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Is the NFL’s 'Redskins’ Debate Finally Over?

Is the NFL’s 'Redskins’ Debate Finally Over?

A new poll released by the Washington Post could be the nail in the coffin. 

The Hidden Philosophical Message in 'Gladiator'

The Hidden Philosophical Message in 'Gladiator'

In his final scene, Maximus undergoes what may be termed a gladiator’s “deathbed conversion.” 

The Zero-Tolerance Police Nab 5-Year-Old Girl

The Zero-Tolerance Police Nab 5-Year-Old Girl

Her crime? Packing a toy gun that emitted soap bubbles. 

3 Non-Medicating Ways to Reduce Anxiety in Our Children

3 Non-Medicating Ways to Reduce Anxiety in Our Children

Would we see happier, more functional American families if parents made a more conscious effort to slow down, eliminate distractions, and spend quality time with their children?  

18 Ways Lord of Rings is Christian Allegory

18 Ways Lord of Rings is Christian Allegory

J.R.R. Tolkien once called Lord of the Rings “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work." Here are (about) 18 examples showing what he was talking about. 

Oxford Expert: 10% Chance Humans Extinct in a Century

Oxford Expert: 10% Chance Humans Extinct in a Century

Oxford researchers say there is a surprisingly high chance that humans get wiped out by a nuclear holocaust. Or volcanoes. Or an asteroid. Or crafty machines.  

Did Bad Hemorrhoids Cause Napoleon to Lose at Waterloo?

Did Bad Hemorrhoids Cause Napoleon to Lose at Waterloo?

It's a persistent claim and the theme of a popular book. 

Adventures Outside the Comfort Zone

Adventures Outside the Comfort Zone

How the media missed Donald Trump’s ascendancy. 

A Brain Teaser on the Power of Context

A Brain Teaser on the Power of Context

People will generally get one question wrong, and one right. 

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

One of the most dramatic events in American history is shrouded in mystery and oddity. 

One Simple Way to Keep Your Child from Being a Reading Statistic

One Simple Way to Keep Your Child from Being a Reading Statistic

Between 2011 and 2015 the number of American adults who didn’t read a book in the course of a single year went from 1 in 5 to fewer than 1 in 4.

Study: Half of Your ‘Friends’ are not Your Friends

Study: Half of Your ‘Friends’ are not Your Friends

There seems to be a great deal of confusion on who classifies as a "friend." 

Science Fiction: Why So Many Intellectuals Despise It

Science Fiction: Why So Many Intellectuals Despise It

The genre was sneered at for years by those who viewed it as "low-class, childish, and quasi-pornographic." 

Ben Franklin’s 4 Rules for Disagreeable People

Ben Franklin’s 4 Rules for Disagreeable People

In a world where quick wit and self-interest are the norm, Franklin’s words are worthy of reflection.

10 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Everyday Decisions

10 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Everyday Decisions

We make up to 35,000 decisions a day. Try to avoid these ways of thinking. 

Scientists Finding Ways to Upload Knowledge to our Brains

Scientists Finding Ways to Upload Knowledge to our Brains

Subjects receive electric signals as they sleep, and results show they outperform the placebo group by a hefty margin.

5 Ways to Tell That Someone is Trying to Manipulate You
12 Times Calvin and Hobbes Taught Us about Philosophy & Religion
Audrey Hepburn on Life under Nazi Occupation

Audrey Hepburn on Life under Nazi Occupation

"It’s worse than you could ever imagine.” 

Why feminists hate Lord of the Rings

Why feminists hate Lord of the Rings

"...it has been my nightmare that J.R.R. Tolkien would turn out to be the most influential writer of the twentieth century." 

'I’m Smarter than Everyone Else' Disease

'I’m Smarter than Everyone Else' Disease

The illness can take several forms and it often benefits the well-connected at the expense of everyone else.

10 Habits That Might Be Killing Your Child’s Interest in Reading

10 Habits That Might Be Killing Your Child’s Interest in Reading

1. Make sure you put a television set and a computer in every room. (Don’t forget the kitchen!)

Why Children are Unlikely to Understand these References in Peanut Cartoons

Why Children are Unlikely to Understand these References in Peanut Cartoons

Many children are no longer familiar with a key source which Charles Schulz used for his inspiration.

5 Ways To Spot a Psychopath

5 Ways To Spot a Psychopath

Psychopaths are nothing like the Hollywood stereotypes that television has taught us about.

The Original Pinocchio Story was Cray Cray

The Original Pinocchio Story was Cray Cray

Collodi’s stories made those of the Brothers Grimm look Pollyannaish

 

Study: People Who Curse Have Better Vocabularies

Study: People Who Curse Have Better Vocabularies

Psychologists Kristin Jay and Timothy Jay presented research suggesting that people well-versed in curse words are more likely to

The Myers-Briggs Test is Pretty Fun

The Myers-Briggs Test is Pretty Fun

You can even take America’s most popular psychological profile test and find out what Star Wars character you are.  

Failure Made Walt Disney Great

Failure Made Walt Disney Great

'You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.'

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