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Why Chesterton Appreciated Paganism

Why Chesterton Appreciated Paganism

As Chesteron saw it, the problem with the young people of England in the 1930's was not that they were pagans, but that they had lost all vestige of paganism.  

3 Super Simple Ways to Teach your Kids About Delayed Gratification

3 Super Simple Ways to Teach your Kids About Delayed Gratification

Children obviously need to learn to delay their gratification.  Here are three ways to teach young children a little self discipline. 

Why Education is the ‘Fraud of the Age’

Why Education is the ‘Fraud of the Age’

We've long been told that education is the salvation of the world. But is it?

Kindness: A Pathway to a Satisfying Life

Kindness: A Pathway to a Satisfying Life

Kindness should be our default position. It is good for others and good for our souls.  

Silent Sam’s Last Stand?

Silent Sam’s Last Stand?

Silent Sam, the statue of a weary, stoic Confederate Army foot soldier, came crashing down Monday night, pulled down from his post at the edge of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus by a howling mob of protesters.

When Will Men in Hats Come Back?

When Will Men in Hats Come Back?

Whatever happened to the hat?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?

Can Sexual Orientation Change?

Can Sexual Orientation Change?

A new study sheds some light on the issue.

Pediatricians Are Now Writing ‘Play Prescriptions’

Pediatricians Are Now Writing ‘Play Prescriptions’

How is it that parents now need doctors to tell them to let their kids play?

High Schoolers Don't Read Books Anymore… and Why That Sets Them Up for Failure

High Schoolers Don't Read Books Anymore… and Why That Sets Them Up for Failure

Forty years ago, 60 percent of high school kids read books daily. Not anymore.

This T.S. Eliot Poem Describes Modern Males Perfectly

This T.S. Eliot Poem Describes Modern Males Perfectly

T.S. Eliot's famous poem predicted today's millenial generation, undeveloped and adrift.   

4 Ways to Talk to Boring People

4 Ways to Talk to Boring People

We've all found ourselves trapped in hopelessly boring conversations. Here's how to make the most of them.

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?

Is Political Correctness Killing Entertainment?

Is Political Correctness Killing Entertainment?

Recent controversy over casting straight actor Jack Whitehall as a gay character is the latest incident to suggest this.

Cruel to Be Kind: Should You Sometimes Be Bad for Another’s Good?

Cruel to Be Kind: Should You Sometimes Be Bad for Another’s Good?

Sometimes, the only way to help someone seems to be a cruel or nasty approach – a strategy that may leave the ‘helper’ feeling guilty and wrong.

Motherhood: Why Society is Making it the Most Stress-Ridden Career

Motherhood: Why Society is Making it the Most Stress-Ridden Career

Don’t criminalise mothers who make level-headed decisions regarding the welfare of their children, whom they have no intention to “wilfully neglect.”

Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

Making a child is not hard to do. Raising a child and conveying the values and rules that make for a successful life and responsible adulthood is.

Actress: Entitlement is Not the Secret to Success

Actress: Entitlement is Not the Secret to Success

Actress Steph Lynn Robinson explains the four things which lead to success in business.

Finding Positive Masculinity in Pulp Fiction

Finding Positive Masculinity in Pulp Fiction

Butch Coolidge is a central character in "Pulp Fiction" who moves from "toxic masculinity" to a redeemed masculinity.    

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

Colleges exist to foster critical thinking and to teach students useful knowledge germane to a legitimate academic discipline. Social justice, however, is not a legitimate academic discipline, but rather an empty slogan.

The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality)

The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality)

Over the last 20 years, fewer people are learning how to read and compose music. What impact has that had on the music we listen to?

Soulmate Marriage: An Unrealistic Goal?

Soulmate Marriage: An Unrealistic Goal?

Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?

Amish Uber Shows that Entrepreneurship is Contagious

Amish Uber Shows that Entrepreneurship is Contagious

An Amish resident of Colon, Michigan, has started an "Uber" ridesharing service using his horse and buggy.   

Why Minimal Sleep is Not a Badge of Honor

Why Minimal Sleep is Not a Badge of Honor

Is rest more essential than we realize?

Justifying Racism Through Language

Justifying Racism Through Language

Ask yourself whether we are moving in the right direction

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.

Young Minds Are Undermined by Today's Fashionable Philosophies

Young Minds Are Undermined by Today's Fashionable Philosophies

Neuroscience and psychology show that all people are motivated by status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness (SCARF). Postmodernism's denial of SCARF is contributing to young people's depression and despondency. 

A Doctor Explains His Prescription for Happiness

A Doctor Explains His Prescription for Happiness

Lowering your expectations might be the first step towards happiness.

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