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If Parents Stopped Enabling Their Kids, Maybe There Wouldn’t be as much Student Loan Debt

If Parents Stopped Enabling Their Kids, Maybe There Wouldn’t be as much Student Loan Debt

Too many parents are helping their children take out massive loans for colleges they can’t afford.

11 Last Words of Famous People

11 Last Words of Famous People

It’s often said that you can tell a lot about a person’s life by the way they behave at their death.

The Barbarians are Behind the Walls

The Barbarians are Behind the Walls

The Brussels attacks reveal an open society isn't the problem. 

Ben Franklin’s 5 Tips for Making Americans Better Writers

Ben Franklin’s 5 Tips for Making Americans Better Writers

“It seems to me that there is scarce any Accomplishment more necessary to a Man of Sense, than that of Writing well in his Mother Tongue.”

The SAT is Being Dumbed Down, Big Time

The SAT is Being Dumbed Down, Big Time

The test is shorter, the words are simpler, and you no longer have to write an essay.

Was Patrick Henry Illiterate?

Was Patrick Henry Illiterate?

On the anniversary of his ‘liberty or death’ speech, we ask a bizarre question: Was the famed American orator literate?

Are Anti-Bullying Laws Preventing Critical Thinking?

Are Anti-Bullying Laws Preventing Critical Thinking?

Children need to learn how to give and receive logical critiques.

4 Logical Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind

4 Logical Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind

For when the conversation gets deep...

How Europe Climbed Out of the Dark Ages

How Europe Climbed Out of the Dark Ages

What we can learn from Charlemagne's educational reforms. 

Battle over Teacher Accused of Racism is Heating Up

Battle over Teacher Accused of Racism is Heating Up

A St. Paul, Minn., teacher accused of racism was placed on leave after publicly lamenting the lack of institutional control over his classroom.

Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies?

Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies?

It would certainly come in handy during the political season...

Should Parents Stop Helping Their Kids So Much with Homework?

Should Parents Stop Helping Their Kids So Much with Homework?

Our culture expects "good" parents to be hyper-involved.

Read Castro’s Comical Response to Cuba’s Human Rights Crimes

Read Castro’s Comical Response to Cuba’s Human Rights Crimes

President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba was entertaining, if not productive

Is Lack of Play the Reason Kids are Depressed?

Is Lack of Play the Reason Kids are Depressed?

There's an overlooked reason why kids can't play like they used to.

Yes, Mean Speech is Protected Speech

Yes, Mean Speech is Protected Speech

Watch a millennial get an education on free speech and the First Amendment.

The Meaning of Holocaust: Do you know it?
Is Humility a Specifically Religious Virtue?

Is Humility a Specifically Religious Virtue?

Apart from a religious context, does it really make sense for people to cultivate humility?

Do Americans Need a Weekly Day of Rest?

Do Americans Need a Weekly Day of Rest?

Sunday has become just another ordinary day.

Should We Clone a T-Rex?

Should We Clone a T-Rex?

We might be closer to confronting the ethical debate from Jurassic Park than anyone believed.

How Johann Sebastian Bach Taught His Students

How Johann Sebastian Bach Taught His Students

4 simple methods every parent and teacher should know.

5 'Lincoln' Quotes Old Abe Never Said

5 'Lincoln' Quotes Old Abe Never Said

Many of the cherished witticisms we attribute to Lincoln cannot be directly sourced to America’s 16th president.

A History Joke

A History Joke

Sometimes humor is the best at revealing deficiencies. 

Academics are Horribly Unprofessional… Here’s Why

Academics are Horribly Unprofessional… Here’s Why

"In academia, it seems, too many people are too busy trying to be creative geniuses to bother with such bourgeois virtues."

How 'The Simpsons' Predicted Trump

How 'The Simpsons' Predicted Trump

It seemed like a joke at the time... 

The Real Reason Feminists Don’t Like ‘Princesses’?

The Real Reason Feminists Don’t Like ‘Princesses’?

It might have to do with the character traits the "princess" mentality encourages...

Study: Smart People are Happier with Fewer Friends

Study: Smart People are Happier with Fewer Friends

If too much socialization wears you out, it might be because you’re smart.

Tolerance or Respect?

Tolerance or Respect?

Respect is (1) an alternative to tolerance and (2) the better one.

How Ice Cream Won the Cold War

How Ice Cream Won the Cold War

The larger system of innovation is built on the quest for comfort, for entertainment, for what often looks like decadence.

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