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But Mom, video games are my JOB!


Kyle Giersdorf earned $3 million when he won the Fortnite World Cup. He was 16 years old. Suppose it’s after midnight and your son is playing video games. You tell him to turn off the game and...
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Who was Hitler’s grandfather? Why should you care?


Eric Metaxas, author of bestselling biographies of Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, interviews Dr. Sax about Dr. Sax’s latest scholarly paper, in which Dr. Sax provides evidence that...
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Aus den Gemeinden von Burgenland


Hans Frank was Adolf Hitler’s personal attorney. In Frank’s memoir, published seven years after his execution in 1946 at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Frank claimed to have...
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The Collapse of Parenting (Fox Business)


Stuart Varney interviews Dr. Sax about “The Collapse of Parenting”
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Why Stinky Socks May Bother Women More Than Men


A couple, returning from vacation, turns on the air-conditioning. The wife is overwhelmed by a terrible stench coming from the ductwork and is convinced that an animal must have died in the house....
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“I Just Want Her to be Happy”


The Science Talent Search is the leading science competition for American high school students. It’s often referred to as “The Junior Nobel Prize.” According to a recent study, 83 percent of...
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Parenting in the Age of Awfulness


Kyle was absorbed in a videogame on his cellphone, so I asked his mom, “How long has Kyle had a stomach ache?” Mom said, “I’m thinking it’s been about two days.” Then Kyle replied,...
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Biopolar diagnosis in USA and Germany


Compared with a teenager in Germany, a teenager in the United States is about how likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder? About forty times as likely See Martin Holtmann and colleagues,...
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AP Computer Science exam rates among girls


In 1987, 34% of students who took the AP Computer Science exam were girls. What proportion of students who took the AP Computer Science exam in 2016 were girls? 23% Or to be precise, 23.3%. In 2016,...
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Physical Fitness in American Youth


What proportion of American kids 12 to 15 years of age meet minimum standards for physical fitness, based on their ability to walk and run? 42% Over the past decade, rates of obesity have been pretty...
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