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THE CONVERSATION: Are religious people more moral?

THE CONVERSATION: Are religious people more moral?

(THE CONVERSATION) Why do people distrust atheists?
A study we conducted, led by psychologist Will Gervais, found widespread and extreme moral prejudice against atheists around the world. Across all continents, people assumed that those who committed immoral acts, even extreme ones such as serial murder, were more likely to be at ... (full story)


Business is booming and employers would like to expand – but they can’t

The U.S. economy is thriving. Unemployment is at a 49-year low – which is generally a good thing. But this can also be problematic, as eventually employers run out of people to do the work.
For nearly a year now, the number of open jobs in the U.S. has been higher than the number of people looking for work in nearly every ... (full story)


11th Districts reverses Trumbull County legal malpractice case

A Trumbull County trial court erred in granting an attorney’s motion for summary judgment dismissing claims of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, the 11th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
Appellant Lori Schmitt appealed an Aug. 17, 2018, entry in favor of attorney Deborah Witten. At issue was whether S ... (full story)


Sports


Get those med balls out of the corner

Back in the day, when I was in college and first started working out in the Kent State weight room, there was only one way to roll - weight training. Pumping iron was it.
But after transitioning from college gym-rat to endurance athlete, I grew far less concerned with personal bests in lifts like the bench, shoulder press, squat ... (full story)


Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly."
It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an activity once banned in ... (full story)


Tony Parker says he's retiring from NBA after 18 seasons

Tony Parker says he's retiring from NBA after 18 seasons

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker's impressive career is over.
Parker announced recently he's retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision.
"It's with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an incredib ... (full story)


State


John Legend on abortion law boycotts: 'Money talks'

John Legend on abortion law boycotts: 'Money talks'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws.
Legend admits he's not sure if a boycott would be successful, but says "it's a conversation that needs to be had.
"Particularly when these studios are hiring ... (full story)