Article Archive

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

A newly released Gallup poll shows that Americans are rapidly beginning to see porn as morally acceptable.

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

The fear created by the phrase “3D-printed guns” should not be allowed to override common sense.

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 

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

Science is like a car: it can get us where we want to go, but it should never decide where we go.

Why Gratitude Is So Good for You (and for Those Around You)

Why Gratitude Is So Good for You (and for Those Around You)

Gratitude has long enjoyed a privileged position in many of the world’s faith traditions. Recent scientific studies support these ancient teachings.

3 Reasons Kids Are Misbehaving More—and What Parents Can Do About It

3 Reasons Kids Are Misbehaving More—and What Parents Can Do About It

Why are children misbehaving more? Is it because they want to, or because no one has taught them to behave in the first place?

Get Rid of College Majors? Not So Fast.

Get Rid of College Majors? Not So Fast.

Higher educations institutions need to change how they are run, not get rid of their majors.

Man Changes Gender to Lower Car Insurance Premiums, Saves $1,100 Annually

Man Changes Gender to Lower Car Insurance Premiums, Saves $1,100 Annually

A Canadian man lowered his premiums by $91 per month--simply by identifying as a woman on government forms. 

How to Replicate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Education for Your Child

How to Replicate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Education for Your Child

Parents can glean a number of insights from Tolkien’s upbringing in the hopes of awakening some of the same hidden genius in their own offspring.

The Weak Science Behind the Self-Esteem Movement

The Weak Science Behind the Self-Esteem Movement

No technique, no power pose will give you self-respect. 

Democratic Socialists of America Leader: ‘If Anyone Was Ever a Socialist It Was Jesus’

Democratic Socialists of America Leader: ‘If Anyone Was Ever a Socialist It Was Jesus’

The misappropriation of Jesus as a socialist spokesman highlights how important it is for Christians to teach that socialism and Christianity are incompatible.

What is a Humanist Wedding and Why is it Becoming Popular?

What is a Humanist Wedding and Why is it Becoming Popular?

While emphasizing a shift toward individuality, humanist weddings generally draw from traditional aspects of religious weddings.

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.

3 Nobel Prize-Winning Contributions to Economic Science (From People Who Weren’t Economists)

3 Nobel Prize-Winning Contributions to Economic Science (From People Who Weren’t Economists)

Since it was introduced in 1968, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to 79 individuals for their contributions to different branches of economics. Yet not all of them were economists by training.

The Antidote to Our Toxic Discourse Is Not Political ‘Correctness’—It’s Civility and Reason

The Antidote to Our Toxic Discourse Is Not Political ‘Correctness’—It’s Civility and Reason

Words have power. Let us use our words to support the side of civility and decency.

Venezuela’s Nightmare: 5 Reasons It's Likely to Get Worse

Venezuela’s Nightmare: 5 Reasons It's Likely to Get Worse

We know this assessment isn’t what millions of suffering Venezuelans will want to hear, but Maduro may hold on to power for quite some time.

How Generation Z Became America’s Most Intolerant Generation

How Generation Z Became America’s Most Intolerant Generation

The post-millennials have arrived. 

Children Are Now Being Euthanized in Belgium

Children Are Now Being Euthanized in Belgium

According to the latest report from the government agency which tracks euthanasia deaths, the children were 9, 11 and 17 years old.

How Ideological Polarization Harms Society

How Ideological Polarization Harms Society

Unless we are willing to open ourselves up to criticism and freely weigh, discuss, and consider the ideologies behind opposing viewpoints, will we not continue to relegate ourselves to a society where contention reigns supreme? 

Could Britain-Style Healthcare Work in America?

Could Britain-Style Healthcare Work in America?

No one would deny that the American healthcare system desperately needs reform, but is a single-payer system like Britain's the way to go? 

3 Things You Need to be Friends with People You Disagree With

3 Things You Need to be Friends with People You Disagree With

The secret lies in our attitudes towards each other. 

A Code of Manhood for a Generation Suffering a ‘Masculinity Crisis’

A Code of Manhood for a Generation Suffering a ‘Masculinity Crisis’

For the confused youngster or parent struggling to teach a boy how to become a man, could an old code of manhood provide some guidelines?

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.

5 Ways My Life Fell Apart When My Smartphone Broke

5 Ways My Life Fell Apart When My Smartphone Broke

You never realize how much you take something for granted until you lose it.

My 25th Wedding Anniversary Is This Week. Here’s the Secret to a Happy Marriage.

My 25th Wedding Anniversary Is This Week. Here’s the Secret to a Happy Marriage.

To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.

Border Walls Many Americans Don’t Know Exist

Border Walls Many Americans Don’t Know Exist

Is Trump’s border wall really that crazy of an idea?

10 (Unwritten) Rules for Imitating an Accent

10 (Unwritten) Rules for Imitating an Accent

When is it acceptable to imitate an accent, and when is it taboo?

Want More Women in Technical Fields? Get the Government Out of the Way.

Want More Women in Technical Fields? Get the Government Out of the Way.

Girls like trade classes in girls-only settings. So why is the government standing in the way of this?

Pages