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Why It Matters That Bert and Ernie Are Friends, Not Lovers

Why It Matters That Bert and Ernie Are Friends, Not Lovers

At this point, you’ve likely heard the controversy over whether or not the beloved Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are a homosexual couple.

How to Spot Misleading Statistics in the Gun Control Debate

How to Spot Misleading Statistics in the Gun Control Debate

The question should not be, "Do guns prevent crime?" The question should be, "Are guns useful at resisting crime?"

Diversity Ideology Killed the University. Now, It’s Choking Out Civilization.

Diversity Ideology Killed the University. Now, It’s Choking Out Civilization.

For decades, universities have drifted further and further away from their true purpose. Now they are taking the rest of the world with them.

We Weren’t Made for Endless Work

We Weren’t Made for Endless Work

We spend non-distracted moments in a frenzy of activity: doing dishes, folding laundry, paying bills, et cetera. And while all these things are engaging and important, they should not and do not contain the whole of contemplation.

Free Student Seminar:  Is College Worth It?

Free Student Seminar: Is College Worth It?

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL middle school & high school students as well as any young adults who are seeking vocational and professional guidance to our seminar on post-secondary decision-making.

Thank you for your Messy House

Thank you for your Messy House

Children make it difficult to have a perfectly clean and ordered house.  There is nothing wrong with a little dust and chaos.  

When a House was a Home

When a House was a Home

Most modern homes are stylish but not cozy, functional but not warm.    But having the whole family over can be a way to recreate the coziness which earlier generations enjoyed.  

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and the $3500 Suit

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and the $3500 Suit

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's expensive suit and clothes don't contradict her Socialism.  On the contrary, they are perfectly consistent with historical Socialist practice.  

Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids

Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids

Raising kids to take the punches of life begins with simple things like daily chores and exercise.  

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What You Should Know About a New Study on Transgender Suicide.

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What You Should Know About a New Study on Transgender Suicide.

A new study is out that examines the risk of suicide among transgender teens. The results confirm a long pattern of data.

Does the Pill Degrade Women by Making Them Like Men?

Does the Pill Degrade Women by Making Them Like Men?

Many American women have swallowed the pill and the feminist promise of equality that it sells without question. But is that something we should rethink?

Survey Reveals Double Standard on Raising Taxes for Public Higher Ed

Survey Reveals Double Standard on Raising Taxes for Public Higher Ed

It's a whole different game when you're asked to open your wallet...

Colin Kaepernick and Why the NFL is the New WWE

Colin Kaepernick and Why the NFL is the New WWE

Does the NFL actually want the Colin Kaepernick controversy to continue?

Swedes Are Raising Stronger Children. Here’s Why.

Swedes Are Raising Stronger Children. Here’s Why.

When I taught homeschool seminars in Latin, history, and literature in Asheville, North Carolina, I would wait for a cold spell in February and then email my students to come to class dressed for the weather.

13-Year-Olds Given Mastectomies at California Clinic

13-Year-Olds Given Mastectomies at California Clinic

How old must a girl be to consent to a mastectomy?

The Loneliness of the Anonymous Neighbor

The Loneliness of the Anonymous Neighbor

The last Saturday morning in August, my wife noticed that some of our neighbors had a moving truck outside their home. After watching with the kids for a minute or two, she acknowledged that she had never seen the people before. 

Six Simple Tips for Making Friends

Six Simple Tips for Making Friends

Making friends is not always easy, and sometimes the process won’t be much fun. But the alternative is loneliness and that’s far worse.

What’s a Girl to Do When a Powerful Man Asks Her to Flirt?

What’s a Girl to Do When a Powerful Man Asks Her to Flirt?

We are so used to the idea that, with a college degree and a packet of contraceptive pills, women are invincible, we are still trying to get our 21st century heads around the #MeToo phenomenon.

The Alarming Findings of a New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide

The Alarming Findings of a New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide

The results of the study raise serious questions about how families, schools, doctors, government, and the media should grapple with the increasing number of children and teens who self-identify as transgender.

Proper Matches, Romantic Elopements, & True Love in Jane Austen’s Novels

Proper Matches, Romantic Elopements, & True Love in Jane Austen’s Novels

Readers of Jane Austen’s novels recognize the plot that informs every story, the business of marriage that determines the future happiness of each eligible woman.

Do Participation Trophies Actually Make Kids Worse Off?

Do Participation Trophies Actually Make Kids Worse Off?

If we want students to try activities, to learn to work hard, to overcome challenges, and pursue their dreams, we need to stop demeaning their activities with something as flimsy as participation awards.

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

Once the “privileged” sex with many advantages, the American male now seems to be fighting an uphill battle to maintain a fair and reasonable position in society.

Is Male-Female Friendship Possible Outside of Marriage?

Is Male-Female Friendship Possible Outside of Marriage?

The minefield that is the millennial scene in which relationships – “The Friend Zone” - can remain undefined for months and years.

Mark Knight is Our Best Tabloid Cartoonist. Is His Serena Williams Drawing Racist?

Mark Knight is Our Best Tabloid Cartoonist. Is His Serena Williams Drawing Racist?

Is the Mark Knight cartoon of Serena Williams racist? It depends on where you sit.

C.S. Lewis and the Lavender Inner Ring

C.S. Lewis and the Lavender Inner Ring

What would C.S. Lewis say about the assertion that a "gay mafia" controls the Vatican?

Does Family Bonding Reduce ADHD?

Does Family Bonding Reduce ADHD?

A new study hints that it may.

‘Cosby’ Actor Reminds Us of the Dignity of Work

‘Cosby’ Actor Reminds Us of the Dignity of Work

After a decades-long career in film, theater, and education, actor Geoffrey Owens decided to take a part-time job as a cashier at Trader Joe’s.

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

The fact is, not every child in the world will turn into a stellar reader, sucking up information from books left and right. But there are a few simple ways adults can foster a love of reading in children.

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