Don’t blame food stamps for obesity in America

By Tasia Smith, Evergreen Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Oregon. Despite the stereotypes, most obese Americans aren’t poor. U.S. Department of Agriculture, CC BY-SA Politicians and scholars sometimes cast obesity as a problem that largely afflicts the poor. But as most obese adults aren’t poor and most low-income adults aren’t obese, this is a… Continue reading “Don’t blame food stamps for obesity in America”

Originally posted 2017-09-06 15:34:15.

How I Took Up My Cross While Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).… Continue reading “How I Took Up My Cross While Struggling with Anxiety and Depression”

Originally posted 2017-09-06 15:33:43.

Free Solar Panels to Be Installed on 800K Low-income UK Households

Over 800,000 low-income houses in England and Wales are to have free solar panels installed on their rooves over the course of the next five years. The $208 million (£160 million) initiative, which is being financed by the Dutch firm Maas Capital, is expected to save the residents an average of $312 (£240) on their energy… Continue reading “Free Solar Panels to Be Installed on 800K Low-income UK Households”

Originally posted 2017-09-06 14:14:43.

Joel Osteen makes haste to save face on “GMA”

Houston Pastor Joel Osteen tried to bring his whirlwind week of bad public relations to a close on Wednesday in an early morning interview with “Good Morning America.” As Hurricane Harvey slammed the streets of Houston, Texas, Osteen was criticized for not opening the doors to his stadium-size church. Osteen flashed his trademark smile as he… Continue reading “Joel Osteen makes haste to save face on “GMA””

Originally posted 2017-08-30 19:37:03.

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announce the newest member of the Facebook family

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their second daughter, August, on Monday. “Childhood is magical,” Zuckerberg wrote in a letter to his newborn daughter. “You only get to be a child once, so don’t spend it worrying too much about the future. You’ve got us for that, and we’ll do everything… Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announce the newest member of the Facebook family”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 01:20:04.

Joel Osteen responds to criticisms for not opening his church as a hurricane shelter

By Jennifer Brett, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Author and evangelist Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church, is responding after getting some criticism after posting messages of prayer on social media. Many have posted on social media demanding to know why the megachurch hasn’t been turned into a shelter for storm refugees. RELATED: Joel Osteen’s Houston… Continue reading “Joel Osteen responds to criticisms for not opening his church as a hurricane shelter”

Originally posted 2017-08-29 20:37:04.

Professor fired after Hurricane Harvey ‘karma’ tweet

A visiting assistant professor at the University of Tampa was “relieved of duty” after describing the destruction from Hurricane Harvey as “instant karma” for Texans who voted Republican last year, the school said Tuesday. Kenneth Storey, whose LinkedIn profile says he lives in Winter Park, Fla., and also teaches at Hillsborough Community College, ignited online outrage… Continue reading “Professor fired after Hurricane Harvey ‘karma’ tweet”

Originally posted 2017-08-29 20:27:59.

How to get out of debt in 5 simple steps

Being in debt can be a stressful experience. No matter what your circumstance is, if you signed for a loan, you are obligated to pay it back even if you have a life-altering experience like losing a job, getting into an accident, or even if you have increased expenses due to having a child. Sometimes debt… Continue reading “How to get out of debt in 5 simple steps”

Originally posted 2017-08-29 18:58:59.

Follow these 2 easy steps to start saving more money today

Americans have never been known to be great savers — and it’s not that people don’t understand the importance, it’s just not a top priority for most people. New data shows that nearly 25% of American adults have nothing saved for an emergency. What’s worse is that about 32% of people between the ages of 53… Continue reading “Follow these 2 easy steps to start saving more money today”

Originally posted 2017-08-29 18:14:34.

Price of Cigarettes in New York to Soar to Nation’s Highest

The price of a pack of cigarettes has skyrocketed in New York City, while the number of places they are available for sale is set to fall. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday signed a sweeping series of anti-smoking bills, part of a comprehensive effort to help reduce the number of smokers in the… Continue reading “Price of Cigarettes in New York to Soar to Nation’s Highest”

Originally posted 2017-08-29 18:03:10.