“We really want people to understand how we are vulnerable with each other, because that is one of the most important places to be with a partner.”
DR. STRANGER: JOE KEOHANE ON THE BENEFITS OF CONNECTING IN A SUSPICIOUS WORLD
“I thought maybe I could just talk to people for two years and report back about what happened, but then I started seeing all this research and it started to explain why I enjoyed having these interactions.”
IN SOME COMMUNITIES, THE SOCIAL BARRIERS TO ACCEPTING AID ARE REAL
By accepting aid from the food drive, people feel their class status is visible and for some men, their masculinity is exposed and denigrated. People are more vulnerable to feeling ashamed and disgraced as they may be incapable of taking care of their family during the pandemic. In the face of shame, one may feel trapped, powerless and isolated.
BOOK REVIEW: ANXIETY AND THE EQUATION
It’s not a textbook, but there’s “something you can learn from it”
Ludwig Boltzmann was an excruciatingly anxious person and also one of the best scientific minds of his generation. Boltzmann’s revolutionary work on entropy paved the way for Einstein’s quantum revolution of the early 20th century, and yet he still spent ...