Category Archives: Arts

What’s On My Butt? And Other Hacks From The Parenting Trenches

Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These “weird parenting wins” were born of moments when the expert advice wasn’t working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a stroke of genius. For

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American History You Should Know

The subtitle to David Treuer’s latest book, Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee, explains the American history you should know: Native America From 1890 To The Present. Sadly, as Treuer meticulously shows in over 500 pages the history of Native Americans is the history of the United States. David Treuer grew up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, he trained as an anthropologist, and

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Should We Ignore The Prophecies Of Doom?

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Professor Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, he suggests we follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise,

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2018 Redux

What will historians make of 2018? Certainly, the past twelve months will be considered extraordinary. At Life Elsewhere, we covered many of the news-breaking topics and we interviewed an intriguing mix of guests – authors, musicians, experts, and commentators. Selecting highlights from the past year’s shows was no easy task, so we settled on revisiting conversations that are memorable and

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