Five Things Positive Thinking Will Do For You

by Daniel Dela Dunoo   “Positive and negative are directions that lead to different outcomes. Which direction do you choose?” –Remez Sasson Positive thinking is obviously not a magic wand bringing closure to all your struggles and troubles. Positive thinking isn`t some kind of miracle cure for all your frailties and inadequacies. But what I can tellContinue reading “Five Things Positive Thinking Will Do For You”

Good Things Take Time: 7 Things You Should Never Rush

by Divine Akorli   We live in an instant gratification society. Immediate notifications, light-speed Twitter feeds, instant internet connections…and an irrational frustration upon delay. We are a species who could find out that a convenience exists, begin to enjoy it, and 5 minutes later become dissatisfied when it does not meet our expectations. We spend most ofContinue reading “Good Things Take Time: 7 Things You Should Never Rush”

Nothing Short of a Miracle

by Jennifer Mobbs  I was watching one of those heart-wrenching videos on the Internet. The remnants of what once was a German Shepard dog had been starved to the point she was only a skeleton covered with patches of dirty, dingy fur. This poor dog couldn’t even stand up without help. As I watched this shortContinue reading “Nothing Short of a Miracle”

Eight Things You Can Do To Get Your Husband To Do What You Want

by Carla Downing Do most of your attempts to change your husband not only fail but result in distancing him from you and making your marriage worse? If so, you will benefit from the following eight things you can do to get your husband to do what you want: -Ask if it is a goodContinue reading “Eight Things You Can Do To Get Your Husband To Do What You Want”

Brighten summertime dishes with fresh grapes

(BPT) Warmer weather is finally here, and that means more daylight for activities of all types and ideally more time for relaxation. Whether family members choose to spend their time playing outside, tackling home projects or getting creative with crafts, it’s easy to work up an appetite for tasty summertime food. Crisp, juicy grapes serveContinue reading “Brighten summertime dishes with fresh grapes”

Yelling at Children May Be More Harmful Than You Think

by Minnie Hawkins We hear it in homes, grocery stores, and in school hallways. Sometimes we even hear it in churches. What is this spectacle? It’s yelling at children! Is it necessary? Is it an effective form of discipline or is it damaging to children? Research shows that yelling is one of the most harmfulContinue reading “Yelling at Children May Be More Harmful Than You Think”

Managing Stress in Healthy Ways

by Stephanie Reck Between 75-90% of all doctor’s visits are stress-related. Stress comes in a variety of symptoms, ailments, and conditions. Stress can affect you spiritually, physically, and emotionally. There are many things in life to cause us to feel stress and anxious. Chronic stress can complicate matters and can lead to burn-out and AdrenalContinue reading “Managing Stress in Healthy Ways”

California Prisons Block AI Researchers from Examining Parole Denials

EFF Clients Want Access to Public Records on Race and Ethnicity in Parole Hearings by Electronic Frontier Foundation San Francisco – A team of researchers who want to develop a machine learning platform to help analyze and detect any patterns of bias in California parole-suitability decisions has been blocked for years by the state’s DepartmentContinue reading “California Prisons Block AI Researchers from Examining Parole Denials”

Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine

by Melissa Martian Bretta and Brian decide to try counseling after their five-year relationship turned prickly. Their sharpened quills are preventing affection and intimacy. Bretta’s sarcasm cuts into her introverted partner. “You’re boring and about as fun as road kill!” Brian grimaces and retorts, “You’re frigid and as cold as a polar bear in theContinue reading “Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine”

21 Inspirational Marriage Quotes

by Pastor QT Nyathi   Here are 21 powerful marriage quotes to nourish your soul and improve the health of your marriage. # 1. “Realize that you are intimately connected to your partner in every way and so you cannot fix your partner without fixing yourself too in the process.” # 2. “Shame on you if youContinue reading “21 Inspirational Marriage Quotes”

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS

All the money in the world will not take away your fears and anxieties. You can be the most successful person in your business, however your money and success will do nothing in getting rid of your stresses and anxieties. So what do you do to make your fears and anxieties to go away? Well,Continue reading “ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS”

Relationships Matter Most

The CEO of a California mega firm PIMCO, a $2 trillion investment fund, resigned upon receiving a note from his daughter listing 22 milestones he had missed in her life. His most recently reported annual income was $100 million. His 10 year old daughter’s compelling list of the special moments where he was absent inContinue reading “Relationships Matter Most”

Study ties stroke-related brain blood vessel abnormality to gut bacteria

NIH funded study supports link between high levels of gram-negative bacteria and a stroke- seizure- and headache-inducing vascular malformation In a nationwide study, NIH funded researchers found that the presence of abnormal bundles of brittle blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord, called cavernous angiomas (CA), are linked to the composition of a person’sContinue reading “Study ties stroke-related brain blood vessel abnormality to gut bacteria”

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

Shu-Fang Shih, University of Michigan and Olivia Killeen, University of Michigan The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. With schools shifting to online lessons at home, children are spending more time in front of computer screens, and many parents are relaxing screen-time rules forContinue reading “Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight”

Should you fly yet? An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist walk you through the decision process

Kacey Ernst, University of Arizona and Paloma Beamer, University of Arizona We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to travel. And that typically means flying. We have been thinking through this issue as moms and as an exposure scientist and infectious disease epidemiologist. While we’ve decided personally that we’re not going to fly rightContinue reading “Should you fly yet? An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist walk you through the decision process”

“If Only…”—Living in the Past

 “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13). I lived in the past, saying, “If only…” or “What if?” I didn’t realise this until the Reverend Elroy Patrick allowed me to see my lifeContinue reading ““If Only…”—Living in the Past”

Support Your Immune System with Grapes

(Family Features) Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve immune function and prevent heart disease and diabetes. When looking to guide your family to healthier snacks and meals orContinue reading “Support Your Immune System with Grapes”