While it’s common to blame the Net and our smart phones for the isolation that does indeed plague our society as a whole, it must be said that in some very important areas, these technologies and platforms are breaking down barriers.
From AFAR: Spin the Globe: Stockholm
AFAR chose a destination at random and sent advice columnist Steven Petrow with 24 hours’ notice to the Scandinavian birthplace of ABBA and a certain meatball.
From the Advocate: Advice on Maintaining Peace at an Overly Political Dinner Table
That old edict to never discuss politics or religion at the dinner table is passé, so how do you handle a right-wing family member? Mr. Manners pulls five options from under his napkin.
Would you shave your head for a friend fighting cancer? A group of South African women did just that when they heard that a friend had been recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
From the Daily Beast: First in the Fight Against AIDS
In a Daily Beast exclusive, Steven Petrow presents excerpts from a never-before published essay about the AIDS epidemic that was written by the late senator before he died.
From the Atlantic: An Etiquette Lesson for Governor Pat McCrory
The North Carolina executive defends blocking restroom protections for trans people as a matter of politesse.