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New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

Would city planners and neighborhood groups welcome a developer who planned to build a neighborhood of 1950s retro housing?

11 Economic Stats That Tell Venezuela's Story

11 Economic Stats That Tell Venezuela's Story

The suffering in Venezuela is not just tragic. It’s also senseless.

Is It Time for International Women’s Day to Lose Its Victimhood Status?

Is It Time for International Women’s Day to Lose Its Victimhood Status?

Women are constantly starring as victims of the male patriarchy, of inequality, of sexual/physical/emotional/abuse.

The Secret to Having Model Manners

The Secret to Having Model Manners

The Royals know the secret... do you?

Looking for Springtime in an Age of Outrage

Looking for Springtime in an Age of Outrage

For centuries, people have immigrated to this country in search of the “American Dream.” Think about it. What other nation has the word “dream” attached to its name?

Is a Happy Marriage Just a Matter of Genes?

Is a Happy Marriage Just a Matter of Genes?

What’s the secret of a happy and enduring marriage? According to a team from the Yale School of Public Health, it could be the genes of husband and wife.

How Toxic Masculinity Permeates the Intellectual Takeout Office

How Toxic Masculinity Permeates the Intellectual Takeout Office

Instead of seeing the toxic masculinity abate, I have seen it rise to a fevered pitch in the last few months.

The Real Problem with Today's Discourse

The Real Problem with Today's Discourse

Interacting only with people that you agree with is not only impossible, but it also limits opportunity for persuasion and for intellectual growth.

Are We All 'Cat Persons' Now? How Modern Dating Destroys Intimacy

Are We All 'Cat Persons' Now? How Modern Dating Destroys Intimacy

In common parlance, a “cat person” is not simply someone who likes cats; it is a lonely human being who has either refused or is unable to achieve the risks and benefits of human intimacy.

Sorry, Marie Kondo. Most People Have Too Little Stuff.

Sorry, Marie Kondo. Most People Have Too Little Stuff.

Of course, it’s great to have a tidy house. No one denies that. But the alleged benefits of the KonMari method are absurdly overblown.

Arresting Homebirth Midwives Just Reduces Women’s Birth Choices

Arresting Homebirth Midwives Just Reduces Women’s Birth Choices

After being arrested and charged with practicing midwifery without a license last fall, a midwife in upstate New York is wondering whether or not she will go to jail for the work she has done for decades.

Quiz: How Strong is Your Thriftiness Quotient?

Quiz: How Strong is Your Thriftiness Quotient?

A handy meter to track how you are doing in regards to saving and thrift.

Netherlands Moving Towards Euthanasia for the Healthy

Netherlands Moving Towards Euthanasia for the Healthy

Even though the parameters for euthanasia in the Netherlands are very wide, one member of Parliament wants to allow any one 75 years or older to be able to request euthanasia for any reason whatsoever.  

The Essential Life Lesson in the Series Finale of ‘The Office’

The Essential Life Lesson in the Series Finale of ‘The Office’

From the comfort of our armchair, The Office shows us what we see in others, we can see in ourselves.

Schools Renormalize Raising Adults

Schools Renormalize Raising Adults

It’s unfortunate, of course, that we need projects and play clubs to grant our children a taste of the freedom and fun we enjoyed as kids.

How Animal Farm is Playing Out in the Democrat Party

How Animal Farm is Playing Out in the Democrat Party

Today the revolution has passed over the once-edgy Obama (“bring a gun to a knife fight”). Now to the Left he sounds more like a crabby Bill Cosby ranting about falling-down trousers.

Nine Ways to Actually Help a Friend Through Tragedy

Nine Ways to Actually Help a Friend Through Tragedy

When you or someone close to you is facing the worst kind of tragedy, some kind of death (because every bad thing is some kind of death), you want to help. But you think: “There’s nothing I can do!”

Is Darwinism ‘Still True’? A Journalist Ponders the Question.

Is Darwinism ‘Still True’? A Journalist Ponders the Question.

If Darwinism was true, did it need to be touted as “still true?”

Homer on Why Hospitality is the Greatest Virtue

Homer on Why Hospitality is the Greatest Virtue

What would Homer tell us if he was alive today?

Experts Claim Assisted Suicide isn’t as Painless as We’ve Been Led to Believe

Experts Claim Assisted Suicide isn’t as Painless as We’ve Been Led to Believe

In all likelihood, assisted dying patients will have to take their chances, along with those tormented prisoners on gurneys in American prisons.

Will the Future Judge Us in the Same Way We Judge the Past?

Will the Future Judge Us in the Same Way We Judge the Past?

The future will judge us. If we are fortunate, our descendants will extend to us more understanding and mercy than we have recently shown our ancestors.

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.

John Wayne: The New Confederate Statue

John Wayne: The New Confederate Statue

Hey, I don’t even like Westerns, but I believe it would be appalling to drive John Wayne out of the public square.

4 Ways to Navigate Toddler Meltdowns While Shopping

4 Ways to Navigate Toddler Meltdowns While Shopping

Every parent has been there, and it’s every parent’s worst nightmare.

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

Arthur Schopenhauer should be named as the official philosopher of the internet.

Bonfires of Bigotry: The Sources of Our Present Anger

Bonfires of Bigotry: The Sources of Our Present Anger

Some journalists and commentators, anxious to prove American bigotry and blind to their own, throw gasoline onto the pyres of hatred.

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

In 1971, John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with "no heaven," "no hell," "no religion," and "nothing to kill or die for."

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

Alexandra Tolstoy's images portray the simplicity and the peacefulness that we all secretly crave for ourselves and our children, but feel we never can attain in our fast-paced modern world.

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