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Grammarians rejoice in the $10 million comma

Grammarians rejoice in the $10 million comma

Seventy-five truck drivers in Maine stand to win millions because of a missing Oxford comma in a legal clause. 

Former Maxim Model Running for Congress–But Shhh...Don’t Mention Maxim

Former Maxim Model Running for Congress–But Shhh...Don’t Mention Maxim

Alejandra Campoverdi is correct that “female sexuality and intelligence are not inversely related.” But is there really a double standard?

Professor: Relativism Destroying Our Esteem for Education

Professor: Relativism Destroying Our Esteem for Education

A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?

Writer: We Have to Ditch Free Speech Because Trump Won

Writer: We Have to Ditch Free Speech Because Trump Won

The Trump era requires suppressing 'bigoted' speech, a writer at Slate argued recently.

How do you remember a rock god? The complicated legacy of Chuck Berry

How do you remember a rock god? The complicated legacy of Chuck Berry

Berry’s musical legacy sits alongside another aspect of his life which is all too familiar in the music industry – a history of mistreatment of women.

The Pro-Art Case for Defunding the National Endowment for the Arts

The Pro-Art Case for Defunding the National Endowment for the Arts

Are we supposed to believe that communities won’t have any creative capacity without handouts to museums that primarily serve rich people?

75 Years Later, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics Need Updating

75 Years Later, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics Need Updating

Isaac Asimov’s laws are still mentioned as a template for guiding our development of robots.

Harvard-Educated Historian: Harvard Just Labeled Me 'Fake News'

Harvard-Educated Historian: Harvard Just Labeled Me 'Fake News'

The episode highlights how Harvard, academics, and most Americans can’t tell the difference between fake news and partisan news. 

6 Charts that Show the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

6 Charts that Show the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

Sociologists, economists, geographers and historians describe the divide from different angles.

Scholars Defend Free Speech from 'Dogmatism and Groupthink'

Scholars Defend Free Speech from 'Dogmatism and Groupthink'

Cornell West and Robbie P. George protest against close-mindedness and violence in the wake of the Middlebury College riot.

Stop Freaking Out Over Talent—Everyone Can Sing

Stop Freaking Out Over Talent—Everyone Can Sing

Children are natural musicians, as they readily sing, dance and play music from the time they are infants.

Sean Hannity ‘Pulled a Gun’ on Juan Williams CNN Claims, Sparking Twitter Feud

Sean Hannity ‘Pulled a Gun’ on Juan Williams CNN Claims, Sparking Twitter Feud

Dylan Byers of CNN claims sources tell him Sean Hannity "pulled a gun" on his friend and co-host Juan Williams. 

These School Districts Stopped Disciplining Students, and Chaos Ensued

These School Districts Stopped Disciplining Students, and Chaos Ensued

And students are recognizing this... Big Time.

Amy Schumer’s Crudity is Boring, Not Clever

Amy Schumer’s Crudity is Boring, Not Clever

Is the increase in society's crudity a sign that intelligence and wit are in decline?

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder

“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”

Professor: The Reason College Students are ‘Helpless’ is…

Professor: The Reason College Students are ‘Helpless’ is…

Professor Lori Isbell weighs in on why her students need continual hand-holding to get through an assignment.

How an ESPN Announcer's Career Was Destroyed by a False Accusation of Racism

How an ESPN Announcer's Career Was Destroyed by a False Accusation of Racism

Was ESPN announcer Doug Adler falsely accused of calling Venus Williams a "gorilla"?

How Arrogance Makes Obnoxious People Popular

How Arrogance Makes Obnoxious People Popular

Humans tend to be fascinated by arrogant people, but they don’t want to live like them. 

Study: Kids Relying on Google to Learn Basic Life Skills

Study: Kids Relying on Google to Learn Basic Life Skills

The Addis Housewares study found over half of mums just don't have the time to teach their kids domestic know-how.

‘Recess Coaches’ are Being Hired by Schools to Manage How Kids Play

‘Recess Coaches’ are Being Hired by Schools to Manage How Kids Play

"Children no longer play because we have taken from them the opportunity and, I’ll insist, even the capacity to play."

BBC Dad Isn’t a Tool of the Patriarchy. He’s All of Us Who Balance Work and Family
Most People Now 'Think' in Pictures

Most People Now 'Think' in Pictures

"Experience tends to show that a person who thinks by images becomes less and less capable of thinking by reasoning..."

Is Google a Good Place to Get Medical Advice?

Is Google a Good Place to Get Medical Advice?

Three out of five people (58%) admit they Google health information to avoid seeing a health professional.

When Equal Access Means Zero Access for All

When Equal Access Means Zero Access for All

Once the government gets involved in a scuffle, everybody loses.

Hilarious BBC Interview Reveals more than Children

Hilarious BBC Interview Reveals more than Children

"All the World's a Stage" - Shakespeare can teach us a deeper reason for this interrupted interview going viral. 

Clare Boothe Luce: A Feminist of a Different Kind

Clare Boothe Luce: A Feminist of a Different Kind

Known for her sharp mind and tongue, Clare Boothe Luce was a formidable intellectual and politician who gave birth to a number of memorable quips.

Mother Scolded by School for Slice of Cake in Child's Lunch

Mother Scolded by School for Slice of Cake in Child's Lunch

The rapid rise in unelected “experts” telling parents how they should raise, feed and educate their children is alarming.

Why Americans Pay Triple the World Price for Sugar

Why Americans Pay Triple the World Price for Sugar

Washington is once again massively screwing up the American sugar market.

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