Tom Harvey

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Four Signs That Tradition Is Hurting Your Organization

I love tradition. I love that sports are filled with them.<p>Who doesn’t love “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in the seventh inning at Wrigley Field? Outside of the Chicago and Cleveland areas, who wouldn’t love the Lambeau Leap or the Terrible Towel? Who doesn’t wonder who’ll get the honor of dotting …

Green Bay

In a lot of traditions, forgiveness is a concealed...

In a lot of traditions, forgiveness is a concealed form of anger. It says, ‘Alright, I will give up my angry feelings — <i>if</i> you will confess, if you will gravel, if you will promise not to do it again.’ … This kind of forgiveness, which I call ‘transactional forgiveness,’ seems to me problematic …

Forgiveness

U.A.E. Warns Its Citizens Against Wearing Traditional Garb While Traveling

The request comes after Ahmed al-Menhali, a U.A.E. national, was mistaken for a terrorist after speaking Arabic on the phone at an Ohio hotel.<p>The U.S. State Department has issued and updated a number of travel warnings and alerts to its citizens over the past year—including in Turkey and all of …

Wedding Ring, Wedding Band and Diamond Traditions

Ah, the romance of the ring. But how did it become a marriage symbol, and why is the fourth finger of your left hand the lucky recipient? Here are …

Unravelling the Social Implications of Who Earns More in a Marriage

Embed from Getty Images—<b>When the blogger Ramit Sethi tried to</b> <b>start a Twitter conversation</b><b> about men earning less than their female partners, a</b> …

Feminism

Public hopes people will watch group chats as if they were sports

The new app Public is betting that people will read and share group chats. In an interview with <i>Variety</i>, Public CEO Avner Ronen predicted that while “chat has never been a spectator sport,” messaging apps will become a place to watch people communicate.<p>“We believe that, in addition to audio and …

Apps

Social groups vital for retirees to live long and prosper, studies suggest

<i>This is part of a regular series on aging well.</i><p>If you're feeling a little long in the tooth, join the club. Curling, pottery, wine appreciation, bridge – any club will do. The trick is to socialize in groups, which a spate of new studies suggests is a leading way to live long and prosper.<p>In fact, …

Congress still skews heavily male, white

Even as the United States grows increasingly diverse, Congress remains overwhelmingly white, male and old.<p>And while the 114th Congress is the most diverse in the nation’s history, it is far less so than the population at large, according to a recently released report from the Congressional Research …

Demographics

Forget The Sexes: Gender Is The Least Of The New ‘Ghostbusters' ' Concerns [Review]

Has any film in 2016 been as embattled with its own fans and faced an uglier pre-release narrative than <b>Sony</b>’s rebooted “<b>Ghostbusters</b>”? Directed by</b> …

Movies

USA’s soccer world champions are playing to win at equal pay too

The US women national soccer team beat South Africa 1-0 in an exhibition match July 9. It’s still losing against its employer, the US Soccer Federation, in its fight to get equal pay.<p>Members of the team have been trying to change their contract with the federation, arguing they earn considerably …

Hope Solo

Gender identity and the big questions that have yet to be answered

Why a person feels male when biologically female, or vice versa, is still unclear. But scientists are working to solve the puzzle<p>Few questions in science are as fraught as those around gender. At worst, the politics deters researchers and funders, and leaves people needed to take part in studies …

Transgender

Silicon Valley's Peter Pan Syndrome vs. the Aging of Aquarius

Peter Pan’s utopia was one in which boys never grew old. The alleged Neverland-like frat mentality of Silicon Valley may be among the most …