In January 1925, Al Capone became the head of the Chicago Outfit, a giant mob that controlled many illegal businesses across the US. This extensive crime network operated in near total secrecy. When Capone was finally jailed about a decade later, it was for tax evasion—not the many murders he had committed. Written by O’Reilly and […]
Can the U.S. Recover?
The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, led to a wave of Black Lives Matter protests. But actively fighting for human rights, and Black lives specifically, shouldn’t require a shocking incident or video, says CNN journalist Don Lemon. As one of the newscasters who broke the news of Floyd’s death, Lemon recognized that […]
The Predator Inside
We each contain multitudes. Delving deep into the magic of old stories, Clarissa Pinkola Estés taps into the eternal wisdom of global fairy tales. She examines world literature and oral traditions in her bestselling book exploring feminine archetypes. “Wild women,” as Estés calls the characters from these stories, are a lot like wolves—instinctive, passionate, and filled with ageless […]
Ancient Wisdom Was the Original Self-Help
How relevant can old Hindu scripture be to our modern lives? You might be surprised. As one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, The Bhagavad Gita offers essential guidance on topics like knowledge, devotion, and spirituality. The world has always been filled with challenges and change. These old “self-help” scriptures can serve as a […]
Why Is Parenting So Tough?
Being a parent can feel impossible sometimes. But it hasn’t always been this way. Some Western parenting methods date back only about a hundred years; others go back just a few decades. The concept of the nuclear family, for instance, is relatively new. Until recently, people around the world shared the burdens of raising children. Now, most parents of […]
Is the Truth Out There?
On October 19, 2017, astronomers observed an interstellar object that flew within our solar system. It remained there for 11 days. The object was given the Hawaiian name “Oumuamua,” which loosely translates to “scout.” At first, scientists thought Oumuamua might be a comet or an asteroid. But the object was a strange shape, and its trajectory […]
Invest in Gold Now
That’s when Italy said its caseloads had tripled, and more parts of the world began to accept that the pandemic is real. On that day, the stock market fell 3.6 percent. While the dip wasn’t catastrophic, it marked a clear shift in psychology. Market participants finally grasped the global nature of the crisis. Just one month […]
How Cicely Tyson Helped Shape History
Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson was like a Christmas tree, her manager said. The world could only see the ornaments. Before she died in January at the age of 96, Tyson wrote her autobiography to share more about her roots, including the parts of her life the public couldn’t see. One of the curious details she […]
MLK, in His Own Words
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a famous proponent of peaceful protest. What many people don’t realize is that the civil rights leader took a long time to come around to recognizing nonviolent resistance as a powerful tool for social change. As a college student, King was skeptical of the power of love to cure social ills. He […]
Everyone Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt
For centuries, humans have operated under the notion that we are inherently selfish, violent, and evil. What if this belief is a self-fulfilling prophecy? We need to put the “kind” back in humankind. Author Rutger Bregman says that humans are in fact kind by nature. We are hardwired to do good. One problem is that […]