Thirty-six percent of internet content is <strong>pornography</strong>. One in four internet searches is about porn. Cause for concern? Probably not

Thirty-six percent of internet content is pornography. One in four internet searches is about porn. Cause for concern? Probably
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Context

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What is college for?

1 May was National College Decision Day in the U.S. – the deposit deadline for admission into many U.S. colleges and universities. Early indications suggest that we’re poised for a fifth straight
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The Shelleys, Byron, and friends in Switzerland one cold and rainy summer were like a writer&rsquo;s colony from hell: love triangles, sharp tempers, and the <strong>birth of Frankenstein</strong>

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<strong>Jenny Diski's spectacular originality</strong> relied on her ability to empathize even with those whom she failed to understand

Jenny Diski&#39;s spectacular originality relied on her ability to empathize even with those whom she failed to
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<strong>The era of shoddy science</strong>. "Excellence" is no longer practical; now "impact" is what matters. Rigor has been displaced by jockeying for status

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Gun Control

The June, 2016 mass shooting in Orlando has thrown gasoline on the political fire of gun control. While people on the left and right both agree that mass shootings should be prevented, they disagree
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From “O Fortuna” to “Anaconda”: A playlist of musical profanity

Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two-year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene.
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In the mid-1950s, when <strong>Primo Levi</strong> traveled to Germany on business as a chemist, he relished awkward chitchat with the locals. &ldquo;My name is Levi. I am a Jew, and I learned your language at Auschwitz&rdquo;

In the mid-1950s, when Primo Levi traveled to Germany on business as a chemist, he relished awkward chitchat with the locals. &amp;ldquo;My name is Levi. I am a Jew, and I learned your language at
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Pleasure

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