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Mother Jones: Only 4 Mass Shootings this Year

Mother Jones: Only 4 Mass Shootings this Year

It’s all about how you count them. 

Problem: 21% of Parents Don’t Require Their Kids to Do Chores

Problem: 21% of Parents Don’t Require Their Kids to Do Chores

Ever feel like a meanie by requiring your kids to help with family chores, such as folding laundry or washing dishes?

Have Americans Forgotten How to Make Friends?

Have Americans Forgotten How to Make Friends?

Americans are lonely, and now there are professional cuddlers.

The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky

The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky

Just as renewal of soul and body often is possible for the individual person, so whole societies may recover in considerable degree from follies and blunders.

What Happened to Doing Good Things in Secret?

What Happened to Doing Good Things in Secret?

Yesterday, the internet was filled with praise for the story of a woman who bought a cake decorated by an employee with autism. 

Virtual reality is coming. Is that a good thing?

Virtual reality is coming. Is that a good thing?

Everything will likely change. 

Single Moms Now Rooming Together

Single Moms Now Rooming Together

And not just for financial reasons, either...

Being Emotional Isn't a Form of Debate

Being Emotional Isn't a Form of Debate

Professor: “It has become clear ... that we are suffering the tragic results of having cut logic and rhetoric..."

No Yoga for You!

No Yoga for You!

How the cultural appropriation argument could backfire. 

Our Overcautious Society is Hurting Children

Our Overcautious Society is Hurting Children

“If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.”

Let Your Child Play Outside? You Could Face Jail for That.

Let Your Child Play Outside? You Could Face Jail for That.

Does society need to step back from its overcautious mentality and allow parents to once again freely carry out their parental rights and duties?

The Way to Win a Revolution

The Way to Win a Revolution

Words matter. 

Do you have the post-holiday malaise?

Do you have the post-holiday malaise?

Maybe there’s something to learn from it. 

16 Things Mark Twain Actually Said

16 Things Mark Twain Actually Said

Some of your favorites might not have made this list. But these are still pretty damn good. 

Retailers Rediscovering Rest on Thanksgiving Weekend

Retailers Rediscovering Rest on Thanksgiving Weekend

While it’s great to be hard-working, ambitious, and enterprising, have we as a nation forgotten the value of stepping away from the regular routine?

Three Approaches to Suffering

Three Approaches to Suffering

Some advice from a person who lived through World War II.

Poll: Americans Not Equipped to Make Good Political Decisions

Poll: Americans Not Equipped to Make Good Political Decisions

Americans distrust government... and the American public.

7 Perceptive Social Critiques from... Dr. Seuss?

7 Perceptive Social Critiques from... Dr. Seuss?

To those in the know, a picture is worth a thousand words. So are some passages from children's books. 

How to Lose the War on Terror

How to Lose the War on Terror

The bottom line is that terrorism is designed to turbo-charge our emotional buttons. It is not only about violence but the threat of future violence.

The Danger of Rejecting America's Cultural Heritage

The Danger of Rejecting America's Cultural Heritage

You may not like it, but what will replace it? 

D.C. Police Chief: Take the Gunman Out, If You Can

D.C. Police Chief: Take the Gunman Out, If You Can

A surprising recommendation from a law enforcement leader.

Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?

Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?

This month, yes. But back in July, the incoming chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Congressional committee that it was Russia.

How do you fix bad parenting?

How do you fix bad parenting?

Education plays a big role, but the current system seems incapable.

Most Americans Say Children Today Need More Discipline

Most Americans Say Children Today Need More Discipline

Have many parents unwittingly encouraged their children to be demanding, self-centered individuals?

Is the Invisible Life Worth Living?

Is the Invisible Life Worth Living?

We live in a culture that largely attaches meaning to visibility.

Is Civilization Yielding to Barbarism?

Is Civilization Yielding to Barbarism?

It seems Samuel Huntington was pretty close to the mark. 

What's the Greater Threat?

What's the Greater Threat?

Perhaps the greater enemy is within.

Poll: Lots of Whites are Feeling Oppressed

Poll: Lots of Whites are Feeling Oppressed

Anxiety, nostalgia, and mistrust run deep in white America.

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