The demise of a racial slur

The U.S. Patent & Trade­mark Office has can­celled the Wash­ington Red­skins’ trade­mark reg­is­tra­tion, calling the foot­ball team’s name dis­paraging to Native Amer­i­cans. While this is the first step in what […]

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My World Cup runneth over

I have tried to fall in love with the beau­tiful game. In fact, when I taught a semester in the UK during a sab­bat­ical, I even pur­chased shares in the […]

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High school dropout rate: causes and costs

The finan­cial ram­i­fi­ca­tions of drop­ping out of high school hurt more than the indi­vidual. It’s esti­mated that half of all Amer­i­cans on public assis­tance are dropouts. If all of the […]

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4 Outside-​​the-​​Box career tips for college grads

A recent survey by con­sulting giant Accen­ture exposes a Grand Canyon-​​​​size gap between expec­ta­tions and real­i­ties for 2014 col­lege grad­u­ates. The most glaring dis­crep­ancy: 69 per­cent of this year’s col­lege grads expect […]

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Out with the old and in with the new

I am sure we have all calmed down from the frothy excite­ment of this year’s NFL draft. Wasn’t it just thrilling when Com­mis­sioner Goodell announced each pick as if it […]

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What neuroscience can teach us about compassion

Mounting evi­dence of the impact of con­tem­pla­tive prac­tices like med­i­ta­tion (which we now know can, quite lit­er­ally, rewire the brain) are finally bringing modern sci­ence up to speed with ancient wisdom. […]

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