Is Polygamy Really So Awful?A new study shows that despite what you see on reality TV, plural marriage isn’t very good for society.
How Much Do Looks Matter in Presidential Politics?It’s not just attractiveness that counts among voters—it’s a cluster of physical traits.
What October Baby Gets Wrong About Modern WomanhoodThe movie’s self-involved, career-minded biological mother doesn’t reflect reality, but she fit a pro-life stereotype.
Are Fairy Tales Out of Fashion?I hate reading them to my young daughter—the classic versions are too violent, the Disney stories have bad values.
Why Do Women Vote Differently Than Men?Despite stereotypes, men are actually more fickle at the voting booth.
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Jean-Claude Mas Sold Breast Implants Made Industrial-Grade Silicone, the Kind Used In Cookware
Inside Higher Ed
Criticism Unwelcome The United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
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Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“A Public Menace” How the fight to ban The Birth of a Nation shaped the nascent civil rights movement.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.