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Oct05

The Three Letter Word Driving a Gender Revolution

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Newsweek

The Three Letter Word Driving a Gender Revolution

Not familiar with norm critique? The school of thought is largely a Swedish phenomenon. It teaches that traditional norms, such as distinguishing between men and women, gay and straight, and able-bodied and disabled, must be dismantled in order to achieve an equal society.

Oct03

Crossing Class Lines

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The New York Times

Crossing Class Lines

Getting people to think about their commonalities with others improves their engagement and connection to others.

Sep30

'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child

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TIME

'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child

In a brain scan, relational pain—that caused by isolation during punishment—can look the same as physical abuse. Is alone in the corner the best place for your child?

Sep23

Emma Watson to men: Gender equality is your issue, too

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Rappler

Emma Watson to men: Gender equality is your issue, too

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launches the 'HeForShe' campaign, talking about her experience and views on feminism and equality

Sep15

Taxi Sharing Could Revolutionize New York City's Transportation System

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Newsweek

Taxi Sharing Could Revolutionize New York City's Transportation System

The sharing economy, Arun says, can "bring back that human connectedness into economic interactions that used to be individual, isolated, solitary and faceless."

Aug28

Help Boys, but Don't Shortchange Girls

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NYTimes

Help Boys, but Don't Shortchange Girls

Foundations know from their work in Africa, Asia and Latin America that when poor girls and women are supported, their well-being accelerates justice, health and economic outcomes. Why isn't that knowledge translated to girls and women in the United States? What if instead of blaming women and girls for being poor, or victims of violence, or shaming them for being single parents, we supported them to thrive?

Aug28

The Girls Obama Forgot

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NYTimes

The Girls Obama Forgot

What needs to be fixed are not boys per se, but the conditions in which marginalized communities of color must live.

Aug25

Maintaining Healthy Social Connections Improves Well-Being

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Psychology Today

Maintaining Healthy Social Connections Improves Well-Being

The health consequences of feeling lonely are dramatic. The researchers found that feeling isolated from others can: disrupt sleep, elevate blood pressure, increase morning rises in the stress hormone cortisol, alter gene expression in immune cells, increase depression, and lower overall subjective well-being.

Aug25

I Don't Feel Your Pain: A failure of empathy perpetuates racial disparities.

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Slate

I Don't Feel Your Pain: A failure of empathy perpetuates racial disparities.

The racial empathy gap helps explain disparities in everything from pain management to the criminal justice system. But the problem isn't just that people disregard the pain of black people. It's somehow even worse. The problem is that the pain isn't even felt.

Aug25

Ferguson needs the empathy of tomorrow, today: Column

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USA Today

Ferguson needs the empathy of tomorrow, today: Column

What the country needs is for there to be a little more empathy that's given to the protesters in the past shared with the protesters standing up today.

Aug25

Antisocial Networking?

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NYTimes

Antisocial Networking?

... psychologists and other experts are starting to take a look at a less-sensational but potentially more profound phenomenon: whether technology may be changing the very nature of kids' friendships.

Aug18

Teaching Is Not a Business

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Teaching Is Not a Business

Every successful educational initiative of which I'm aware aims at strengthening personal bonds by building strong systems of support in the schools. The best preschools create intimate worlds where students become explorers and attentive adults are close at hand.

Aug18

Linked In

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NYTimes

Linked In

In addition to being self-interested, we are also interested in the welfare of others

Aug11

Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health

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Think Progress

Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health

Raising children in societies that adhere to rigid gender roles, with fixed ideas about what should be considered "masculine" and "feminine," can actually be detrimental to their physical and mental health, according to a study that observed 14-year-olds' interactions over a three month period.

Jul29

The Problem With Masculinity

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Huffington Post

The Problem With Masculinity

We are all -- every single one of us -- representations of both the masculine and feminine. Let us have the courage to honor both such forces within ourselves. In doing so, we can bring back the balance.

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