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Open Mindedness

How to Be Less Judgmental

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

By not assuming that your initial thought about something is truth, it allows you to consider potential alternatives that explain an appearance or behavior. Therefore, you should give people the benefit of the doubt.

Letter to the Class of 2014

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

I recently sent a letter to the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest University School of Law. On the chance that it might be useful to others, I post the le...

Mean Parent Confessions: My Kids Eat What I Serve or They Don't Eat at All

Food Riot | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I don't want my kids to think they can customize the world to their liking by having a tantrum when something happens to not suit their whims. But there's also this big one: there is very little on this Earth that I find more irritating than a grown-up human being who is as picky as a child.

Why I Am Proud of Daphne High School for Offering Arabic as a Foreign Language

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Elizabeth Denham

We live in an area with a great deal of diversity and however you believe, it is important for all children to know that anything is possible and barriers of all kinds can be conquered, even the barrier of judging those who are different from you.

The Most Important Skill You Have (But Are Probably Ignoring)

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

We know that the key to positively influencing adult behavior lies in getting individuals to practice existing skills in novel contexts. Our solution, therefore, is simple: We must take our existing complex thinking and problem-solving skills and use them more often.

A Shift in Perspective

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Holiday time -- as far as I'm concerned -- is the best time to be a New Yorker. There's life, energy, and beauty all over Manhattan. I sincerely thought I was paying attention to the greatness of it all -- until this past Friday afternoon, that is.

Getting To Know The 'Other'

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

We should realize that sometimes, often times, we just don't have all the information we need to make an informed judgment about a person or a group of people. The best way to figure that out is by exposing ourselves to others with whom we may not ordinarily associate.

The Shifting Morass of Morals

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Morals arise from our values. They are personal, having to do with the people and environment in which we were raised and the experiences that shaped our growing up. As adults, our morals are still shifting and changing.

Having an Open Mind

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 12.02.2012 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

I think our pride becomes a problem because our natural tendency is to side with people that think like us, act like us and agree with us. At the same time we push away people who disagree with us, challenge us, question what we believe, or just don't see things the way that we do.

Moving Forward Together

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

I am dedicating the month of November to a conversation about sexuality. This subject is often rife with pseudoscience, pop science, junk science, and whatever other forms of non-science exist out there in magazines, books, and online. Let's get to the truth.