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24 February 2017

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How to make your dog love you more

Psychologist Ellen Langer explains how being mindful can change the way pets—and people—treat you.
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Why do we sleep?

Psychiatrist Robert Stickgold says sleeping evolved to help us make sense of our experiences. Plus: Three signs you’re not getting enough sleep.

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Christian transhumanism

Micah Redding argues that technological progress is part of God’s plan.

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The Republican tax on the rich

Economist Laurence Kotlikoff says the House plan would target high-earners.

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How things went wrong

Brink Lindsey argues that American institutions aren’t designed to handle modern politics. Plus: Team red vs. team blue.

All by yourself

Rabbi Marc Katz, author of The Heart of Loneliness, explains how to combat loneliness. Plus: It’s lonely at the top.

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Trump as Hitler

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus assess the aptness of the comparison. Plus: Is Trump targeting Muslims?

“We are part of the future.”

Media anthropologist Christa Blackmon explains how different cultures and minorities use science fiction to send political messages. Plus: The power of the Dark Side.

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Linking action with contemplation

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Mennonite activist Mark Van Steenwyk talks about the interplay between Christian ethics, theology and mysticism. Plus: Trump is good business for anarchists.

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Was Milo wronged?

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Ann Althouse questions whether the provocateur’s pedophilia comments should have caused his downfall.

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The left’s circular firing squad

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Bill Scher argues that progressives are tempting fate by attacking red state Democrats. Plus: Is the “deep state” a danger to democracy?

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Meditate on this!

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Former Buddhist monk Jason Siff makes the case for focusing on your body, not your breath. Plus: Beyond mere mindfulness.

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Don’t panic (yet)

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David Frum explains the two things that would calm his fears about Trump. Plus: Advice for the Resistance.

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The way to Trump’s heart

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Bill Scher explains how exploiting the president’s love of T.V. could save America. Plus: Mitch’s mistake.