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December 14, 2010

Name That Movie!

Can students really learn the high-level vocabulary words affable and pariah from the Family Guy movie?

December 13, 2010

The Global Debt Trap

The great debt crisis of recent years, prematurely declared “dead and buried” by government leaders on both sides of the Atlantic, has suddenly returned to haunt those same leaders where it hurts them the most—in their own sovereign debts. Thus, Claus Vogt and Ronald Leuchel’s book, The Global Debt Trap: How to Escape Danger and Build A Fortune, with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Martin D. Weiss, could not be more timely. In it, the authors explain what’s most likely to happen next and what the average investor-citizen can do—not only to survive the debt crisis but to actually use it to grow wealth. 

December 09, 2010

Barbarians of Wealth

The Huns, The Vikings, Charlemagne, Genghis Khan. These groups and individuals are infamous for changing history and for the methods they used to force their rule on dozens of provinces and territories. Their names are also associated with the suffering of millions and the lavish lives they lived as a result of their conquests. Sandy Franks and Sara Nunnally’s new book Barbarians of Wealth: Protecting Yourself from Today’s Financial Attilas demonstrates how these historic predators are not so different from the financial barbarian of current times, which include now historic names such as Goldman Sachs, AIG, Alan Greenspan and the U.S. banking industry, including the Federal Reserve.

December 08, 2010

THE AMISH WAY: Patient Faith in a Perilous World

This new book from the trusted insider-outsider authors of the best-selling Amish Grace explores the deep spirituality, faith, and practices of the Amish people, a group whose way of life and values continue to fascinate a wide range of readers

December 07, 2010

Are All Movie Viewing Experiences Enjoyable? Watching with the Parents and Other Scenarios of Emotional Distress

A new study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology shows that all of that squirming and averting of eyes is normal, especially when you are accompanied by your parents. The authors of the study assert that not all movie-watching experiences are enjoyable or positive. Some movies make us feel downright uncomfortable or disturbed in their content and delivery, while others are inspirational, touching, or have us rolling on the floor. However, your movie watching companion also determine how much you will enjoy a particular film; this includes your parents, your first date, or someone you do not know very well.

November 09, 2010

Fatherhood: The Dao of Daddy: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Dating: Flirting With Big Ideas: Philosophy for Everyone:

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Gardening: Cultivating Wisdom: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Motherhood: The Birth of Wisdom: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Serial Killers: Being and Killing: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

October 18, 2010

MY LIE: A True Story of False Memory

At age 37, Meredith Maran—an award-winning journalist and mother of two—accused her father of sexual abuse. Ten years later she realized, nearly too late, that he was innocent. This is her wrenchingly honest, profoundly human account of living a daughter’s nightmare.

October 15, 2010

The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy

The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy: Think Together Die Alone charts the show’s intricate plot lines, and, from a philosophical perspective, examines themes of revenge, redemption, love, loss, identity, and morality.

October 06, 2010

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy, Hogwarts for Muggles

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy, Hogwarts for Muggles, examines how the series' interweaving plot lines that draw on the universal themes of good versus evil, love, death, power, sacrifice and hope resonate with ancient and modern philosophy.

 


October 06, 2010

Consistent Evidence: Speed Cameras Do Reduce Injuries and Deaths

Placing speed cameras on roads reduces the number of road traffic injuries and deaths, concludes a team of researchers from The University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. Their findings are published this month in The Cochrane Library. Preventing road traffic injuries is of global public health importance.

October 01, 2010

Spend Shift: How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution Is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live

In Spend Shift, John Gerzema, world-renowned expert on consumer values, and Pulitzer prizewinning author Michael D'Antonio document the rise of a vibrant, values-driven post-recession economy.

September 21, 2010

New Study Links Political Connections to Corporate Corruption

While most citizens recognize that corruption is “bad,” the average citizen is unaware of the benefits enjoyed by politically connected firms, or how common government favors are worldwide.

September 13, 2010

Wives as the New Breadwinners

A new article in Family Relations suggests wives who are not working may seek work as a substitute for husband's labor if he becomes unemployed, and finds that during a time of economic downturn wives are more likely to enter the labor force when their husbands stop working.

September 01, 2010

Hunting: In Search of the Wild Life: Philosophy for Everyonoe

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

September 01, 2010

Porn: Philosophy for Everyone: How to Think with Kink

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone