Monthly Archive: February, 2015

American Bible Society Bids Farewell To New York After Two Centuries

(RNS) After almost two centuries in New York City, the nonprofit American Bible Society is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia. “New York has become so extraordinarily expensive that nonprofit staff cannot afford to… Continue reading

Religious, Secular Advocates Seek Clarity On IRS Rules For Endorsements

WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious and secular advocacy groups jointly called Thursday (Jan. 29) for greater clarity by the Internal Revenue Service regarding nonprofits and political activity. In a rare combined front, leaders of the… Continue reading

Ewan McGregor Plays Jesus In Sundance Film ‘Last Days In The Desert’

PARK CITY, Utah (RNS) Publishers discovered a long time ago that Jesus sells magazines, so it should be no surprise that one of the hottest tickets here at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival… Continue reading

37 More Superb Owls

Happy Superb Owl Weekend! Sandy Moss Photography / Via Getty Images / iStockphoto Joel Saget / Via AFP / Getty Images Hemera Susan Flashman / Via Getty Images Micah Walter / Via Getty… Continue reading

Obama To Propose Taxing Companies To Pay For Public Works Upgrades

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on… Continue reading

Leave Marshawn Lynch Alone

In what has seemed like an especially inane lead up to the Super Bowl, Marshawn-Lynch-Won’t-Talk-Gate has been particularly annoying. Especially aggravating is the media’s ongoing insistence that it is somehow doing athletes a… Continue reading

17 Ways To Age-Proof Your Brain

By Amanda Gardner What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated fat or alcohol,… Continue reading

Why Our Eyelids Feel So Heavy When We’re Tired

S.J. in Manhattan Beach, California, writes: Why do our eyelids seem so heavy when we’re sleepy?

3 Ways to Boost Empathy (and Why)

By Jan Bruce When you experience stress, your body focuses its resources to deal with the perceived threat at hand. Among other things, your muscles tense up. Your breathing speeds up. Your heart… Continue reading

How To Get A Workout While Watching The Super Bowl (Without Leaving The Couch)

Even if the term “Deflategate” means nothing to you or you would much rather tune into the second annual Kitten Bowl, chances are you’ll be spending at least a little time in front… Continue reading