Louis C.K.’S Apology

Since the recent publications about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged serial sexual misconduct, there has been a wave of stories about others who have allegedly committed sexual misconduct.  The comedian Louis C.K. is one of the men who has been accused.  He publicly acknowledged that the accusations were true and apologized.

Live Stream Links: Melnick Symposium- Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution is very excited to announce that the 2017 Jed D. Melnick Symposium, Persistent Human Divides: Creative Initiatives for Communication, Collaboration, and Cohesion, will be available to live stream on November 13, 2017!

Missouri Symposium On Managing Disputes About Speech On Campus

There has been a lot of attention to – and criticism of – willingness of people in colleges and universities to suppress speech.  Some of this criticism is particularly directed at liberals.  However, these problems are widespread through our society. 

How to Think Positively Every Day

Thinking this way doesn’t mean living a fantasy life and avoiding problems or cutting yourself off from the rest of the commonly less than positive world. More positive thinking can result in less stress in your life and consequently better health.

Gorillas in the mist

Counting passes of a basketball. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But there is a famous experiment which shows that many people get so engrossed in a simple task such as counting passes by a group of basketball players that they completely fail to notice the guy in the gorilla suit who walks through the room. 

Making The Most Of Appellate Mediation Opportunities

I’ve been doing appellate mediation since the program began, and I’ve been genuinely surprised by the success rate. At the program’s inception, I anticipated a significantly lower success rate than I’ve had with non-appellate mediations — but it’s about 70%, which isn’t much lower than my rate for other matters.

“No” May Be the Most Liberating Word in the English Language

We value our relationships, and in the back of our minds the thought of reciprocity may be bouncing around (“Maybe I’ll have to ask this person for something in the future…”) but we can’t please everyone all the time.

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