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What is the world's toughest job?

#WorldsToughestJob - screen grab from Worlds Toughest Job mother's day promotional video from American Greetings (Credit: American Greetings)A company recently placed a classified ad for a Director of Operations position and posted it online and in newspapers. Though 2.7 million saw the ad, only 24 people inquired. The interviews were conducted via webcam, where the interviewer details the requirements and benefits:

-135+ hours each week
-No breaks
-Preferred degrees: Medicine/ finance/ culinary arts
-No vacations/ workload increases during the holidays
-No pay.

The applicants responded to this job with adjectives such as "insane" and "inhumane." The interviewer then shared that there are billions who currently hold this position: Moms.

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More believers in Hollywood than you may think

Patricia Heaton, as Frances 'Frankie' Heck, delivering the joke 'As long as you heat it up at home, it's homemade' in a scene from the episode Royal Wedding on the ABC sitcom The Middle (Credit: ABC/Richard Foreman)Patricia Heaton is famous for her Emmy Award-winning role on Everybody Loves Raymond and her current role on The Middle.  The veteran actor and outspoken Christian says that Hollywood is home to more believers than you might expect.

The actress explains: "most creative people have a deep spiritual well that they're drawing from even if they don't know it. . . . The arts are being creative—I mean, God is a creator, he creates constantly, and when you're in a creative place like Hollywood, there's a lot of opportunity to talk and share and find common ground."

Believers are indeed more common in Hollywood than most people know.  Did you know that Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno's replacement on The Tonight Show, planned as a boy to become a priest?  Or that Jimmy Kimmel, host of his own late-night talk show, was an altar boy who attends Mass as often as he can?

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The surprising backlash against explicit media

Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, looks upon the body of her dead son, the murdered kinglet Joffrey, played by Jack Gleeson, in the controversial scene in the season 4 episode, Breaker of Chains, just before her character Cersei is raped by her own brother, Jamie Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau next to the lifeless body of her recently murdered son (Credit: HBO) I don't watch Game of Thrones, the most popular series on HBO since The Sopranos.  However, the rape scene in a recent episode made headlines that are hard to ignore.  Tyler Huckabee, managing editor at Relevant magazine, had an especially thoughtful response.

He cites a TV critic who called the scene "grotesque and dangerous."  The Atlantic labeled it "an appalling mistake."  Wired said the show is "doing something very, very wrong."  HBO's True Detective also displays female nudity frequently—The New Yorker calls these scenes "absurd" and other critics agree.  Last June, TIME noted the "epidemic of nudity on prime-time TV," but the public's acceptance of such nudity is apparently declining.

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The Sisterhood: ​Catholic convent reality series is coming

Singing nun Sister Cristina Scuccia, who is 25 years old, sings a Rhianna song on the Italian version of the popular singing competition show, The Voice (Credit: The Voice IT via Youtube) The Sisterhood is an unscripted television series that follows the journey of five young women as they decide whether or not to become nuns.  Lifetime will produce six hour-long episodes which profile the women as they consider their decision.  For the first time, cameras will be granted access inside a Catholic convent.  Viewers will watch as the five women consider vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Lifetime has already produced the series Preachers' Daughters, while Oxygen is spinning off Preachers of LA to other cities.  OWN will produce The Jesus Code.  As we noted yesterday, biblically-themed content is clearly on the rise after the success of History's The Bible.

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Two shows will portray Jesus' 'silent years'

Jesus Found in the Temple by James Tissot at the Brooklyn Museum, opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, between 1886 and 1894 (Credit: Brooklyn Musuem/James Tissot) What happened to Jesus between 13 and 30 years of age?  Two upcoming television projects intend to answer that question.  Fox is developing "Nazareth," a TV show which follows the formative years of Jesus' life.  Lifetime is developing "The One," a TV movie which is described as "a coming-of-age story exploring Jesus' early life and formative years as he comes to learn he is the Son of God and is destined for greatness."

Of course, the Bible says nothing about these "silent years" in our Lord's life.  But with Bible-themed projects drawing record viewership these days, it's not surprising that producers would try to film even the parts of Jesus' life for which we have no record.

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