Critical thinking in the digital age

ArlenJ.com April 11, 2020 Social media and internet in general have shrank the world. At the same time it has widened ideological divide and atrophied critical thinking. The Pew Research Center tracked opinions on several issues and compared results over 23 years. There was an average 15 percentage-point gap between left-leaning and right-leaning individuals on ….  Read More

4 legendary alpha men and their accomplishments

ArlenJ.com April 2, 2020 Hugh Hefner is often mentioned among men identified as “alphas.” He borrowed $8,000 in the 1950s and built what became the most popular men’s magazine franchise of all time – Playboy. Many men would have loved being Hefner for even one day. But even “Hef” knew deep-down something wasn’t right with ….  Read More

Social media negative effects on marriages, mental health

ArlenJ.com April 1, 2020 Facebook is by far the most popular social media platform in the world. It boasts 2.45 billion monthly active users, or about one-third of the entire world’s population. That does not include monthly users of Instagram, Facebook’s top subsidiary. A closer look at the numbers, however, reveals that men must carefully ….  Read More

Alphas in nature – hippopotamuses versus penguins

ArlenJ.com March 31, 2020 The common definition of alpha male is derived from wolves studied of Dr. David Mech. He studied captive wolves and how the pecking order was determined thereof. But Mech repeated his studies decades later, except the wolves were observed in their natural habitats. Alpha men are gifted communicators. They command attention ….  Read More

The distinctions between alpha and beta brain waves

ArlenJ.com March 18, 2020 Social media users of all ages have likely seen or heard about the musical genre known as “K-Pop.” The South Korean boy band BTS is the headline group for this genre and extremely popular in Asia. Their shtick revolves around their physical appearances. The seven-member band looks very effeminate and androgynous. ….  Read More

5 activities during coronavirus self and mandatory quarantines

ArlenJ.com March 17, 2020 You cannot turn on a television or log onto a news website without seeing something about coronavirus. COVID-19 is the strain of this virus that has infected 196,770 worldwide as of March 17, according to the World Health Organization. China and Italy account for nearly 60% of those cases. The United ….  Read More

Rosie the Riveter and World War II changed social roles

ArlenJ.com March 10, 2020 Objective scholars and historians concede that the United States and its allies lost the Vietnam War. Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam’s independence at the end of World War II. President Harry S. Truman refused Ho’s request to help evict French occupiers, and instead helped the French in 1946. The United States ….  Read More

The war on men and the myth of “toxic masculinity”

ArlenJ.com March 10, 2020 Men walk on eggshells in the 21st century. They are vulnerable to attacks on their character and well-being simply for saying “hello” to a woman. But even the most careful, conscious man faces dangers that could cause irreparable harm to himself and family. It is modus operandi in 2020 for women ….  Read More

How college football and war manipulate young men

ArlenJ.com March 7, 2020 The U.S. Civil War spanned four years from 1861 to 1865. When it was over, 620,000 soldiers from the Union and Confederacy perished, according to the 1889 book “Regimental Losses in the American Civil War.” Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. There was ….  Read More

3 reasons astrology is vital to the modern Renaissance Man

ArlenJ.com March 5, 2020 A Renaissance man is someone like MacGyver to many people. He was a bomb technician in the U.S. Army who became an agent for a fictional “Department of External Services.” MacGyver utilized a deep understanding of the physical sciences and uncanny resourcefulness to solve complex problems. All he needed was his ….  Read More