What Being A Christian Really Means Because Its Not Just Sharing Bible Verses And Going To Church

Leo Hildago Being a Christian is not about putting on your Sunday best and sitting in a pew. It’s not about folding your hands in prayer before you fall asleep or eat a meal. It’s not about memorizing scripture, going to confession, or shoving your religious beliefs down the throats

A young startup with a timely offer: fighting propaganda campaigns online

The prevalence of so-called fake news is far worse than we imagined even a few months ago. Just last week, Twitter admitted there were more than 50,000 Russian bots trying to confuse American voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election. It isn’t just elections that should concern us, though. So

What If Youre The Narcissist?

Thought.is One of the most popular questions I receive from survivors of narcissistic abuse is, “But what if the narcissist? How would I know?” Chances are, if you’re even able to self-reflect on this question, you probably a narcissist. Narcissists, after all, lack empathy and are unable to even own

Brainly acquires Bask to add video to its peer-to-peer learning platform for students

Brainly, the edtech startup founded out of Poland but now with a HQ in New York, has acquired Bask to add video to its peer-to-peer learning platform. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed. However, the acquisition has more than a whiff of acqui-hire to it, with Bask’s co-founder and CEO,

Aly Raisman bought a full-page ad to thank her fellow victims after Larry Nassar trial

Image: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images The trial of Larry Nassar has ended, but the conversation about sexual assault and accountability continues on — in part thanks to the outspoken Olympic gold-medalist Aly Raisman.  In Lansing, Michigan, under the gavel of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, the sexual abuser received a

The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google

Fired Google engineer James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company’s liberal political orthodoxy, particularly around the merits of diversity. Now outspoken diversity advocates at Google say that they are being targeted by a small group of their coworkers in an effort to

A Life-Threatening Piece Of ACTUAL Fake News Has Gone Viral On Facebook. Please Stop Sharing It

Actual fake news has been going viral on Facebook. Not the type of fake news that’s just a New York Times piece that doesn’t conform to your political biases so you call it “fake news”, but the real kind. The type that is dangerous. It’s been one of the most engaged

The Science of Why Swearing Physically Reduces Pain

For a very long time, conventional wisdom held that swearing was not a useful response to pain. Many psychologists believed that swearing would actually make pain feel worse, thanks to a cognitive distortion known as catastrophizing. When we catastrophize we leap to the conclusion that the bad thing that is