General

The Civility Initiative at John Hopkins

A great resource by acclaimed professor Dr. Forni on the power and importance of civility.
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Aggravating Circumstances: A Status Report on Rudeness in America

In this report from 2002, we learn how increasing rudeness is negatively affecting our quality of life.
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International Personal Space

An insightful paper by Aidon Sammons on our need for personal space and how it varies by culture, nation and gender.
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Youth and Family

Overscheduled kids, Underconnected families

A powerful paper from Professor Doherty on how the reality of overscheduled children has changed their lives for the worse and the importance of bringing back the family meal.
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The Character Factory

A New York Times article by David Brooks discusses what it takes to build character and why it’s important for families and society.
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Professional

Education in a Changing World: Flexibility, Skills and Employability

According to a 2008 World Bank report, softs skills are going to be important in the new economy.
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Be Nice to Underlings

A 2014 New York Times article discusses how it is no longer acceptable to treat junior employees poorly. Niceness is the new order of the day.
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Study: Workplace Incivility Rises

A CBS interview discusses a recent study, “Workplace Incivility: The Target’s Eye View” that shows workplace incivility is on the rise, and 12 % have even quit their jobs because of it.
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