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Teen use of most substances is down, but teens are "vaping" marijuana, and think it's safe.
Dreading spending the holidays with relatives whose politics you can't stand? Doing this one thing is a game-changer.
The design of children's social life teaches them to create a world of status where people are left out and mistreated. One teen is trying to change that — with an app.
College callout culture has breached the campus gate, and Google is the first high-profile company to join the post-rational world. What allowed it to happen; can it happen again?
Political violence has its roots in anger, contempt, and disgust; three emotions familiar to all of us. Maintaining our civic values requires avoiding the impulse to dehumanize.
When protesters equate speech with violence, we aren't surprised. But now at least one academic is using science to validate the claim. Is it just harmless rhetoric?
How polarized are we, and what can we do to reclaim the democratic virtues of moderation, civility, and compromise?
Is your "true self" an Inner Child or an Inner Adult?
Pulitzer Prize winning Bret Stephens makes some readers of the New York Times uncomfortable, and some, angry. He says that's his job. But many readers want him fired for his views.
Empathetic professors who subscribe to the invention that words equal violence, and that hearing certain views is a threat to students' "humanity" can do incalculable damage.
Colleges can either give in to "Brittle Self Disorder" or empower students to get past the discomfort of confronting objectionable ideas and teach them to think critically.
Many college students are unable to debate bad ideas because they aren't learning the difference between a firmly held opinion and a self-evident truth.
Violent protests aimed at preventing “hate speech” at Berkeley show how dangerous we become when we can’t tell the difference between vile words and real violence.
The FDA warns that some natural remedies contain poison. Meanwhile partisan rhetoric poisons the body politic.
Our country is divided. There seems to be no middle ground. President Obama calls for free speech and listening to replace silencing and shouting down the opposition.
Headlines call for intolerance toward Trump voters. Families are stressed, and friendships are frayed. Tolerance is a paradigm that has outlived its purpose.
Will this election ever end? And when it's over, who will we be?
In the wake of Donald Trump's lewd comments, there's a debate about whether "locker room talk" is really all that bad.
What about the stigma of seeking mental health care for the injuries of war?
The Aspen Brain Lab convenes experts on living life to its fullest
Want to end bullying? Talking about kindness isn’t the same thing as being kind.
Should we stop telling people to "be yourself"? Wharton professor Adam Grant thinks so.
Think your child’s school needs an anti-bullying program? Here’s why you might be wrong.
'Nobody likes a tattletale' is a myth that makes bullying worse.
A surprising way to keep the romance alive.
How do schools deal with nonconformists, and what happens when "excellent sheep" go to college?
Are you making a New Year's Resolution? These three things will help you stick to it.
Will you be spending the holidays with relatives whose political views you can't stand? Here's a simple strategy for dealing with them.
After years of colleges’ efforts to cultivate tolerance on their campuses, college students may be less tolerant than ever.
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Pamela Paresky, PhD is the Chief Research Officer to the CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Director of the Aspen Center for Human Development, and author of A Year of Kindness.