Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $392 billion of federal investments in energy and climate policies, reflects a complex political evolution over recent decades, as described in this … Continue reading A Long, Hard Road to “Yes”
For a long time, Donna Shestowsky has conducted empirical studies of litigants’ perceptions about dispute resolution processes. CPR’s Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation magazine just published an article … Continue reading Shestowsky’s Study Supports Value of Lawyers’ Early Education of Clients About Their Procedural Options
Your answer to this question probably is a good indicator of your degree of introversion or extroversion. In an article, How Many Friends Do You Really Need?, confessed introvert and … Continue reading How Many Friends Do You Want?
Mediators have long recognized that they can use humor to help disputants deal with conflict (though it can really backfire). What about using humor when it seems like the world … Continue reading Humor Theory for When Everything Seems Like it is Going to Hell
That’s the title of an article by New York Times reporter Max Fisher. He summarizes, “By most measures – with one glaring exception – people around the world are better … Continue reading Is the World Really Falling Apart, or Does It Just Feel That Way?
Princeton sociology professor Paul Starr wrote an essay in the Washington Post, Conservatives Hope to Turn Back the Cultural Clock. Can They Succeed? He writes that “[r]etrofuturism is a term … Continue reading Retrofuturism on the Supreme Court
New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie is an avid reader with a particular interest in American history. In today’s column, he describes various books he has been reading lately. Two … Continue reading What Jamelle Bouie is Reading
I just watched the incredibly heartwarming Netflix TV series, Heartstopper. It focuses on the relationship between two teenaged high school students in England who are grappling with their sexuality. Charlie … Continue reading A Heartwarming TV Series
That’s the title of an article in the New York Times. It reports that “[s]ame-sex couples, on average, resolve conflict more constructively than different-sex couples, and with less animosity, studies … Continue reading Gay Couples Can Teach Straight People a Thing or Two About Arguing
Do you often feel introverted, generally preferring to be in a small group of trusted friends than in a large gathering, for example? It turns out that there are a … Continue reading Introversion, the Legal Profession, and Dispute Resolution
The ABA has published three books by Brooklyn Law Professor and Director of Legal Writing Heidi K. Brown to help law students and lawyers improve their well-being and function optimally. … Continue reading Heidi Brown’s Books Promoting Flourishing and Effective Practitioners
We all live, and we all will die some day. For most of our lives, our deaths seem like they will happen at some unknown time far in the future. … Continue reading Living, Dying, and Life After Death