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Pope offered a million reasons to go vegan for lent
Christopher White

Christopher White, Crux, reports that Pope Francis has received a challenge from Genesis Butler, a 12-year old animal rights activist, to go vegan for Lent. Will the Pope accept the challenge? Read...
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So that's why your alarm snoozes for nine minutes
Lindsay Holmes
Huffington Post

Lindsay Holmes, Huffington Post, solves the mystery of why the snooze alarm is nine minutes long. Plus there's information on the benefits of a good night's sleep. Read...

How An African Slave Saved Generations from Smallpox

The World Health Organization declared in 1980 that smallpox had been entirely eradicated and it remains the only infectious disease to have ever been entirely wiped out. The story of its (smallpox) demise began in Boston in 1721 with an African slave named Onesimus and his master, Cotton Mather, a prominent Puritan minister. Read...



How Albert Einstein's Brain Worked
Molly Edmonds
How Stuff Works

Not only was Professor Einstein's brain studied (post-mortem) but it also disappeared for a time. Read...

Christin Parcerisa

Ecotheraphy can make you feel more grounded, allows you to have a different perspective on life and can help you relax. What is it? Read...

Catholic Guide to Loneliness: How Science and Faith Can Help Us Understand It, Grow from It, and Conquer It
Kevin Vost, Psy.D.

Rooted in ancient philosophical and Biblical wisdom, and buttressed by modern theory and research, these pages bring you to an understanding of the root causes of loneliness and teach you remedies— secular and religious. The Catholic Guide to Loneliness includes scores of lessons about loneliness from solitary monks, modern psychologists, saints like Thomas More and Thomas Aquinas, and Christ Himself. This resource does not promise a universal cure to the pain of loneliness. It does, however, provide the wisdom— old and new— to unveil how our loneliness may be aggravated by our sins and shortcomings, and how if our loneliness is indeed unavoidable, we may bear it gracefully, indeed, even joyfully and with much fruit for the salvation of neighbor and ourselves.

ISBN: 978-1-622824-144, 176 pages, $16.95 paperback
Sophia Institute


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Best Mattress Reviews 

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