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Study: Liberal states - Conn., NY, Calif - have most psychopaths

A Southern Methodist University study by Ryan Murphy found Connecticut to be the most psychopathic state, followed by California, New Jersey, and New …

New Jersey

We’re all getting dumber, says science

Researchers at Norway’s Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research now have scientific proof of something we’ve long suspsected—we’re all getting dumber.<p>In their paper, “Flynn effect and its reversal are both environmentally caused,” which was published in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of</i> …

National Academy of Sciences

Leave those kids alone: 'helicopter parenting' linked to behavioural problems

Children whose parents are over-controlling “helicopter parents” when they are toddlers, are less able to control their emotions and impulses as they get older apparently leading to more problems with school, new research suggests.<p>The study looked at to what degree mothers of toddlers dominated …

Psychology

There Is No Justification for What Mark Zuckerberg Did to WhatsApp

The Wall Street Journal published a bombshell story on Tuesday about what reporters Kirsten Grind and Deepa Seetharaman call “the messy, expensive …

Privacy

When the Content Police Came for the Babylon Bee

I was a very curious kid, always asking questions, always looking for answers. Throughout my childhood, as far back as my memory goes, I had a …

In Masterpiece Cakeshop, Justice Kennedy Strikes a Blow for the Dignity of the Faithful

Tolerance, it appears, is not a one-way street.<p>Since the rise of the gay-marriage movement, it has become fashionable to decry dissenters as haters …

Moral Combat: How the Sexual Revolution Infiltrated the Church

At a moment when sexual harassment scandals have given both the church and society reason to re-examine their assumptions about sexual misconduct, R. …

The Reporter Who Took Down a Unicorn

In late September of 2015, Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of the once-high-flying but now disgraced Silicon Valley health-care company Theranos, was in …

Make These Sous-Vide Ribs Without a Grill or Smoker

As someone who lives in a tiny studio apartment, I don’t get to do a lot of grilling, smoking, or any other outdoor cooking. This makes me very sad, …

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

Amish Mennonites

The Closing of the Scientific Mind

A<p>T <br>he huge cultural authority science has acquired over the past century imposes large duties on every scientist. Scientists have acquired the power …

Russian Artist Uses Ancient Technique To Turn Walls Into Art, And The Result Is Gorgeous

Bas-Relief is a technique as old as humankind’s very first artistic endeavors, a way of sculpting figures that are slightly raised from a flat …

Chelsea Flower Show 2018: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Designer Sarah Price’s Mediterranean Garden

Designer Sarah Price makes gardens that garden editors adore. She is an artist who sculpts with aggregate and tough plants and she never looks …

These are the coolest back yards in New York City

Outdoor space is a luxury. And, if you’re lucky enough to have it, you may only have enough room for a few potted plants and maybe a bench.<p>But some …

25 Plants & Herbs You Can Propagate from Cuttings

Growing new plants from cuttings is a great way to increase your stock in a relatively short time. Rooted cuttings are often sturdier than seedlings, …

Everything Stephen King Thinks You Need To Know About Writing

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our generation. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and if nobody has told you yet, …

Harvey Weinstein Will Be Charged With Rape in New York, Officials Say

<b>Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday morning. Read more here.</b><p>Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul, is expected to surrender to the police in Manhattan on Friday on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him, law enforcement officials said.<p>The charges follow …

Corruption

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Amazon Echo

Only a quarter of Brits think the church is good for community

Only a quarter of Brits think the church is 'good for the community', major new research on public attitudes towards the church has revealed.

Latimer and Ridley Are Forgotten | Peter Hitchens

Hidden in the northern suburbs of Oxford are the last traces of a path first trodden by multitudes of country folk hurrying to see the burning of the …

How a Special Diet Kept the Knights Templar Fighting Fit

Silent meals, a buddy system, and wine “in moderation.”<p>Graybeards were thin on the ground in the 13th century. For even wealthy landholding males, …

Ancient History

Met Gala 2018: Everything You Need To Know

The Costume Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest event on the fashion fundraising calendar. Founded by publicist …

The Ridiculous Saga Of Lance Armstrong, The Cheater Who Became An Enemy Of The State

It was more than five years ago when Lance Armstrong went on <i>Oprah</i>, looked her in the eye, and admitted to the world that his iconic comeback story …

Your Mercy Is Like Worthless Bits of Paper: Dumb Words Churches Sing

April 18, 2018 by Jonathan Aigner<p>If there’s one thing commercial Christian “worship” music does well, it’s mixing metaphor. There’s one “artist” who …

A Common Story Is Achieved - The Wine-Dark Sea

By onApril 20, 2018 in books<p>The Borrowed House, Hilda van Stockum’s juvenile novel about World War II, opens with a German girl collecting eggs in a …

The Quandary of the Evangelical Man

April 17, 2018 by Dean<p>For a long time, the most desired quality in an Evangelical youth pastor was that he be crazy. Not the …

46 White Room Ideas That Are Anything But Dull

Who says neutral walls can't be bold?<p>Just because your rooms aren't a riot of color doesn't mean they have to be boring. These well-appointed spaces prove neutral walls can be bold too. Get our best ideas for decorating anything-but-basic white walls.

The Battle of Woke Island

Toward the end of <i>Vanity Fair</i>‘s story on the "woke civil war" at the <i>New York Times</i> came this revealing detail: To assuage employees concerned that the …

Monet & Architecture review – glorious pleas for humanity show Monet in a new light

In 1918, an artist who was in his late 70s gave the French state a spectacular gift. Claude Monet, who happened to be an old friend of the prime minister, Georges Clemenceau, offered a series of dizzying paintings of his waterlily pond as a national symbol of peace, to mark the end of a murderous …

Art