Despite colloquial wisdom that social networking sites deprive teenagers of contact with the real world, new research shows that users are quite well adjusted.
Moral dogmatism is the true enemy of free thought, says Jonah Goldberg, not ideology; attention to the facts must supersede commitment to a scripted morality.
"The Arab world today is ruled by contradiction," writes David Ottaway; extreme wealth surrounded by crushing poverty will determine the culture's future.
Great sex, a commitment to children and lots of together time are three rules of a good marriage that are made to be broken say two marriage experts at Psychology Today.
The blank slate of pop music welcomes entertainers flashy, materialistic and audacious enough to sing endlessly without really singing about anything; pop music, thy name is Ga Ga.
Researchers are using social networking sites to map the spread of flu symptoms between friends, a technique which may one day aid greatly in stemming a public epidemic.
The divide in American ideology between rugged individualism and collective responsibility can be bridged by devolving powers to local communities, says Matthew Dowd for The CSM.
"Reminiscence—not forgetting—faces extinction in a digital age that prioritizes the present over even the recent past," writes Evgeny Morozov for the Boston Review.
From Paper Monument, British culture is observed by an American writer as a reflection of his own; in both cases he sees a cultural facade papering over Empires fallen and falling.
Clarence Page sees a "radical individualism" that binds the TEA Party and the cultural revolution of the '60s, but finds practical solutions more lacking in the former.
Peter Beinart writes that "particularly in the younger generations, fewer and fewer American Jewish liberals are Zionists; fewer and fewer American Jewish Zionists are liberal."
Adam Thirwell writes that despite all the geographical accidents to have befallen Central Europe, a cogent literature can still be defined and it turns out to be of very high quality.
An L.A. Times editorial argues that Major League Baseball should move its All Star game out of Phoenix in protest against Arizona's new immigration law.
Gary Becker and Richard Posner look at what created the housing market bubble of the previous decade and why financial institutions couldn't, or wouldn't, see it.
Dozens of new species including the Pinocchio Frog, Gargoyle-Faced Gecko and Strange Pigeon have been discovered in Indonesia's remote Foja Mountains on the island of New Guinea.