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When Americans thought hair was a window into the soul

When Americans thought hair was a window into the soul

Hair used to be a huge deal to people.  

1939 vs. 2008: What do men and women want in marriage?

1939 vs. 2008: What do men and women want in marriage?

One virtue in particular got slaughtered. 

Tocqueville: How Individualism is a Sign of Equality

Tocqueville: How Individualism is a Sign of Equality

When it comes to an emphasis on the individual, Americans lead the pack.

5’9” White Guy: ‘I’m a 6’5” Chinese woman’
Video: Teacher Goes Off On Student Who Claimed He Caught Him Watching Porn

Video: Teacher Goes Off On Student Who Claimed He Caught Him Watching Porn

Via WOWK-TV, a CBS affiliate out of Charleston, West Virginia:

 

A video that shows an East Bank Middle School teacher berating a student was emailed in to 13 News to be investigated.

The Reason Why Universities Don’t Give Their Students Challenging Texts

The Reason Why Universities Don’t Give Their Students Challenging Texts

By avoiding difficult texts in our colleges and universities, have we tossed out the opportunities to create many real “geniuses”?

Stanford Dean: 8 Basic Skills We’re Failing to Teach Young People

Stanford Dean: 8 Basic Skills We’re Failing to Teach Young People

The culture of coddling and protection which we have built is the culprit.

Failure Made Walt Disney Great

Failure Made Walt Disney Great

'You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.'

Chesterton: Newspapers are 'the hobbies of a few rich men'

Chesterton: Newspapers are 'the hobbies of a few rich men'

100 years ago, G.K. Chesterton wrote about the dangers of the press.

Why Do Religious People Tend to Be Happier?

Why Do Religious People Tend to Be Happier?

What’s the direction of causation? After all, correlation does not equal causation.

Trump and Hillary: One and the Same?

Trump and Hillary: One and the Same?

Maybe America is really not as divided as we’ve been led to believe.

The Big Problem with Incest isn’t Genetic

The Big Problem with Incest isn’t Genetic

It's the sexual competition. 

Norway’s Children Are Being Taken from Their Homes

Norway’s Children Are Being Taken from Their Homes

For most parents the thought of Child Protective Services showing up on the doorstep is terrifying.

Are We the 'Last Men'?

Are We the 'Last Men'?

Nietzsche's fear was that Western man would reject the Superman in favor of the “Last Man.”

Scientists: Funny People are Smarter

Scientists: Funny People are Smarter

They tend to score particularly high on verbal intelligence examinations.

The Real Debate is over Human Nature

The Real Debate is over Human Nature

Is there evil in the heart of all men?

C.S. Lewis on the Decline of Reasoning

C.S. Lewis on the Decline of Reasoning

Today the education system and news media fail to awaken this power of reasoning in most.

The Weakness of ‘Consent’ as a Moral Framework

The Weakness of ‘Consent’ as a Moral Framework

It’s not as bullet-proof as some would like to think.

The Virtues of Book Ownership

The Virtues of Book Ownership

Some books need to be read, and reread, and reread ... 

Research Shows Why You Should Start Spending More Time Alone

Research Shows Why You Should Start Spending More Time Alone

It's healthy to occassionally disconnect, today more than ever. ​

Psychologist: ‘Authoritative Parenting’ is Best for Children

Psychologist: ‘Authoritative Parenting’ is Best for Children

Is it time for parents to return to a position of loving but firm authority figures?

Professor: One Reason Why Universities Became Day Cares

Professor: One Reason Why Universities Became Day Cares

Is it too late to encourage colleges to start acting like actual institutions of higher learning rather than a glorified form of preschool?

Has Porn Really Become a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

Has Porn Really Become a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

A sociologist says yes, but scientific research on the subject remains mixed.  

When You Tell a Woman to Keep Her Clothes On, Are You Slut-Shaming?

When You Tell a Woman to Keep Her Clothes On, Are You Slut-Shaming?

The lines between sexual empowerment and sexual objectification are starting to blur. 

Does Abandoning Community Lead to Inequality?

Does Abandoning Community Lead to Inequality?

Alexis de Tocqueville raised the connection between equality and community in his classic work Democracy in America.

Is It Important to Support Small Businesses?

Is It Important to Support Small Businesses?

It's a way we can actually make a difference.

My Kids Don’t Eat Organic. Here’s Why

My Kids Don’t Eat Organic. Here’s Why

From the emails they get in their inbox to the contents of their cereal boxes, kids should grow up encouraged to ask questions and seek out reliable evidence.

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

The recent viral zombie prank has an interesting parallel to Americans' lack of knowledge.

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