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How Many Friends Do You Want?

Mon, 2022-07-25 19:45
Your answer to this question probably is a good indicator of your degree of introversion or extroversion. In an article, How Many Friends Do You Really Need?, confessed introvert and … Continue reading How Many Friends Do You Want? →

Humor Theory for When Everything Seems Like it is Going to Hell

Wed, 2022-07-20 20:31
Mediators have long recognized that they can use humor to help disputants deal with conflict (though it can really backfire). What about using humor when it seems like the world … Continue reading Humor Theory for When Everything Seems Like it is Going to Hell →

Is the World Really Falling Apart, or Does It Just Feel That Way?

Tue, 2022-07-19 20:30
That’s the title of an article by New York Times reporter Max Fisher.  He summarizes, “By most measures – with one glaring exception – people around the world are better … Continue reading Is the World Really Falling Apart, or Does It Just Feel That Way? →

Readings and Resources for Teaching

Mon, 2022-07-18 18:45
As an annual tradition, this is a reminder of some of my favorite things you might use in your courses as you plan for next academic year. Here’s a post … Continue reading Readings and Resources for Teaching →

Retrofuturism on the Supreme Court

Tue, 2022-07-12 19:00
Princeton sociology professor Paul Starr wrote an essay in the Washington Post, Conservatives Hope to Turn Back the Cultural Clock. Can They Succeed? He writes that “[r]etrofuturism is a term … Continue reading Retrofuturism on the Supreme Court →

What Jamelle Bouie is Reading

Sun, 2022-07-10 21:08
New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie is an avid reader with a particular interest in American history.  In today’s column, he describes various books he has been reading lately.  Two … Continue reading What Jamelle Bouie is Reading →

Study of ODR in Family Cases with Positive Results

Mon, 2022-07-04 11:31
From Donna Shestowsky: Parties who used online dispute resolution (ODR) for child custody, parenting time or child support matters in Ottawa County, Michigan, were more likely to reach agreement and … Continue reading Study of ODR in Family Cases with Positive Results →

A Heartwarming TV Series

Wed, 2022-06-22 20:42
I just watched the incredibly heartwarming Netflix TV series, Heartstopper.  It focuses on the relationship between two teenaged high school students in England who are grappling with their sexuality.  Charlie … Continue reading A Heartwarming TV Series →

Gay Couples Can Teach Straight People a Thing or Two About Arguing

Tue, 2022-06-14 08:19
That’s the title of an article in the New York Times. It reports that “[s]ame-sex couples, on average, resolve conflict more constructively than different-sex couples, and with less animosity, studies … Continue reading Gay Couples Can Teach Straight People a Thing or Two About Arguing →