Modern technology has provided us with a seamless way of life, but we've also become accustomed to taking shortcuts.
The United Nations is expected to adopt the World Bank's goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Whether that goal is feasible depends on just how many resources one expects will be put to use in the effort.
Sir Richard Francis Burton, famed 19th century explorer, on world religions: "The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself."
"Exposure" and "experience" are rarely worth uncompensated labor. Here's how to gracefully rebuke someone who asks you to work for free.
Art, music, and gym are always the first to go when school administrators seek cuts, yet a child's physical well-being is just as important to society as his or her intellectual skills.