Mind & Body


Pope Francis Popularizes Church’s Stance on Science

By Soli Salgado

Keeping consistent with his predecessors, Francis explains that scientific theories are welcome in the Church—a declaration that hopefully ends the debate for confused Catholics.


From Politics to the Pulpit: Why Washington’s Key Players Seek the Seminary

By Soli Salgado

Politicians pursue theological endeavors when the Hill fails their deeper needs—a trend that could mitigate partisan gridlock.


What the Average American Prays For

By Soli Salgado

A new survey illustrates the most popular petitions among Americans, as well as how income, race and religious affiliation affect daily prayer.


Comical Reflections from Cloth Diapering

By Brian Leaf

Father and master yogi reflects on his family's amusing and peculiar immersion into cloth diaper culture.


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Neural Hijacking: Your Brain On T. gondii

By Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek

Popular zombie fiction often blames the shambling hordes on an infection that alters brain function. In this case, fact has fiction beat: the T. gondii microbe hijacks human brains already.


Zombie Olfaction: Smells Like Undead Spirit

By Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek

If you’re preparing for the zombie apocalypse, you might want to read up on olfaction—the undead are known to rely on their sense of smell.


The Case Against Ivy League Schools

By Soli Salgado

Are the country’s most prestigious schools producing the brightest minds, or merely reinforcing class hierarchy?


Oh, the Horror!

By Tim White

Tim White advises a father on his Halloween festivities, which frighten his young child.