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The Dark Side of Gratitude: 3 Reasons NOT to Give Thanks

By Sara Isaac

November 25, 2020

So much has been written about how gratitude is good for you. Many studies have shown that practicing gratitude can help you be healthier, happier, and more able to hold onto relationships. […]

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How #BlackOutTuesday Backlash Could be Hurting the Movement

By Karen Ong Barone

June 4, 2020

For many, the days since George Floyd’s death feels like a new dystopian world. A world of protests, curfews, rioting, teargas, rubber bullets, and an overwhelming feeling of anger, sadness, stress and, […]

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Public Health is My Health

By Peter Mitchell

April 1, 2020

You heard her: “There’s no magic bullet.” White House Task Force Coordinator Deborah Brix told us Monday, “There’s no magic vaccine or therapy. It’s just behaviors.”

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You are Cursed by Knowledge. Here’s What to Do to Break Free.

By Sara Isaac

June 6, 2019

I work with experts all the time. People who are deeply informed and passionate about helping people and the planet. People who — except for a tendency to use a ton of […]

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Does It Really Take Gillette for Us to Man Up?

By Peter Mitchell

January 18, 2019

Why was it my razor company, and not some progressive politician or cause I support, that finally hit the right tone for me on the #MeToo movement?

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If We Want A Healthier Nation, We Need to Talk About Race and Privilege

By Sara Isaac

July 30, 2018

If you’ve worked in philanthropic spaces long enough, you’ve been there: in a posh hotel that 80 percent of Americans could never afford, surrounded by well-heeled white people and some brilliant people […]

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Can a Bunch of High School Kids Really Make a Difference on Gun Control?

By Peter Mitchell

February 19, 2018

The political landscape is littered with sympathetic gun control advocates vanquished by the National Rifle Association. Gabby Giffords. The Newtown parents. Jim Brady. Some Republicans. Many Democrats. Those who hate guns and […]

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How to Use Advocacy To Bridge the Divide

By Sara Isaac

March 16, 2017

The phrase I have heard over and over in liberal circles since the November election is, “we need to listen.”

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What Climate Change Advocates Can Learn From ‘The Music Man’

By Sara Isaac

February 10, 2017

When South Miami Mayor Philip K. Stoddard thinks about how to get his small Florida town to take action on climate change, he draws inspiration from The Music Man.

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Why Worrying About Climate Change Makes It Worse

By Sara Isaac

January 18, 2017

The world is going to hell in a hand basket, and Americans are finally worrying about it.

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The Researchers Who Could Have Predicted the Election

By Karen Ong Barone

November 23, 2016

A single theme ran through last week’s IIEX Forum on nonconscious thinking in Chicago: Nearly everyone’s data in the run-up to the election was showing the same thing – the likely victory […]

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You Don’t Think Like Your Target Audience

Growing up in a small, rural town in North Florida, climate change wasn’t a topic that came up often in conversation.