Your government wants to have power and control over you. There's no conspiracy.
A set of individuals that adopts the same law is defined as a community; no law is considered applicable to a person until voluntarily adopted by her.
Free to find out what technologies, systems, and processes work best without government interference, regulation, coercion, or special interest driving the way
Fanaticism over anything, anyone, from celebrities to teams to beliefs is a serious mistake…think of all the celebrity fanatics, the team fanatics, the religious fanatics, the nationalistic and political fanatics...
Familiarity may breed contempt, and it also makes it easier to ignore our nearest and dearest.
Do you have feelings that you hate?
I don't know if you can see it yet, but you are living through the unfolding of the most profound revolution in human history.
Volunteering at your local soup kitchen can give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside and help out those in need, but new research shows that acts of charity can also be highly beneficial to a person’s heath.
Refined sugar is a drug that is similar to opiates in its power to become addicted to it.
Some time ago, I posted about a documentary comparing consumerism to a collective mental illness. Consumed, directed by English film maker Richard Heap, is now available free to view online via YouTube, and it's well worth watching—
Gayla Benefield was just doing her job -- until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U.S. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned .....
"Disrupting" norms is profitable when you're a 35-year-old tech maven. When you're 16, it just makes you a delinquent.
For decades, the world’s intellectuals lamented the rise of the family television, deriding it as a mentally enfeebling “boob tube,” a will-sapping “idiot box,” the inevitable tool of a “Big Brother” surveillance state.
Why do we argue? To out-reason our opponents, prove them wrong, and, most of all, to win! ... Right? Philosopher Daniel H. Cohen shows how our most common form of argument --
These books will help quell your most powerful anxieties.
Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.
Most people don't associate people pleasing with a higher risk of physical disease, but it is true.
Yes, you could have, you little bookworm.
As a young child, Tania Luna left her home in post-Chernobyl Ukraine to take asylum in the US. And one day, on the floor of the New York homeless shelter where she and her family lived, she found a penny. She has never again felt so rich.
It’s common for Preppers to run into a misallocation of resources. Some things are flashy (Read: Guns) and will attract a lot of attention.
Look around you and you will see society is living but a shadow of what it could be right now.
A new study analyzes risk of car accidents, shootings, and other injuries.
Alain Badiou is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary French philosophy. In his short book Ethics he attempts to show that the principles of modern liberal democracy reinforces an ideology of the status quo because....
This is an introduction to collections, charge off, repossession, and the current debt cycle that many good people are finding themselves in. It will be a generalization of the rules and laws as they differ from state to state.
Many of the layers and subtleties in Orwell’s 1984, though fixed for the sake of fiction, so perfectly reflect the non-fictional world – the impulses of totalitarian institutions and the spirit of individuals – that it has become a near timeless.....
More and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered their own. Writer Pico Iyer -- who himself has three or four “origins” -- meditates on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still.
Science can explain a lot of things that I've always wondered about. In this case, it explains what I've known for a long time but been unable to quite understand: Why do some folks who have a lot more money than others seem to be less nice and more
As most Americans become fed up with elected officials, economic conditions, scandals, taxes and lack of good paying jobs, finding ways to save money and stay off the grid have become basic ways of survival for most of us. Below is a list of 10....
I don’t know about you, but I have always been confused about that notion of a calling—you know, our society’s continued preoccupation with occupation.
For some reason, says educator Al Vernacchio, the metaphors for talking about sex in the US all come from baseball -- scoring, getting to first base, etc. The problem is, this frames sex as a competition, with a winner and a loser.