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Ben Franklin’s 4 Rules for Disagreeable People

Ben Franklin’s 4 Rules for Disagreeable People

In a world where quick wit and self-interest are the norm, Franklin’s words are worthy of reflection.

A Formula for Creating Wimpy, Unimaginative Kids

A Formula for Creating Wimpy, Unimaginative Kids

In keeping our kids safe, are we setting them up to be taken advantage of as adults?

Why is Prostitution Still Illegal?

Why is Prostitution Still Illegal?

In the age of pornography, it’s getting more difficult to make an intellectual case for criminalizing prostitution. 

Are Smartphones Afflicting us with Symptoms of ADHD?

Are Smartphones Afflicting us with Symptoms of ADHD?

The research is compelling. 

Does 'Comprehensive Sex Ed' Rob Children of Innocence?

Does 'Comprehensive Sex Ed' Rob Children of Innocence?

The latest development of sexual education is likely to leave many parents outraged.

Why Did Elvis Want to Be a Narc?

Why Did Elvis Want to Be a Narc?

A newly released film starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon explores the King's odd trip to meet Richard Nixon. 

Why Would You Deny Someone a Job Because of a High IQ?

Why Would You Deny Someone a Job Because of a High IQ?

Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, wanted to be a police officer. But he was told he was too smart. 

Is the Disappearance of a Sabbath Linked to Family Decline?

Is the Disappearance of a Sabbath Linked to Family Decline?

A new poll shows traditional, family-related Sabbath activities have plummeted in recent years.

DOJ demands censorship at the University of New Mexico

DOJ demands censorship at the University of New Mexico

Asking a person out on a date would be classified as "harassment" if the question was "unwelcome."

The Top Thing Parents Can Do to Turn Kids into Successful Adults

The Top Thing Parents Can Do to Turn Kids into Successful Adults

And only one in four parents are doing it, according to a recent report.

Is Depression Even More Biological Than We Think?

Is Depression Even More Biological Than We Think?

People with overactive immune systems may be more predisposed than others, a new study found. 

Reading to Your Child: This is why it's so important

Reading to Your Child: This is why it's so important

In a digital world, it's easy to forget how important it is to read to our children.

Are We Discouraging Mothers from Their Most Important Work?

Are We Discouraging Mothers from Their Most Important Work?

Do we need to reconsider the mass societal encouragement of the two-parent income?

Liberals Are Starting to Notice Liberal Intolerance

Liberals Are Starting to Notice Liberal Intolerance

Liberals are increasingly expressing disapproval of the intolerance on today's college campuses.

Cartoonist Fired After Poke at Big Ag CEOs

Cartoonist Fired After Poke at Big Ag CEOs

See the cartoon that got him fired.

Would Math Scores Improve if Schools Taught Logic?

Would Math Scores Improve if Schools Taught Logic?

"Math is simply a matter of stating the terms of your argument and then defending those statements using logic."

Bullying Video Goes Viral Days after U.S. City Votes to Fine Parents for Child Bullying

Bullying Video Goes Viral Days after U.S. City Votes to Fine Parents for Child Bullying

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/teenage-girl-punched-kicked-stamped-7897534#DetxT1O6oT8WphvA.97The video, shot in the UK, is sickening. But is fining parents the answer to bullying?

Is too much 'stuff' affecting our ability to be content?

Is too much 'stuff' affecting our ability to be content?

Before we complain about how much children cost, shouldn't we examine how many unnecessary things we have?

The Key Thing That Differentiates Ancient and Modern Schoolteachers

The Key Thing That Differentiates Ancient and Modern Schoolteachers

In recent years, America’s schools have attempted to train teachers of the highest quality.

3 ‘Bad Loves’: When Freud and Christian Theology Actually Agree

3 ‘Bad Loves’: When Freud and Christian Theology Actually Agree

Christian theology and Freud identify three types of ‘bad love’—and they’re pretty much everywhere in our culture.  

Ben Franklin on the Value of Rational Debate

Ben Franklin on the Value of Rational Debate

In comparison to the rational debate fostered by Franklin and his fellows, is our debate all too often irrational?

Why are Colleges Banning 'Any Product that Looks like a Cigarette'

Why are Colleges Banning 'Any Product that Looks like a Cigarette'

Vaping 'culture' is the latest moral panic in higher education. 

Audrey Hepburn on Life under Nazi Occupation

Audrey Hepburn on Life under Nazi Occupation

"It’s worse than you could ever imagine.” 

Childless Women Now Want ‘Me-ternity’ Leave?!?

Childless Women Now Want ‘Me-ternity’ Leave?!?

The reasoning behind the “meternity” is that women get burned out easier than men and need some time away from the office.

Why feminists hate Lord of the Rings

Why feminists hate Lord of the Rings

"...it has been my nightmare that J.R.R. Tolkien would turn out to be the most influential writer of the twentieth century." 

Is 'More Diversity' Really the Answer to Racial Problems?

Is 'More Diversity' Really the Answer to Racial Problems?

The San Francisco PD wants to 'diversity its officers' in response to racist text messages.

Children Help Adults to Grow Up

Children Help Adults to Grow Up

Consequently, an absence of children in society will also lead increasingly to an absence of grown-ups. 

Is there a Measurable Benefit to Public Art?

Is there a Measurable Benefit to Public Art?

A three-year report offers fresh insight. 

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