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Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.

The Authenticity of Clint Eastwood’s 'Gran Torino'

The Authenticity of Clint Eastwood’s 'Gran Torino'

If we were judging Walt for his bigotry and only looking on the outward appearance, we suddenly realize that we were also guilty.

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

How can we ensure that the children in our lives receive toys they actually use, enjoy, and are beneficial for them as well?

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago is proof that there is almost nothing that government entities won’t try to tax.

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

Many people this holiday season will experience the joy of attending a local performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

Unfortunately, the wounds of the '60s have not healed with the graying of the 1968 generation.

The Hidden Messages in the Wizard of Oz

The Hidden Messages in the Wizard of Oz

In 1939 the Wizard of Oz became an instant classic. But it was more than a great movie. The film expressed Middle America's desire to stay out of war in Europe.  

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

It comes from Oscar Wilde's play, "A Woman of No Importance."

D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together
3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

There are other ways to teach this all-important life lesson. 

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.

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