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'Breatharians' Believe You Can Survive on Air Alone

Followers of the controversial diet believe that humans can survive on cosmic energy from air. Doctors and dietitians beg to differ.
Layla Haidrani
5.23.17
prison
prison

Amanda Knox: How Prisons Use Cult Tactics to Brainwash Inmates Into Religion

When I was falsely imprisoned for murder, I experienced firsthand how vulnerable prisoners can become religious. And I'm not alone—across the US, prisons use religion to coerce and control their captive populations.
Amanda Knox
5.22.17
Features
Features

Why Celebrities Stopped Following Kabbalah

Everyone from Madonna to President Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples dabbled in the mystical religion, but over the last few years, the trend has fallen out of style.
Emalie Marthe
5.21.17
dating
dating

What Happens When You Date Someone with a Wildly Different Religion

For many modern couples, contrasting spiritual beliefs don't have to signal the end of a relationship.
Jessica Bateman
5.12.17
documentary
documentary

The Ongoing Trauma of the Muslim Students an Undercover Cop Spied on For 4 Years

A new documentary, "Watched," examines the story of an undercover NYPD officer who spent four years infiltrating a group of Muslim college students—and the harrowing psychological effects on two young Muslim women who had to live under such invasive...
Aviva Stahl and Jeanne Theoharis
4.21.17
Religion
Religion

The Types of People Who Are Most Likely to Embrace Death

A new study looks at who fears death and who is ready to shuffle off their mortal coil.
Gabby Bess
3.24.17
politics
politics

GOP Politician Says Pregnancy from Rape or Incest Is Like 'Beauty from Ashes'

Invoking God, the Oklahoma House of Representatives just passed a bill outlawing abortion in cases of fetal abnormality—with no exception for rape or incest.
Gabby Bess
3.23.17
Humor
Humor

Saving Kittens from Eternal Damnation at a ‘Blessing of the Cats’ Ceremony

After we heard about a Catholic church willing to bless cats—traditionally associated with witchcraft in Christian theology—we set out on an intrepid mission to save one pussy from the hellfire.
Sirin Kale
3.22.17
Religion
Religion

Muslim Women Share Their Thoughts on Europe's New Headscarf Ban

A top European court just ruled that employers can legally ban employees from wearing headscarves to work. Six Muslim women tell us how they feel about the controversial ruling.
Salma Haidrani
3.16.17
witchcraft
witchcraft

Stop Egging My Magic Store, Says Angry Canadian Witch

Manitoba's Elemental Book and Curiosity Shop has been repeatedly vandalized, and its owner claims that police aren't taking her allegations of religious hate crime seriously.
Sirin Kale
3.2.17
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

A Cult Member Turned Expert Explains How Anyone Can Be Brainwashed

Dr. Alexandra Stein was brainwashed by a Marxist-Leninist sect as a young woman. Now she studies them for a living.
Kate Leaver
2.25.17
Religion
Religion

Very Bad Popes Who Were Inarguably More Scandalous Than 'Young Pope'

Before there was Jude Law playing a cigarette-smoking papal bad boy on HBO's new series, 'Young Pope,' there were popes who lived their lives "so vile, so foul, so execrable, that I shudder to think of it."
Steven Blum
1.12.17