Is the Anglican Church the same thing as the Episcopal Church?

Yes and no.

The Anglican Communion is a worldwide fellowship of groups that originated from the Church of England, which separated from the Roman Church in the 16th Century. Many of these branches refer to themselves as the "Anglicvan Church", for example the Anglican Church of Canada and the Anglican Church of South Africa.

At least two of these branches, those in Scotland and the USA, refer to themselves as the "Episcopal Church". That is because the main established church in Scotland was Presbyterian, meaning it did not have bishops. So the Anglican Church in Scotland was called the Episcopal Church to indicate how it differed from the Presbyterians, and that was also taken over by the USA.

Some bodies have also broken away from the Episcopal Church in the USA because of doctrinal disagreements, and some of those call themselves Anglican, for example the Anglican Church of North America. But they are not part of the Anglican Communion as the Episcopal Church of the USA is.

How am I still gaining a significant amount of fat after I have been eating better and working out?

Recent studies have shown that exercise is not an effective way to lose weight:https://www.scientificamerican.c...Evidently our metabolism becomes more efficient with exercise, so our daily calorie expenditure does not increase by as much as simple calculations predict.You may be eating

I'm 28 years old, female, just got married. Is starting a PhD too late at this point?

This is something only you can answer properly (preferably after a nice talk with your husband). But I'll try to break down your situation a bit for the mental exercise.Your Ph.D. degreeThis is probably the easiest to answer at face value. At 28, you're