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‘You Are Not Special; You Are Not Exceptional’: Why David McCullough Jr.'s dose of reality to young people is important

‘You Are Not Special; You Are Not Exceptional’: Why David McCullough Jr.'s dose of reality to young people is important

The empirical evidence that you are not special is overwhelming, David McCullough Jr. famously observed in a 2012 graduation speech. 

Why You Should Watch 'Cobra Kai' Instead of 'The Last Jedi'

Why You Should Watch 'Cobra Kai' Instead of 'The Last Jedi'

How not to enrage your fan-base.

Why Kanye Is Hated for Refusing to Hate

Why Kanye Is Hated for Refusing to Hate

“You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him.” – Kanye West

The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Health, Wealth, and Happiness

The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Have you instilled this quality in your child?

Airbnb's Co-founder Has Been Innovating since He Was a Kid

Airbnb's Co-founder Has Been Innovating since He Was a Kid

Success is found by constantly asking, “How can I make this better?”

Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

Millennials think socialism sounds great... until they have to deal with the effects of the system.

How to Respond to the Incel Movement

How to Respond to the Incel Movement

Incels (Involuntary Celibate men) are both examples and victims of the victim-based identity politics that pervades our culture.

Are Atheists Rejecting the Wrong God?

Are Atheists Rejecting the Wrong God?

As the latest Pew Forum survey shows, the god that atheists rejects might not be the God that most Americans believe in.

Study: Climate Change Skeptics More Eco-Friendly Than Believers

Study: Climate Change Skeptics More Eco-Friendly Than Believers

It’s usually assumed that climate change skeptics simply don’t care about the environment. But a recent study shows otherwise.

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Change Their PR Once the Honeymoon’s Over

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Change Their PR Once the Honeymoon’s Over

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will wed on Saturday, should not be lulled into a false sense of security by the positive coverage they’ve been receiving. 

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

Do women and young girls need to realize that being a wife and a mother is not a life of drudgery and oblivion?

Nomophobia: Breaking Your Cellphone Addiction

Nomophobia: Breaking Your Cellphone Addiction

A weekend fasting from personal devices.

Does It Pay to Graduate from an ‘Elite’ University? Not as Much as You’d Think

Does It Pay to Graduate from an ‘Elite’ University? Not as Much as You’d Think

Our research shows attending one of these elite universities doesn’t in itself significantly increase the average starting salary for graduates.

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

Was the 8th grade education of the past just as challenging academically, if not more so, than that which happens in today's college classrooms?

The Secret to Teaching Children Self-Control Is Letting Them See It in Others

The Secret to Teaching Children Self-Control Is Letting Them See It in Others

Is self-control something you can acquire, like a new language or a taste for opera? Or is it one of those things you either have or don’t, like fashion sense or a knack for telling a good joke?

Chesterton: Dogma is Inescapable in Education

Chesterton: Dogma is Inescapable in Education

Dogma cannot be separated from education, G.K. Chesterton argued.

Character, Not Control, Is the Antidote to Evil

Character, Not Control, Is the Antidote to Evil

Every hero is a potential villain who chose differently.

Why Mike Rowe’s Newest Show Is an Antidote to Our Toxic Culture

Why Mike Rowe’s Newest Show Is an Antidote to Our Toxic Culture

Returning the Favor is Mr. Rowe’s newest show, created in 2017, and celebrating, instead of the blue-collar worker, the common volunteer.

Another Blue State Poised to Mandate LGBTQ Education for Elementary School Students

Another Blue State Poised to Mandate LGBTQ Education for Elementary School Students

Last week, the Illinois Senate passed a bill that would make LGBTQ history lessons mandatory in public schools.

Biomolecular Engineers Say They Have Developed a Cure for Hangovers

Biomolecular Engineers Say They Have Developed a Cure for Hangovers

This sort of antidote won’t stop people from going too far when consuming alcohol, but it could help them recover quicker.

Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises Once Had Dinner Together, and It Can Teach Us a Lot About Intellectual Dogmatism

Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises Once Had Dinner Together, and It Can Teach Us a Lot About Intellectual Dogmatism

Even intellectual giants cling to their dogmas. But does this intellectual intolerance do a disservice to the advancement of ideas?

The GOP’s Food Stamp Proposal Would Blow the Cost Savings on Bureaucracy

The GOP’s Food Stamp Proposal Would Blow the Cost Savings on Bureaucracy

The Republicans have so forgotten how to control spending, even when they try something conservative it is not really conservative.

Learning Greek and Latin Will Be Key to Renewing the West

Learning Greek and Latin Will Be Key to Renewing the West

And you'll most likely have to do it yourself. 

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

While it’s worthwhile to explore the pros and cons of attachment parenting, Tiger Moms, or free-range concepts, do we get too caught up in these theories? And in so doing, do we forget the basics every parent should pass on to a child in order to ensure that he or she becomes a flourishing adult?

Same Policies That Failed to Stop Florida Shooter Exist in School Districts Nationwide

Same Policies That Failed to Stop Florida Shooter Exist in School Districts Nationwide

Broward County officials must now explain to grieving families that the school discipline strategy they called “the most comprehensive thinking available to address socially unacceptable or illegal behavior” failed to stop a school shooting.

Truth: Often Unwelcome, Never 'Dead'

Truth: Often Unwelcome, Never 'Dead'

The question "Is truth dead?" expresses a legitimate concern in an age of rampant subjectivity. But truth will never die.

Ancient Heresies Back from the Dead

Ancient Heresies Back from the Dead

What are Gnosticism and Pelagianism, the ancient errors criticised by Pope Francis?

Gas Prices Are Creeping Up Again. Why?

Gas Prices Are Creeping Up Again. Why?

The recent gas price rise is a real concern and addressing it is important for all Americans.

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