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Five reasons why we need Halloween

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | October 31, 2013

BOO! Did I scare you? No? Let’s try this: Scientists currently predict global sea levels could rise up to 1.5 meters by 2100, a process that could drown cities and trigger widespread human famine and wildlife extinction. Scared? You should be—and hopefully that little stab of fear and dread compels you to make some lifestyle … Continue reading »

Boo! Americans and the occult

Claude Fischer, professor of sociology | October 29, 2013

One of the motifs in writings about modern life is that its central features – commerce, education, secularism, and especially science – have “disenchanted” the world. Once, goes the argument, the rising of the sun, the awakening of plants, people’s illnesses and recoveries, and even odd rock formations were all infused with spirits and mystery; … Continue reading »