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Yet the Whos Sang Merrily

Yet the Whos Sang Merrily

What the Grinch and one very difficult Christmas taught me about redemption.

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.  

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

If detector dogs can reduce my wait-time in security lines and have the bonus effect of allowing the TSA to screen more passengers with fewer workers, I’m all for them.

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.

The Humble Origins of ‘Silent Night’

The Humble Origins of ‘Silent Night’

Over the centuries, hundreds of Christmas carols have been composed. Many fall quickly into obscurity. Not “Silent Night.”

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

At least that's what they're about to teach in one British school district.

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

There are a number of things that killed scouting.

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

As the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world, Christmas produces many things—joy, happiness, gratitude, reverence. And numbers. Lots of peculiar, often large, numbers.

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Whether the naysayers are willing to admit it or not, less government regulation results in better outcomes for both companies and consumers.

Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once?

Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once?

How did the United States, triumphant in the Cold War, find itself beset on so many fronts?

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

The experiments in China with genetically modified babies is just the beginning of what could go wrong.

Watch the Growth of the World’s 10 Largest Economies over the Last 60 Years

Watch the Growth of the World’s 10 Largest Economies over the Last 60 Years

It will be the coolest thing you watch today.

Too Busy? You Might Have Action Bias.

Too Busy? You Might Have Action Bias.

Has busyness become a coveted status symbol?

Can Your Heart Grow Three Sizes? A Doctor's Take on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

Can Your Heart Grow Three Sizes? A Doctor's Take on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

As the Grinch discovers, a fully human life is possible only for those whose hearts are big and full.

Is Everything Old Bad?

Is Everything Old Bad?

The recent questioning of the minimum presidential age raises the issue.

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.

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

The end result of moral nihilism, as the Soviets demonstrated, is death and destruction on an industrial scale.

The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

Given that the Venezuelan tragedy is manmade, it is hard to fathom why politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, who provided succor to the Hugo Chavez regime, are not laughed out of politics.

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

“Poverty proofing” is all the rage in the UK as educators have become concerned that lower-income students are facing too much social stigma from their peers in public schools.

Former Atheist Explains How Rationality, Not Emotion, Encourages Religious Belief

Former Atheist Explains How Rationality, Not Emotion, Encourages Religious Belief

‘Emotional’ is perhaps the last word we can apply to some of the most important events.

San Francisco Creates First Transgender District

San Francisco Creates First Transgender District

San Francisco created a special cultural district for transgender persons, marking the first legal transgender district created anywhere in the world.

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

Schools ought to teach history, not protest it.

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.

The Yellow Jackets Versus The European Empire

The Yellow Jackets Versus The European Empire

A Europe that doesn't listen to its people's outrage won't remain intact.

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 Silence is a Balm for the Soul

How Silence is a Balm for the Soul

Silence is good for the soul.  We all need to spend time in silence.  

Ivy League Study Finds Liberals ‘Patronize’ Minorities, Conservatives Don’t

Ivy League Study Finds Liberals ‘Patronize’ Minorities, Conservatives Don’t

A study by Princeton and Yale researchers turns a common political narrative on its head.

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