Category: The Social Issues

Lila Rose, The Activist Who Puts Journalists to Shame

Lila Rose, The Activist Who Puts Journalists to Shame

| February 21, 2011 | 1 Reply

If you have not yet heard the name Lila Rose, you should read Kathryn Jean Lopez’ article about her at National Review Online. She has become a formidable presence among pro-life activists and, more importantly, she has taught some of the old dogs of journalism a few new tricks. Several months ago, she set out […]

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Want to Live a Long and Happy Life? Take A Look at Your Grandparents’ Traditional Family Life

Want to Live a Long and Happy Life? Take A Look at Your Grandparents’ Traditional Family Life

| January 28, 2011 | Reply

Chalk two up for traditional family life! Marriage cheers you up, improves your diet and helps you live longer, researchers say. It brings better mental and physical health, reducing the chance of premature death by 15 per cent, according to major studies in seven European countries. And the longer a marriage lasts the more the […]

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Want to Live a Long and Happy Life? Take A Look at Your Grandparents' Traditional Family Life

Want to Live a Long and Happy Life? Take A Look at Your Grandparents' Traditional Family Life

| January 28, 2011 | Reply

Chalk two up for traditional family life! Marriage cheers you up, improves your diet and helps you live longer, researchers say. It brings better mental and physical health, reducing the chance of premature death by 15 per cent, according to major studies in seven European countries. And the longer a marriage lasts the more the […]

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Breaking: Academic Writes a Book on Social Media that Doesn’t Reflect the Real World

Breaking: Academic Writes a Book on Social Media that Doesn’t Reflect the Real World

| January 23, 2011 | 3 Replies

I suppose we’re overdue for another pronouncement from an “expert” about how the Internet will kill us all. The way in which people frantically communicate online via Twitter, Facebook and instant messaging can be seen as a form of modern madness, according to a leading American sociologist. “A behaviour that has become typical may still […]

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Breaking: Academic Writes a Book on Social Media that Doesn't Reflect the Real World

Breaking: Academic Writes a Book on Social Media that Doesn't Reflect the Real World

| January 23, 2011 | 3 Replies

I suppose we’re overdue for another pronouncement from an “expert” about how the Internet will kill us all. The way in which people frantically communicate online via Twitter, Facebook and instant messaging can be seen as a form of modern madness, according to a leading American sociologist. “A behaviour that has become typical may still […]

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Breaking: Scientists Reveal Yet Another Fact We All Knew

Breaking: Scientists Reveal Yet Another Fact We All Knew

| January 14, 2011 | 1 Reply

Glenn Reynolds tossed up a link to this story on marital happiness and, strangely enough, didn’t go for the obvious punchline. Ladies: Are you nervously watching your weight to stay attractive for your husband or boyfriend? Well, put down those salad forks. It turns out you don’t have to starve yourself — unless he’s doing […]

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When Reality Meets "Family Guy"

When Reality Meets "Family Guy"

| January 4, 2011 | 4 Replies

I suppose it was only a matter of time before our own laziness brought down a heretofore timeless classic. What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books’ upcoming edition of Mark Twain’s seminal novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will remove all instances of the “n” word—I’ll give you a hint, it’s notnonesuch—present in the […]

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When Reality Meets “Family Guy”

When Reality Meets “Family Guy”

| January 4, 2011 | 4 Replies

I suppose it was only a matter of time before our own laziness brought down a heretofore timeless classic. What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books’ upcoming edition of Mark Twain’s seminal novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will remove all instances of the “n” word—I’ll give you a hint, it’s notnonesuch—present in the […]

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Study: Women Marry for Money, Aren't Terribly Interested in What the Left Says they Are.

Study: Women Marry for Money, Aren't Terribly Interested in What the Left Says they Are.

| January 4, 2011 | 3 Replies

I expect there will be some push back against this study. Woman still want to ‘marry up’ and naturally choose husbands who earn more than themselves, a report suggests. The idea of most women wanting to be financially independent is a myth, according to Catherine Hakim of the London School of Economics. [...] In her […]

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Study: Women Marry for Money, Aren’t Terribly Interested in What the Left Says they Are.

Study: Women Marry for Money, Aren’t Terribly Interested in What the Left Says they Are.

| January 4, 2011 | 4 Replies

I expect there will be some push back against this study. Woman still want to ‘marry up’ and naturally choose husbands who earn more than themselves, a report suggests. The idea of most women wanting to be financially independent is a myth, according to Catherine Hakim of the London School of Economics. [...] In her […]

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