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Here’s to happy life years
Why are Costa Ricans so happy and the world’s women so glum?
World’s oldest profession: Embrace it or banish it?
Should prostitution be legal and supported by society or banished for good?
Raising kids makes married people happier
Do your children make you happy? When different researchers ask parents questions like that they tend to get contradictory results. The latest issue of the Journal of Happiness Studies reports on a British study that finds having children does increase…
The euthanasia debate resurfaces
There are deeply-rooted cultural reasons why the Western world returns again and again to euthanasia as a solution to the problems of suffering and death.
47 million Americans will don costumes this Halloween - and that’s just the adults.
How many Angles
The media are all over the Roman Catholic-Anglican Church
arrangement recently announced by the Vatican, so we should be seeing a
lot of interesting reporting and analysis. But oddly, most of it is
coming from one direction.
Will chemical weapons proliferate?
The danger of security agencies, military forces and violent groups
using “incapacitatant” chemical agents to disable adversaries has grown since the Moscow theatre siege of 2002. International regulation is needed.
The ABCs of fighting for free speech
An enthusiastic blogger offers her advice for winning battles in the war to protect free speech.
Parents, the first educators
Married, biological parents are the gold standard for raising children successfully.
Cleanliness is next to…virtue
You might have heard of the odour of sanctity; today’s equivalent is
“The Smell of Virtue” -- the title of a study by some management
professors into the effects of a clean-smelling environment on
Shouting is the new spanking
Now that spanking is taboo, what are parents using as a last resort? Screaming, say people who are in the know.
Russia, Iran and the Biden speech
The Obama Administration's aggressive diplomacy in Eastern Europe could sink its hopes for a peaceful resolution of its conflict with Iran.
What next, Europe?
Will somebody please… Wake Europe up!
Death panel dudgeon
A very public disagreement between two prominent American bioethicists shows that they have only themselves to blame for attacks on their profession.
Pro-life and pro-abortion activists are splitting hairs between what it means to be a human being and a human person.
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