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Talking Point: Q&A with Jamie Gates, Ph.D.

A groundbreaking, three-year study examining the relationship between gangs, the community and sex trafficking in San Diego County was recently published by Dr. Jamie...

The Logical Approach: Learning to Disagree Agreeably

Imagine a group of friends gathered around a table — eating, talking, and enjoying one another’s company. As these friends discuss life, their conversation...
Family with Adopted Children

Adoption Stories: Dumb Questions About Adoption

Kids ask a lot of questions. If you don’t believe me, just talk to my little brother for five minutes.

iMedicine: Drugs, Money, and Ethics

You can customize your music playlist. You can customize your ringtone, your restaurant order, your credit card image, your Facebook page, and even your...

Performing Our Civic Duty in the Digital Age

I once volunteered for a presidential election campaign. Given a long list of names and phone numbers and a script, I called dozens of...

From Late-Night Debates to Late-Night Newborns and Dissertations: The Priest, the...

"Impassioned political visionary Thomas Jefferson was not without ironclad convictions. Nevertheless, he wrote, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion,...

Instilling Gratitude in Children

Children are not born grateful.
Family with Adopted Children

Adoption Stories: Surprise of Love

The moment finally arrived.
Obese People on Segways

Obesity Beyond the Individual

A recent study determined that the total lifetime healthcare costs of obese individuals and smokers are less than those of nonsmokers and people of...
Black and White Image of Family

Adoption Stories: From Tragedy to Inspiration

They sit side-by-side, a palpable warmth between them.

Jeremy Brooks: On a Mission to End Intolerance

Jeremy Brooks is an artist and an intellectual. He describes himself as an “old soul” and says that he is something of a film...
Drawing of Flower

Beauty for Ashes

Is this not the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the...