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Article ID: 713343

Belief in the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Does Not Turn People into Successful Entrepreneurs

Baylor University

Belief in the “Prosperity Gospel” — that God financially blesses faithful followers — does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. But prosperity beliefs can fuel values linked to entrepreneurial thinking, such as power and achievement, according to a Baylor University study.

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22-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 713151

An anniversary Grady Landrum chooses not to celebrate

Wichita State University

Grady Landrum, director of disability services at Wichita State University for the past 27 years, has been in a wheelchair ever since a drinking and driving accident as a 17-year-old. Landrum’s journey is both inspirational and a testament to his never-quit attitude.

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20-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 711782

Experiences of ‘Ultimate Reality’ or ‘God’ Confer Lasting Benefits to Mental Health

Johns Hopkins Medicine

People over the millennia have reported having deeply moving religious experiences either spontaneously or while under the influence of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms or the Amazonian brew ayahuasca, and a portion of those experiences have been encounters with what the person regards as “God” or “ultimate reality.” In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, Johns Hopkins researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists shed that label after their encounter, regardless of whether it was spontaneous or while taking a psychedelic.

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23-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT

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