Stop Worrying About Free Beer and Doughnuts. We’re in the Middle of a Pandemic.
… I thought of this recently when a stream of grumbling turned up in my Twitter feed over incentives that are being offered to encourage Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. These include money, beer, doughnuts, and (in a brief
Everyone Thinks Americans Are Selfish. They’re Wrong.
The United States is notable for its individualism. The results of several large surveys assessing the values held by the people of various nations consistently rank the United States as the world’s most individualist country. Individualism, as
How to Handle Your Re-Entry Anxiety as the Pandemic Recedes
A lot of people have been asking me the same question lately: How can I cope with my re-entry anxiety? Folks are worried about how to stay safe while socializing; how to discuss their comfort
Design Systems with Your Most Vulnerable Users in Mind
Across the United States, millions of people are now eligible to get a Covid vaccine. However, the signup process is often unnecessarily complex. New York City’s NYC Healthy sign-up portal, for example, included as many
‘Cave Syndrome’ Keeps the Vaccinated in Social Isolation
After being diagnosed with COVID in November 2020, Andrea King Collier doubted the antibodies that she had developed in response to the illness would protect her from a second infection and was determined to be
Losing Our Other Significant Others: Without Social Interaction, Many are Placing Unrealistic Expectations on Live-in Partners
… After a year locked down, many Canadians find their community ties weakened. The characters who used to populate everyday life – work colleagues, gym buddies, craft groups, pub friends, local business owners – have