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Why Robin Williams’ Character from 'Dead Poets Society' is a Terrible Person

Why Robin Williams’ Character from 'Dead Poets Society' is a Terrible Person

Keating is well known for urging his students to be bold non-conformists and to “Make your lives extraordinary.” He’s also a reprehensible person pushing a bankrupt philosophy.

Our Modern World’s Inability to Understand Fairy Tales

Our Modern World’s Inability to Understand Fairy Tales

Depriving our children of the beautiful mysteries they introduce would only ultimately impoverish us, and make us less human.

A Morning with Big Brother

A Morning with Big Brother

We got rid of the television years ago.  But a day in an airport brought me face to face with its omin-presence.  

The Backlash Against Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Has Chilling Echoes to the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany

The Backlash Against Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Has Chilling Echoes to the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play folk hero John Henry in an upcoming Netflix movie... but now his blackness is being called into question.

What Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Reveals About Good Marriages

What Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Reveals About Good Marriages

A pre-nuptial interview provides interesting insight.

Horror Movies Are Good for Your Soul

Horror Movies Are Good for Your Soul

I am not a fan of the horror movies.  But after watching "A Quiet Place", I am beginning to see that they have a purpose.  

Doxing: The Dangers of Cyber-Tribe Hunting

Doxing: The Dangers of Cyber-Tribe Hunting

Grotesque jokes on Facebook about a fatal accident in Holland resulted in a cyber witch-hunt for the offending joksters. Is it dangerous that people are increasingly finding their identities in online tribes?

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

The fact is, not every child in the world will turn into a stellar reader, sucking up information from books left and right. But there are a few simple ways adults can foster a love of reading in children.

‘First Man’ Omission of the Flag Will Not Rewrite US History

‘First Man’ Omission of the Flag Will Not Rewrite US History

The director and the star of “First Man,” a forthcoming film about Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11, are congratulating themselves for leaving out one of the most dramatic moments in spaceflight.

Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

If print starts to die, a lot will go with it.

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?

Outlander is Boosting a Renaissance of the Scots Language – Here's How

Outlander is Boosting a Renaissance of the Scots Language – Here's How

The presence of Scots in Outlander is a sign of how far an historically repressed language has come in just a few decades.

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.

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.    

How One Deleted Scene Turns Star Wars into a Struggle Against Socialism

How One Deleted Scene Turns Star Wars into a Struggle Against Socialism

A deleted Star Wars scene reveals that, at least in the 1970s, George Lucas understood that free markets make free people.

Goya’s Painting of Saturn Devouring His Son: A Study in Damnation 

Goya’s Painting of Saturn Devouring His Son: A Study in Damnation 

 The Story and Symbolism Behind the Most Chilling Image in the History of Western Art 

What We Can Learn from Katy Perry's Depression

What We Can Learn from Katy Perry's Depression

Perry is learning what we all must: No amount of status will ever bring the peace and happiness we seek.

5 Ways My Life Fell Apart When My Smartphone Broke

5 Ways My Life Fell Apart When My Smartphone Broke

You never realize how much you take something for granted until you lose it.

10 (Unwritten) Rules for Imitating an Accent

10 (Unwritten) Rules for Imitating an Accent

When is it acceptable to imitate an accent, and when is it taboo?

Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’: The Science Fiction Masterpiece You Probably Haven’t Read

Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’: The Science Fiction Masterpiece You Probably Haven’t Read

The Foundation series—which Apple reportedly is adapting into a television series—is a masterpiece of science-fiction literature.

The Art of Beautification: The Graces of Ordinary Life

The Art of Beautification: The Graces of Ordinary Life

The art of happiness requires the gift of beautifying daily life with the gracious touches that decorate rooms, select elegant clothing, bring cheer into others’ lives, create hospitable social occasions, and cultivate the manners that create harmony and affability in human relationships.

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.

YouTube Refuses to Take Down ‘Baby Raping’ Video—As It Cracks Down on Instructional Gun Videos

YouTube Refuses to Take Down ‘Baby Raping’ Video—As It Cracks Down on Instructional Gun Videos

Uproar is growing over a music video created by the artistic duo Simon G & Mr Cool that features the performers singing about raping babies.

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Most children spend their summers going from one camp to the next, busily engaged in anything and everything their parents can come up with, never having a moment to catch their breath. But that may be changing.

Why are People So Obsessed with Superhero Movies?

Why are People So Obsessed with Superhero Movies?

In a broken world, superheros provide hope, exemplify virtue, and inspire action.

How Big Technology Is Keeping You Hooked

How Big Technology Is Keeping You Hooked

Digital technologies, such as social networks, online shopping, and games, use a set of persuasive and motivational techniques to keep users returning.

How 'Incredibles 2' Is Making Superheroes Great Again

How 'Incredibles 2' Is Making Superheroes Great Again

'Incredibles 2' has a lot to do with the virtues of a system that allows individuals to find out what they can do well and how those abilities can serve others for their good.

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