There's a long journey ahead. I'm alone on my path. There are monsters waiting. I don't know how, when or where they'll show up. The goal is to capture as many as I can. The goal is to gain experience. Some monsters are...
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty. Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
Celebrating Heroism by Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight, Jr. Against the backdrop of random violence in our streets and predatory attacks on police, it was refreshing to me to read in The Washington Times that a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel named Charles Kettles was awarded the...
Shit's kind of heavy for all of us right now, and we have a long road ahead, but I thought maybe, just maybe, you'd like five minutes of light reading about how I saved a cat and she saved me.
As we continue to seek answers and explanations for each individual tragedy, we must guard against becoming complacent or worse, hopeless, as a result of the cumulative impact of these disturbing events.
So for the good of the country, get off social media for a while. Log off the computer. Turn off the TV news. And just thank whatever it is you believe in for this moment.
About a year ago I wrote a piece in this space about the promise of the behavioral sciences for significantly improving human wellbeing. I cited the Institute of Medicine's report on prevention, which concluded, "The scientific foundation has been created for the nation to begin to create a...
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From $2 to $3 trillion--that's the yearly cost of (mostly hidden) damage done to our natural resources by increasingly capital-intensive agriculture, the UN Food and Agriculture reported last month. So what's the great news? Just back from the U.K., I...
I had the most amazing experiences at my stepson’s wedding. The wedding took place on a coastal New England island. The guests took the ferry over. It was a short walk to the beautiful inn where the wedding was being held. As I walked into the reception hall, I immediately saw...
Not all is well with the world. We have been bombarded with calamitous events around the globe that have made me question how our humanity is going to survive. After the Orlando shooting, NPR's Hidden Brain podcast replayed its episode on the psychology of modern terrorism and...
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University Of California Santa Cruz,
Pokémon GO's rapid success demonstrates the potential for well-designed augmented reality games to connect people to one another and their physical environment.
I'm glad my dog gets the best possible care, so I'd like to wish Riverview Animal Hospital a very happy AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day. Thank you for all you do for Rio! I will celebrate by trying to keep him out of trouble - even if only for one day.
In my years as a dog trainer, I've learned that if an outcome to a behavior is positive, then a dog is likely to repeat that behavior, and if the outcome is not favorable, then that dog is less likely to repeat it.
Busboys And Poets,
Plant Cafe Organic,
Red Stag Supperclub,
If you were one of the millions of people that were sobbing hysterically when Leonardo DiCaprio won his well-deserved Academy Award, you got to hear him speak about how passionate he is about helping to save our Earth.
Gather around, kids. Grandma's going to tell you how all the Pokéstops were born.
Shoppers at a Walmart outside Rochester, New York were greeted with an usual offer on July 16, 2016: the invitation to hug a cop.
As a human development researcher who studies how technology influences relationships, I wanted to understand if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext.
He has shown us more love than any living creature on earth ever has before. I love looking into his big brown eyes as his giant tongue slides across my face. I know what's in those eyes; it's love, compassion and gratitude.
Nancy LeVIne reached out to me about a year ago to tell me about this amazing project that had consumed her life for several years. I was in awe of the project and am now proud to present her book, Senior...
Power Of Humanity,
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Photo by Robert F. Walsh Maya Angelou once asked us to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud, but that's harder than it looks. We're all taught the importance of kindness when young but few manage to make it the focal point...