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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

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

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

If you know the right clues, it's almost as easy spotting a toupee.

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

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

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

Why You Should Spend More Money on Experiences Than Things

Scientific research suggests money spent on experiences offers more long-term happiness. 

Chesterton: Newspapers are 'the hobbies of a few rich men'

100 years ago, G.K. Chesterton wrote about the dangers of the press.

Scientists: Funny People are Smarter

They tend to score particularly high on verbal intelligence examinations.

When You Tell a Woman to Keep Her Clothes On, Are You Slut-Shaming?

The lines between sexual empowerment and sexual objectification are starting to blur. 

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

The recent viral zombie prank has an interesting parallel to Americans' lack of knowledge.

Megyn Kelly: 'I don’t like being the story.'

It's a revealing lesson for media about their power. 

14 Facts on Beer and U.S. Presidents

Can you guess which beer-guzzling president named his hounds “Drunkard,” “Tippler,” and “Tipsy”?

How Gardening Helps Save Money

"The average American household forks out $6,759 a year on food, or 12.6 percent of total spending, according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of that, $756 is spent on fruits and vegetables, and $2,787 on the high cost of eating out.”

The Coarseness of our Discourse

It's becoming hard to ignore ... and resist.

A Psychological Explanation for Why Your Boss is a Moron

A pair of Cornell researchers found that incompetent people cannot recognize their own incompetence.

Parents Should Spoil Their Children… with Books

“Spoiling” children with the right books can actually aid parents in raising well-disciplined and virtuous children.

What makes an American? (Part 1)

'Bridge of Spies' gives us an perceptive take on what it is to be an American.