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The dark side of mindfulness

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If you have not noticed the term “mindfulness” popping up everywhere over the past few years in America, perhaps you have not been paying attention. Mindfulness is all the rage in healthcare and education, among other areas. But what is …

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The seven last sayings of Jesus

seven last sayings of Jesus

In 2012, the English poet Ruth Padel accepted a commission from Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra to write poems that would be read between the movements of Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross.” Writing about her …

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Religion and Inequality | What the secularists are missing

Churchgoing kids are less prone to risky behaviour.

Religion is good for you: emotionally, physically, and economically. Who knew? Not the secularists. In 2000, Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam published his groundbreaking book, “Bowling Alone.” Putnam argued that Americans’ reduced interest in civic engagement—by which he meant not only …

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The silent suffering of gay men | An unspoken epidemic

Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have victims. False promises of love and personal fulfillment are no exception. Over a year and-a-half after the Obergefell decision, the debate over gay marriage and homosexuality has largely fizzled out: partly because of …

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