How to Be a Skeptical Thinker About Facts and Statistics You Find on the Internet

It’s commonly said that the “information age” could just as easily be the “misinformation age.” Now more than ever it’s important we become skeptical thinkers. While the internet allows us to have so much information readily available at our finger … Continue reading

How to Communicate Your Feelings Without Becoming an Emotional Manipulator

It’s important to be open and honest when you communicate your feelings to others, but we also have to be careful not to turn ourselves into “emotional manipulators.” Too often we believe that merely speaking our feelings (“That makes me … Continue reading

What Great Apes Teach Us About Emotions, Morality, and Civilization

As civilized humans, we don’t often like to think of ourselves as animals, but that is exactly what we are. When it comes to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans), we share over 90 percent of our genes … Continue reading

How to Escape From the Vicious Cycle of Shaming in Our Digital World

Shaming can be a double-edged sword in our society. One benefit of shaming is that it can be an effective way to regulate people’s behaviors in a relatively peaceful and nonviolent fashion. When a corporation is found doing something misleading … Continue reading

10 Lessons in Zen Leadership Practiced by Legendary Coach Phil Jackson

What makes a good leader whether it’s a boss, or a coach, or a parent? Typically we imagine a leader as someone who stands strong, demands our attention and respect, and perhaps even sparks a little intimidation or fear. This … Continue reading