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Study shows people are capable of multiple, simultaneous life changes

Let’s say you’ve decided to make some changes in your life. You’re out of shape, your mind wanders, your self-esteem is wavering, and you have no idea what you just read. So you decide to focus on one thing—losing weight, maybe—and tackle the other issues later. You don’t want to take on too much at once, right? A new paper …

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Leid Stories – 01.07.16

The World in Transition: 2015-2016 with Dr. Gerald Horne
Dr. Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and frequent analyst of world affairs on Leid Stories, discusses trends, developments and issues that were significant in 2015 and will continue to be so in the new year.

The author of more than 30 books, Dr. Horne most recently published Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution and the Origins of the Dominican Republic.

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NYC’s novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

In this undated image released by the New York City Health Department, shows a graphic that will soon be warning NYC consumers of high salt content. New York City is opening a new era in nutritional warnings this week: Chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes. The first-of-its-kind rule takes effect Tuesday. It …

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Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle – Rosie Scammell

She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the pope’s most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics. But this week the secular radical will join forces with the Catholic cardinal in the latest move by Pope Francis to shift the debate on global warming. Naomi Klein …

WHAT THE NUMBERS DON’T TELL US: RELIGION IS A LIVED, SHIFTING EXPERIENCE – KAYA OAKES

Having spent most of the last two years in conversation with Nones, seekers, doubters, and those who feel culturally bound to a religious tradition even while they don’t participate in one, the latest Pew survey results come as no surprise. It’s been clear for years that Mainline Protestant Christianity in America is on the decline. That Catholicism also is in precipitous decline—and the …

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Catholic Church Claims It Can Refuse To Pay Victims Of Sex Abuse Because Of Religious Freedom

THE CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF MILWAUKEE SOUGHT TO INSULATE $55 MILLION OF ITS FUNDS FROM LAWSUITS BROUGHT BY VICTIMS OF PRIESTLY SEX ABUSE, ACCORDING TO A LETTER PENNED BY THEN-ARCHBISHOP OF MILWAUKEE TIMOTHY DOLAN, SO IT TRANSFERRED THOSE FUNDS INTO A SEPARATE TRUST SET UP TO CARE FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE’S CEMETERIES AND MAUSOLEUMS. ONCE THE SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS SOUGHT THOSE FUNDS IN …