Celebrities Are Coming Out of the Closet About Faith

Mark Zuckerberg is a believer. When the Facebook founder and CEO issued Christmas and Hanukah wishes to his followers, he got a reply asking him if he was still an atheist. To which Zuckerberg replied with a “no,” saying that after years of soul-searching, he now believes that “religion is very important.” He didn’t elaborate, … Continued

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Marrying Yourself is Now a Thing

Suppose you are scripting a “millennial” character for a satirical novel or screenplay. You’d probably give them a name like Harper Stone Evans-Jubilee, and try to come up with a job description that would embody the navel-gazing decadence of her generation. Maybe you’d come up with something like “self-wedding planner,” before quickly scrapping the idea. … Continued

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These Librarians are Heroes

At a time when the term “slacktivism” often defines social movements, and protest means ticking a box on someone’s online petition, it’s worth pausing to celebrate some good old-fashioned civil disobedience. For those of you too busy playing Candy Crush on your smartphones to notice, public libraries around the world are struggling to survive in an … Continued

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The Revenge of “Poshlost”

In a 1967 interview with Paris Review, Vladimir Nabokov was asked to elaborate on the Russian concept of “Poshlost”—a kind of smug philistinism that he had first discussed in his collected Lectures In Russian Literature. “Now if we want to pin down poshlost in contemporary writing,” Nabokov observed, “we must look for it in Freudian … Continued

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Should College Students Be Suspended for Sending Stupid Emails?

Will any college male athletic teams be available to compete by the end of 2017? Last month, Princeton became the latest in a growing list of universities to suspend one of its teams as a result of sexually explicit emails sent among team members. “The behavior that we have learned about is simply unacceptable,” the school’s … Continued

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Western Feminists Discover New Tool of the Patriarchy: Salad!

Violence against women is spiking around the world. According to the BBC, last week, Taliban militants in the northwestern Badghis province of Afghanistan shot and killed a twenty-five-year-old woman who divorced her husband and then remarried. That same week, according to multiple news reports, a thirty-year-old woman was beheaded in a remote village in the … Continued

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions to Yourself, Mark Zuckerberg

Making (and keeping) New Year’s resolutions is always a fraught affair. Every year, dozens of websites and magazines offer tips on how to keep the ones you make. Technology companies eagerly serve up a buffet of gadgets and self-trackers that promise to keep you honest about that resolution to walk more, eat less, or otherwise … Continued

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Who’s to Blame for Women’s Binge Drinking?

“Things are different today,’ I hear ev’ry mother say Cooking fresh food for a husband’s just a drag So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak And goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day.” —Mother’s … Continued

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Can We Cool It With the Pregnancy Reveal Announcements?

It has long been said that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But when you do have something nice to say, there are sometimes better and worse ways to say it. Say, for example, you have one of the nicest things of all to tell – that you’re … Continued

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Are Colleges Giving Good Career Advice?

Do U.S. colleges provide students what they need to build successful careers?  According to an article in a recent issue of The Atlantic, maybe not. Citing the results of a recent Gallup-Purdue Index study suggesting that just one in six college graduates in the U.S. found their Career Services office to be “very helpful,” the … Continued

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