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America’s Generations: In the Workplace, Marketplace and Living Room

America’s Generations: In the Workplace, Marketplace and Living Room

It’s January 28th  1986 and I’ve stayed home from school. I’m sitting in the basement of the tri-level home that my parents owned, when my mom called and told me that the Space Shuttle Challenger had exploded. I turned the TV channel I was watching to a m...
Bright-sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America

Bright-sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America

One of the most frustrating and hurtful things that can tell someone who is suffering is that it's their fault. Bad things happen to good people, and it has nothing to do with their faith, their character, or anything other than the randomness of life....
Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America

Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America

One of the things that I deeply respect is people who are willing to do the reading and research necessary to have a complete and balanced view of a topic. That's what I found in Daniel Horowitz' Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired...
The Coddling of the American Mind

The Coddling of the American Mind

I use pink to highlight those passages of text that I disagree with. My notes from The Coddling of the American Mind were a sea of pink highlights. Normally, this means that I struggle with what the authors are saying. When I look back at The Marketing...