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The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility. For a while now, I’ve been thinking about how terms like “white privilege,” “inclusion” and “unconscious bias” all sound just... too nice.

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

What It's Like When You Feel Homesick But You're Already Home. There is no feeling quite as lonely as feeling homesick.

What It's Like When You Feel Homesick But You're Already Home

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism - Why American Culture Is So Obsessed With Romantic Love. Coupledom runs deep.

Why American Culture Is So Obsessed With Romantic Love

Embrace Authenticity: How to Break Free from the Tyranny of Positivity. Susan David is the author of Emotional Agility, a leading psychologist at Harvard Medical School, and the co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital.

Embrace Authenticity: How to Break Free from the Tyranny of Positivity

She recently joined Maria Shriver—award-winning journalist, bestselling author of six books, and former First Lady of California—for a conversation on why relentless positivity doesn’t lead to happiness, and how being emotionally honest can help us connect with our values and gain resilience. This conversation has been edited and condensed. Maria: You are a counter voice to so many people telling us, “Be positive, be happy, have a great mood, and everything will be fine.” Susan: From a very young age, I became interested in this central question: what does it take internally in the way we deal with our thoughts, emotions, and stories, to help us thrive in the world? How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes. I’m Not Political (Because I Assume I Will Retain All of My Privileges Forever) A Yale history professor's 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency — Quartz.

What Reparations in America Could Look Like. Derail Using Personal Attacks - Derailing For Dummies. You Just Enjoy Being Offended Closely related to the above point, it’s another critical element of a successful derailing You really need to make sure the marginalized person knows you consider their issues to be completely trivial.

Derail Using Personal Attacks - Derailing For Dummies

It’s insensitive in the extreme – it also exemplifies your lack of awareness and empathy. By demonstrating you have absolutely no concept of what a particular issue or point may mean to them both within their conversation with you and beyond it, you get to show off just how cocooned and protected in Privilege® you really are. The fact is, many marginalized person go out of their way to avoid these sorts of debates and confrontations because it’s such a painful and unpleasant experience. Odin's B-Log (28 COMMON RACIST ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS) Is there any evidence that God doesn't exist? When confronted with criticism, some theists will pull out this argument in an attempt to shift the burden of proof toward the critic.

Is there any evidence that God doesn't exist?

Although this tactic can feel very clever, it opens a door to absurdity. This argument seems to suggest that we believe in everything, even things we have yet to think about, until that belief is proven false. That's simply not a logical way to perceive reality. US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report. US corporate giants such as Apple, Walmart and General Electric have stashed $1.4tn (£980bn) in tax havens, despite receiving trillions of dollars in taxpayer support, according to a report by anti-poverty charity Oxfam.

US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report

The sum, larger than the economic output of Russia, South Korea and Spain, is held in an “opaque and secretive network” of 1,608 subsidiaries based offshore, said Oxfam. The charity’s analysis of the financial affairs of the 50 biggest US corporations comes amid intense scrutiny of tax havens following the leak of the Panama Papers. And the charity said its report, entitled Broken at the Top was a further illustration of “massive systematic abuse” of the global tax system.

The scientific way to train white people to stop being racist. I didn’t preorder the Apple Watch, or stand in line the day it came out.

The scientific way to train white people to stop being racist

But I read every article about it, and when someone suggested that it would complement my “personal cloud,” I eventually felt compelled to buy one. I wear it every day, possibly out of determination to get something out of the $400 I spent on it, but when someone asks me if I think they should buy one, I usually tell them no. The Apple Watch was released April 24, 2015. Nearly a year later, it’s become apparent that there really isn’t much of a need to get one. 6 Ways Well-Intentioned People Whitesplain Racism (And Why They Need to Stop) Picture this: You’re fed up with being the target of street harassment.

6 Ways Well-Intentioned People Whitesplain Racism (And Why They Need to Stop)

If you’re a woman, queer, trans, and/or gender non-conforming, it’s probably not hard to imagine. Just think of one of those days when you’ve gotten too many unsolicited comments on your appearance, too many requests to “smile,” too many strangers who feel entitled to your space, time, and image. So you’re venting to a friend, when along comes a man to explain that these strangers were just trying to be nice, and you “need to learn to take a compliment.” How would you feel? Insulted? Diet fads are destroying us: Paleo, gluten-free and the lies we tell ourselves. The numbers are hard to pin down, but roughly 1.1 million Americans keep kosher in their homes.

Diet fads are destroying us: Paleo, gluten-free and the lies we tell ourselves

Around 15 million are vegetarian. Meanwhile, according to a 2013 survey, more than 100 million Americans are trying to cut down on gluten, and (as of 2014) more than 10 million households are gluten-free. Simply put, gluten avoidance is the reigning dietary restriction of our time. It’s harder to pin down why gluten-free diets should have conquered the culture so quickly. On a plate. Dark Money review: Nazi oil, the Koch brothers and a rightwing revolution. Lots of American industrialists have skeletons in the family closet.

Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative. Scientists are using eye-tracking devices to detect automatic response differences between liberals and conservatives.University of Nebraska-Lincoln You could be forgiven for not having browsed yet through the latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences. If you care about politics, though, you'll find a punchline therein that is pretty extraordinary.

Click here to read more from Mooney on the science of why people don't believe in science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences employs a rather unique practice called "Open Peer Commentary": An article of major significance is published, a large number of fellow scholars comment on it, and then the original author responds to all of them. Are Scientific And Religious Explanations Incompatible? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. Last week, I participated in a workshop on the science-religion dialogue during which I was asked: Are scientific and religious explanations philosophically incompatible?

I've been thinking about the question ever since. The simple answers — "yes" or "no" — have advocates, but they don't seem to do the issues justice. For someone like evolutionary theorist Stephen Jay Gould, the answer would likely have been "yes. " He saw science and religion as occupying distinct spheres, or "non-overlapping magisteria. " If science is concerned exclusively with facts and religion exclusively with values, for example, then they might avoid direct conflict by explaining different things. How can we know if God is real? How can we know anything?

Extreme skepticism is a form of philosophical skepticism that considers it impossible to believe anything (1). Where atheists claim that we have not proved that God exists, an extreme skeptic would say, “We cannot prove that anything exists.” Some would take this to imply that God's existence and non-existence are equally likely. At its mildest, extreme skepticism raises the question of whether any particular view can be proven or considered objectively correct. Male Shame, the Root of Female Shame. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters! Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. You can visit your Preference Center to complete your profile and see what else we have to offer.

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