No one group has a monopoly on discrimination—either dishing it out, or being the target of it. However, we need to get straight what we can—and cannot—equate when we compare discrimination against whites vs. minorities.
Co-authored with Victoria Plaut, assistant professor of Law, UC Berkeley.
Big families are relatively rare these days. It's even rarer for multiple generations to live in the same city. Even if they do, odds are that the family members rarely get together beyond weddings and major holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving. My secretary's family succeeds. How do they do it?
As the days get short and dark, many of us crave carbohydrate-rich foods. Breads, potatoes and pasta become irresistible, not to mention cookies, cake and donuts. And carbohydrates beget more carbohydrates. One potato chip invites another. And who was ever able to eat just one cookie?
Recent discoveries require us to rethink our understanding of history. I just read Stephen King's new novel "11/22/63" about a man who travels back in time to change the world. Amazingly, it turns out the past isn't set in stone. A series of real experiments suggest history is a biological phenomenon, and that the past might depend on actions you haven’t taken yet.
People like to say that Herman Cain is paranoid and self-delusional for claiming that all of the women flooding out of his closet were put up to making false accusations against him because his opponents fear his candidacy so much. But here is proof positive that Cain is actually on the money with his charges!
Is it possible to cheat, lie, and deceive with grace and composure? Is it true that to seek revenge you must dig two graves, one of them being for yourself? Though we may be tempted to right the wrongs against us, forgiveness may be the only path to serenity.
Such large and never-ending quantities of input interfere with your ability to “innerput,” a word I created to denote your thought processes in response to input, including analysis, synthesis, judgments, and decisions.
As animal hospice becomes more prominently recognized, it is worth giving some thought to the notion of “natural death” because hospice is often embraced by those who desire a natural death for their animal.
We’ve all told the occasional white lie, whether to spare someone’s feelings or to avoid troubling them. But now a new study reports that doing so can impact on our own feelings in ways we don’t anticipate. Our white lies can even cost us money.
What do you think makes you or your partner (or will in the future) a better dad? Dipping testosterone? The desire to be more central in raising your children? Or, an economic downturn that forces men to become stay-at-home fathers?