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RELIGION & Pew Research Center's New Report on Religion in America Shows the Power of Choosing Your Own Faith #TheAtlanticMagazine

by Emma Green, The Atlantic Monthly, 5/12/15.

…Every American has a religion story, which is why it’s a little strange to think of America as an increasingly secular nation. 403 more words

Pew Research

Globalization Is a Messy Process

Globalization is having a dramatic effect on income distribution around the world as I discussed in a previous post. Middle incomes in the developed world are stagnating while at the same time they are growing rapidly throughout much of the rest of the world. 285 more words

Jack Heidel

Testing the meaning of tolerance

Irony is, after all, its stock in trade.

How surprising is it, then, to learn that, just before the fatal attacks on 12 of its staffers last week, the French satirical organ, … 667 more words

Culture

Belly-button-peering boomers don’t worry, be happy

As the days trundle by like rocks, gathering speed, rolling down a hill, my thoughts frequently turn inward; and from such reverie a question inevitably arises: Am I happy? 699 more words

Culture

Hearing Voices: Talk Therapy, Healthier Lifestyle, or What Else is There? Part 1

Since the post, “How to Respond to Hearing Voices,” has been widely read on this site, I’d like to follow up with more information, especially since medication does not help everyone. 595 more words

Hearing Voices