Culture

Scholar: White Guilt is Responsible for Our Toxic Politics

'White guilt is not angst over injustices suffered by others; it is the terror of being stigmatized with America’s old bigotries..'

Lost in the Gender Twilight Zone

Taylor Beggs is a female wrestler in Texas who is "transitioning" to a male.

‘Logan’ and the Challenges of Fatherhood

The film provocatively suggests that it can be easier to harden yourself to fight for someone than to soften your heart enough to give them care.

The Virtues of Learning to Sew

I want to keep my kids connected to their past, and I find a great way to do this is passing on the sewing skills my grandmothers taught me.

Would Students Benefit From More Hands-On Learning?

Some schools are teaching beekeeping... and children are learning many many different skills in the process.

Hypocrisy: 3 Telltale Signs of it

Hypocrites often fall into these three traps.

Good Samaritan Fined for Plowing Out Elderly Neighbors

The man ticketed said he likes "to take care of the neighbors. They're all elderly and I like to help them out."

Legislation Would Reintroduce the Bible to Public Schools

In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?

Does Empathy Have a 'Dark Side'?

Philosopher Jesse Prinz has argued that empathy is prejudiced and leads to “moral myopia.”

Why Lord of the Rings is NOT an Allegory (And Why it Very Much is)

“It is neither allegorical nor topical,” Tolkien insists in the Foreword to the second edition of The Lord of the Rings.

Why Are Grooms Having to Hire A Best Man?

Why Are Grooms Having to Hire A Best Man?

Is it because of a decline in male friendships?

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

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

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

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

Let Little Boys Play Like Little Boys

Are we shaming them for their interest in masculinity?

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

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

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

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

Trolling: The Reason People Do It

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

Woman with ashes on 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

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

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?

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

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

The Subtle Conditioning of Social Media

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

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

The Title IX stories are disturbing. 

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