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Univ. Announces Essay Contest on Child Welfare in Pedophile's Honor

Univ. Announces Essay Contest on Child Welfare in Pedophile's Honor

Does Penn State’s new student essay contest reach the height of absurdity?

Is Loneliness Driving People to Eat Out More?

Is Loneliness Driving People to Eat Out More?

The increase in spending at restaurants may tell us something about the state of our society.

5 Signs You’re Dealing With a Total Narcissist

5 Signs You’re Dealing With a Total Narcissist

Narcissists are fully capable of pretending to be caring and compassionate, but they genuinely do not care about anyone more than themselves.

The Myth of the Disappearing Book

The Myth of the Disappearing Book

Books are not going anywhere. But the myth that they are disappearing is likely to endure. 

Ponyboy Was NOT Gay (Not that there is Anything Wrong with that!)

Ponyboy Was NOT Gay (Not that there is Anything Wrong with that!)

Author S.E. Hinton recently came under fire for saying characters in 'The Outsiders' weren’t written gay. 

The 3 Top Reasons Parents Homeschool Children

The 3 Top Reasons Parents Homeschool Children

New statistics show homeschooling continues to grow in the U.S.

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more? 

Politician Triggers Parenting Debate after Leaving Son ‘Home Alone’

Politician Triggers Parenting Debate after Leaving Son ‘Home Alone’

What is the appropriate age to leave a child home alone?

What if Your Grievances Are a Fantasy?

What if Your Grievances Are a Fantasy?

Can anyone be certain their grievances are on solid ground?

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, won’t use the pronouns “zie” or “hir,” and it could cost him his job.

3 Reasons to Embrace the Single Life

3 Reasons to Embrace the Single Life

You can still live a meaningful, fulfilling, happy life without ever bringing a partner into the mix. 

Theologian: God Doesn't Need Christians

Theologian: God Doesn't Need Christians

Does the church need more leaders willing to conduct self-examination from within?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back. 

Millennial Prof Diagnoses the Problem with His Generation

Millennial Prof Diagnoses the Problem with His Generation

This problem is the source of loneliness, anxiety, and reduced concentration.
 

A Case Against Frumpiness

A Case Against Frumpiness

Instead of reflexively defending the frumpy look, do we need to rationally consider the messages that such clothes convey about us to others?

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Is it possible that the next generation is on the verge of accepting today’s political opinions as historical fact?

Why Our Culture is So Fascinated by Monsters

Why Our Culture is So Fascinated by Monsters

Fear is fashionable. Terror is trendy. Monsters are mainstream. Why?

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.

Are Schools Flunking Their Primary Purpose?

Are Schools Flunking Their Primary Purpose?

Many young adults no longer know how to do simple, basic skills.

Poll: Voters Ignorant On Issues That Affect Them

Poll: Voters Ignorant On Issues That Affect Them

A poll of 700 people revealed that many voters lack a basic understanding on many key issues.

Why Lying is So Easy for Some People

Why Lying is So Easy for Some People

A recent study shows how the human brain adapts to dishonesty.

The Best Political Ad of 2016

The Best Political Ad of 2016

It's not angry; it's not smutty; it's not vicious.

Justice Clarence Thomas On Why Our Government is ‘Broken’

Justice Clarence Thomas On Why Our Government is ‘Broken’

'Rather than confront the disagreements and the differences of opinion, we’ll just simply annihilate the person who disagrees.' 

Does a Rape Culture Really Exist on College Campuses?

Does a Rape Culture Really Exist on College Campuses?

Feminist author Wendy McElroy recently wrote a book on the topic. 

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.

Why Did the Sexual Revolution Happen?

Why Did the Sexual Revolution Happen?

It may sound naïve, but it’s a good question, and one to which historians, sociologists and philosophers need to put their mind. 

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.

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