The Power in Persistence

Like many of us, I like to use the dawn of a New Year as an opportunity for some self-reflection and goal setting. Some of us do New Year Resolutions, some prefer setting goals for the year, some of us just know of a couple of areas that we’d like to see get better in...

Unintended Consequences

In the 19th century, the British government ruling Colonial India had a problem. A public health crisis had emerged in the capitol city, Delhi; an infestation of cobras. The venomous snakes were so numerous and ordinary Indian citizens were having such regular...

Drop An Anchor

   “Is the height of the tallest redwood more or less than 1,200 feet?” This is the first of two questions that was asked to a group of research participants visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium asked about Redwoods, which are known as the largest trees on planet...

Don’t Look Away

  In 1997, a researcher named Arthur Aron made two complete strangers fall in love in a laboratory in Berkley, California in 90 minutes. He used no tricks, had no sophisticated pairing algorithm, no alcohol or drugs were used, and the subjects did not even share...

Three Little Words

“But at least…” I have found myself saying these three little words a lot over the past few weeks, more than any other time I can remember. They always show up in the same part of a conversation. They are preceded by something the pandemic has made worse in my life...