How to Break Bad Habits: A Behavioral Psychologist Explains

More than 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions have already given up on their goals by February. While there’s a lot of resolution advice on the internet, much of it fails to highlight the crux of behavioral change. To make individual decisions—whether it’s what to wear or which gift to buy for someone—you draw … Continue reading How to Break Bad Habits: A Behavioral Psychologist Explains

Most People Couldn’t Handle This Church Service

A friend of mine recently allowed me to leaf through his aged copy of the 1662 edition of the Church of England’s Book of Common Prayer. “The Prayer Book” provides prayers, Scripture readings, and liturgies for every Sunday and feast day in the Church year, as well as for special occasions like weddings, funerals, and baptisms. … Continue reading Most People Couldn’t Handle This Church Service

Why We Should Resist Branding Others “Hateful” Just Because We Disagree

To hear it from the political commentariat and the increasingly hyperbolic denizens of the World Wide Web, one would be forgiven for thinking that America in the 21st century is home to a population consumed with chthonic feelings of deepest hatred. Everywhere one goes, the accusation is leveled. Virtually no opinion is immune from the … Continue reading Why We Should Resist Branding Others “Hateful” Just Because We Disagree

Mel Brooks: Political Correctness is Stupid and Killing Comedy

There’s a lot of things that have changed since a little thing called “political correctness” pervaded our culture. What you can wear, what you can eat, what you can celebrate… even the history that we teach in school has been influenced by the culture of political correctness. But it’s also hampering another aspect of life … Continue reading Mel Brooks: Political Correctness is Stupid and Killing Comedy

5 Psychological Forces That Turn People into Political Hacks

There’s really no denying that we are in a time of deep political division. With everything from the impeachment proceedings to a contentious election cycle that began as soon as the midterms ended, it seems we may have indeed become the divided republic the American founders feared. Though there are many reasons to be optimistic … Continue reading 5 Psychological Forces That Turn People into Political Hacks

Coronavirus May Lead to “Mass Homeschooling”

As fears of coronavirus mount around the globe, cities and countries are taking action to prevent the new respiratory virus strain from spreading. While the virus has not yet hit hard in the United States, government officials and health agencies have enacted response plans, corporations are halting travel abroad, and education leaders are grappling with … Continue reading Coronavirus May Lead to “Mass Homeschooling”