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Labor Employee Wins $21K Settlement Over 'Insensitive' Email From Boss

Labor Employee Wins $21K Settlement Over 'Insensitive' Email From Boss

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concluded that a ‘reasonable person’ would be traumatized by a single insensitive email.

Husbands Are Not the Enemy

Husbands Are Not the Enemy

In our kneejerk compulsion to show effusive support for women we unfortunately have become correspondingly casual about culturally demonizing men.

Gloria Steinem Embarrasses NYT By Rehashing Decade-Old Column

Gloria Steinem Embarrasses NYT By Rehashing Decade-Old Column

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem wrote an op-ed about a “recent” triggering experience. She must have forgot she wrote about it a decade ago.

Why You Should Date Your Best Friend

Why You Should Date Your Best Friend

Ultimately, the best way to have true love forever may be to be best friends forever first.

Let Little Boys Play Like Little Boys

Let Little Boys Play Like Little Boys

Are we shaming them for their interest in masculinity?

CIA Analysts Love to Read French Philosophy

CIA Analysts Love to Read French Philosophy

In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals. 

Moral Outrage: A Theory on Why We’re Seeing So Much of It

Moral Outrage: A Theory on Why We’re Seeing So Much of It

Academics say in new paper that moral outrage is "a means of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings and restoring a moral identity.”

Oregon High School Discovers Hidden Benefits in Shop Class

Oregon High School Discovers Hidden Benefits in Shop Class

The success of this shop class experiment brings to light some key aspects of education that we’ve forgotten in today’s schools.

Deconstructing a Viral Pro Gay Marriage Commercial

Deconstructing a Viral Pro Gay Marriage Commercial

Are there a few details that undermine the “marriage equality” theme?

Trolling: The Reason People Do It

Trolling: The Reason People Do It

A recent Pew Internet Survey found that four out of 10 people online have been harassed online.

Ash Wednesday Faux Pas: 'Professor, you’ve got dirt on your forehead.'

Ash Wednesday Faux Pas: 'Professor, you’ve got dirt on your forehead.'

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” A quick introduction to Ash Wednesday so you don’t embarrass yourself like I did.

1 in 5 Can’t Name an Author, New Survey Finds

1 in 5 Can’t Name an Author, New Survey Finds

The decline of knowledge has progressed even more than we realize...
 

Immigration has become a ‘screaming match' thanks to media bias

Immigration has become a ‘screaming match' thanks to media bias

And important questions remain unaddressed, says a journalism expert.

What If Grocery Stores Worked Like Public Schools?

What If Grocery Stores Worked Like Public Schools?

One of the most important things to consider when buying a house is the quality of the grocery district.

Selling Higher Education Is Much Sleazier Than Selling Used Cars

Selling Higher Education Is Much Sleazier Than Selling Used Cars

Confessions of a former college admissions official: "My job left me feeling sleazy at times."

The Subtle Conditioning of Social Media

The Subtle Conditioning of Social Media

In the digital playground that is Facebook, our inputs are binary.

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

The Title IX stories are disturbing. 

How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization

How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization

Greater knowledge of the past would help improve America’s public discourse.

Retina Scans at Airports Have Arrived

Retina Scans at Airports Have Arrived

It happened without any change in the laws or regulations. 

E.B. White’s Touching Letter to Man Who Lost Hope in Humanity

E.B. White’s Touching Letter to Man Who Lost Hope in Humanity

On March 30, 1973, the 'Charlotte's Web' author wrote a beautiful note to a dispirited man who had last all faith in humanity.

Anti-Homework Trend: Freeing Kids from a Culture of Dependency?

Anti-Homework Trend: Freeing Kids from a Culture of Dependency?

Is it possible that the trend away from homework may be one small step away from the culture of dependency we’ve instilled in recent generations?

Monogamy isn’t Natural. But is it Good?

Monogamy isn’t Natural. But is it Good?

In an interview with Playboy magazine, Scarlett Johansson hinted that monogamy is a quixotic endeavor: 'I don’t think it’s natural'

Philosopher Roger Scruton on 'The Virtue of Irrelevance'

Philosopher Roger Scruton on 'The Virtue of Irrelevance'

According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.

Why So Many College Grads Are Bartenders

Why So Many College Grads Are Bartenders

Welcome to the world of US college academics.

Dear Professor Tirrell: Speech isn’t Toxic, People Are

Dear Professor Tirrell: Speech isn’t Toxic, People Are

Speech does hurt people’s feelings. But it isn’t the speech itself that’s toxic. It’s the people engaged in the discourse.

The Ego is an Enemy

The Ego is an Enemy

An unhealthy belief in the importance of the self makes people reactive, defensive, and unhappy. 

Feminine Beauty that Endures the Ages

Feminine Beauty that Endures the Ages

How Audrey Hepburn differs from modern celebrities.

Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and  Solved All its Problems

Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and Solved All its Problems

Delta persuaded the TSA to let them pay for a new system. The results are astounding.

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