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5 Habits That Propelled Rockefeller to Fame and Fortune

5 Habits That Propelled Rockefeller to Fame and Fortune

Sound principles for any age.

These 12 Simone Weil Quotes Are Genius!!!

These 12 Simone Weil Quotes Are Genius!!!

Albert Camus described the French philosopher as “the only great spirit of our time.”

What They’re Reading in Ivy League Schools

What They’re Reading in Ivy League Schools

A top 10 book list.

Repeating the Original Sin

Repeating the Original Sin

A Russian thinker's description of the Fall offers a fitting description of our own time.

Harvard Professor: Discrimination Not the Cause of ‘Gender Pay Gap’

Harvard Professor: Discrimination Not the Cause of ‘Gender Pay Gap’

More evidence that men and women are naturally different?

Parents Are Paying $180/Hr for THIS?!?

Parents Are Paying $180/Hr for THIS?!?

Learning common sense comes with a hefty price tag these days. 

Liberty Depends on 'Civil Society'

Liberty Depends on 'Civil Society'

'Civil society': not the sexiest concept, but indispensable nonetheless.

Everyone is Prejudiced

Everyone is Prejudiced

Despite what the Enlightenment claimed, human beings can't free themselves from prejudice.

A Tough Question on Race and Culture from a Reader

A Tough Question on Race and Culture from a Reader

If you’re going to pursue truth, sometimes it forces uncomfortable discussions.

You think you had it rough at school?

You think you had it rough at school?

Laura Ingalls Wilder gives a hint of just how tough kids were in the past. 

5 Reasons to Go Back to One-Room Schools

5 Reasons to Go Back to One-Room Schools

Recent developments show Americans starting to think outside the education box.

No, Controlling Immigration isn’t Fascism

No, Controlling Immigration isn’t Fascism

It's not just conservatives who are for controlling immigration, even Bernie Sanders is for it.

Iowa Results: What do you think compared to 2008?

Iowa Results: What do you think compared to 2008?

Cruz takes it for the Rs, Hillary and Bernie tie. 

15 Stats That Show Americans Are Drowning in 'Stuff'

15 Stats That Show Americans Are Drowning in 'Stuff'

Do Americans simply have too many possessions?

Whoa… Doctor Links ADHD Diagnoses to Poor Parenting

Whoa… Doctor Links ADHD Diagnoses to Poor Parenting

Startling comments which go against conventional parenting tips.

Britain to Begin Altering the DNA of Human Embryos

Britain to Begin Altering the DNA of Human Embryos

Not just science fiction anymore. 

Iowa: Who do you think will win?

Iowa: Who do you think will win?

The caucuses are tonight, we will see if it’s a populist upset. 

How Should We Interpret a Rise in Euthanasia?

How Should We Interpret a Rise in Euthanasia?

Legal acts of euthanasia continue to rise each year in Belgium. But why? 

'Wild Skepticism' has Run its Course

'Wild Skepticism' has Run its Course

While the intellectual currents shaping thinking today are new to us, they are actually quite old – and running on fumes.  

6 Lesser-Known Historical Sites in Rome

6 Lesser-Known Historical Sites in Rome

Not as frequented as the Colisseum, but still historically significant.

There Used to Be No Such Thing as 'Adolescence' in America

There Used to Be No Such Thing as 'Adolescence' in America

Would we see a return in the ingenuity and enterprise which once made America great if today’s parents were quicker to cut the apron strings?

Carol Burnett: ‘Cleverness’ in Entertainment is Becoming Extinct

Carol Burnett: ‘Cleverness’ in Entertainment is Becoming Extinct

Over the weekend, famed comedienne Carol Burnett received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Another Lesson from Rome: Taxation, Bureaucracy, and the Rich vs. Poor

Another Lesson from Rome: Taxation, Bureaucracy, and the Rich vs. Poor

Despite Emperor Diocletian's reforms, problems persisted that lead to further decline.

Report Says British and American Students Have Low Basic Skills

Report Says British and American Students Have Low Basic Skills

Time for schools to go back to basics?

Psychologist: Rules Squash Children's Creativity

Psychologist: Rules Squash Children's Creativity

Psychologist Adam Grant claims that parents of highly creative children have an average of fewer than one rule.

Thomas Paine: School Choice Supporter?

Thomas Paine: School Choice Supporter?

School choice is hardly a modern idea dreamed up by the religious right.

Teaching Humane Literature in High Schools

Teaching Humane Literature in High Schools

A principal purpose of studying literature is to give us all a common culture.

Tech Exec: Digital Companies Need Liberal Arts Majors

Tech Exec: Digital Companies Need Liberal Arts Majors

"What can't be replaced in any organization imaginable in the future is precisely what seems overlooked today: liberal arts skills."

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