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Did Jesus Actually Exist? Was He A Real Person?

Jesus Christ

Did Jesus actually exist in history? Was there a real person named Jesus who may have done all of the things attributed to him in the Bible and lived in the Holy Land around 2000 years ago? This time of year, thoughts turn, however briefly, to the person whose birthday is being celebrated on December… Read more »

Saddleback Leather Company: Let’s Tip Waitstaff Better For Wishing ‘Merry Christmas’ Instead Of ‘Happy Holidays’

Is it okay to be inclusive? Saddleback Leather Company wants to reward waitresses for showing preference for Christian holidays.

Saddleback Leather Company is taking criticism from Christians and non-Christians alike for a suggestion on their Facebook page Sunday evening. The suggestion appears to be controversial — it’s received about the same number of “likes” and disagreeing comments. What did they suggest? That next year, a campaign should be mounted to force waitstaff to say… Read more »

Emily Blunt: Parenting ‘Is Such A Fear-Based Industry’ — Here’s Why

Emily Blunt

Actress Emily Blunt recently opened up about her views on parenting during an interview with online magazine, The Edit. The 31-year-old award-winning actress, and married mother of one explained her laid back approach to parenting and the reasons for it. “[Raising children] is such a fear-based industry. There used to be one book that everyone… Read more »

Two Studies Show School Lunches Are Healthier Than Bagged

Two studies show that school lunches are healthier than most bagged lunches.

Two separate studies comparing school lunches to those that students brought from home have found that for most students, bagged lunches lack nutrition and those provided in school tend to be healthier for students. Both studies were published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics and compared the nutritional values of the lunches children brought from… Read more »

High School Vocabulary Lesson Referencing Islam Has NC Town In Uproar

This lesson referencing Islam was taught at a NC school.

A North Carolina town is in an uproar this week as parents fear that a high school vocabulary lesson referencing Islam was intended to push the religion on students. The assignment was attached to a World Literature course, in which lessons are connected to different cultures. Now, the local police are even being accused of… Read more »

These Three Companies For Babies Have GMOs In Their Baby Formula

Infant Formula

Thanks to the tight-knit community supporting organic foods and farming, the general public is learning more of the fallacies of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Once believed to be the answer to possible food shortages to a rapidly growing population, GMOs are now recognized for causing more harm than good. Even Monsanto, the company most… Read more »

Gift Cards And Their Hidden Perils…And Benefits

Gift cards can be a convenient way of holiday shopping, but shoppers should be wary about where they buy them.

Gift cards are incredibly convenient for everyone involved, whether you’re the giver or the receiver. Sure, the benefits to the giver are readily apparent; Holiday shopping is a nightmare, and there are few things more tempting than to grab the first cute gift card off of the racks between the magazines and the candy bars… Read more »

Sleep Problems Could Increase Risk Of Obesity In Children

Lack of sleep combined with other sleep problems for young children could increase their risk of obesity.

A new study that was published in The Journal of Pediatrics last week links lack of sleep and other problems with a higher risk of childhood obesity. The study was conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and looked at the effects of a chronic lack of sleep on young children… Read more »