Entertainment

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Are Children’s Lives Becoming Too Structured?

Are Children’s Lives Becoming Too Structured?

“Why do [children] ... prefer structured activities to unstructured ones and ... seek adult guidance rather than lead peers on their own?”

Can You Recognize The Book By Only One Single Detail?
If you want a cultural revolution, here’s what needs to be done.

If you want a cultural revolution, here’s what needs to be done.

Tired of the current order? You need to focus your energies. 

Which Greek Hero Are You?

Which Greek Hero Are You?

The Ancient Greeks had many heroes in their stories. Which hero are you?

Technology is NOT 'Neutral'

Technology is NOT 'Neutral'

Can we at least agree on that?

What Philosophical School of Thought do you fall in?

What Philosophical School of Thought do you fall in?

This brief quiz assesses your philosophical world view and determines to which of the eight schools of thought you are closest.

Physicist Pioneers new Method for Making Chocolate

Physicist Pioneers new Method for Making Chocolate

A Temple University physicist might have stumbled upon a method for making better chocolate. 

Home-cooking is Out, Restaurants are In

Home-cooking is Out, Restaurants are In

3 Reasons Why This Is a Problem

Can You Pass 5th Grade English?

Can You Pass 5th Grade English?

Welcome back to middle school. 

Studying Shakespeare Brings School 40% Jump in Test Scores

Studying Shakespeare Brings School 40% Jump in Test Scores

Despite the potential for limited understanding, the school started teaching and performing Shakespeare and the effects were remarkable.

Elementary History: Test your knowledge of general history

Elementary History: Test your knowledge of general history

9 simple questions to show off your brain power. 

What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your Face?

What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your Face?

A scientist conducts a crazy-sounding experiment to find out. 

Jane Austen Vindicates the Rights of Women

Jane Austen Vindicates the Rights of Women

The new film 'Lady Susan' reveals the grapple for power and money in the 19th-century marriage market. 

Did Truman Capote Write ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’?

Did Truman Capote Write ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’?

The claim is a persistent one. Is there anything to it?

Psychologists: Boredom is Good for Children

Psychologists: Boredom is Good for Children

Continual adult-directed activities may be preventing creativity and innovation in children.
 

Actress: Public School a Wedge Between Parent and Child

Actress: Public School a Wedge Between Parent and Child

"I realized the school structure of sending work home is strangely geared to form a wedge between the parent and the child."

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

If Americans aren’t informing their minds by reading, should we be surprised when we get the candidates, laws, and culture that we do?

William F. Buckley Once Trolled Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

William F. Buckley Once Trolled Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Buckley apparently was perturbed that Schlesinger didn't want to appear on Firing Line. 

A.I. Robot Says She No Longer Wants to Destroy Humans

A.I. Robot Says She No Longer Wants to Destroy Humans

She wants to be president and likes the movie Terminator though. 

What was behind Couric’s Editing Fudge on Gun Violence?

What was behind Couric’s Editing Fudge on Gun Violence?

The journalist admitted she approved doctored footage in a documentary examining gun violence in America.   

Which Roman Emperor Are You?

Which Roman Emperor Are You?

Are you a wise Marcus Aurelius? A dignified Augustus? Perhaps the cultured Hadrian? Or maybe the diabolical Nero? 

How Well Do You Know Your Memorial Day Facts?

How Well Do You Know Your Memorial Day Facts?

Refresh your Memorial Day knowledge with the quiz below!

How an Archer With No Arms Set a World Record

How an Archer With No Arms Set a World Record

If you haven't heard Matt Stutzman's story yet, you should. ​

Can You Define These Winning Scripps Spelling Bee Words?

Can You Define These Winning Scripps Spelling Bee Words?

You may not be able to spell them, but do you know their definitions?

Should Boys be Encouraged to Live Dangerously?

Should Boys be Encouraged to Live Dangerously?

When I was a child, my father regaled me with tales of how he and his friends once formed “The Boys Army” and spent their days creating original inventions and stockpiling weapons in their homemade fort in the woods.

5 Telltale Signs That You’re a Sapiosexual

5 Telltale Signs That You’re a Sapiosexual

Never underestimate the sex appeal of intelligence. 

The Push to Give Elsa a Girlfriend

The Push to Give Elsa a Girlfriend

'Imagine it … a Disney princess who is gay and happy at the same time.'

How Our Perception of Masculinity is Changing

How Our Perception of Masculinity is Changing

Does the public have a decidedly negative view of masculinity?

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