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Social Media: Windows, Mirrors and Bubbles
Thursday, April 17, 2014
By Jonathan Wynn If you are anything like me, you have engaged in a heated Facebook exchange once or twice. Recently I’ve had two interesting chats with old friends—one of whom I’ve lost touch with for over two decades who...

Dispatch from a Professional Sociology Conference
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
By Sally Raskoff Oh, the anticipation of a professional meeting! As I’m walking into to the airport to fly away to the conference, I think of all the times I have done this. I found sociology in 1981 and it...

The State of the Dinner
Friday, April 04, 2014
By Teja Pristavec Sociology Graduate Student, Rutgers University This February, President Obama sat down for dinner with his visiting French colleague, President François Hollande. In the company of the First Lady, other government officials, and some celebrities, the men enjoyed...

Jewish? Buddhist? Atheist? All of the Above!
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
By Peter Kaufman I was asked recently by a colleague what religion I follow, and I was not quite sure how to answer. I was raised in a secular Jewish household, and I never considered myself religious in the traditional...

The Dark Side of Seeing Only the Bright Side
Friday, March 28, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer As a self-starter, I like self-help books, and have read or listened to number of audio books in the genre. I have listened to many books on discovering one’s passions and creativity, on personal finance, relationships, career...