"Having perpetual freedom in our romantic choices can be a mixed blessing," says philosophy professor Aaron Ben-Zeév. "Boundaries are essential for human behavior."
As the age at which people finish their education, marry and have children is increasing, a new class of individual between adolescent and adult is emerging, reports the New York Times.
Just as European soccer teams have physiotherapists for the World Cup, African teams have witchdoctors who invoke supernatural assistance to put their players ahead of the competition.
"The Department of Education is a great, burbling vat of waste," says the National Review, and since it spends tens of billions of dollars annually with no measurable benefit, it should be eliminated.
The U.N. essentially acquiesced to a nuclear Middle East, says Massoud Parsi at Al Jazeera, by approving sanctions against Iran that were watered down by Russia and China to the point of being meaningless.
Social media's honeymoon is over, says James Rainey at The L.A. Times, but those bothered by privacy concerns and a distracted lifestyle are rethinking their relationship to Facebook et al rather than quiting.
Digging for the roots of the real estate crisis, Alyssa Katz finds an American culture that believed home ownership would repair broken neighborhoods by increase people's investment in them.
Chances are, you don’t know where Manning, South Carolina is. Chances are, you’ve never heard of this small southern town. I only know where it is because it was the halfway point to my grandmother’s house from my hometown. For all the hundreds of times I’ve passed the town, I’ve never been ...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been in trouble all year. Pollster's average of recent polls shows that 53% of Nevadans have an unfavorable impression of Reid compared to just 41% who have a favorable impression of him. It's awfully hard to win when more than half the electorate doesn ...
In November 2009, nine researchers from MIT’s prestigious Media Lab were among the eleven authors of a paper* that espoused the value of programming as an essential skill for all. For those who cannot program in the 21st century, they declared solemnly, “It’s as if they can ‘read’ but not ‘write ...
Up until just a few hundred years ago most people thought that the Universe was a stable, static place that had been here forever and would continue forever. Today we know that nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, we know that the Universe is a violent and continually changing place ...
"As U.S. employment patterns evolve, a diploma is no longer a guarantee of a better job and higher pay," says the L.A. Times. Vocational labor is gaining most as the economy recovers.
Prince Charles, England's royal environmentalist, believes that the Quran teaches important environmental lessons such as being one with nature and living within the environment's limits.
The Pentagon is on the lookout for 260,000 classified U.S. embassy messages that have allegedly been given to WikiLeaks by a former American intelligence analyst in Iraq.