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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.

Fewer Doctors Are Telling Patients They’re Overweight

Fewer Doctors Are Telling Patients They’re Overweight

...and it has to do with our over-sensitive culture.

Former Stanford Provost: ‘The Threat from Within’

Former Stanford Provost: ‘The Threat from Within’

John Etchemendy fears most the growing intellectual intolerance on college campuses.

The Death of Outdoor Recess

The Death of Outdoor Recess

The challenge of getting more free play outdoors for kids during the school day goes beyond winter temperatures. 

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

"There was a time when the West knew what it was about. It did so because it thought about itself—often in freshman Western Civ classes."

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

Aristotle said rituals define who we are. But a recent study shows new habits are not easily formed.

Food Stamps and Soda Pop: A Bureaucratic Mess?

Food Stamps and Soda Pop: A Bureaucratic Mess?

Should welfare recipients be able to buy unhealthy foods like soda and sweets on the government’s dime?

Sage Steele: Worst Racism I Experience is from Black People

Sage Steele: Worst Racism I Experience is from Black People

This is not your boilerplate rhetoric on race.

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