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Are Thank-You Notes Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Are Thank-You Notes Becoming a Thing of the Past?

“I should be ungrateful then, if I did not take every Opportunity of expressing my Gratitude….” – Benjamin Franklin, 1735

Why Do Some People Lose Their S**T Over Bad ‘Star Wars’ Reviews?

Why Do Some People Lose Their S**T Over Bad ‘Star Wars’ Reviews?

People hate it when you criticize what they do for fun. The reason why might be deeper than first assumed. 

Christianity's Intellectual Foundation

Christianity's Intellectual Foundation

We're guessing most of the folks who call Christianity "stupid" haven't read these authors.

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Public discourse might be more civil if we followed Franklin's example.

The Government Changes Food Recommendations ... Again

The Government Changes Food Recommendations ... Again

Why are they involved with it anyway?

Not All Deep Friendships Are 'Gay'

Not All Deep Friendships Are 'Gay'

Has our society forgotten what true friendship looks like?

Will Germany be Muslim in a generation?

Will Germany be Muslim in a generation?

Demography is the Achilles heel of a democracy.

Do the British Write Better Children's Books?

Do the British Write Better Children's Books?

According to child psychologists, fantasy is critical for childhood development.

Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Multiculturalism doesn't work. And boys and girls are unequal.

Doctor: Overstimulation May Be Causing ADHD

Doctor: Overstimulation May Be Causing ADHD

Are American adults aiding and abetting the rapid rise in ADHD?

A source of our anxiety?

A source of our anxiety?

Spending, spending, spending. Debt, debt, debt. 

The Danger of Executive Action

The Danger of Executive Action

In the name of expediency, we toss aside our checks against the concentration of power.

8 Astute Comments from Aldous Huxley

8 Astute Comments from Aldous Huxley

From the author of "Brave New World"

Are Many Women Today Doing Two Full-Time Jobs?

Are Many Women Today Doing Two Full-Time Jobs?

Eleanor Roosevelt had something important to say on this topic.

Obamacare Spurring a Return to Health Care Co-ops

Obamacare Spurring a Return to Health Care Co-ops

Are they spurring a return to community care and concern in addition to lowering costs?
 

Pew Releases List of "Most Striking Findings" in 2015

Pew Releases List of "Most Striking Findings" in 2015

Here are ten you will probably find interesting... 

University Embarrassed by Typo

University Embarrassed by Typo

Typos either reveal the inability to spell or the need to slow down.

A Job Listing That Confirms Our Fears about Americans

A Job Listing That Confirms Our Fears about Americans

Knowledgeable readers are a dying breed...

Bestselling Books: 1915 vs. 2015

Bestselling Books: 1915 vs. 2015

An interesting contrast.

Mass communication promotes mass conformity

Mass communication promotes mass conformity

Being aware of what's happening is the first step to regaining our intellectual independence.

Some men just want to watch the world burn

Some men just want to watch the world burn

Keep that in mind.

Survey: Most Parents Say They Never Spank Their Children

Survey: Most Parents Say They Never Spank Their Children

A recent Pew Research study breaks down exactly how parents are attempting to discipline their children.

Instant New Year’s Resolutions from Ben Franklin

Instant New Year’s Resolutions from Ben Franklin

“Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.”

Why does evil triumph?

Why does evil triumph?

Thomas Jefferson might have the answer.

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

We need an education system that helps teens reach their full potential.

5 Crucially Important Reminders about Technology

5 Crucially Important Reminders about Technology

Technology is never an unmixed blessing. 

Used Bookstores Experiencing a Revival

Used Bookstores Experiencing a Revival

It’s encouraging to hear that there are still some folks who are seeking to feed their minds and expand their thinking.

This Doctor Nails the Problem with American Parenting

This Doctor Nails the Problem with American Parenting

Kids need an authority figure, not a friend.

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