Our Struggle to Save the Kiwi Fruit

The story of the kiwi fruit brings up some important questions about where we get our historical information.

‘Sick Roles’ Past and Present – The Sick Must Act Sick

The fact is that sickness has always been a topic of conversation, and the similarities between us and our early modern contemporaries continues to astonish me.

Bakersfield Is the Capital of California, and Other Facts I Made Up

In a world of Facebook Memes and 24-hour media sound bites it is very easy to be inundated with opinions masquerading as facts. How do we teach our children the difference between the two?

8 Surprising Facts About Loving a Highly Sensitive Person

Things like sex, bedtime, and alone time garner a different kind of energy in highly sensitive people. Chaunie Brusie explains.

11 Facts About White Privilege Everyone Should Know

#CheckYourPrivilege isn’t meant to shut you down. It’s meant to make you think.

These 10 Facts About Income Inequality Will Change How You Look At Your Money Forever

These facts about income inequality are guaranteed to boil some blood.

Popular ‘Facts’ That are Actually Bull S*it

Did Einstein really fail math when he was a student?

7 Facts About Sex, Love, & Attraction That You Need To Know

Jordan Gray discovered some pretty interesting things while studying attraction and human sexuality for the past decade.

“Do Most American’s learn about Issues & Vote based on Sound Bites?”

This comment by mark on the post Thinkb4ulink

Being Married Doesn’t Protect People From Violence

Russell Love counters the idea that women and children are safe from sexual violence in a married family.

“I went into a Walgreens to buy something (can’t remember what now) and the girl at the counter said, ‘I love that sweater you’re wearing.'”

This comment was by Drood on the post “Five Important Things Women Don’t Know About Men”.

“We never fought, but sometimes we had to lay down some hard facts when someone was messing up their life.”

This is a comment by Laramie White on the post “Do Guys Fight For Their Friendships? (Hint: NYT says “No”; I say “Hell, Yes”!)”

Why Mitt Romney Isn’t Wrong

Mitt Romney let slip the big debate/campaign secret: you can’t win or lose, much less be right or wrong. It’s nothing but a word game on top of a mess of details that will make all the seemingly impossible big points work out in the end.

The Good Mind Project: Intolerance Toward Contradictions

Consistency is absolutely essential to reaching the truth, because without it, truth becomes a completely vacuous concept.

The Fear of Death

It’s not just the fear of being judged, but the fear of our inevitable death that paralyzes us.

Reading For All Mankind: Stop Arguing, Start Listening

A new book about knowledge in the Internet age reveals an important lesson about being a good man.