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Morgan Freeman Destroys Black History Month
Univ. of Chicago pushes back on trigger warnings, safe spaces

Univ. of Chicago pushes back on trigger warnings, safe spaces

Letters sent to the incoming class of 2020 make it clear the University of Chicago isn’t a fan of trigger warnings or safe spaces.

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

“I ask that you... eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."

National Geographic: Jesus Not an Influential Figure of the Ancient World

National Geographic: Jesus Not an Influential Figure of the Ancient World

National Geographic's list of "the most influential figures of ancient history" is comprised mostly of strong men, and it omits a key religious figure.

How Dostoevsky predicted Trump's America

How Dostoevsky predicted Trump's America

The writer warned about the destructive force of demagoguery and unchecked rhetoric.

9 Surprising Quotes on Welfare Reform

9 Surprising Quotes on Welfare Reform

President Clinton had some strong words for the welfare system... as did these eight other men.

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Giving children time to explore and learn to read on their own timetable may set them on a path to greater understanding and maturity.

Why the Hell Do People Read Celebrity Self-Help Books?

Why the Hell Do People Read Celebrity Self-Help Books?

If you're seeking self improvement, there might be better places to look than Lindsay Lohan's new book.  

Finding Solitude in an Era of Perpetual Contact

Finding Solitude in an Era of Perpetual Contact

There are many benefits to being alone, but far fewer people are experiencing those benefits, evidence shows. 

Are Children Missing Life Lessons by not Gardening?

Are Children Missing Life Lessons by not Gardening?

My experience growing up in an urban gardening family suggests such might be the case, for gardening teaches children several important life lessons.

Were Cavemen more civilized than Millennials?
LGBT Site Retracts Favorable Review of ‘Racist’ Gay Taco Film
Black Families in Georgia Are Choosing to Homeschool

Black Families in Georgia Are Choosing to Homeschool

Is it a paradigm that could work across the country?

When Pinball was a 'Menace to Society' in America

When Pinball was a 'Menace to Society' in America

For much of the twentieth century, political leaders and moralists vilified pinball machines as gateways to gambling and excess.

What Social Media is Doing to Our Children's Morals

What Social Media is Doing to Our Children's Morals

Researchers recently analyzed the impact social media has on young people’s character and moral development.

9 Literary Masterpieces the Catholic Church Banned

9 Literary Masterpieces the Catholic Church Banned

Some of the titles are likely to surprise you. 

When Fewer Men Farm, A Civilization Dies

When Fewer Men Farm, A Civilization Dies

Is America suffering from "the Punic Curse"?

Reading Books Linked to Longer Lifespans

Reading Books Linked to Longer Lifespans

Reading magazines and newspapers did not produce the same result.

Why ‘Star Wars’ Is Crushing ‘Star Trek’ in Pop Culture

Why ‘Star Wars’ Is Crushing ‘Star Trek’ in Pop Culture

It has something to do with the virtues and values emphasized in each of the franchises. 

Study: Men Are Getting Weaker

Study: Men Are Getting Weaker

Millennial males in college are significantly weaker than their fathers, new research suggests. 

U.S. Mayor Gives Panhandlers Jobs

U.S. Mayor Gives Panhandlers Jobs

Is our society overlooking one of the primary benefits of work? 

What Early Feminists Meant by 'Equal Pay for Equal Work'

What Early Feminists Meant by 'Equal Pay for Equal Work'

Early feminists believed the interests of women were advanced by the dignity of freedom.

'Romeo and Juliet' is not a Romance

'Romeo and Juliet' is not a Romance

We read this tragedy through the emotion-obsessed eyes of Romanticism, a movement that did not emerge until 200 years after the play was written. 

Why Women (Still) Aren't Funny

Why Women (Still) Aren't Funny

A look back on Christopher Hitchens’ controversial essay 10 years later. 

Is Contemporary Liberalism Creating a Soulless Monoculture?

Is Contemporary Liberalism Creating a Soulless Monoculture?

Both communism and liberal democracy call for people to become New Men by jettisoning their old faith, customs, arts, and traditions. 

‘White America’: Eminem channels Christopher Lasch

‘White America’: Eminem channels Christopher Lasch

"Indeed, the attraction of black culture for disaffected whites suggests that black culture now speaks to a general condition...:"

C.S. Lewis’ theory on why so many modern marriages fail

C.S. Lewis’ theory on why so many modern marriages fail

Are we placing too much emphasis on "being-in-love"?

Smartphone Nation: Data suggests Americans addicted to smartphones

Smartphone Nation: Data suggests Americans addicted to smartphones

Our obsession with smartphones is a good example of what has been referred to as the “paradox of technology.” It both frees and enslaves.

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