After 140 years, Tom Sawyer is still a beloved character
No one captures the heart of a young boy like Mark Twain.
Thailand’s ageing population
At the same time, it's working age population is declining.
That nagging feeling that a woman somewhere doesn’t know abortion is good for her.
Can we learn from Thucydides’ writings on the Trump of…
Cleon, remarkable for the violence of his character, set the pattern for future demagogues.
Why Penelope waited for Odysseus
Ancient pagans knew a thing or two about ethical sex, says the author of a new book.
Goodbye to the loudest drunk in NPR’s online bar
Once seen as a way to democratize the media, commenting sections have become playgrounds for trolls
Rio’s most successful countries by size
The real medal table is medals per capita.
What’s wrong with social science today?
Did it all begin with Margaret Mead's giddy portrait of guilt-free promiscuity in the 1920s?
America’s most famous magazine uses its pulpit to bully
Melania Trump deserves more respect from Manhattan literati
Is the Hebrew Bible elastic enough to make God transgender?
A rabbi says yes, but that is not what the texts of Scripture show
The incalculable cost of assisted suicide laws
The process comes with a price-tag, but the social costs cannot be estimated.
Tackling childhood obesity, one child at a time
A new book helps parents deal with the psychological aspects of overeating.
The most important parenting advice
... Can be found on a nifty new website called raisedtolove.com
No end to Aleppo’s brutal stalemate
Fighting and airstrikes may be increasing but the suffering Syria’s largest city is far from over
$104 million lawsuit against Christian activist threatens to chill free…
The word “expensive” is the most powerful weapon in bullies' war chest
Let’s have a SCIENCE-based debate about LGBT issues
A landmark report from the US questions cliched views of homosexuality and transgenderism
Will women ever be able to compete against men in…
Optimistic predictions have failed to materialise.
Beauty is only skin deep
Character trumps looks in this charming fairy tale.
Focus on Finland
Births are at their lowest number in history.
Reader survey: 65% would vote for Trump; 6% for Gary…
Only 20% supported Trump during the nomination process
Do your children know how much you think of each other?
Parental unity shows children how to love.
The historic Christian teaching against contraception: a defense
Acceptance of contraception undercuts Christian sexual ethics.
The UN admits it played a role in introducing cholera…
Here is how the victims should be compensated.
Africa’s potential demographic dividend
It's not just about the number of young people.
Burkini bans: the extremism of not appearing naked
If the Muslim swimsuit is extreme, what is today’s bikini?