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Maturity or misogyny? Men think women have way more sex than they do

by in CITIZEN | September 13, 2018

What’s your number? Usually, it’s a question about your phone contact. But sometimes people ask about the other number; the one about sex partners and activity. It’s a delicate topic that the lead characters in the 1994 film, “Four Weddings and a Funeral” famously explored: “Less than Madonna; more than Princess Di, I hope.” But ... continue »

How meta: Americans wrongly think fake news is other people’s problem

by in CITIZEN | September 11, 2018

Every day, millions of Americans argue over their version of facts and fake news. One person’s social media post on undocumented aliens committing crimes sparks a salvo of competing facts sprinkled with insults about the other’s knowledge of the situation. I’ll see your misinformation and raise you my alternative facts. It shows the challenge of ... continue »

The time has come for Americans to embrace mental wellness

by in CITIZEN | August 1, 2018

It’s been a week since singer and mental wellness advocate Demi Lovato was hospitalized for a suspected drug overdose. People on Twitter are continuing conversations about her addiction and anxiety struggles. Andy Spade, the widower of late designer Kate Spade, posted an Instagram tribute to her, two months after her suicide. But while many openly ... continue »

Want a more perfect union? 51 tribal cues that unite and divide us

by in CITIZEN | May 11, 2018

How you react to the above images says much about your politics. The groups pictured are two of the most politically divided organizations in today’s American society. They exemplify how certain concepts have become tribal cues that are triggers for some people and landmines for others. Institutions including Black Lives Matter, The Tea Party, the ... continue »