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A few weeks ago, when I published an article on vegetarianism as a political tool, I received emails and comments from people in India contesting the opening graphs, which were […]
Last week, as you’ve no doubt heard, Dan Savage gave a speech to a national convention of high school journalists in which he criticized Christians’ use of the Bible to […]
Perhaps the best quote on the horse race coverage goes to USC professor Marty Kaplan writing at the Huffington Post: I wonder whether this humiliating turnabout, played out in real […]
The Flynn effect shows people have gotten smarter, but some research claims those IQ gains are regressing. Can both be right?
The Knights Templar were not only skilled fighters, but also clever bankers who played a crucial role in the development of Europe’s financial systems.
“Block. It puts some writers down for months. It puts some writers down for life.”
We are tearing ourselves apart over gender issues, with the result that the problems of boys and men are left untreated.
The "End of Days" defines how we see time.
More than 20% Americans live in a state with access to a medically assisted death.
Some ozone experts seriously doubt the findings.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
Two types of leaves for two different drastic weather conditions.
An emerging field studies parasites that take over the nervous system of a host.
Catholic sisters outnumber priests and religious on every continent.
Far from being inappropriate, many of the most controversial acceptance speeches highlighted important issues in the film industry.
Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology.
When Saint Ambrose of Milan was venerated, his life became public property, its meaning expanding with the unique interpretations of each new generation.
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
Going door-to-door on All Hallows Eve to beg for 'soul cakes'?
Searching for happiness in the midst of personal or societal crises are nothing new.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Surprising as it may seem, we are all very good at denial. Negation, however, is a different phenomena.
This map of Europe's 20 most populous islands holds a few surprises and unlocks a truckload of trivia.
Scrap getting fitter or eating better and focus more on the people in your life.
Christmas was banned in 1647 and rebellions broke out across the country.
Grandfathers, take heart. You'll survive the paradox that's been gunning for you since the 1930s.
People remember when governments lie to them and it lowers their satisfaction in government officials.
Now an insult, 'cretin' was the medical term for a debilitating disease endemic in the Alps until the early 20th century.
Does voting serve the collective good, or should we just not bother?