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America’s Kids Badly Need a ‘Chore Culture’

America’s Kids Badly Need a ‘Chore Culture’

Would we see a change of direction in society if more kids were raised in a “chore culture” of hard work and responsibility both at home and school?

No, Don, this was Evil

No, Don, this was Evil

Bad parenting or not, the perpetrators of this crime must be held accountable for their actions.

Neuroscientist: Gender-neutral Parenting is ‘Futile’

Neuroscientist: Gender-neutral Parenting is ‘Futile’

Have we been misguided in our attempts toward gender neutrality?

Teacher Explains Why Schools Can’t Produce Well-Educated Minds
Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity'

Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity'

Society is experiencing a “devaluation of masculinity,” a fact attributable to the lack of male role models in current culture.

France Bans Parents from Spanking Their Children

France Bans Parents from Spanking Their Children

France thinks it's the parents, not the kids, who need an attitude adjustment.
 

For Americans, Work-Life Balance Is Becoming More Elusive

For Americans, Work-Life Balance Is Becoming More Elusive

Are we living to work rather than working to live?

Why I'll Miss Carrie Fisher

Why I'll Miss Carrie Fisher

The daughter of screen legend Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, Carrie Fisher grew up in the glamour (and turbulence) of Hollywood.

Webcamming: The Sex Work Revolution No One Will Talk About

Webcamming: The Sex Work Revolution No One Will Talk About

While giving women a platform to conduct sex work, webcamming also generates sizeable corporate profits. 

Friendship: A Powerful Antidote to Racism

Friendship: A Powerful Antidote to Racism

The more diverse friendship networks we cultivate, the less we think in categories of “us vs. them."  

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

The rise of zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools has resulted in suspensions for … interesting incidents. 2016 was no exception.

Physician: American Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’

Physician: American Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’

"Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ ... Kyle is 10 years old."

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

Research shows that 83 percent of five-year-olds think that Santa Claus is real. Why?

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

Study: Children of ‘Authoritative Parents’ Are Smarter with Money
School Cancels ‘A Christmas Carol’ After Triggered Parents Complain
How to Overcome Awkward Conversations During the Holidays

How to Overcome Awkward Conversations During the Holidays

The reality is that almost everyone–single, infertile, overwhelmed by parenting, out of work–has their own set of heartaches and personal issues.

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

For many years now, my family has always tried to make some time over the holidays to sit down together and read old Christmas stories.

How to Know When Holiday Drinking is Hurting Your Brain

How to Know When Holiday Drinking is Hurting Your Brain

Tis the season of love, merriment, and ... binge drinking. 

The Classic Christmas Movies That Say Taxation Is Theft

The Classic Christmas Movies That Say Taxation Is Theft

And it happens in the first 30 seconds of the film. 

How One College Prof Learned to Love Homeschoolers

How One College Prof Learned to Love Homeschoolers

Four reasons Professor Ali Gordon became a fan of homeschooling.

Regretting Motherhood: A Symptom of 21st Century Anti-Natalism

Regretting Motherhood: A Symptom of 21st Century Anti-Natalism

“Baby regret” seems to be the zeitgeist, and we have to wonder why. 

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”

Smartphones are Killing Relationships

Smartphones are Killing Relationships

The newest relationship buster: a pair of researchers found that excessive smartphone usage ranks right up there with bad sex and money problems.

About Those Apparitions Who Shook Down Scrooge for Money

About Those Apparitions Who Shook Down Scrooge for Money

What was the real purpose of this psychological waterboarding?

Feminism Demands Too Much Intellectual Conformity of Women

Feminism Demands Too Much Intellectual Conformity of Women

In public discussions, men have permission to disagree. Women, on the other hand, face much more pressure to conform to the Idea.

Kellyanne Conway and the Brave New Feminist World

Kellyanne Conway and the Brave New Feminist World

Trump's campaign manager has turned down a White House job to be with her children. Feminists freaked.

Why Don’t More People Teach Manners?

Why Don’t More People Teach Manners?

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”

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