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STEM vs. the Humanities?

We have a way of talking about STEM fields as the opposite of the humanities–but it’s hard to have one without the other.  Debbie Sterling of Goldieblox believes that combining …

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Replay: The Kids Are Alright

Have more children, don’t stress out about parenting, and spend less time on activities that you and your children don’t enjoy. This is the advice of Bryan Caplan (George Mason …

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The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents

National interest in the spiritual practices and beliefs of our presidents is as strong as ever.  In his new book, The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents, David Holmes (College of …

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Democracy Online

When online professionals gather for the annual edUi web conference in September, Waldo Jaquith will be among them. He’s a pioneer in using the web to foster more open and …

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Replay: Real Men

Sports Illustrated recently published an astounding statistic: one out of every 14 players in top college footballs programs has a criminal record. Many of these crimes involved violence toward women. …

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The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents

National interest in the spiritual practices and beliefs of our presidents is as strong as ever.  In his new book, The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents, David Holmes (College of …

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Replay: Tongue-Tied America

The fear of public speaking can be debilitating.  For some, it’s the stuff of nightmares.  And so rather than stumble through a speech, many people avoid doing it altogether. But …

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Ups and Downs of Dynamic Ticketing

In 2010, baseball’s San Francisco Giants became the first professional sports team to use dynamic ticket pricing for games. It was the same year they won the World Series. Stephen …

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Replay: Tours for the Chills, Tours of the Hills

Halloween is just around the corner.  Haunted houses, graveyards, and ghost walks – paranormal tourism is more popular than ever.  Teresa O’Bannon (Radford University) is an expert on what she calls “dark …

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The Kids Are Alright

Have more children, don’t stress out about parenting, and spend less time on activities that you and your children don’t enjoy. This is the advice of Bryan Caplan (George Mason …

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Will There Ever Be Peace On Earth?

Give peace a chance.  Teaching kids about peace might be just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Elavie Ndura-Ouedraogo (George Mason University) believes peace-building should be a part of …

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Real Men

Sports Illustrated recently published an astounding statistic: one out of every 14 players in top college footballs programs has a criminal record. Many of these crimes involved violence toward women. …