7 Strategies For Building Relationships Outside Your Political Tribe

A recent survey of Dartmouth’s undergraduates found that Democrat students are more likely not to befriend another student because of their political views: “55 percent of Democratic respondents said opposite political views would make them less likely to befriend another student, compared to 21 percent of Independents and 12 percent of Republicans,” the survey found. … Continue reading

Why Millennials Should Rethink Slow Love

Every generation thinks they know better than their parents. Of course, even as a Xennial, who’s just barely older than the oldest Millennials, I often marvel at how differently they view the world than the rest of us. Case in point: what anthropologist Helen Fisher calls Millennials’ “fast sex, slow love.” Thanks to cultural shifts … Continue reading

‘The Cat In The Hat’? We’re Too PC To Publish That

My three-year-old recently noticed “The Cat in the Hat” on her bookshelf, a book my parents saved from my own twentieth-century childhood, which I don’t think I’ve read since I was my daughter’s age. It has appealing rhymes and a story my daughter liked. (The cat is very mischievous!) But reading the book as a … Continue reading

Why I’m Conflicted About Drew Barrymore’s Working Mom Comments

Is there any Hollywood star more likable than Drew Barrymore? I’ve long been a fan, so I was interested to read about her widely applauded mothering post. But when I read that Instagram post, “Olive has a working mother,” I found myself having rather mixed feelings — not the non-stop feel-good reaction I was expecting. … Continue reading

Marco Rubio’s radical but wise proposal: Make Daylight Savings Time permanent

Marco Rubio is bringing the sunshine. Last week, he introduced two bills in the U.S. Senate, one to make Daylight Savings Time permanent nationwide, and a second to approve the Florida legislature’s move to do the same within the Sunshine State’s borders. Having just survived another round of groggy mornings after the switch to DST, … Continue reading

5 Lessons From Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair Essay

Monica Lewinsky’s back. Twenty years after becoming internationally known, the former White House intern has an essay in Vanity Fair reflecting on the scandal that bears her name and its cultural aftermath. There’s a Groundhog Day aspect to the whole thing, as Lewinsky writes: I’m sorry to say I don’t have a definitive answer yet … Continue reading

5 Lessons About Life And Love From ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Warning: This piece contains spoilers. Mrs. Maisel is indeed marvelous. She may have been jilted by her husband of four years and left to raise their two kids while he plays house with his dimwitted secretary, but Midge Maisel is forever fabulous. She soon discovers she can not only take care of herself, but also … Continue reading

Rekindling Intimacy in Marriage: An Interview with Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman is a man on a mission. In his new book, The Joy of Intimacy, co-authored with Ricardo Adler, the long-time champion of marriage seeks to steer couples in the direction of wedded bliss by reacquainting them with the notion of true intimacy. Intimacy, Rabbi Friedman believes, has been forgotten amidst modern obsessions with … Continue reading

Rob Porter Story Shows It’s Time To Agree Character Counts For Public Officials

In the twenty-first century, love and marriage don’t always go together, but can we finally admit that public and private lives should? America, I know we’ve disagreed about this since at least the Clinton era. I wanted Bill Clinton to resign, while many others thought he deserved to stay. But here we are 20 years … Continue reading

How I’m Teaching My Kids To Behave Better Than Donald Trump Does

Is Donald Trump a good role model for children? Quinnipiac University has a new poll out showing that two-thirds of Americans don’t think so. Where does that leave American parents, considering that 90 percent of respondents said it matters to them whether the president is a role model? I’ve repeatedly heard people remark that parents … Continue reading