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The Significance of Baseball for People Who Don't Care about Baseball

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

It's October and the boys of summer are heading for the World Series Fall Classic. So it's fitting to ask, what is it about this ball-and-stick game that is so deeply embedded in our culture -- with influence well beyond the actual sport of baseball?

What's in Your DSM?

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

We non-shrinks have developed more common labels when dissing about people around us who we love or loathe. In the interests of non-science, here are a few of the more common terms in use.

Sources for Courses

Jonathan Haber | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

While a bulk of their classes would probably be considered technical training or self-help in nature, they do include some interesting humanities and social sciences items in their library.

Online Courses: The Perpetual Student

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Tom Teicholz

Universities around the world are taking their courses online in ways that may disrupt our notions of how and what we learn, who learns what, what we pay for education and even the value of a specific college degree.

Is Freedom a Universal Value? -- Maybe Not

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

If you're J. Rufus Fears, you believe we've made major mistakes when we base our foreign policy on the belief that all people at all times want freedom and that freedom will grow naturally.

The Tyranny of the Polarized: There's No More Us in the U.S.

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Whether you're a Tea Partier, civil libber, or anything in-between, the role of government is not the issue. Our real problem is us, or lack of us -- the tyranny of the polarized.

A Sure-Fire Bestseller:Lincoln's Doctor's Dog

The Huffington Post | Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Random House founder Bennett Cerf was reportedly asked how to write a best seller. The venerable editor's answer: Lincoln's Doctor's Dog. Seems Abe Li...

Deciding How to Decide -- Making Critical Choices

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

Michael Roberto's unambiguous, extensive and genuinely engaging audio course is like having a heavyweight advisor on hand without the $500 hourly fee.