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Why You Should Spend More Money on Experiences Than Things

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'

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

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?

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

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.'

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

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

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

The Coarseness of our Discourse

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

A Psychological Explanation for Why Your Boss is a Moron

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

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)

What makes an American? (Part 1)

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

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