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The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2016

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.17.2017 | College
Greg Lukianoff

This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news.

The 'Blame the Campus Liberals' Campaign Targets Yale

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.12.2017 | College
Jim Sleeper

What the blame-the-liberals campaign doesn't acknowledge, let alone insist, is that if students are petulant or frightened now and if deans and professors are pandering to them, it's not because of liberal ideology but mainly because the "retail-store university" regards them increasingly as customers.

Anna Almendrala

Evidence That Friends Really Are The Family We Choose | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Sister from another mister. Brother from another mother. The family you choose. When it comes to describing your friends, those turns of phrase ma...

Your Best Response to Sandy Hook Shootings Can Be Saving Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

That's no small achievement, even if it happens just some of the time. Looking back that may be one of the most satisfying ways by which you measure your life. In that spirit, let's take every opportunity to support others in savoring this holiday.

A Glimpse Into the Post-Mindful Era

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

We've been in the "information age" for a while and I see the post-mindful era as a "wisdom age" -- a time when people are more flexible, caring and in touch with what works and what doesn't in life.

Facebook Friendships and Social Influence: Guest Blog

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Giles Slade

We followed 1,700 interconnected college students on Facebook. Their profiles listed favorite bands, movies, and authors. But we wondered how their tastes might spread.

Connected: Social Networking

USA Today | Sharon Jayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The interconnected web of our friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances may dominate our lives more than we know. They've always been there, maki...

How Your Neighbor Can Make You Fat (or Thin)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

What kind of connection can exist invisibly, without people talking to each other, watching how each other behaves, or even knowing about each other's existence?