Why are women more religious than men? Science has a surprising answer

Why are women more religious than men? Science has a surprising answer

In almost all countries around the world, women are more religious than men. For example, in the United States, there’s a significant 12 percentage point difference between men and women when it comes to religiosity. What explains the difference? A new study published in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion suggests that there’s […]

Is Buddhism a religion or philosophy? 6 experts weigh in

Is Buddhism a religion or philosophy? 6 experts weigh in

In a nutshell, Buddhism developed from the teachings of the Buddha, a teacher who lived in northern India. In ancient India, “Buddha” referred to an enlightened being who has awakened from ignorance and has already achieved freedom from suffering. His teachings state that in order to eliminate suffering, one must understand the true nature of the world. […]

Spending time alone in nature is good for your mental and emotional health

Spending time alone in nature is good for your mental and emotional health

Today Americans live in a world that thrives on being busy, productive and overscheduled. Further, they have developed the technological means to be constantly connected to others and to vast options for information and entertainment through social media. For many, smartphones demand their attention day and night with constant notifications. As a result, naturally occurring […]