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5 Myths about Emotional Intelligence

IQ isn't the only way to measure smarts. 

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom.

Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions.

Is School Curriculum Preventing Kids from Reading?

A new study from Scholastic gives some revealing information on the state of the nation's reading.

Harvard Poll Finds that Millennials Basically Live in Bubbles

Do millennials live in ideological bubbles because they feel safe?

No, The Catholic Church Didn’t Punish Galileo for Heliocentrism

This is a popular historical canard that has everything going for it except objectivity, rationality, and impartiality.

‘Adulting’ School is Great – If It Happens in Elementary School

Do schools need to go back to teaching basics like cooking to ensure that kids have the tools and responsibility to succeed in the real world?

Mike Rowe is Offended by Nordstrom’s $425 Fake Muddy Jeans

America's Everyman succumbs to the American grievance industry. 

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Use El Chapo’s Drug Money to Fund Border Wall

Using cash seized by drug lords to beef up border security looks like good policy and good politics.

If kids can’t cross streets safely, why do we offer them sex changes?

The latest research by developmental psychologists shows that American children are not competent at crossing busy streets until they are at least 14.

The March for Science Had Nothing to do with Science

Marching is an expression of subjective emotions. Science is an attempt to put subjectivity aside to discover how nature works.

How J.R.R. Tolkien Responded to News of the Atomic Bomb

His response serves as a reminder of the dangers we currently face.  

The Main Trait That Sets Vocational Students Apart From College Kids

Those who pursue the vocational path aren't dumb; they often possess the very traits employers are looking for.

Why Teaching Proper Manners to Kids is More Important Today Than Ever

‘Please’ and ‘thank you’ go a long way in a self-entitled world.  

The West Has Done Bad Things… But So Has Every Other Culture

It has become common for many Americans and Europeans to denounce the West because of its past sins.

Does College Chaos Increase When Schools Fail to Teach this One Subject?

Over the weekend, The Washington Post brought an interesting West Virginia school fight to the forefront.

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently released a new video on what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism  in the U.S..

The Benefits of Delayed Schooling

Mounting evidence shows children benefit in various ways from delayed entry into school systems. 

The Bad Manners of the Campus Left (Video)

Lawrence Reed, president of FEE, went to the University of Colorado-Denver to deliver a lecture on Ancient Rome. It didn't go well.

Why I am Not a Libertarian

The attraction of libertarianism is also its main defect: it offers neat solutions to complex problems.

Why is the Scientific Community Blaming Trump for Their Problems?

If scientists really want to know who’s to blame for bad science, they need to look at themselves.

Beren and Lúthien: Tolkien’s Greatest Love Story

The reason that Tolkien’s greatest love story has been largely unknown is that it is little more than a footnote in 'The Lord of the Rings.'

Bernie Sanders: Students Silencing Speakers ‘a Sign of Intellectual Weakness’

During a recent stop in Omaha, Sen. Bernie Sanders said efforts by students to silence conservative speakers signals their own intellectual weakness.

Oxford Prof: PC Culture is Encouraging Greater Racism

Oxford has now declared it racist to “avoid making eye contact” with others or asking an individual “where they are ‘originally’ from."

U.S. Students Are Using the Tactics of Kim Jong-un

Repression of speech. Justifying and committing violent acts against speakers you disagree with. Where is all this heading?

This 1890 Australian Homework Book Puts Today’s Students to Shame

Was the owner a "clever child," or were education standards much more rigorous a century ago?

Your Socialism Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad

But the bad news about socialism is not limited to economic deprivation for the masses. The system also leads in many cases to totalitarianism.

The Pros and Cons of Small-Town Living

Over 80% of Americans now live in urban areas.

Why People Today Get So Angry about Politics

They've been taught to see anger as a virtue.