Why Not Knowing What’s Next Can Make You Crazy

Inside your head and mine is a prediction machine that doesn’t respond well to ambiguity and uncertainty. Our brains. Neurologically, we like shaking a wrapped present because we enjoy making little predictions. But put a larger amount of guesswork into the mix and our limbic system kicks in, elevating our sense of things being wrong.... Continue Reading →

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Three essential responses to Trump that will change the world (or at least your part of it)

Charlottesville snapped something inside me. It wasn’t just the faces of those white guys carrying torches that were young enough to have sat inside one of my classrooms. It wasn’t just the video of a man driving his car into protestors where a girl almost the same age as my daughter was killed. It was... Continue Reading →

Tests Can’t Tell The Future So Quit Giving Them So Much Power

He looked like a 7th-grader’s version of a gangster. Skinny as a minute, practice tattoos from his friend dotting the tops of his fingers, laughing at everything. He wore lots of red: a flat-brimmed baseball cap pulled low over his eyes, a red basketball jersey over a white T-shirt, red shoes, his neck roped with... Continue Reading →

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