Links to Go (January 21, 2019)

Gen Z More Likely to Head to College, Maybe Away From Church

College has become more attainable for Generation Z as more are finishing high school than previously—especially among Hispanic and black teens.
In 2002, 60 percent of Hispanic and 71 percent of black students finished high school. In 2017, those numbers had jumped to 76 percent among Hispanics and 77 percent among black teenagers.
In all, 8 in 10 students graduated from high school in 2017.

Learn How to ‘Adult’ Before You ‘Missionary’

While we challenge young people to live lives of eternal significance, our counsel must also include:

  • Join a church. (As a member.) Submit to elders. Serve faithfully. Do jobs nobody else wants.
  • Make a budget. Limit your expenditures. Live below your means.
  • Get a job. Develop a good rapport before the watching world. Make yourself useful to other people. Contribute to society.
  • Tithe. Give above a tithe. Save money. Pay off your loans.
  • If you want to get married, stop playing juvenile dating games and get married. Learn to love a spouse, raise children, and die to self.
  • Exercise. Eat right. Lose weight if you need to lose weight. Gain weight if you need to gain it. Pick a goal and strain to reach it.
  • Read your Bible every day. Know it by heart. Master it, and be mastered by it. Abide in Christ.
  • Pray fervently. Make disciples locally. Preach the gospel in your Jerusalem.

4 Practical Ways Your Church Can Be Pro-Life

Your pro-life voice will have more credibility if you have consistently, in your preaching, your church’s outreaches, and in the way you apply the Scripture, championed the human dignity of all vulnerable people groups. To be a pro-life church is not simply to communicate why abortion is wrong one Sunday a year, but it is to apply the sanctity and preciousness of human life all year long and wherever human life is threatened.

7 Secrets to Staying Employable Past Age 50

Here are SEVEN SECRETS for staying fit for employment after age 50. The best time to put these tips into practice is NOW, even if you are still fully employed in a job you plan to keep until the day you retire. That way, if the rug gets pulled out from under you, you will be ready for your new future.

Nearly three-quarters of Republicans say the news media don’t understand people like them

The deep divides between Republicans and Democrats in feeling misunderstood by news organizations is largely in line with partisan divides in trust in national media and perceived fairness in news coverage. As seen in previous findings, Republicans are far less likely than Democrats to say they have a lot of trust in the information they get from national news organizations and are more likely to think the news media tend to favor one side.

How Wrong Should You Be?

An article from a team led by University of Arizona cognitive scientist Robert Wilson provides an answer: 15 percent. The researchers argue that a test is optimally difficult if the test-taker gets 85 percent of the questions right, with 15 percent incorrect. Any more than that, the test was too easy. Any less, the test was too hard. They call it “The Eighty-Five Percent Rule for Optimal Learning.”

Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test

Last spring, Marketplace host Charlsie Agro and her twin sister, Carly, bought home kits from AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and Living DNA, and mailed samples of their DNA to each company for analysis.
Despite having virtually identical DNA, the twins did not receive matching results from any of the companies.

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