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Schopenhauer's 7 Pieces of Advice for Readers

Schopenhauer's 7 Pieces of Advice for Readers

From the philosopher's famous essay "On Reading and Books"

Knitting is Cool Again

Knitting is Cool Again

What's driving the revival?

Moderate Drinkers Have Better Emotional Health

Moderate Drinkers Have Better Emotional Health

They have a slight edge over teetotalers and heavy drinkers.

Some Americans Think MLK is Endorsing Trump for President
The Educational Magic of Lego

The Educational Magic of Lego

The little colored blocks hold surprising educational benefits.

Why Books are the Best Furniture

Why Books are the Best Furniture

Some say there is no longer any point in collecting books... 

Successful Political Speech Measures at a 4th-Grade Level

Successful Political Speech Measures at a 4th-Grade Level

...And most high schoolers can't read beyond a 6th-grade level.

How Technology Frees and then Enslaves

How Technology Frees and then Enslaves

Our advancements are incredible, but should we temper our expectations? 

7 Surprising Quotes from Margaret Sanger

7 Surprising Quotes from Margaret Sanger

She appears to have been a fan of eugenics.

Religion is Down, Spirituality is Up

Religion is Down, Spirituality is Up

A surprising conundrum from Pew Research.

Childhood Chores are a Predictor of Success

Childhood Chores are a Predictor of Success

The sooner the kids start, the better.

Aristotle on Real vs. False Courage

Aristotle on Real vs. False Courage

According to Aristotle, individuals mistake these five components for true courage.

Is there a 'positive right' to happiness?

Is there a 'positive right' to happiness?

If so, who or what will provide it? And is that fair or even possible? 

Gallup: Americans abandoning political parties

Gallup: Americans abandoning political parties

Is it actually an unhealthy trend? 

Chaos in the Public Schools

Chaos in the Public Schools

Is it time we recognize that respect and order will never be restored in schools until the same is restored in the American home? 

Is Europe dying?

Is Europe dying?

More people in Europe are dying than are being born, according to a new report in a major demography journal.

Truly, what if?

Truly, what if?

We’ve always won the big wars... that impacts our psychology.

Is There a War on Childhood?

Is There a War on Childhood?

A treehouse is dividing a neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

The Tragedy of Laquan McDonald

The Tragedy of Laquan McDonald

Let’s talk about root causes. 

Chicago Cops' New Motto? ‘Stay Fetal’

Chicago Cops' New Motto? ‘Stay Fetal’

They’re reacting to the pressure, public may regret it. 

Australian Schools Brought Back Greek and Latin – and Are Seeing Amazing Results!

Australian Schools Brought Back Greek and Latin – and Are Seeing Amazing Results!

Does the modern rejection of classical languages contribute to falling proficiency in public schools?

Should People Read Less News?

Should People Read Less News?

Keeping up with the news has become popularly associated with being knowledgeable and informed. But is that what really happens?

'They Will not be Judged by the Color of Their Skin'

'They Will not be Judged by the Color of Their Skin'

Much progress has been made, but...

Young Whites ODing at an Alarming Rate

Young Whites ODing at an Alarming Rate

Young whites are dying from drug overdoses at five times the rate they were in 1999. 

Louis CK's Refreshing View on Politics

Louis CK's Refreshing View on Politics

"... when someone falls into one category for everything, I'm very suspicious."

It’s Okay to Be Westocentric

It’s Okay to Be Westocentric

To truly appreciate other cultures, I firmly believe that today’s student must learn to appreciate his own.

The Dystopia of Orwell’s “1984”

The Dystopia of Orwell’s “1984”

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

The demographics of German migration

The demographics of German migration

Why they are driving the increase in sexual assaults.

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