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Six Ways to Teach and  Practice Gratitude

Six Ways to Teach and Practice Gratitude

Learning to be grateful is good preparation for the blows and setbacks of life.  

Human Freedom Index 2018

Human Freedom Index 2018

CATO has published its 2018 Human Freedom Index.  Personal and economic freedom has been increasing around the world, with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa.  

What a Woman

What a Woman

If you are looking for a New Year's Day read, then look no further than Camille Pagilia's  Provocations.  

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

Time to raise men with chests?

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group's tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini's regime.

My German Christmas with Strangers

My German Christmas with Strangers

A German family I had never met invited me to spend Christmas at their home.   These hospitable strangers became life-long friends. 

10 Reasons for America’s High Divorce Rate

10 Reasons for America’s High Divorce Rate

Have you ever wondered why the numbers run so high?

Three Dangerous Philosophical Novels

Three Dangerous Philosophical Novels

More reading suggestions for the serious reader.  

The Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’

The Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’

On Christmas Day of 1914, at least 100,000 British and German troops stopped fighting, climbed out of their trenches  and met each other in No-Man's-Land.  

Santa’s Healthy Tips: Throw Away the Pudding and Eat the Sixpence

Santa’s Healthy Tips: Throw Away the Pudding and Eat the Sixpence

Christmas should be a time for food, lots of it. Ignore the calorie scolds. You can diet the rest of the year.

Walker Percy's Diagnosis of American Depression Is Still True

Walker Percy's Diagnosis of American Depression Is Still True

Walker Percy thinks that depression has philosophical roots. Materialism leads to a loss of human dignity, and that leads to depression.

The Victorian Story-Teller who Made Christmas Scary

The Victorian Story-Teller who Made Christmas Scary

If you are looking for a great Christmas ghost story, then the Victorian M.R. James should be on your reading list.  

America’s Got Talent and It’s All around Us

America’s Got Talent and It’s All around Us

You have heard the cliche:  people are America's greatest resource.   Well, it's true.  

Forget Mary Poppins: Three Reasons Real-Life Nannies Are Ruining Childhood

Forget Mary Poppins: Three Reasons Real-Life Nannies Are Ruining Childhood

Real-life nannies aren't all they're cracked up to be.

The Humble Origins of ‘Silent Night’

The Humble Origins of ‘Silent Night’

Over the centuries, hundreds of Christmas carols have been composed. Many fall quickly into obscurity. Not “Silent Night.”

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

At least that's what they're about to teach in one British school district.

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

There are a number of things that killed scouting.

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

As the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world, Christmas produces many things—joy, happiness, gratitude, reverence. And numbers. Lots of peculiar, often large, numbers.

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Whether the naysayers are willing to admit it or not, less government regulation results in better outcomes for both companies and consumers.

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

The experiments in China with genetically modified babies is just the beginning of what could go wrong.

Too Busy? You Might Have Action Bias.

Too Busy? You Might Have Action Bias.

Has busyness become a coveted status symbol?

Can Your Heart Grow Three Sizes? A Doctor's Take on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

Can Your Heart Grow Three Sizes? A Doctor's Take on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

As the Grinch discovers, a fully human life is possible only for those whose hearts are big and full.

Is Everything Old Bad?

Is Everything Old Bad?

The recent questioning of the minimum presidential age raises the issue.

What Will and Kate’s Christmas Card Teaches about Marriage and Family

What Will and Kate’s Christmas Card Teaches about Marriage and Family

‘Tis the season for families to send Christmas greetings, and the British royals are no exception.

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.

The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

Given that the Venezuelan tragedy is manmade, it is hard to fathom why politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, who provided succor to the Hugo Chavez regime, are not laughed out of politics.

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

“Poverty proofing” is all the rage in the UK as educators have become concerned that lower-income students are facing too much social stigma from their peers in public schools.

Former Atheist Explains How Rationality, Not Emotion, Encourages Religious Belief

Former Atheist Explains How Rationality, Not Emotion, Encourages Religious Belief

‘Emotional’ is perhaps the last word we can apply to some of the most important events.

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