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The Wisdom Pyramid

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …


Easy Low Carb Chicken Soup – Whole 30

Cold and flu season is upon us, and there’s nothing more comforting or healing than a steaming bowl of delicious chicken soup when you are sick! 🍲 …

Chicken Soup

Resist the Internet

So far, in my ongoing series of columns making the case for implausible ideas, I’ve fixed race relations and solved the problem of a workless working class. So now it’s time to turn to the real threat to the human future: the one in your pocket or on your desk, the one you might be reading this …

Internet of Things

Road Trip: The Ozarks, Arkansas

Deciduous forests create a kaleidoscopic palette of crimsons, saffrons, and ochres.<p>Plan your drive around this celebrated corner of Arkansas for October, and you'll find yourself immersed in fall colors. Enveloping the twisting roads that interlace the northern part of Arkansas are deciduous …

National Parks

Arrival: A Response To Bad Movies


Ideas for painting wood floors

The Old House Web<p><b>By Anna Kasabian</b><p><i>-- Photo: Bill Chapman</i><p><b>Painting a geometric pattern floor.</b> Read about this family's adventure with floor …


In Arkansas, schools are supposed to teach in English. Here’s how one district gets around it.

“This one just got here in March. She wasn’t enrolled,” says Carlnis Jerry, lifting an eyebrow and nodding her head toward a third-grader who is speaking in Marshallese.<p>It’s a Wednesday, and Viona Koniske is sitting with her classmate during a “lunch bunch” gathering in a converted supply closet at …

In plain words

IN CASE anyone was in much doubt, a new working paper by Matthew Gentzkow of Stanford University, Jesse Shapiro of Brown University and Matt Taddy of …

But What About the Supreme Court?

A recent essay of mine at <i>Public Discourse</i>, on choosing not to vote for either Trump or Clinton, “went viral” as much as anything of mine ever has, …

Republican Party

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

Kasich: ‘Under No Circumstances’ Will I Be Vice President

Ohio Gov. John Kasich dismissed the possibility of becoming Sen. Ted Cruz's or Donald Trump's Vice President if one of them becomes the Republican nominee, in an interview on "Meet the Press" set to air on Sunday.<p>"Under no circumstances. Are you people kidding me," Kasich said. "I'm running for …


10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

TED Talks

All the Right Spaces for a Cozy 1914 House

An enlarged floor plan that makes the most of nooks and crannies turns a modest house into a happy home for three


7 Surprising Built-In Bookcase Designs

Embrace the not-your-basic bookcase with these inspirational photos and how-tos


This Tiny House Will Change the Way You Vacation

Who needs the extra space when you can enjoy one of America's best beach destinations?<p>Located in Sag Harbor, New York, the home packs in a lot of style (along with two bedrooms and one bath) in 600 square feet.

Miranda Lambert's New Bachelorette Pad Is a Slice of Country Heaven

Take a look around the country singer's new 400-acre Tennessee estate.<p>Miranda Lambert said she wanted to live "a life full of everything" following her divorce from Blake Shelton, and things are coming together nicely for the 32-year-old.<p>In the past six months she's performed an unreleased single …

The Undoing of Reconstruction

The historian who gave his name to the Dunning School, a group of scholars who decried Reconstruction, explained his objections to the United States government’s effort to establish racial equality in the post-war South.<p>In July of 1870, when the law declaring Georgia entitled to representation in …


Hotbeds of genius and innovation depend on these key ingredients


Humanizing the Humanities

John Rassias and the art of teaching<p>Early in my undergraduate years at Dartmouth College, I signed up for a French theater course. I remember waiting in the auditorium with the rest of the class, a large one by the standards of our small liberal-arts school. It was a few minutes past the scheduled …

Philosophy Of Education

The moral bias behind your search results | Andreas Ekström


James Taylor Has Updated "Fire And Rain"

28 Christmas Cocktails for a Jolly Good Time

Raise your glass with these festive ideas.<p>It isn't a party without one of these tried-and-true cocktail recipes, featuring classic holiday flavors like cranberry, candy canes and even apple pie!

The True Costs of Driving

Car owners don’t come close to covering the price of maintaining the roads they use.<p>A report published earlier this year confirms, in tremendous detail, a very basic fact of transportation that’s widely disbelieved: Drivers don’t come close to paying for the costs of the roads they use. Published …


Post-apartheid, inequality still rules in South Africa

In June 1976, tens of thousands of black students took to the streets of Soweto in South Africa to protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as …

The Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Movement

Music and Resistance in South Africa<p>“A song is something that we communicate to those people who otherwise would not understand where we are coming …

Nelson Mandela

Why we need poetry to slow us down


Bring on the Learning Revolution! | Ken Robinson | TED Talks

TED Talks