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You Are Here Thinking About What’s Right in America

You Are Here Thinking About What’s Right in America

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future. A new poll from Gallup serves up some sobering data regarding how young Americans feel about their country. Gallup asked the question, “Do you think the ...

A history of loneliness

A history of loneliness

Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.” Chronic loneliness, some say, is ...

The prolific filial piety of Wu Meng (Video)

The prolific filial piety of Wu Meng (Video)

As he did every night, little Wu Meng approached on tiptoe to the room where his parents rested. Without making a sound, he unbuttoned his shirt, looked for a suitable place to rest his head ...

Why you shouldn’t want to always be happy

Why you shouldn’t want to always be happy

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the center of psychology research and theory. It continued a trend that began ...

Tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of life

Tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of life

It was a warm and breezy August morning when we interviewed Dan Skorbach on the banks of Lake Ontario. When we found Dan he was meditating alone on a large rock. The vast body of blue ...