Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.

Ms. Riley's writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She appears regularly on FoxNews and FoxBusiness. She has also appeared on Q&A with Brian Lamb as well as the Today Show.

Why Dolls that Read Emotions are as Creepy as They Sound

When I told my ten-year-old daughter that there is a new doll out that can read your emotions, she wanted to know how. When I told her that it can understand facial expressions, she wanted to know whether the doll would know she was sad if she was smiling. “No, the doll can’t read your … Continued


The Dad Who Wants an Age Limit for Cellphones Might Be on to Something

We have age requirements to purchase alcohol, cigarettes and even Sudafed. So perhaps it was inevitable someone would suggest that you should need to be a certain age before you can purchase what has become the real scourge of youth—the cell phone. Tim Farnum, an anesthesiologist in Colorado, is trying get enough signatures for a … Continued


How ‘The Bachelor’ Scandal is Like College Hookup Culture

It looks like there’s trouble in paradise. According to a recent report, one of the contestants on Bachelor in Paradise (which includes former cast members from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette), claims that a sexual encounter she had while taping the show was not consensual. After spending much of the day drinking, Corinne Olympios says … Continued


What Google Knows About Your Fantasy Life

When are subconscious urges just fantasies and when do they reveal something significant about our interior lives? This is the question lurking just beneath the surface of some recent studies on the way people search the Internet. In a new book, Everybody Lies, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former data scientist at Google, uses data on Internet … Continued


The High Costs of Free Love

When the subject of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandals comes up, it is not uncommon to hear people speak of the ways that sexual repression by the church contributed to this situation. If only priests had been allowed to marry or find another outlet for their “energies,” things would have been different. Perhaps, but … Continued