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people arguing

How to Talk Politics With Family Over the Holidays

Caption: People arguing (Wikmedia Commons) It’s the holiday season, which means plenty of opportunities for uncomfortable interactions with family members about politics. How can you...
trust the lies not the truth

How to Address Irrational Family Members Effectively Over the Holidays

Caption: photo saying “trust the lies, not the ‘truth’” (Thomas Guest/Flickr)   It’s the holiday season, which means plenty of opportunities for uncomfortable interactions with friends...
Illustration of excessive confidence

Knowing Just Enough To Be Dangerous: How Overconfidence Subverts Rational Politics

  By Joel Lehman     “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” -Shakespeare It happens every year. It’s the...
Emotional & Mental Well-Being

How To Protect Yourself From False Beliefs

Kanisha grew up in a Democratic household in Memphis, Tennessee. As far as she remembers, her family and friends always supported leftist candidates. She...
Emotional & Mental Well-Being

The Easiest Trick to Breaking Out of Wrong Ideas

Right now you have something within your reach with an almost magical ability to break out of wrong ideas. You can use it to...