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Science and Faith: Seeking Mutually-Enhancing Engagement

one month ago

Oxford nanophysicist Andrew Briggs joins his Oxford colleague, physicist Andrew Steane, and Princeton philosopher Hans Halvorson in a scholarly, yet also personal reflection on how scientific inquiry into the natural world is compatible with transcendence, meaning and purpose.

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The Deeper Roots of Youth Anxiety

one month ago

Anxiety in teens is on the rise and constitutes the leading mental health issue among American youth. Frequently-cited surveys show that the number of adolescents diagnosed with an anxiety disorder is growing, more and more high school seniors are reporting feeling overwhelmed, and the past-month prevalence of college students feeling “overwhelming anxiety” surpasses 40 percent.

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In Memory of Sir Roger Scruton

2 months ago

A public intellectual with an uncommon breadth of influence, the late Sir Roger Scruton’s absence will surely be widely felt. This great friend to the Social Trends Institute died January 12 at the age of 75, just six months after having been diagnosed with cancer.

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How Does Marketization Affect the Creative Industries?

2 months ago

Culture and business have become increasingly intertwined, and cultural institutions need to be aware of their place in the market. Karin M. Ekström, editor of the just released volume Museum Marketization – Cultural Institutions in the Neoliberal Era, summarizes the work for STI.

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Gender De-institutionalization is for the Privileged

3 months ago

Professor Shelley Wilcox, in her chapter ”Who Pays for Gender De-institutionalization?” within the edited volume Gender Identities in a Globalized World, points out how some women step out of traditional gender roles and expectations precisely by  locking less fortunate women into them. 

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UN Prioritizes Effective Family Policies

3 months ago

Effective family-oriented policies and programs are critical for poverty reduction, the promotion of gender equality, the advancement of work-family balance and the prevention of family homelessness, states a UN report.

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Should a Manager Be Humble?

4 months ago

As firms are communities of people with a shared purpose, they require cooperation to yield not only economic results but also the development of people’s knowledge, abilities, values and virtues.

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