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The Sober Curious Are Challenging the Drinking Culture. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

The Sober Curious Are Challenging the Drinking Culture. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

The sober curious are challenging the belief you need alcohol as a social lubricant.

Three Lessons an Ancient Text Can Teach About Human Dignity

Three Lessons an Ancient Text Can Teach About Human Dignity

How much influence should an ancient text have on the way modern people lead their lives?

New York City’s Students Deserve School Choice

New York City’s Students Deserve School Choice

Mayor de Blasio’s policies keep New York City kids trapped in violent, chronically failing schools.

It’s Not Just Her: The Worst Thing About Teaching

It’s Not Just Her: The Worst Thing About Teaching

Tara Blair Ball has taught for nine years. And she hates teaching.

The Misery of Modern MLM

The Misery of Modern MLM

Is there anybody left in America who hasn’t been approached by friends for multi-level marketing purposes?

We Fought the Transgender Activists, and Lost. Here Are Five Lessons for Every Parent

We Fought the Transgender Activists, and Lost. Here Are Five Lessons for Every Parent

Only parents can demand accountability from school systems and set boundaries around their children.

Why We Need Second Breakfast: Three Things Hobbits Teach About Friendship

Why We Need Second Breakfast: Three Things Hobbits Teach About Friendship

We’re not perfect, and neither were the Hobbits. Deep friendships take time, energy, and forgiveness.

U.S. 'Non-Profit' Hospitals and CEOs Raking in Big Bucks

U.S. 'Non-Profit' Hospitals and CEOs Raking in Big Bucks

The lavish profits and salaries of America's top non-profit hospitals' executives impel many to call for increased transparency. 

The Magical Narrative: The Power of Stories

The Magical Narrative: The Power of Stories

Storytelling is surely among the most ancient of the arts.

Two Thumbs up for the Trades

Two Thumbs up for the Trades

Many young people, I suspect, labor under the expectations of others regarding their choice of a career.

Why Do Parents Have Trouble Teaching Children Respect?

Why Do Parents Have Trouble Teaching Children Respect?

Is there value in parents taking children to fine, upscale places and having them practice being adults for a little while?

Three Reasons Why People Are Fascinated by Serial Killers

Three Reasons Why People Are Fascinated by Serial Killers

Ever since I started my crime show binge, I constantly ask myself why I watch these shows.

Where Have All the Young Farmers Gone?

Where Have All the Young Farmers Gone?

The graying of American growers is a troublesome development, but that doesn’t mean all is lost.

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

The ban may overlook how and why advertising works.

The Rise of 'Kidfluencers' and 'Sharenting': Cause for Concern?

The Rise of 'Kidfluencers' and 'Sharenting': Cause for Concern?

If nothing else, should we at least stop and consider that there hasn’t been much opportunity to see how childhood social media attention impacts kids long-term when they enter adulthood?

'Sowing' Virtues

'Sowing' Virtues

Handicrafts assist children in their character development.

Seven Ways to Build Your Child's Vocabulary

Seven Ways to Build Your Child's Vocabulary

If you want your child to have a rich and fulfilling life, one of the best things you can do is help build your child’s vocabulary.

‘I Am Mother’: Brainless Diversion… but With a Darker Point

‘I Am Mother’: Brainless Diversion… but With a Darker Point

Underneath its unoriginal premise, a Netflix show toys with the idea of giving the human race a complete reset. 

It's Time to Chat With the Silent Generation

It's Time to Chat With the Silent Generation

By breaking through boundaries of age segregation, we Millennials can make the elderly—family and otherwise—into our friends and mentors.

Why Board Games Are Booming in the Digital Age

Why Board Games Are Booming in the Digital Age

Despite massive disruption by online- and mobile-based gaming, many consumers seem to still enjoy the face-to-face interaction and experience of tabletop games.

12 Things Parents of Mentally Strong Children Don’t Do

12 Things Parents of Mentally Strong Children Don’t Do

The key to raising resilient children is avoiding common unhealthy parenting practices.

Mexico's Crackdown Nabs Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants in One Day

Mexico's Crackdown Nabs Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants in One Day

Honoring its new agreement with the U.S. to adopt new measures to curb illegal immigration, Mexico recently arrested 791 illegal immigrants at its border. 

‘I Want You to Panic,’ Said Greta, and Panic They Did

‘I Want You to Panic,’ Said Greta, and Panic They Did

Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.

Divorced Dads Often Dissed by School

Divorced Dads Often Dissed by School

When schools treat fathers like they don’t exist, it’s not serving students well.

As Great as a Mom May Be, Kids Still Need Their Dads

As Great as a Mom May Be, Kids Still Need Their Dads

The ideal arrangement for children is that they live with both biological parents 24/7, because no one else has the same vested interest in their health, well-being, and success. 

Control vs. Controlling: The Difference Parents Need to Understand

Control vs. Controlling: The Difference Parents Need to Understand

A new study links anxiety in children with controlling parents.

Are Children Their Parents' Property?

Are Children Their Parents' Property?

There is a categorical difference between sending your children to the best school you can afford, for example, and altering their genetic code.

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Nearly a quarter of American children grow up in a single mother home. Will yesterday’s fatherless boys have difficulty raising today’s children?

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