Category Archives: stereotypes

Stock Photo Bias: Youth Version

Media images are lenses. Continue reading

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What’s The Perfect Age?

What age do parents have in mind as they groom their kids for success? What age do kids have in mind as they imagine growing up? What age do older adults have in mind as they try to look and act younger? Continue reading

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We Don’t Need No Age Segregation

I let my teenaged son meet up with middle-aged guys he met online. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Dying My Hair Pink

Tripping on the chronological escalator. Continue reading

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Who We Are In A Crisis

Does disaster crack us open to our better selves? Continue reading

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Use Your Body Up

Let your body get used up by life. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Continue reading

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Bringing Kids Back To The Commons

How to engage kids in community life. Continue reading

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What Movies Tell Girls

How do movies portray women and girls? It’s not good news. Continue reading

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Making Heroism Happen

How do we prepare to be heroes? Continue reading

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Do You Suffer From Mean World Syndrome?

What makes people fearful, pessimistic and unable to gauge reality? Hint, it’s right there in your house. Continue reading

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