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October 28, 2010

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Our Brains Are Wired to Respond to Text Messages

Smartphones are addictive and our brain’s instinctively respond to pings and social media updates, triggering dopamine rewards that make it a pleasure to check your phone. The expectation of text messages and the dopamine reward override the judgment of the prefrontal cortex where most judgment and reasoning occurs. Click here to get the full story. 

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Church Attendees More Likely to Vote for Democrat Than Ever Before

A 40 percentage point gap among churchgoing Americans who favored Republican candidates over Democratic candidates has narrowed to 15 percentage points in recent years. In the case of Trump vs. Clinton, Trump only leads Clinton by 4% among regular church goers. Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered 

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Doubter's club

Doubter’s Club Hosts Conversations with Christians and Atheists

Pastor Preston Ulmerson, 29, has launched a group called “Doubters Club” alongside atheist Trax Henderson. The two have started the group in Colorado in order to help Christians and atheists have conversations about current topics. The group started with 10 members and has grown to 60, with two locations. Click here to get the full 

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