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Harvard finds homeschooled kids turn out happy, well-adjusted, and engaged

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Researchers at Harvard University just released findings from their new study showing positive outcomes for homeschooled students. Writing in The Wall Street Journal last week, Brendan Case and Ying Chen of the Harvard Human Flourishing ...

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Online church likely is here to stay, researchers find

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Because of COVID-19, more than three in four evangelical Protestants in the United States have experienced watching church online instead of in person. More important is that going forward, the majority who ...

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Study: teachers at no greater risk of Covid hospitalization

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An exhaustive study out of Britain finds teachers are not at greater risk of hospitalization as a result of COVID-19 infection than the rest of the population. The study comes as the ...

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Missouri AG files suit to reverse school mask mandates

For many area students, face masks are as much a part of back-to-school supplies as backpacks and notebooks. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, however, has filed a class-action lawsuit in an effort ...

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Americans now lonelier than ever as number of friends declines

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The United States is becoming a lonely place according to a new study on friends. Americans now report they have the fewest close friends since the early 1990s. While most demographics are ...

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ANALYSIS: Police reform and no-knock warrants

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A survey finds 60 percent of Americans believe no-knock warrants are dangerous. Here’s what you should know about the issue. It has been one of the most dramatic seasons in the history ...

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Here’s how much Bible reading went up during 2020 pandemic

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One bright spot of the pandemic is that millions of Americans have been turning to the Bible for comfort and direction. The number of Americans who opened the Bible at least once ...

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Study: Christianity grows fastest without governmental support

As governmental support for Christianity increases, the number of Christians declines significantly, according to a new study. The research was published this month in the journal Sociology of Religion. This relationship holds even when accounting ...

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Consumers, ratings and politics: research finds connection

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Customers give higher ratings and tips to politically conservative Airbnb hosts, Uber drivers and waiters than to ones with more liberal leanings, according to new peer-reviewed research I co-authored. That’s despite evidence ...

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Almost 80% of people seriously affected by Covid were overweight

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The CDC has released startling data showing the vast majority of people who have been hospitalized, placed on a ventilator, or died from COVID were obese or overweight. The new study shows that nearly ...

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Loneliness increasing among all age groups, Harvard study finds

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Churches and ministries may need to pay careful attention to people experiencing loneliness brought on by lockdowns and social distancing. More than three in 10 Americans feel “serious loneliness,” according to a ...

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Study shows preborn react to pain in facial expressions

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Do preborn babies feel pain? A new study has proven that unborn babies receiving an anesthetic injection exhibit changes in facial expression similar to newborn babies experiencing pain. The case involved a ...

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DOJ: It was Facebook, not Parler, that fueled capitol riot

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The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have released new data contradicting media narratives that social media app Parler was the cause of the Capitol riot. Parler, the main competitor to ...

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Study: 90 percent of U.S. universities restrict speech

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Nearly nine in 10 American universities restrict free speech in some form, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE’s) 2021 Spotlight on Speech Codes. The organization looked at the free ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

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The new year would be a good time for churches and individuals to step up to help feed the hungry. Less than half of households with kids in the United State are ...

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Government restrictions on religious freedom reach highest level since 2007, study finds

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Government restrictions on religious freedom in 2018 were at the highest level they have been since 2007, according to a study by Pew Research. “We look at this religious freedom foundational right ...

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Number of “F” grades soaring as schools close

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Many people have speculated that school lockdowns are hurting students and grades, and new research backs them up. The number of students receiving “F” marks is soaring this year in the Fairfax, ...

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‘The Case for Christmas’ available free online starting Nov. 30

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Former journalist and atheist Lee Strobel uses his legal and journalism training to investigate whether the account of the birth and divinity of Jesus is logically and historically credible, in the free ...

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Study finds virtual learning destroys student achievement

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Is virtual learning, as a result of the pandemic, dumbing-down America’s schoolchildren? That’s the finding of a new study of student outcomes conducted by Virginia’s largest school system. The study compared this ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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U.S. divorce rate hits 50-year low, but marriage rates plummet

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The U.S. divorce rate is the lowest it has been in a half century, according to data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The new data show that 14.9 marriages per ...

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Study: Third of Covid-19 deaths cannot be attributed to the disease

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The Washington Examiner is reporting on a new study that has discovered that a third of U.S. COVID-19 deaths could not be directly attributed to the coronavirus. The data was obtained through ...

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Family Research Council documents state funding of abortion industry

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A new study by the Family Research Council gives Missouri and Kansas credit for attempting to defund the abortion industry but also points out where work remains to be done. Missouri has ...

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How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

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Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus ...

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Study of 100 British schools shows ‘very little evidence that the virus is transmitted in schools’

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Imagine state governments announcing they plan to shut down schools until there is a cure for breast cancer. That is essentially the logic they are employing to shut schools because of a ...

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