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Long-lost Beatrix Potter Tale Uncovered

Long-lost Beatrix Potter Tale Uncovered

But will the modern cartoon drawings ruin Potter's style?

Can the Pursuit of "Efficiency" Ever Be Wrong?

Can the Pursuit of "Efficiency" Ever Be Wrong?

When the machine gun gained popularity in the 1890s, people were so horrified by its power that some hoped its very existence would prevent wars.

Does Dress Affect our Behavior?

Does Dress Affect our Behavior?

Is it possible that our extremely casual approach to clothes may be increasing behavior problems and a lack of respect?

The Few, the Proud… the Educated

The Few, the Proud… the Educated

Egalitarianism may be the enemy of education. 

The PC Culture Has Thrown Common Sense Out the Classroom Door

The PC Culture Has Thrown Common Sense Out the Classroom Door

Two examples which will make you shake your head in disgust.
 

Are there people who feel no remorse?

Are there people who feel no remorse?

Everyone has a conscience.

Schopenhauer's 7 Pieces of Advice for Readers

Schopenhauer's 7 Pieces of Advice for Readers

From the philosopher's famous essay "On Reading and Books"

Knitting is Cool Again

Knitting is Cool Again

What's driving the revival?

Moderate Drinkers Have Better Emotional Health

Moderate Drinkers Have Better Emotional Health

They have a slight edge over teetotalers and heavy drinkers.

Some Americans Think MLK is Endorsing Trump for President

Some Americans Think MLK is Endorsing Trump for President

Yes, you read that correctly.

Why Traditional Sexual Morality No Longer Makes Sense

Why Traditional Sexual Morality No Longer Makes Sense

It's only intelligible within a certain context... a context that no longer exists. 

The Educational Magic of Lego

The Educational Magic of Lego

The little colored blocks hold surprising educational benefits.

Are Schools Increasingly Becoming Re-Education Camps?

Are Schools Increasingly Becoming Re-Education Camps?

How have things come to this pass?

Why Books are the Best Furniture

Why Books are the Best Furniture

Some say there is no longer any point in collecting books... 

Successful Political Speech Measures at a 4th-Grade Level

Successful Political Speech Measures at a 4th-Grade Level

...And most high schoolers can't read beyond a 6th-grade level.

The Top 20 Books Being Taught at Today's Colleges

The Top 20 Books Being Taught at Today's Colleges

Here's what college students are reading. 

A 2,500-Year-Old Warning to America

A 2,500-Year-Old Warning to America

From the first work of history in the Western world... 

How Technology Frees and then Enslaves

How Technology Frees and then Enslaves

Our advancements are incredible, but should we temper our expectations? 

7 Surprising Quotes from Margaret Sanger

7 Surprising Quotes from Margaret Sanger

She appears to have been a fan of eugenics.

The Books That Influenced C.S. Lewis as a Child

The Books That Influenced C.S. Lewis as a Child

Amazing to see his reading level as a child. 

Religion is Down, Spirituality is Up

Religion is Down, Spirituality is Up

A surprising conundrum from Pew Research.

Scientists Can't Avoid Philosophy

Scientists Can't Avoid Philosophy

Here's why...

Conservatives Attempt a Last Stand Against Trump

Conservatives Attempt a Last Stand Against Trump

National Review has amassed condemnations of Trump from 21 conservatives. Here's why it will backfire. 

Childhood Chores are a Predictor of Success

Childhood Chores are a Predictor of Success

The sooner the kids start, the better.

Aristotle on Real vs. False Courage

Aristotle on Real vs. False Courage

According to Aristotle, individuals mistake these five components for true courage.

New Archaeological Discovery Indicates Our Ancestors Weren't So Peaceful

New Archaeological Discovery Indicates Our Ancestors Weren't So Peaceful

Is a propensity toward violence part of human nature?

Is there a 'positive right' to happiness?

Is there a 'positive right' to happiness?

If so, who or what will provide it? And is that fair or even possible? 

The One Thing about ‘Climate Change’ That’s Always Bothered Me...

The One Thing about ‘Climate Change’ That’s Always Bothered Me...

As historians are well aware, there was significant climate change in the past. 

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