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Cultural Norms

Nutrition Panel Tells All: Fueling the Future

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.21.2015 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

According to an article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review, "No single organization has the ability to solve any major social problem at scale b...

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

Better Together: Parenting a Child in an Independent School

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

While all good schools work to meet the needs of every child, it can seem as if demanding "squeaky-wheel" parents get more attention than those who quietly try to follow school protocol. Yet how much of our protocol is explicit? Who helps parents learn what's appropriate?


Posted 11.24.2014 | Training

When it comes to eating, everyone's got their own style -- Americans generally put things on sticks and deep-fry them, while other cultures use forks ...

Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?

Diana Graber | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

There is still one realm where we are ahead of our kids, and that's in "life skills," which are sorely needed--believe it or not--in digital spaces. These life skills include things like kindness, respect, and thoughtfulness, and they're considered skills because in the old days, we actually learned them by observing the behavior of the adults around us.

Food Etiquette From Around The World

Thrillist | Posted 01.30.2014 | Taste

When it comes to manners, what passes for polite in Poland might be taboo in Djibouti.

The Mainstreaming of Porn: Is It Ruining Sex for Our Younger Generations?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Beyond the gladiator-like viewing of pumping participants, what is all this porn doing to the young people coming up in the world and just learning about sex; just grasping what to do with those oft-photographed and widely used body parts?

Why Women In Thailand Are Embracing 'Feminine Bleaching' Products

Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.25.2012 | Women

Grooming is time-consuming and expensive for lots of women -- how do we withstand (or afford) the combination of plucking, tweezing, threading, shavin...

Tolerance and Prosperity

Fred Wilson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Bob asserts that changing the cultural norms (and laws) of his home state are not going to be good for the local start-up scene. Bob is right and his concerns are consistent with the lesson that Paul Romer gave us yesterday. Tolerance and prosperity go hand in hand. History tells us this.

A New Generation of Leaders in China-America Relations

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Caroline Cicero

In this internet age, how much do we really know about each other? How much are we alike? To find out, ten American and ten Chinese college students gathered together for The Listening Conference this weekend in Shanghai.

To Any Bidder at All

Wana Udobang | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Wana Udobang

So again I asked why she went through the stress of getting replacement rings even though she wasn't married anymore. She responded again explaining that she didn't want people showing signs of disrespect towards her because she didn't have a husband.

The Meaning of Breasts

Juliette Fretté | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fretté

There should be nothing wrong with perceiving female breasts (or male breasts) with sexual adoration. But let us also be careful to avoid pigeonholing their entire meaning based on that appreciation.

Why I Don't Volunteer

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Among my numerous flaws is the fact that I'm not very charitable. Yes, I give money to worthy causes, but I'm stingy with my time. My wife does volunt...