Should businesses make decisions on moral grounds?
Brandon Ferdig is writer from Minneapolis, MN. He shares his personal growth pieces, human interest stories, and commentary at his blog. He is currently writing a book titled New Plateaus in China, a compilation of travelogue, personal experience, human interest, and social observations from China. You can follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonferdig.
What does it say about Americans that the public is already starting to talk about candidates for president for 2016?
Here’s a glimpse into the madness for all the suckers who were too good and lazy for (or—admit it—afraid of) Black Friday shopping. These ravenous shoppers show you what the holidays are REALLY all about…
Brandon Ferdig didn’t realize how bleak being alone on a holiday could be, until a quirky schedule caused it to happen to him.
“A tree doesn’t rid itself of its rings.” Brandon Ferdig is shaken by the death of his grandmother, and chooses to remember how her life connected with his.
Brandon Ferdig discusses Jonathan Haidt’s ideas of openness within a moral matrix to look at how we vote.
Brandon Ferdig wants to discuss what he thinks is one of more dangerous, race-based articles you’ll read all year.
Minnesota requires a registration fee, even when courses are offered for free, online. Is this justifiable? Can it be enforced?
Did Jesus and Einstein describe the same universe? A neurosurgeon undergoes a near-death experience and emerges a believer.
The two-party system has bottle-necked democracy. No wonder Chinese people laughed at Brandon Ferdig’s descriptions of American campaigning.
Give her the gift that sucks year round.
A short animation about treating depression with compassion.
Andrew Smiler speculates about how, when, and why social class can trump racism and sexism.
Sarah Thebarge wonders if it’s really necessary for her online dating site to ask her whether she uses ketchup on her grilled cheese and who her favorite Kardashian is.
Tom Scocca argues that snark is a necessary weapon in the war against “smarm”. Allan Mott politely disagrees.
Patte Wheat LeVan profiles sculptor James Kelsey.
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Betsy and Warren Talbot have found great results through applying some basic business concepts to their marriage.
Alexa Koncinski asks, “Would you rather sing a cappella randomly in public once every day or audibly express wind every time you met a new person?”
After he lost his brother, Jarad Dewing tried everything to release the pain locked inside of him.
Despite growing up as young black male in the “hood,” facing all the same challenges—like violence and poverty—my voice, moreover the way I talked, somehow made me less black than others.
Renowned prison reform activist Ken Hartman gives his insights into how we can reform our broken system.
Prison rape isn’t funnier than any other kind of rape. And men are not unstoppable rape machines. It’s time we stopped laughing.
“We all feel angry. We don’t all choose to abuse because we’re angry.”
Jeremy Meyers thinks it’s time for men to decide who they are, not let society decide for them.
Conventional beauty doesn’t mean crap. Jackson Bliss explores the importance of “idiosyncratic beauty” and its relationship to love
Andrew Smiler offers three suggestions on how to leave the gray zone of sexual consent.