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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?

Maybe You’re A Witch

Maybe You’re A Witch

Witch hysteria relies on a protean concept of “evidence.”

Moralitis: The Cultural Virus That Keeps Reason at Bay

Moralitis: The Cultural Virus That Keeps Reason at Bay

This moral framework is built not on sturdy blocks of reason, but a flimsy façade of emotionalized value judgments.

3 Weird Things That Are 'Triggering' People This Holiday Season

3 Weird Things That Are 'Triggering' People This Holiday Season

Let’s run through just a few “triggering” things that political Christmas has already contaminated this holiday season.

Jane Austen Forever!

Jane Austen Forever!

Jane Austen describes a world of highly regulated social behavior in which roles and intentions were more clearly communicated than they are tody.  Nevertheless, Jane Austen's world is filled with people struggling with the same weaknesses we struggle with today. 

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Wall Street executives have reacted to the #Metoo with mass conversions to the Pence Rule: no meetings with women alone.

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago is proof that there is almost nothing that government entities won’t try to tax.

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Are Americans who admire the world’s most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid?

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.

Michigan Lawmakers Urge Fast-Food Chains to Stop Offering ‘Gender-Classified’ Toys

Michigan Lawmakers Urge Fast-Food Chains to Stop Offering ‘Gender-Classified’ Toys

More than a dozen Michigan lawmakers support a resolution in the state’s House of Representatives pressuring fast-food chains like McDonald’s to eliminate “gender-classified” toys from their children’s meals.

The Easiest Holiday Gift that Everyone Really Wants

The Easiest Holiday Gift that Everyone Really Wants

Go ahead. Make someone’s day.

When It Comes to Children's Books, It's Time to Put the Propaganda Away

When It Comes to Children's Books, It's Time to Put the Propaganda Away

Put the propaganda aside. There is a right way to familiarize students with important social issues through real literature.

An Acute Outbreak of Moralitis

An Acute Outbreak of Moralitis

A UK perspective on the rise of moralitis and the hypocrisy which accompanies it.

Can Americans Be Friends Again?

Can Americans Be Friends Again?

"Getting rid of political strife would be like whitening the yellowed teeth of a smoker. It would simply erase one characteristic of a toxic situation, camouflaging problems that go much deeper."

Why Are Millennial Women So Into Guns?

Why Are Millennial Women So Into Guns?

For years, Sarah disliked and feared firearms. She considered them dangerous in the home and regarded her mother as crazy for carrying a concealed weapon.

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.

Is Football Becoming Too Nice?

Is Football Becoming Too Nice?

Football's reputation is worse than the reality. 

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

Many people this holiday season will experience the joy of attending a local performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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.

Are White Women Dupes?

Are White Women Dupes?

Katie, Alice, and Lisa are strong and independent feminists. They also love their husbands, daughters, and sons, and take pride in what they do as mothers, wives, and women.

A Case for Dropping out of College

A Case for Dropping out of College

Samuel Knoche thinks that he can get a good a college education on YouTube for free. He is probably right about the education part. But there are more reasons to go to college.  

Hillary Clinton: Conservatives Were Right on Mass Migration

Hillary Clinton: Conservatives Were Right on Mass Migration

She has conceded the essence of the rightist—and, by the way, centrist—critique of the open-borders approach to immigration.

Actress Mourns the Death of Compliments at Work

Actress Mourns the Death of Compliments at Work

Equality sometimes comes at great cost.

Three Things a Woman Should Never Do on a First Date

Three Things a Woman Should Never Do on a First Date

This is the 21st century, and we all know that men and women are supposed to be equal. But how does that translate on the dating scene?

A Transit of Common Sense

A Transit of Common Sense

Therapists and journalists are beginning to question the wisdom of putting children on the transgender path.

Five Modern Wise Men Everyone Should Know

Five Modern Wise Men Everyone Should Know

Wise men are not confined to Antiquity. Here are five wise men from the 21st Century.

Why 'Check Your Privilege' is Squelching Discourse

Why 'Check Your Privilege' is Squelching Discourse

The phrase does nothing to address one's argument.

Why Do Black Friday Shoppers Throw Punches Over Bargains?

Why Do Black Friday Shoppers Throw Punches Over Bargains?

Many people chalk it up to bad behavior. But marketers like me have a term to describe one feeling that contributes to it: psychological ownership.

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