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Finding a Perfect Mate Starts With Self
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Finding a Perfect Mate Starts With Self

The online world is negatively affecting the American dating scene. If you didn’t suspect that already, an experience recorded by Villanova professor Anna Bonta Moreland over at First Things will make that clear.

Moreland explains how she gave her students

Homeschooling Just Crossed the Tipping Point
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Homeschooling Just Crossed the Tipping Point

In the months before COVID hit, a number of my friends began a new phase of motherhood by starting careers as homeschool teachers. They expressed normal trepidation, concerned they would fail, and by extension, their children would.

Then the pandemic

When Men Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress
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When Men Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress

Judging by the ads that show up on my computer, I am a prime target for women’s clothing stores. Advertisers clearly know they can catch my eye with feminine dresses and skirts.
 
But such feminine dresses quickly become unappealing when

Drinking the Kool-Aid From the Cult of Science
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Drinking the Kool-Aid From the Cult of Science

Traditional church buildings are emptying at an accelerated rate in recent years, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted. Yet that same pandemic has seemingly caused an explosion of worshippers at the church of science. Science is the new religion, a

The Next Great Scandal: Photoshopped Modesty
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The Next Great Scandal: Photoshopped Modesty

There’s a new censorship scandal afoot: it involves school yearbook pictures, a little too much skin, and some lousy Photoshop skills.

Blond, smiling ninth-grader Riley O’Keefe was one of the “victims” of some aggressive photoshopping of her yearbook pictures by

Time to Plan Mask-Burning Parties
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Time to Plan Mask-Burning Parties

As COVID restrictions begin to fall there seems to be a new problem emerging, namely, Americans’ inability to ditch the masks.

Masks, it seems, have become a type of “security blanket” for many, reporter Karin Brulliard claims in a recent 

Study: A Manly Father Is Good for Children
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Study: A Manly Father Is Good for Children

In an age where feminism seems to rule, there’s a lot of pressure for fathers to start acting softer and more feminine in dealing with their children. Not a trace of that “toxic masculinity” should come through!

Perhaps that is

Teaching History Without Identity Politics
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Teaching History Without Identity Politics

“Our children need to learn more history and civics!” is a regular rallying cry for those who want to see America returned to its moral and common sense roots.

That a greater emphasis on history and civics is needed is

Meghan Believed the Disney Princess Myth
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Meghan Believed the Disney Princess Myth

Oprah Winfrey’s much anticipated interview with Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has now hit the airwaves, causing a stir on both sides of the pond.

On the surface, the big takeaways from the interview revolve around

Manufacturing More Mom Guilt
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Manufacturing More Mom Guilt

A little over a year ago I got a note from a reader who told me she was leaving her present job for a better one. She was climbing the ladder of success and… heading home.

That’s right, her new

Finding Freedom From Fear In Anxious Times
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Finding Freedom From Fear In Anxious Times

Fear. Nervousness. Anxiety.

If you are lucky enough to avoid these feelings dominating your person right now and turning a few more hairs gray, then you can likely still smell them in the air and see them in the actions

Chores Build Self-Confidence and Crush Self-Esteem
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Chores Build Self-Confidence and Crush Self-Esteem

With mass homeschooling becoming the new norm starting early last year, one might easily assume that parents have by now adjusted to their new roles as teachers and work-from-home employees, in addition to their parenting responsibilities. That may be true

Preparing Your Kids for the ‘Re-education Camps’
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Preparing Your Kids for the ‘Re-education Camps’

The little kids walking through the airport or the state fair wearing leashes disguised as monkey backpacks signal every parent’s worst nightmare: losing their child.

That nightmare increases ten-fold when the loss is inflicted upon parents via so-called authority figures

Bringing Joy to a Weary World
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Bringing Joy to a Weary World

I caught a glimpse of a friend’s Christmas decorations the other day while looking at social media. Positioned over the fireplace was the phrase, “The Weary World Rejoices.”

That reference to a weary world, taken from the famous Christmas carol,

Finding Cheer in a COVID Christmas
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Finding Cheer in a COVID Christmas

When the Civil War interrupts the Christmas plans of the March sisters in Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women, the four lament their reduced prospects for a happy holiday. “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” Jo says.

Many

Three Signs of a Tyrant
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Three Signs of a Tyrant

With widened eyes, pursed lips, and a quick intake of breath the woman muttered in whispered tones through clenched teeth, “He is such a TYRANT!”

Many of us have likely seen similar displays in recent weeks… or have performed them