In my last post, I talked about “othering” autism. What exactly is othering? Some who responded to the post seemed to feel that othering and ill will are synonymous. I disagree. In my experience, it can often be done by those with the best intentions.
Given all the negativity that pervades the media, it's wonderful when there's some good news. These videos of dogs and their human friends reuniting will surely bring tears of joy to your eyes. Dogs love, miss, and greet their human companions with no licks barred.
Here's a way you can catch a glimpse of the future. Take a look at what you've been doing in four arenas of your life to view the kinds of connections that are likely to lie ahead for you in your elder years.
The work of grief involves careful sorting. It is painstaking work that unfolds slowly over time, bit by bit. We must sort through the good and the bad of our experiences and attachments, holding on to what is worth keeping and letting the rest go.
My blog posts on religion have attracted a lot of controversy. Religious people are annoyed by my claim that belief in God will go the way of horse transportation, and for much the same reason, specifically an improved standard of living.
Neandertals lived in parts of Eurasia between around 200,000 to 25,000 years ago. They have left bones, tools, and mystery, as we wonder how similar their lives were to our own. Here, we ask: what might a Neandertal father have been like?
We’re hit with more and more bitter news—our favorite sweets are toxic and addictive. As science explores obesity and metabolic syndrome, we’re getting the message that less is more when it comes to those sweets.
In a series of simple experiments, Elizabeth Dunn and colleagues gave envelopes of cash and instructions on how to spend it to students. Each envelope contained either $5 or $20 and told participants to spend the cash on themselves or on someone else. Can you guess whose happiness was most increased?