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Zayn Malik Joins One Direction Band Mates After Absence Sparks Drug Abuse Accusations

One Direction fans were worried when Zayn Malik missed the band's appearance on the "Today" show, and many were concerned when he was photographed on Tuesday looking noticeably thinner. Malik was said to be ill with a "tummy bug" and missed out on some of One Direction's album promotion in Orlando, Florida this week.

Well Said: Our battle-flag

The battle-flag is always placed among warriors, as a sign to which they look during the hardest fighting of the battle. We are continuously at war with the princes of darkness... If anyone is troubled, vanquished, and overcome, let him look to the Lord hanging on the gibbet of the cross. St. Thomas of Villanova Amen.

'Pitch Perfect 2' Released First Official Trailer, Bellas Go to World Acapella Competition (VIDEO)

Next year will mark the return of The Barden Bellas as they sing their way to acapella history in "Pitch Perfect 2," the sequel to 2012's surprise hit movie. The official trailer of the film has just been released yesterday and it has already garnered more than 6 million views on YouTube.

Good to Know: Religious Freedom Means Only the Right to Choose Between Flavors of Christianity

Freedom of religion in the United States doesn't mean you may believe in anything or nothing. It only means that you're free to choose between Christian denominations.Bryan Fischer tells us so.[T]he purpose of the First Amendment, as...Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Aladdin and Princess Badoura

Aladdin and Princess Badoura. Detail.By Himmapaan I foresee that my wish list is going to expand to include anything including Himmapaan's illustrations. Simply superb.

The News Roundup: Bill Cosby, New Trailers, and 'Better Call Saul'

Plus Sony ditches the Steve Jobs movie and picks up ‘1984.’ Bill Cosby is the center of pop culture conversation this week after NBC and Netflix cancelled their Cosby sitcom plans. TV Land is also pulling Cosby Show re-runs off the docket...Show More Summary

The Critics Roundup: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and ‘Beyond the Lights’

The critics are divided on a long-awaited sequel and a tale of pop stardom. It’s been twenty years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels made audiences laugh in the original Dumb and Dumber, and eleven years since the prequel Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd hit theaters. Show More Summary

Sony Ditches Six-Month Product Cycle, Xperia Z4 to Come With QHD Display and Snapdragon 810 Chip?

Smartphone manufacturers usually stick to a yearly product cycle where they release one phone every year, usually during the fourth quarter. Sony, however, has taken a bizarre move and switched to a bi-annual six-month product cycle and started the switch off by releasing the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.

'The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1' Reviews Are Mixed; Too Much Focus on Peeta?

One of the most anticipated young adult fiction films, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," has met cinemas and eager fans went and watched the film. While most young adult audiences may enjoy the ruin of a dystopian oppressive leadership such as the Capitol, adults may not like the film, according to reviews.

10 Bible Verses That Remind Us to Be Thankful for All God Has Given Us

With Thanksgiving Day approaching quickly, it is a perfect time to reflect on all the things we should be thankful in our lives. It's not so often we give thanks to God for all that he has done. Reading scripture and continuing to pray is a perfect way to give thanks.

The CEO apology, in 14 tweets

When Uber CEO Travis Kalanick rattled off a series of 14 tweets Tuesday afternoon, most of the attention was on what he said rather than how he said it. While Kalanick may have intended to apologize for the controversy that erupted after...Show More Summary

Guestview: Don’t believe everything you hear — there’s only one pope

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There is only one pope and his name in Francis, whether people like him and the direction he is steering Roman Catholicism or not.

Justin Bieber Spends Time With Rabbi During Self-Described Spiritual Quest

Pop icon Justin Bieber has moved on to the next part of his spiritual quest to "learn how to spread the Word of God" by spending time with a rabbi in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Nonduality and The Middle Way

About a year and a half ago, the Washington Post noted: Sociologists say that we are increasingly divided over religion’s place in public life but that when it comes to language, Americans are moving in one direction: toward a new vernacular. We’re no longer “religious.” We’re “holy.” We’re “faithful.” We’re “spiritual.” I’ve begun to notice [...]

Walk Alone

This blog’s title, The Endless Further, comes from a phrase used by Rabindranath Tagore during a series of lectures at Manchester College, Oxford in 1930.  Tagore was a Bengali poet, philosopher, artist, playwright, composer and novelist. India’s first Nobel laureate. On this date 101 years ago, November 18, 1913, he wrote a letter to a [...]

Former ISIS Commander Helping Iraqi Forces Recapture Strategic Towns by Providing Key Intelligence

A former Islamic State commander, currently locked away in a Baghdad prison, is now as a key informant for the Iraqi government and has provided crucial intelligence that has aided the liberation of strategic areas that were once under ISIS control.

'Criminal Minds' Season 10 News: Episode 8 'The Boys of Sudsworth Place' Recap

On Wednesday's episode of "Criminal Minds," a prominent lawyer goes missing in Boston, and the investigation unearths secrets from his past that could point to the reason for his disappearance.

Student Disrupts Classmates’ Education by Preaching and School Officials Asked Him to Stop… So He’s Suing Them

Church/state separation advocates have been saying for a long time that prayer is perfectly legal is public schools. Even though teachers and administrators can't lead them, students are welcome to pray on their own time. They can form...Show More Summary

Tizen 2.3 Revealed, Hints at 800 x 480 Resolution Low-End Smartphone

Samsung has been using Google's Android mobile OS for as long as their smartphones have been existing but for the past two years, the South Korean tech company has been working on their own smartphone operating system called "Tizen....

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' News: Episode 7 Recap 'Test of Strength,' Episode 8 Plot

The seventh episode of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' titled "Test of Strength" begins with Jimmy at the Mott's home attempting to rescue Bette and Dot. Bette wants to stay with Dandy, but Dot knows what he's really like.

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