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Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen checked with the government before building an elaborate treehouse on their private property. Then the government changed its mind.

How Online Dating is Saving Marriage (and Making Society Less Segregated)

How Online Dating is Saving Marriage (and Making Society Less Segregated)

Nearly one third of modern marriages in the US now begin online - but that's not the whole story.

4 Common Capitalism Myths Debunked

4 Common Capitalism Myths Debunked

The term Marx coined stuck and has led to some confusion about why markets actually work.

Child Sexbots and Dolls Probably Aren’t the Cure for Pedophilia

Child Sexbots and Dolls Probably Aren’t the Cure for Pedophilia

The discussion as to whether child sex dolls and child androids can reduce pedophilia offers an indication as to which philosophy reigns in America today.

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

The exam consisted of 146 questions and required a score of 90 percent to pass.

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The future in a representative capitalist democracy has never shown any inclination to permanency, but the volume and velocity of change approaching our species in the current age may be unprecedented.

Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Shows the Founders Were Right About the Presidency

Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Shows the Founders Were Right About the Presidency

Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury paints an ugly portrait of President Trump—and shows the Founders were right when it came to power and the presidency.

Why a 'Loneliness Epidemic' is Upon Us

Why a 'Loneliness Epidemic' is Upon Us

What kind of society creates a vulnerability to loneliness? The answer seems obvious, but admitting it runs against the grain.

Archbishop Damaskinos: The Greek Clergyman Who Stared Down the Nazis

Archbishop Damaskinos: The Greek Clergyman Who Stared Down the Nazis

In Greece today, Archbishop Damaskinosis is universally remembered as a hero for all humanity.

Why We Should Resist the Urge to Shame People into Conformity

Why We Should Resist the Urge to Shame People into Conformity

Actress Blanca Blanco is taking heat for wearing a red dress to the Golden Globes on Sunday, instead of the color selected to show solidarity with the #MeToo movement.

The Daddy Gap: 1 in 4 Fathers Don’t Live with Their Kids

The Daddy Gap: 1 in 4 Fathers Don’t Live with Their Kids

Today’s men – whether they be current or future fathers – have been inundated with messages that they are unnecessary, ineffective, and even predatory at times.

The Best Argument for Atheism

The Best Argument for Atheism

Christians will probably never be able to fully refute this one atheist argument. 

The Instant Pot Can Teach Us a Lot About Capitalism (and the Key to Entrepreneurial Success)

The Instant Pot Can Teach Us a Lot About Capitalism (and the Key to Entrepreneurial Success)

Without traditional advertising, Instant Pot has become a best-selling item on Amazon, selling 215,000 units on Amazon Prime Day.

How a Green Day Song Can Help us Understand the Christian Festival Epiphany

How a Green Day Song Can Help us Understand the Christian Festival Epiphany

Epiphany, a Christian holiday that celebrates the Magi who followed the star of Bethlehem to visit baby Jesus, is a call to adventure, an exhortation to move from faith to sight.

This Week I Was Denied a Service Because of the Company’s Values—And I’m Okay With That

This Week I Was Denied a Service Because of the Company’s Values—And I’m Okay With That

The freedom to disagree is what makes America so unique.

Avoiding Gluten isn’t Healthy if you don’t Have Coeliac Disease

Avoiding Gluten isn’t Healthy if you don’t Have Coeliac Disease

Given gluten-free foods cost around 17% more, perhaps it’s time to reconsider a strict gluten-free diet.

Everything You Know About the Gospel of Paul is Probably Wrong

Everything You Know About the Gospel of Paul is Probably Wrong

The Apostle Paul’s teachings, as taken directly from the Greek of his letters, emphasize neither original guilt nor imputed righteousness.

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

As one of America's earliest diplomats, Franklin had firsthand experience in gaining and maintaining valuable friendships.

There's a Due Process Problem with Homeschool Regulations

There's a Due Process Problem with Homeschool Regulations

An underlying theme in these calls for regulating homeschoolers is that parents can’t be trusted and government knows best.

Stop Worrying About Not Getting Enough Exercise and Being too Stressed – You May Live Longer
Sherlock Homeless

Sherlock Homeless

The answer to modernity’s existential angst is all so very simple, or, as Holmes might say, it is elementary.

Howling Cow Ice Cream: An NC State Experiment in Hands-On Learning

Howling Cow Ice Cream: An NC State Experiment in Hands-On Learning

Do more schools need to provide students with opportunities to put what they learn into practice?

Trump vs. Bannon: Have you ever met a billionaire?

Trump vs. Bannon: Have you ever met a billionaire?

Based on experience, here's what to make of the spat as well as some advice to all of us in the peanut gallery

5 Reasons House-Building Should Be a Part of High School Curriculum

5 Reasons House-Building Should Be a Part of High School Curriculum

It's a trend that's spreading to various schools - and both students and teachers love it.

The Logic Quiz That Will Trigger EVERYONE

The Logic Quiz That Will Trigger EVERYONE

Remember: Just because an argument is "valid" doesn't mean it's "sound".

The Low Academic Quality of Too Many Teachers

The Low Academic Quality of Too Many Teachers

It’s an issue that must be confronted and dealt with if we’re to improve the quality of education.

Way Too Many Books Are Being Published

Way Too Many Books Are Being Published

According to one survey, 81% of Americans feel a desire to write their own book one day. 

Who is Really Driving Iranian Unrest?

Who is Really Driving Iranian Unrest?

It's not just foreign governments who have a hand in instigating the protests.

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