The author of this article points out that humans are more successful when they cooperate. He urges Americans to unite under our nation’s flag, in spite of political differences.
This article examines the reasons for the current level of political division in the United States and considers how we might go about trying to improve the situation.
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Asian and Black Americans are experiencing racism and discrimination more frequently than they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click this link to learn more about the results of the survey.
Constructive conflict fuels progress far better than passive agreement does. Learn how great ideas and strong results can stem from disagreement.
Empathy—the ability to understand the feelings of others—is an important aspect of emotional intelligence. However, the author of this piece suggests that empathy can have negative effects. Click the link to learn more.
How can relationships between law enforcement and communities begin to improve? Watch as author Dwayne Bryant offers his perspective.
Learn some great tips for how to find common ground with a friend after a fight.
Watch this short video to learn about how the Enslaved descendants of West African heritage find common ground in order to bring their culture to an entire generation of Americans.
An increasing number of school districts are embracing the idea of explicitly teaching social skills. Why take time away from academic subjects? Because social-emotional skills help students learn better.
If it sometimes seems like Americans will never agree with each other, think again. Here’s a look at some surprising poll results.
The crises Australians faced in 2020 helped to unite them, prompting optimism about how the country will face future challenges.
People with opposing political views may not find much to agree on, but it turns out that they share actual common ground in their appreciation of parkland.
Read this research regarding how friendship chemistry may help to explain the concepts behind “frenemies.”
Some Americans disagree about whether we should take in refugees fleeing war and disaster in other countries. This is far from the first time.
World War I is remembered as the first modern war, a devastating conflict that forced people to abandon sentimentality. But early in that conflict, an amazing thing happened: soldiers on opposing sides of battlefields across Europe spontaneously set down their weapons to celebrate Christmas together.
Stress can put people’s nerves on edge, but it can also cause them to be kinder and more compassionate toward others.
Discover a new way to walk a mile in another’s shoes with a new type of library that tells the real stories of different people.
Read this article about one group of teens bringing a national conversation to their local theatre stage.
Watch this video about how, despite having a history of racial tensions, the Boston Police Department is working closely with youths to find commonalities, easing tensions between officers and minorities, and avoiding the violence that is occurring in other U.S. cities.
Making friends with someone from a culture different from your own is a great way to expand your horizons. Read the article to learn what pitfalls to avoid.