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How to Have Fun With That Relative Whose Opinions You Can’t Stand This Thanksgiving

TIME Magazine
November 24, 2021

As Americans prepare to host Thanksgiving dinners and other holiday meals, much attention is paid to the food served. But is anyone setting the table for a good conversation? This year, you can.

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OpenMind Launches Holiday Conversation Simulator to Address Growing Political Polarization

November 22, 2021

We created this simulator to give people practice and confidence in having constructive conversations across differences this holiday season.

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How Some Americans Are Breaking Out of Political Echo Chambers

June 14, 2021

A growing number of people are seeking a wider diversity of news sources or opinions contrary to their own to combat information silos within social media.

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The Internet Can Make Us Feel Awful. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

TIME Magazine
January 17, 2019

It’s dangerously superficial to attribute the problems of the internet to human nature, and it lets tech companies off easy. The worst qualities of online space aren’t inevitable.

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A New Way to Become More Open-Minded

Harvard Business Review
November 20, 2018

Most leaders would agree that open-mindedness — about new products, strategies, business models — is one key to success in the modern economy. But how do you build it?

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Can an Online Tool Depolarize Campus Discussions?

August 23, 2018

As a new school year kicks off in a time of mounting political scandals and heightened polarization, some campuses have added a new component to their freshman seminar programs—an online training in how to talk politics (productively).

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The Polarization of America

Psychology Today
August 14, 2018

An analysis of increasing polarization in America from 1992 to 2016.

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3 Mind-Limbering Exercises for the Politically Inflexible

Oprah Magazine
April 27, 2018

Perhaps you’re wondering, “Why should I speak to people with terrible politics? They’re irrational and evil!” Actually, (1) you sound a bit irrational yourself, and (2) the other side probably isn’t evil.

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