How can strangers quickly become friends? Or at least avoid being enemies?
On my way back from vacation, I passed through Miami International Airport. It's an enormous place, so I spent a half hour walking from one terminal to another.
A middle-aged TSA ...
I've started reading Yale sociologist Nicholas Christakis's book Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society.
Christakis is something of a ...
If you want to hear stupid ideas, talk to a stupid person. But if you want to hear incredibly, mind-bogglingly stupid ideas, talk to a smart person.
It's not a new insight. Political pundit William F. Buckley once said that he "would rather entrust the government of the ...
Posting will be intermittent for the next couple of weeks. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Check out my book Why Sane People Believe Crazy Things: How Belief Can Help or Hurt Social Peace. Kirkus Reviews called it an "impressively nuanced analysis."
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