Culture

Prof: 3 Reasons Lack of Manners is Killing the University

The concept of parents allowing children to be their “friends” has hit the ivy halls and many students are bringing familiarity into the classroom.

Why Bad Moods are Good for You

The surprising benefits of sadness.

Ben Sasse's 5 Steps to Raising a Successful Adult

Kids will never be prepared for today's cruel world if we persist in giving them the velvet glove treatment.

Cultural Appropriation Column Costs Magazine Editor His Job

Hal Niedzviecki said literature becomes “exhaustingly white and middle class” when writers are discouraged from writing about other cultures.

New Survey Shows Americans Have Soured on Higher Education

A new survey shows that Americans think a lack of college brings disrespect.

Everybody Hates Capitalism but Nobody Hates Netflix

Remember when you had to go to Blockbuster to rent an actual movie?

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
 

Does Dividing Students By Age Make Any Sense at All?

The tradition is being challenged by the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School in Massachusetts.

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.

The Fidget Toy Craze: What's Really Driving It

Initially touted as a concentration tool for children with attention issues, these hand-held fidget toys are apparently becoming a big distraction.

Moral Grandstanding is More Than Merely Annoying; It's Immoral

Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.

What Anne Shirley Teaches about Dealing with Victimhood

L.M. Montgomery's beloved Anne books give many examples of how true victims should behave.

Political Disagreement is a Bad Reason to Unfriend

It's brave to contact someone with whom you disagree politically and say “Let’s have coffee and talk."

Why Millennial Women Want to Date Older Men

Are young women scrambling to escape Tinderverse?

Emma Watson just won the first ‘Gender-Neutral’ acting award. What does that mean?

MTV abolished gender-specific categories for acting awards this year.

Study Suggests Lack of Reading Driving Contentious Society

Reading seems to have a different effect on how individuals behave toward one another.

Physician: Raising Happy Kids Shouldn’t Be the Main Goal

It’s good to let children pursue their interests. But the fact is, they are children and at a stage in which the will is fickle and the mind untrained.

Gender Equality is Basically a Farce, Study Suggests

New scientific findings show that men and women have huge genetic differences previously unknown.

The U.S. Has the Fattest Poor People in the World. Why?

The rise of obesity in the U.S. tracks closely with the expansion of America's primary food assistance program.

Moral Outrage as Compensation for Guilt: An Explanation for 21st Century Campus Violence

Why are students protesting with greater vigor than any time since the civil unrest of the 60s and 70s?

What's So Bad about the Empire?

What does Emperor Palpatine actually do with his power?

Divorce is Making Inequality Worse, International Study Finds

We hold equality in very high esteem these days. But given this study, I wonder if we are overlooking one of the greatest equalizers around.

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

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?

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

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

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

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