There's a lot of talk about Russia's hostility to America, thanks to their apparent interference in the 2016 U.S. election. But in the grand scheme of things, Russia is small potatoes.
Without sounding like internet hyperbole, this super-simple listening trick can help you better understand people's intentions. And provide a fascinating insight into the minds of others.
The amount of political disagreement in the nation is matched only by righteous indignation. But in order to disagree without disrespecting each other, we need to look hard at our own positions.
Digital disruptions have never been more intrusive, making concentration and focus more important than ever. Learning to say "no" to distractions has a good historical track record.
In ten years, everything could be very different... while on the surface being as recognizable as possible.
There's a deep psychological reason that America treats nuclear weapons like a spoiled child hogging all the neighborhood candy. Are we too paranoid to see it?
Outraged by something on the internet? Yawn. You may be simply falling for a very old trick... and becoming a run-of-the-mill bully in the process.
The stats on teens transitioning out of foster care aren't good. Can we empower these young people to build futures to look forward to?
Why doesn't America win wars anymore? Because the objectives are so poorly defined. Maybe it's time to rethink foreign policy.
Why might America's respect for its military be a mile wide but less than an inch thick? Less than one half of one percent of its population serves, making civilians more cavalier about deployment.
It's somewhat of a given that over the course of your life, you'll lose your hearing to some degree. But that doesn't necessarily have to be the case.
Everyone thinks they know how to make their brain more creative and have better ideas.
Two-thirds of the achievement gap for American children is due to the "summer learning loss". Here's how we fix that.
Religion influences politics more now than it did 50 years ago. Are we going forward or backward?
The big, unknowable questions in life are seductive, but without small, trivial questions as insulation, those large mysteries can consume us.