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Do children have to be so expensive?
Shannon Roberts | 19 December 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Christmas, demography, fertility rate, parenting
Over-indulgence will likely have negative psychological effects.

You’re not alone in having fake friends. Science researchers do too
Denyse O'Leary | 19 December 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Internet use, research, science journals
In some cases, it is not accidental.

Papal peacemakers
Andrew Liaugminas and Sheila Liaugminas | 18 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: diplomacy, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.

The reason for the season
James Schall SJ | 18 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Christmas
Christmas Day 2000 years ago really did change the world for ever.

The Good Reading Guide’s Favourite Books of 2014
Clare Cannon | 18 December 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: best of
The top 22 of over 500 books we reviewed this year.

Remembering the dark story of Peru’s population control campaign
Michael Cook | 17 December 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Alberto Fujimori, Peru, population control
About 300,000 women and 22,000 men were forcibly or deceitfully sterilised in the 1990s.

Rest home residents making a difference
Shannon Roberts | 17 December 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: aging population, elderly care, New Zealand, workforce
So much talent to share.

Inside the Russian bear
George Friedman | 17 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign affairs, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine, United States
The strength of the Russian people is that they can endure suffering that would break other nations.

Sydney siege shows the rise of a new extremism
Ali Mamouri | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Islam, Islamic extremism, Islamic State
Muslims must not be blamed for the atrocities of a group of criminals and psychopaths.

Free Asia Bibi
Sheila Liaugminas | 16 December 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: ACLJ, Asia Bibi, Christian persecution, Hudson Institute, international religious liberty, Meriam Ibrahim, Nina Shea, Pastor Abedini, Pastor Nadarkhani, religious minorities, social media campaign
And countless others she personifies.

The fantasy world of informed consent to violations of privacy
Fred H. Cate | 16 December 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet, privacy
Reading the privacy policies of just the most popular websites would take up more than 30 full working days.

How have Syrian rebels become so radical?
Nader Hashemi | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Middle East, radical Islam, Syria
An expert on Syria says that young people are attracted by a simplistic and delusional ideology.

Relationships in America: the good news
Mark Regnerus | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage culture, religion, same-sex marriage
A large new study yields some encouraging results.

Celibacy does not create sex offenders
Anthony Fisher | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, celibacy, sexual abuse
Some clergy have abused children, but indicting celibacy is a mistake.

Love and the labouring classes
Carolyn Moynihan | 15 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage gap, men, working class
A new book from a leading family scholar analyses the marriage gap.

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