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Burying Your Dead Without Religion

The proportion of Americans who don't identify with a specific faith is growing. What does this mean for the future of funeral rites?<p>If you're interested, there's a tattoo parlor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii where an artist named Dodge may be able to give you a tattoo that incorporates a dead …

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression.<p>The former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz stirred up quite a storm earlier this month with his <i>New Republic</i> essay “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League”—a damning critique of the …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

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How to Clean and How to Power Clean | Know Your Lifts Weightlifting Guide | The Art of Manliness

“Know Your Lifts” is an illustrated guide series that shows how to perform basic weightlifting exercises. Check out our previous guides on the …

Doing church without God

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1024000/1024510_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524654887_9bf7d5a3b97154f8f218a06c94fd494a<p><b>St John the Evangelist in Leeds can rarely have hosted such an ungodly meeting.</b><p>The Sunday Assembly - dedicated to providing "the best of church but …

Best Winston Churchill Quotes | The Art of Manliness

As a writer, an historian, an officer in the British army, an artist, a consummate statesman, and a man who understood the pleasures of a fine cigar …

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

Star Wars lightsabers finally invented

Scientists in America have 'accidentally' found a way forward to the creation of real-life weapons as used by Jedi Knights<p>• Star Wars pet clothing range has puppies feeling the force • How to make your own Jedi lightsaber<p>Wannabe Jedi Knights rejoice, for scientists have discovered that the famous …

Why Grand Theft Auto V makes us feel good about playing bad

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The release of Grand Theft Auto V has shown that people will collectively pay more than $1 billion dollars to play the villain. That doesn’t mean we all want …

Archaeologists may have found town named in Bible

Sometimes, archaeologists discover a sweater; other times, they uncover entire towns. The latter turns out to be the case in Israel, where a town has been found — and it could be one mentioned in a well-known Bible story. LiveScience reports that it was found along the northwest side of the Sea of …

ADHD, or Childhood Narcissism?

Ten times as many children are diagnosed with ADHD today as were in the 1970s. What if their behavior—consistently distracted, hyperactive, impulsive—really indicates something else?<p>In a typical American classroom, there are nearly as many diagnosable cases of ADHD as there are of the common cold. …

The Social and Legal Arguments for Allowing Women to Go Topless in Public

Advocates of female toplessness say current laws enforce damaging views of women's bodies.<p>In early August, 33-year-old Phoenix Feeley began a 16-day jail sentence in New Jersey for refusing to pay fines from 2008 when she was arrested for sunbathing topless at a Spring Lake beach. She spent nine …

Almost a quarter of men 'admit to rape in parts of Asia'

<b>Almost a quarter of men surveyed in a UN report looking at violence against women in parts of Asia have admitted to committing at least one rape.</b><p>Rape was particularly common within relationships. However, one in 10 men admitted raping a woman who was not their partner.<p>Ten thousand men from six …

Study: Generosity Is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers<p><b>Problem:</b> It’s a problem, or a dilemma, as old as time. Let’s rehash, quickly. Your classic prisoner’s dilemma involves two prisoners being interrogated separately. If both deny committing the crime, they serve a short prison …

How Roommates Replaced Spouses in the 20th Century

In the last 50 years, friends and Craigslist strangers have essentially overtaken spouses as the de facto first living-partners for 20-somethings<p>When I graduated from college, I moved in with roommates. So did almost all of my college friends. And almost all of their college friends.<p>Fifty years …

I Will Not Check My Son's Grades Online Five Times a Day

More and more schools are adopting student information software, allowing millions of parents to monitor their kids' attendance and academic progress. But should they?<p>Last week I received a letter from my son's high school that started like this:<p>Dear Parent/Guardian,PowerSchool, our student …

My Son Wears Dresses; Get Over It

A lot of marriages don’t survive raising a gender-creative son who is, statistically speaking, most likely going to be gay or transgender as an adult. I wish I could to talk to those men. I wish I could be there for their kids.<p>I've been a police officer for more than 15 years. I've been a detective …

10 Things Christians Should Say More Often

I had a series a while back about the Christian Cliches that we should drop from our lexicon, and since then I've had people ask what they should be saying instead. So here's a list of handy phrases to help bring followers of Jesus into a post-Christendom, 21st-century world.<p><b>"I'm Sorry."</b> - There's …

Nissan says it will bring multiple self-driving cars to market by 2020

Move over Google: automaker Nissan says it's aiming to have multiple self-driving cars on the market by 2020. The company made the ambitious announcement on Tuesday in a presentation to reporters, where it also revealed that it's not collaborating with Mountain View on the effort. Instead, Nissan …

School district hires company to follow kids' Facebook, Twitter

The Glendale Unified School District in Southern California outsources keeping tabs on troublemakers as well as identifying kids in trouble. At least these are its justifications.<p>Safety has rather become the mantra of authorities over the last few years.<p>Government exists, so we're told, to keep the …

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Study Finds Only 28 Percent of Millionaires Think They're Rich

If you had investments worth a million dollars, would you consider yourself rich? How about $5 million? Well, hold on to your wallet because a new …

The Humiliation of Homelessness and Poverty

I shared this video last week on Facebook and Twitter, but I don’t think enough people have seen it. I hope it makes you think, because it definitely …

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China: Back to the Future

What the poet Lu Xun -- and other voices of China's past -- can tell us about the country's present challenges.<p>(Jason Lee/Reuters)<p>I just arrived back in Beijing after a month-long trip across the U.S. My trip started with discussions with mutual and hedge fund managers, corporate executives and …