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The Meat Paradox: How Carnivores Think About Dinner

Temple Grandin is widely known as an advocate for animal welfare. She is also a slaughterhouse designer and meat eater. She has spent much of her professional life promoting humane […]... More>


Mental Health On The Go

Journalist Scott Stossel was so anxious at his own wedding that he had to hold on to his new bride in order to steady himself at the altar. His clothes […]... More>


Little Authoritarians: The Closing of Young Minds

John Dean, former Nixon crony, White House lawyer and Watergate co-conspirator, turned on the Republican Party a few years ago. The reason for his turnabout, he writes in his book […]... More>


Genes and Values: The Dopamine Connection

Stereotypes are, way too often, unfair and cruel caricatures. That said, some stereotypes contain a kernel of truth, which is why they are an important cognitive tool for classifying a […]... More>


Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note Taking*

I went to college long before the era of laptops, so I learned to take notes the old-fashioned way: ink on paper. But that does not mean my note-taking system […]... More>