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Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

We all know how important reading is. It benefits relationships, builds language development, and even lengthens one’s life.

Love or Hate the Term ‘Snowflake’? Thank 'Fight Club'

Love or Hate the Term ‘Snowflake’? Thank 'Fight Club'

It comes directly from Chuck Palahniuk’s book, on which David Fincher’s 1997 film is based. 

3 Books That Explain the Decline of Western Civilization

3 Books That Explain the Decline of Western Civilization

These 3 books explain what is happening with our culture.

How Students ‘Ghost’ Through Online Degree Programs

How Students ‘Ghost’ Through Online Degree Programs

Cheating in online courses is a big problem but a fixable one. But do colleges actually want to address the cheating?

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy… 

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait points to studies that show rioting makes America more conservative.

Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Kate Middleton has done an exceptional job of making motherhood glam again. ... Like Middleton, Ivanka has allowed herself to be defined by motherhood.

Are Colleges Discriminating Against Homeschoolers?

Are Colleges Discriminating Against Homeschoolers?

Homeschool kids do better on tests and in college... so why are some colleges making them jump through extra hoops in order to apply?

Think For Yourself: How to Reject the Team Mentality of Politics

Think For Yourself: How to Reject the Team Mentality of Politics

Politics is not a sport. You don't have to pick a side to cheer for. 

Odysseus' Voyage: What We Can Learn From Homer's Everyman

Odysseus' Voyage: What We Can Learn From Homer's Everyman

Odysseus serves as an image of homo viator. Man on a journey. Travelling man. Man on a quest.

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

By focusing so much on respect for the self, have we lost focus of the respect we owe to individuals, places, and events?

Politics Will Make You Dumber

Politics Will Make You Dumber

One of America's most iconic humorists came to believe politics was the end-all-be-all of everything.  And it ruined him.

Business Prodigy: College ‘Biggest Regret in Life’

Business Prodigy: College ‘Biggest Regret in Life’

College failed to teach him an entrepreneur’s ‘greatest asset,’ he says.

Most People Today Want to be Propagandized

Most People Today Want to be Propagandized

For propaganda to be effective, it requires submissive subjects.

Study: Immaturity Being Mislabeled as ‘Mental Disorder’

Study: Immaturity Being Mislabeled as ‘Mental Disorder’

American psychiatrist Allen Frances suggests that while some ADHD cases are legitimate, others are not.

Should Mothers Be Paid to Stay Home?

Should Mothers Be Paid to Stay Home?

Given there are many incentives to work outside the home, are mothers who choose to care for their children themselves now being discriminated against?

How Ancient Greek Skepticism Can Thwart Internet Trolls

How Ancient Greek Skepticism Can Thwart Internet Trolls

Ancient Greek philosopher Pyrrho of Elis pioneered a philosophy that might come in handy when dealing with pesky internet Trolls. 

Students Arrested for Sharing Copies of U.S. Constitution

Students Arrested for Sharing Copies of U.S. Constitution

We live in an Alice-in-Wonderland world...

Does This Philosopher's 30-Year-Old Observation Explain the Current Social Upheaval?

Does This Philosopher's 30-Year-Old Observation Explain the Current Social Upheaval?

It first made its appearance during the sexual revolution, but has now been taken to a whole new level.
 

The Radical Skepticism of Impressionism

The Radical Skepticism of Impressionism

The paradox is this: All that is radical must be rooted. 

Is There Room For Pro-Life Women in the Women's Rights Movement?

Is There Room For Pro-Life Women in the Women's Rights Movement?

Media wrestle with who belongs in a ‘women’s march’.

Why Don’t We Call It Rape or Child Molestation When a Woman is the Perp?

Why Don’t We Call It Rape or Child Molestation When a Woman is the Perp?

Is there a double standard when it comes to reporting rape cases?

Raising Sons in the Age of Trump

Raising Sons in the Age of Trump

Many women find themselves terrified of raising male children in 'Trump's America.' 

Don’t Be Outraged by this Teacher’s Dating Advice. Pass it On!

Don’t Be Outraged by this Teacher’s Dating Advice. Pass it On!

The idea that women and men had different roles on dates was not such a radical idea once upon a time.

Would Bradley Manning’s Sentence Have Been Commuted?

Would Bradley Manning’s Sentence Have Been Commuted?

In an age in which sexual and racial identity dominate American politics, it’s a question that seemed to be on a lot of minds.

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity

A high school apprenticeship program in North Carolina shows we might be going at higher education the wrong way.

The Mob Grows in Strength...

The Mob Grows in Strength...

The herd mentality. The susceptibility to propaganda. The philistine disdain for higher ideals.

Are You Unconsciously Racist?

Are You Unconsciously Racist?

The problem with implicit bias tests.

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