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Check Your Privilege: The White Male Discussion How Universal Human Experiences of Victimhood and Guilt Lie Behind Seemingly Opposing Points of View I was disappointed by that Time article by a Jewish college Freshman named Tal Fortgang who didn’t like being told to “check his privilege,” but I was just as…

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How to Have a Conversation About Race Hint: Stick to the *Experience* of Prejudice One really cool thing about living in the times we do is that racial prejudice is generally looked down upon. Modern societies have specific laws and protections to minimize the negative effects of stereotyping for all…

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“That’s Gay” Is Not OK Take Responsibility In A Loving Way The other day I was on a modeling shoot with some high school girls, and I noticed one of them say, “That’s gay,” in a derogatory way. For whatever reason, I did not say anything the first time. Then…

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Why We Love the USA Paying taxes is not usually associated with happiness—especially when one starts thinking about how much of their hard work contributes to the ineptitudes and inefficiencies of governing nearly 317,000,000 people. Yet this season, instead of griping about taxes, I decided to consider how my earnings…

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Who Are Your Female Role Models? A Man Exploring Questions of Sex and Gender I was eating dinner with a group of deep thinking women, at an Olive Garden of all places, when we started discussing female role models. I think the whole conversation was sparked (or should I say…

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How Can We Evolve Education? Using the Collective Intelligence to Overcome Systemic Challenges It is clear that the US education system is limited. Most schools systems have not been upgraded to match the globally connected, technologically savvy, smartphone and social media enabled information age, in their curriculums, mindsets, or systems….

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How Politics Can Make You Happy, Regardless of Where You Stand   Politics can be an endless source of unhappiness, but everyone once in a while something amazing occurs. Let’s dissect ways in which politics can inspire us, and be a source of happiness, in light of the events of…

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I want to offer a different way to address gun violence in our country, one that might be more individually empowering and ultimately effective today than our current proposals. Almost all of our commonly proposed solutions—fewer guns, more guns, background checks, licensing, better mental health coverage, etc.—are external solutions that leverage behavior…

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Also at DailyHap.com Happy election day. Here’s the deal: Our country is screwed if we keep thinking only in terms of “left” and “right,” “liberal” and “conservative,” “republican” and “democrat.” I’m not saying we need to support third parties (although I’m happy to do so, as I think Gary Johnson…

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