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Homer's Advice for Husbands and Wives

Homer's Advice for Husbands and Wives

Homer writes about honor, war, politics and love.  His portrait of the marriages of Hector and Andromache as well as  Odysseus and Penelope provides good advice for successful relationships. 

Why Steve Jobs, not Bill Gates, Was the True Education Visionary

Why Steve Jobs, not Bill Gates, Was the True Education Visionary

Apple’s visionary motto of “Think Different” challenges the status quo, while Microsoft’s “Empowering Us All” may just capture the next incremental change on a well-trodden path.

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

There are a couple factors at play in the rise of childhood disrespect.

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

If someone is so delusional as to think I don’t work, then calling myself a “work-at-home mom” isn’t going to change their minds.

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

Can a lack of cooking knowledge and skills hinder development in other areas?

Three Charts Showing How Childbearing Varies Across the US

Three Charts Showing How Childbearing Varies Across the US

The number of children and the timing of childbearing reflect some of the significant demographic divides in the U.S.

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

Television writer Andrew Davies has complained that "it is now 'compulsory' to have a leading lady capable of fending for herself."

What is Hygge and Why Does Everyone Love It?

What is Hygge and Why Does Everyone Love It?

What is this idea of Hygge sweeping America and what are its origins?

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Have we gone overboard on the entitlement-attitude toward chores?

New York Rings in New Year by Offering Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

New York Rings in New Year by Offering Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

The bill also permits parents to choose “X” on their newborn babies’ birth certificates.

When We Protected Women from the Wolves

When We Protected Women from the Wolves

Yet if we step back, we can think of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as merely a milestone in the long process that brought the culture to where it is today.

Three Selfish Reasons Not to Divorce in 2019

Three Selfish Reasons Not to Divorce in 2019

If you are thinking about starting 2019 by filing for divorce, think again.  It's a terrible idea.  

Amid the Seas of Empty Asphalt, after Christmas

Amid the Seas of Empty Asphalt, after Christmas

Zoning laws have create seas of mall parking lots, mostly empty. Whole small towns could have been built in their place.

Six Ways to Teach and  Practice Gratitude

Six Ways to Teach and Practice Gratitude

Learning to be grateful is good preparation for the blows and setbacks of life.  

10 Reasons for America’s High Divorce Rate

10 Reasons for America’s High Divorce Rate

Have you ever wondered why the numbers run so high?

Santa’s Healthy Tips: Throw Away the Pudding and Eat the Sixpence

Santa’s Healthy Tips: Throw Away the Pudding and Eat the Sixpence

Christmas should be a time for food, lots of it. Ignore the calorie scolds. You can diet the rest of the year.

America’s Got Talent and It’s All around Us

America’s Got Talent and It’s All around Us

You have heard the cliche:  people are America's greatest resource.   Well, it's true.  

Forget Mary Poppins: Three Reasons Real-Life Nannies Are Ruining Childhood

Forget Mary Poppins: Three Reasons Real-Life Nannies Are Ruining Childhood

Real-life nannies aren't all they're cracked up to be.

What Will and Kate’s Christmas Card Teaches about Marriage and Family

What Will and Kate’s Christmas Card Teaches about Marriage and Family

‘Tis the season for families to send Christmas greetings, and the British royals are no exception.

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.

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child.

How to Keep Your Kid from Being a Brat This Christmas

How to Keep Your Kid from Being a Brat This Christmas

Giving children everything they want for Christmas may not be giving them what they need.  

How Working Moms Are Discovering They Can Homeschool

How Working Moms Are Discovering They Can Homeschool

"I would love to homeschool my kids, but I have to work.”

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

As a parent, you should wonder: What are the schools trying to hide?

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?

Michelle Obama Lets the Truth Slip About Feminism and Motherhood

Michelle Obama Lets the Truth Slip About Feminism and Motherhood

In case you missed it, Michelle Obama uttered a surprising statement over the weekend. It was all over the news, but unfortunately, not for the reason it should have been.

How Every Parent Can Combat Rising Teen Depression

How Every Parent Can Combat Rising Teen Depression

A poem from 18th century writer William Cowper sheds some light.

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.

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