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Unhinged: an academic promotes adultery
Carolyn Moynihan | 21 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adultery, marriage, sociology
A British academic takes a hatchet to marriage by singing the praises of adultery.

Locked in to euthanasia
Michael Cook | 21 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: euthanasia, locked-in syndrome
Believe it or not, it is possible for people to find happiness in the strangest places -- even quadriplegia.

The Future of Living
Marcus Roberts | 21 August 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: food production, population growth, science
Some extraordinary ideas are being explored to house the population of the future.

Do sports build character?
Justin Dyer | 20 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: character, sports, virtue
Sport can be a school of moral virtue, or it can be a school of vice.

A timeless message to teens: mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook…
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: character education, social media, teenagers
Some messages take a long time to catch on -- or perhaps they are things that need to be said at regular intervals, forever. Answers, for example, to the complaint, “I’m bored.”

Do we admire integrity or the medal?
Katie Hinderer | 20 August 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: cheating, Olympics, sports, sportsmanship
Cameron van der Burgh, who took the gold medal in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke event, breaking a record in the process? What makes his story even more interesting… he admitted to cheating in order to secure his position at the…

Young Sherlock Holmes Series
Tim Golden | 19 August 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, mystery
Alex Rider in a deerstalker, anyone?

Euthanasia denied to two paralyzed British men
Michael Cook | 18 August 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
Two severely paralyzed British men have lost a High Court case to allow doctors to end their lives without fear of prosecution.

Recession pushes United States birth rate to 25 year low
Shannon Roberts | 18 August 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: birth rates, Recession, United States
The United States had been one of the few developed countries to maintain fertility rates at close to replacement level. However, the average number of births per woman there is projected to fall to 1.87 this year and 1.86 next…

Prosecute police, says Dignitas. They stopped our suicide
Michael Cook | 17 August 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Dignitas, Switzerland
The Swiss group Dignitas has filed a complaint against the Zurich prosecutor’s office for interrupting an assisted suicide. On August 2, a 67-year-old woman suffering from a genetic disease who weighed only 35 kilos attempted to kill herself at a…

An app for keeping an eye on your teen driver?
Carolyn Moynihan | 17 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: mobile phones, parenting, teenagers
A mobile phone device being developed allows parents to to monitor the cell phone use of their teens while driving. What do you think, parents?

Be fruitful and multiply and have 1.7 kids ... and a dog?
Allan Carlson | 17 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, Evangelical Christians, Protestantism
Luther regarded contraception as among the most wicked of sins. So why had nearly all Protestant denominations embraced the practice by the 1970s?

Media ignore Family Research Council shooting
Sheila Liaugminas | 17 August 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Family Research Council, gay marriage, hate crime, social activism
That’s another ‘dog bites man’ headline. But had the circumstances been the opposite, a shooter armed and angry opening fire in the DC headquarters of a social policy advocacy group would have been all over the news cycles with endless…

The mixed legacy of Helen Gurley Brown
Carolyn Moynihan | 17 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, media criticism, sexual revolution
The Cosmopolitan editor’s sexual agenda has been a spectacular failure for women. What a shame it obscured some rather good advice.

New hate-figure for the homosexual lobby - Robert Oscar Lopez
Frances Kelly | 17 August 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexual lobby, Robert Oscar Lopez
Lopez recently defended Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus’s study, which “found that children of gay or bisexual parents had greater difficulties than children of intact biological families with a mother and father.

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