat Latte With Caramel Drizzle. Or a Grande, Iced, Sugar-Free, ...


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Ash Wednesday vs. the Immortality Movement

There was a dark horse in the 2015 presidential race—a real political outsider named Zoltan Istyan. He was the presidential candidate for the Transhumanist ...


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