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Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

The history of the Saint Valentine (176-273 A.D.) is hazy and legends vary.

Why It's Best to Focus on Fixing Yourself

Why It's Best to Focus on Fixing Yourself

Fixing yourself is often the best way to "do something"

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Christmas

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Christmas

Professor William Tighe argues that, actually, the pagans co-opted it from the Christians.

Women Who Emotionally Abuse Men

Women Who Emotionally Abuse Men

We’ve all seen it. And heard it. You’re in a restaurant. There’s a man there with his girlfriend.

What matters in life?

What matters in life?

The great poet W.B. Yeats digs into it: "When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire..."

Black Friday Videos: Barbarians Come in Every Color

Black Friday Videos: Barbarians Come in Every Color

Black Friday videos reveal a lot about human nature. 

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

A sobering comparison of the results of the Inquisition and secular torture. 

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'

What is 'Cultural Marxism'?

What is 'Cultural Marxism'?

The term is getting thrown around a lot these days. 

Real Progressives Study the Classics

Real Progressives Study the Classics

"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..." 

Why Only Christianity Can Save the West... Again

Why Only Christianity Can Save the West... Again

Is the era of big ideas over?

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.

Why is Humility Important?

Why is Humility Important?

Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.

3 Reasons To Consider an Internet Detox

3 Reasons To Consider an Internet Detox

The important thing is to break the consensus that says such self-control cannot be done.

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

The number of prime-age men in the labor force is declining with each generation.

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

 They seem like prudent steps. The problem is that few universities seem committed to promoting intellectual diversity and tolerance.

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Has the diminishment of one part of the First Amendment led to the squelching of another?

What Princess Charlotte’s Portrait Teaches Us about Raising Adults

What Princess Charlotte’s Portrait Teaches Us about Raising Adults

The Royals have caught onto an idea that’s been completely overlooked by all of us commoners across the pond.

Millennial Journalists Behaving Badly

Millennial Journalists Behaving Badly

Writers at Vice and Gizmodo recently displayed a profound unprofessionalism in their expletive-filled rants toward NYT columnist Bret Stephens.

3 Warning Signs Your Life is a Sitcom About Nothing

3 Warning Signs Your Life is a Sitcom About Nothing

In Seinfeld, the characters often feel like victims. Everyday life, whether it is buying soup or socks, is hard for a Seinfeld character.

Why Joel Osteen is the Perfect Pastor for Our Times

Why Joel Osteen is the Perfect Pastor for Our Times

Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen is famous for promoting a "prosperity gospel." 

Why All-Men’s Colleges Are Under Siege

Why All-Men’s Colleges Are Under Siege

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States. Four of them are all male. But that is at least one too many.

The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

In Plato's Republic, Socrates says that specialization is advantageous, because "we are not all alike."

What Caused the Collapse of Parental Authority?

What Caused the Collapse of Parental Authority?

Parental authority seems to have all but disappeared in many families. Instead, children are given the velvet glove treatment.

Are ‘Antifascists’ Employing a Crude Form of Terrorism?

Are ‘Antifascists’ Employing a Crude Form of Terrorism?

“Any campus speaker who arouses a protest is at risk of a beating,” says NYU professor Jonathan Haidt.

Duke Professor’s 1991 Warning about Campus Chaos is Oddly Prophetic

Duke Professor’s 1991 Warning about Campus Chaos is Oddly Prophetic

By exchanging objectivity for the tribal mentality, have universities fallen on their sword and done themselves in years ago without realizing it?

Heineken’s New Beer Commercial is Overtly Political—and Totally Awesome

Heineken’s New Beer Commercial is Overtly Political—and Totally Awesome

What separates Heineken’s commercial is that it’s not preaching politics to us; it’s telling people to get over politics.

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