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50-Year Study: Spanking Isn’t Effective

50-Year Study: Spanking Isn’t Effective

The U.S. has largely resisted the anti-spanking trend. Will that change?

How Your New Devices Can Spy on Your Every Move

How Your New Devices Can Spy on Your Every Move

Our stuff can now surveil pretty much everything we do.

Why Children are Unlikely to Understand these References in Peanut Cartoons

Why Children are Unlikely to Understand these References in Peanut Cartoons

Many children are no longer familiar with a key source which Charles Schulz used for his inspiration.

Intellectual Takeout App 2.0 is out!

Intellectual Takeout App 2.0 is out!

It’s awesome. Download it today!

Are Men Just Better at Math and Science Than Women?

Are Men Just Better at Math and Science Than Women?

Two Harvard scientists debate the question.

A 1st-Century Roman Teacher on How to Raise a Genius

A 1st-Century Roman Teacher on How to Raise a Genius

Do we have a lot more "geniuses" in this country than we realize?

Why Death Today Has No Meaning

Why Death Today Has No Meaning

According to Tolstoy, death no longer has meaning for civilized man.

Can You Pass This 8th Grade Spelling Test from 1904?

Can You Pass This 8th Grade Spelling Test from 1904?

Are you smarter than an 8th grader in 1904?

5 Ways To Spot a Psychopath

5 Ways To Spot a Psychopath

Psychopaths are nothing like the Hollywood stereotypes that television has taught us about.

Navel gazing about gender while the world burns

Navel gazing about gender while the world burns

Rogue feminist Camille Paglia on the unreal world of America’s youth.

Is Propaganda Necessary in the Modern World?

Is Propaganda Necessary in the Modern World?

The 'Father of Public Relations' thought so. 

'Alloparenting' Is Not a Replacement for the Traditional Family

'Alloparenting' Is Not a Replacement for the Traditional Family

Alloparenting consists in both extended family and non-related people, mostly female, being primary or regular caregivers for young children, especially infants.

Edmund Burke on Manners

Edmund Burke on Manners

Have we come to believe that manners are bonds of affliction, rather than affection?

Jesse Jackson’s Surprising Harsh Words for Schools in 1977

Jesse Jackson’s Surprising Harsh Words for Schools in 1977

In an interview with Ebony magazine, the reverend diagnoses the problems in American schools and offers some surprising solutions. 

Former CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

Former CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

UC Berkeley recently offered a real-life case study on this very topic.

Dress Codes, Women-Only Safe Spaces: This is Feminism?

Dress Codes, Women-Only Safe Spaces: This is Feminism?

Is it “feminist” to offer female-only services in the name of safety? 

What the Bathroom Wars Really Mean

What the Bathroom Wars Really Mean

There's an important philosophical question at the heart of them.

How Grade Inflation Erodes the Meaning of College

How Grade Inflation Erodes the Meaning of College

Grades in our universities just keeping inflating. This is why it matters.

Are Today’s Schools Killing Students’ Desire for Learning?

Are Today’s Schools Killing Students’ Desire for Learning?

It processes children through a factory model of education and then wonders why they have no interest in learning.

Why Gwyneth Paltrow is Wrong About Nearly Everything

Why Gwyneth Paltrow is Wrong About Nearly Everything

Dr. Timothy Caulfied attempts to take down celebrity pseudoscience. 

Why French Parents Are Still the Boss of Their Kids

Why French Parents Are Still the Boss of Their Kids

"The symptoms were obvious. I cajoled. French parents did not cajole. I wheedled. French parents definitely did not wheedle."

Why Will and Kate Dress Their Kids in Traditional Clothing

Why Will and Kate Dress Their Kids in Traditional Clothing

...and no, it's not snootiness.

Progressives Have a Dilemma When It Comes to 'Gender'

Progressives Have a Dilemma When It Comes to 'Gender'

And this meme brilliantly presents it. 

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

The questions are easy, but you’ll probably get all of them wrong. 

Why Don't People Change Their Minds? It's All About Survival

Why Don't People Change Their Minds? It's All About Survival

If the current political campaigns have revealed anything about Americans, it is that they loathe changing their minds.

A Guide to Dystopian Literature

A Guide to Dystopian Literature

For almost as long as I have had the privilege of reading, I have read dystopian literature.

Are Fathers Becoming Less Manly?

Are Fathers Becoming Less Manly?

The boundaries that long separated the traditional roles of moms and dads have largely vanished in our culture. Does that threaten manhood? 

Princeton Prof Has the Ultimate Post about the Harriet Tubman $20

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