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Olympic Athlete: ‘I was born to have babies’

Does society have a problem accepting the idea that motherhood can be a fulfilling and non-shameful role for a woman?

Jan Bloch: The man who prophesied World War I

Meet the prophet who predicted with uncanny precision how the Great War would unfold--a decade and a half before it happened.

What Stalin’s Great Terror can tell us about Russia today

What drove Stalin to commit atrocities on such a grand scale? Lust for power? Blood thirst? Or an emotion even more primal?

Calvin Coolidge’s Immigration Policy: Relevant Today?

Does he offer some clarity in the emotional immigration debate we find ourselves in?

Expert Explains Why Many Educators Can’t Teach Math

Expert Explains Why Many Educators Can’t Teach Math

American students don't get math "because their elementary school teachers don't either."

Can Chess Improve Student Behavior?

A new study - and a revered expert - seem to suggest that the answer is yes.

Did 'high ideals' survive the Great War?

The casualties of the first world war went beyond the loss of life.

U.S. Students Win the 2016 Math Olympiad

That makes two years running. What’s the secret to their recent success?

Exchange Student: Chinese campus more tolerant than NYU

An NYU student studying abroad said the campus she's visiting in Shanghai is more welcoming to debate and opposing ideas than NYU.

When Religious Freedom and Gender Equality Collide

Should a student’s freedom of conscience take precedence over a teacher’s rights? (This is not a hypothetical question.)

Sword Hunt: Why an ancient ruler confiscated all swords in Japan

Sword Hunt: Why an ancient ruler confiscated all swords in Japan

In 16th century Japan, a man named Toyotomi Hideyoshi tried to confiscate every single sword in Japan not owned by a samurai.

Solzhenitsyn, Suffering, and the Meaning of Life

The purpose of life is not worldly riches and the creature comforts they can purchase. Such trinkets can never satisfy the needs of the soul.

The strange history of ‘Mein Kampf’ in France

The first French edition of “Mein Kampf” was published in 1934 by an eccentric, right-wing publisher named Fernand Sorlot.

Is Society Destroying the Kind of Women Men Want?

Today's men are uninterested in women who act as self-absorbed attention seekers.

Did Madison Give Us a Logical Solution to Immigration?

Sixty-two percent of Americans believe that the immigration system is broken.

Fertility is Plummeting Worldwide

Is the trend a path to sustainability or a 'demographic time bomb'?

Proverbs from the Bible Non-Believers Might Like

The Bible isn't all fire and brimstone. 

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

An author and historian says a single characteristic is common among the many brilliant people he’s studied. 

Do Today’s Fashions Turn Women into Sex Objects?

In our quest to “empower” women, have we actually constrained them more?

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

65% of Israeli high school students say "It's good to die for our country." Would American students say the same?

Britain is leaving the EU – will other countries follow?

Could we be witnessing the end of the European Union? 

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

The chaos of the world makes many individuals want to throw up their hands and go hide in a bunker until the problems pass.

Australia’s Gun Control 'Success' Story

A few important parts have been left out. 

Why Do U.S. Schools Focus So Much on Self-Esteem?

Is the "I'm as good as you" concept destroying American education?

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.

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