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Julia Stephenson on being too beautiful to be faithful. Beauty is a gift that ought to come with a caveat: a warning sign stating that while being gorgeous might sound like fun, when it comes to relationships, oh boy, are you in for a rough time.

Julia Stephenson on being too beautiful to be faithful

I should know. Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth. If this were 1999—the year that I was converted and walked away from the woman and lesbian community I loved—instead of 2016, Jen Hatmaker’s words about the holiness of LGBT relationships would have flooded into my world like a balm of Gilead.

Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth

How amazing it would have been to have someone as radiant, knowledgeable, humble, kind, and funny as Jen saying out loud what my heart was shouting: Yes, I can have Jesus and my girlfriend. Yes, I can flourish both in my tenured academic discipline (queer theory and English literature and culture) and in my church. My emotional vertigo could find normal once again. How I Discovered True Masculinity. My adolescence was a social nightmare.

How I Discovered True Masculinity

I grew up in the rural South but didn’t fit the mold of Southern masculinity in the slightest. Sports piqued no interest in me; roughhousing made me nervous; slaying innocent animals seemed cruel and gross. Of course I never expressed such blasphemies—I wasn’t stupid! But I was everything opposite of what my Duck Dynasty-like culture insisted I should be. I was sensitive. The Real War on Science. My liberal friends sometimes ask me why I don’t devote more of my science journalism to the sins of the Right.

The Real War on Science

It’s fine to expose pseudoscience on the left, they say, but why aren’t you an equal-opportunity debunker? Why not write about conservatives’ threat to science? My friends don’t like my answer: because there isn’t much to write about. Conservatives just don’t have that much impact on science. I know that sounds strange to Democrats who decry Republican creationists and call themselves the “party of science.” How Often Do Women Rape Men? Research Implies the Gender Pay Gap Might be a Fiction. It’s become conventional wisdom that women make just 79 percent of what men do for the same work.

Research Implies the Gender Pay Gap Might be a Fiction

But is this actually true? The most recent evidence suggests that the gender wage gap is much smaller than researchers have suggested and may have little to do with discrimination. The report, written by a pair of Cornell University researchers and published in January, is titled “The Gender Wage Gap: Extent, Trends, and Explanations.” #st_refDomain=www.facebook. My parents never bought Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, or Snow White.

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They weren’t stories told in our house or movies played on our TV. There was no Princess Tiana then, but my parents only showed us films with “colored” princesses: Mulan (Asian), Pocahontas (Native American), and Jasmine (Arab). We also loved the African animals of The Lion King. Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme. For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender.

Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme

Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways. A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of the opposite sex. The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle.

When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology.

The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. E-Estonia - estonia.eu. "e-Estonia" is the term commonly used to describe Estonia's emergence as one of the most advanced e-societies in the world – an incredible success story that grew out of the partnership between a forward-thinking government, a pro-active ICT sector, and a switched-on, tech-savvy population.

e-Estonia - estonia.eu

Thanks to this success, Estonians and the Estonian state enjoy a wide range of e-solutions that those living elsewhere can only dream about. In Estonia you can access wi-fi internet even in forestsFor citizens of Estonia, e-services have become routine: e-elections, e-taxes, e-police, e-healthcare, e-banking, and e-school. The "e" prefix for services has almost become trite in the sense that it has become the norm. Most Estonians would not even consider doing things the old-fashioned way, like physically visiting an office when the process could easily be completed online.

Electronic ID card. Why Did Two Girls Want to Kill for Slender Man? If 12-year-olds Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser knew that the internet character they worshipped was a fantasy, why did they want to kill their friend for him?

Why Did Two Girls Want to Kill for Slender Man?

Video stills and Morgan’s drawings are part of the court record; mug shots courtesy of the Waukesha Police Department. Payton had been called “Bella” since about the first grade. The Mysterious Link Between Autism and Savantism. 5 Of Hitler's Worst Ideas You Didn't Know Came From America. One of the USA's greatest historical achievements was sending Captain America to punch Adolf Hitler square in the jaw.

FBI Releases 2014 Crime Statistics. The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 0.2 percent in 2014 when compared with 2013 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased by 4.3 percent, marking the 12th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2014 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 365.5 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the property crime rate was 2,596.1 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate declined 1.0 percent compared to the 2013 rate, and the property crime rate declined 5.0 percent. These and additional data are presented in the 2014 edition of the FBI’s annual report Crime in the United States.

This publication, which is a statistical compilation of offense, arrest, and police employee data reported by law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, also includes limited federal crime reporting and human trafficking data. Table 1. Scientists discover an ocean 400 miles beneath our feet that could fill our oceans three times over. You've Met One Today: 5 Creepy True Facts About Psychopaths. Marine Corps Study: All-Male Combat Units Performed Better Than Mixed Units. Marine Lance Cpls. Julia Carroll (left) and Paula Pineda lift "Carl" — a 220-pound test dummy — during training in March in California. Female Marines have completed months of training and are now waiting to hear whether they will be allowed to serve in combat roles. Your Most Heinous Stories of Role-Playing Games Gone Wrong. Photographs of the Soul.

Gay designers Dolce and Gabbana come out against gay marriage and parenting. I can’t afford Dolce and Gabbana clothes – unless they’re doing a special mini-collection with Target – but I’d certainly want to wear them with pride now. Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting. Gay community, I am your daughter. The Surprising Discovery About Those Colonialist, Proselytizing Missionaries. Article_22138_5-longtime-mysteries-history-that-experts-cant-explain_p2. Does Religion Really Cause War - And Do Atheists Have Something To Answer For? The Lonely End. 4 Secrets of The Most Common Tragedy Nobody Talks About.