Friday's News & Ideas
- Pause for prayer
- Fear means go
- Not the end of the world
- The Antichrist
- Doctors navigating Facebook
- Let your children fail
Picking up a bagel instead of a partisan fightCNN Belief blog: At the National Prayer Breakfast, Democrats and Republicans laud one another about a temporary political truce, lay down their partisan ammunition, and pause to pray together.
To change the world, fear means goHarvard Business blogs: Fear can be a compass -- an indicator of the direction you should go in if you want to become the person you have the potential to be.
It's not the end of the worldBusted Halo: A writer's heart grows heavy as Catholics on both sides of the aisle scream at each other. But then she remembers: The absolute worst has already happened.
How the "Islamic Antichrist" reflects our era's anxietiesReligion News Service: The papacy, King George III, the Soviet Union and now Muslims. Every age needs an Antichrist.
Should doctors and patients be Facebook friends?Wall Street Journal: Doctors are finding a role for social media in their medical practices, but face challenges maintaining appropriate boundaries between professional and social relationships.
Why parents need to let their children failThe mother who "helps" a bit too much with the child's math homework, the father who builds the student's science project. Don't waste teacher Jessica Lahey's time. The stories teachers exchange these days reveal a whole new level of overprotectiveness and overparentin, she writes in the Atlantic. A new study explores what happens to students who aren't allowed to suffer through setbacks.
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