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Why Can't We Handle Silence?

Why Can't We Handle Silence?

We aren’t meant for this noisy existence. In silence we are forced to confront that which is not right with ourselves, while in noise we escape.

Policing the Public Schools: How Schools Are Becoming Even More Like Prisons

Policing the Public Schools: How Schools Are Becoming Even More Like Prisons

Armed guards and police officers at schools are no guarantee of school safety and may cause more harm than good.

Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men

Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men

A young man needs guides, equipment, and maps for his journey. These books, and dozens of others, can serve him as a compass.

Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies
How Women Can Determine Which Men Will Be Successful in Life

How Women Can Determine Which Men Will Be Successful in Life

Noah Webster offers some advice for women evaluating suitors.

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Today’s young adults continually hear the go-to-college, get-into-grad-school, find-a-good-job mantra thrown at them. But would they find greater success and happiness if we began sounding the get-married mantra earlier in life?

The Zone of Adulthood

The Zone of Adulthood

Watching episodes of the 1960's show "The Twilight Zone," I noticed that we used to define adulthood as coming to accept that mankind's negative traits can be ameliorated, but not completely eradicated. 

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

Unfortunately for men, women are fickle. Many are beginning to realize that a soft, sensitive, elegant man isn’t what they really want.

How the West Can Save Masculinity

How the West Can Save Masculinity

There’s no manual for becoming a man. Nonetheless, there are concrete steps men can take towards positive masculine ideals.

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

Young men need authority structures to belong to, and in lieu of that, some are turning to hate.  

Pet Owners Want To Be Masters, Not Servants - Which Is Why We Value Dogs More Than Cats

Pet Owners Want To Be Masters, Not Servants - Which Is Why We Value Dogs More Than Cats

Dog owners are willing to spend more on their pets than cat owners – including to save their lives. One reason suggested was that dog owners had stronger bonds to their pets, which prompted them to spend more on things like veterinary care.

How to Approach Your Friend's New Baby:  3 Tips for Childless People

How to Approach Your Friend's New Baby: 3 Tips for Childless People

It’s always good to start by asking if you can hold the baby. Some moms would appreciate the help, but they are scared to impose.

The Startling Price Tag of Paid Family Leave

The Startling Price Tag of Paid Family Leave

It seems likely the FAMILY Act will cost substantially more than advocates claim...

Compulsory Schooling Laws Aren’t Progressive, They’re Inhumane

Compulsory Schooling Laws Aren’t Progressive, They’re Inhumane

Education freedom begins when government compulsion ends.

The Problem of Care in a Culture of Convenience

The Problem of Care in a Culture of Convenience

Caregiving is important. The mind-numbing, ordinary, unseen, everyday sacrifices have an impact far beyond what we see in the present.

Could Marriage Help Millennials Escape Poverty?

Could Marriage Help Millennials Escape Poverty?

If we’re tired of seeing this promising generation flounder, then perhaps they’re at least entitled to being shown a better way forward. 

When the State Kicks Down Your Door and Takes Your Child Over a Fever

When the State Kicks Down Your Door and Takes Your Child Over a Fever

What has our country become that we can tear down the doorway of a family who has a child with a high fever that disagrees with their doctor?

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

Could it be that we need more boredom?

Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Tara Westover refuses to admit that if her parents had taken a conventional path, she would not be where she is today.

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Professor Kerry Cronin and her famous dating class at Boston College are back in the news.

The Ignored Factor in New Zealand’s Mass Shooting

The Ignored Factor in New Zealand’s Mass Shooting

Lots of things poisoned Brenton Tarrant's mind. But why hasn't anyone mentioned divorce?

Politicizing Pediatrics: How the AAP’s Transgender Guidelines Undermine Trust in Medical Authority

Politicizing Pediatrics: How the AAP’s Transgender Guidelines Undermine Trust in Medical Authority

The American Academy of Pediatrics has unfortunately taken a major step that, if not reversed, will undermine that trust.

Three Ways to Stop Hating Taking Your Kids to the Playground

Three Ways to Stop Hating Taking Your Kids to the Playground

If more parents took the time to step back, evaluate their playground stance, and found ways that both they and their children can enjoy the experience, would we see many happier, healthier, and responsible children… and fewer stressed parents?

Three-Quarters of Parents ‘Adulting’ for Their Grown Children

Three-Quarters of Parents ‘Adulting’ for Their Grown Children

When should parents transfer responsibility to their children?

How Storytelling Could Revitalize U.S. History Scores

How Storytelling Could Revitalize U.S. History Scores

Whatever I teach, I teach storytelling.

Life Lessons from a Modern-Day Lighthouse Keeper

Life Lessons from a Modern-Day Lighthouse Keeper

Split Rock Lighthouse keeper Lee Radzak is leaving the job after 36 years. What made him stay so long?

Is It Time for International Women’s Day to Lose Its Victimhood Status?

Is It Time for International Women’s Day to Lose Its Victimhood Status?

Women are constantly starring as victims of the male patriarchy, of inequality, of sexual/physical/emotional/abuse.

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