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I'm Excited About The Royal Baby (And It's Okay If You Are Too)

It's official. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to the "royal baby" on July 22nd, a bouncing baby boy who will one day be the King of the United Kingdom.Although many Americans are thrilled to partake in the Royal Baby fanfare, I've also seen a lot of discussions revolving around the questionable morality of celebrating an institution that openly reveres inherited privilege and power...

July 23, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
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Cooperation after a tragedy: When our hearts know better than our minds.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -- so many caring people in this world." - Fred Rogers The exact details of what happened today on Boylston Street are still being sorted out, but multiple reports are confirming that two bombs were detonated close to the finish line of today's Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and wounding dozens of others.As a social psychologist, there are so many reasons to expect that this should end up revealing an absolute low point for humanity...

April 15, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
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