Why we prefer people just like us. And why that’s potentially dangerous. | Nicholas Christakis

From Big Think. – It’s common for people to form groups of like minded individuals who also have similar abilities. – Evolution confers advantages on heterogeneous groups of people and groups with diverse talent sets. – Prizing individual identity ahead of group identity also helps counteract tribalistic politics. Nicholas A. Christakis is a physician, sociologist,…

The biggest change to manhood? Equal parenting. | Michael Kaufman

From Big Think. Being a successful caregiver is part of today’s definition of manhood – The biggest example of a change in men’s gendered behavior in recent years is the transformation of fatherhood. Nowadays, the definition of manhood has increasingly included being a present, and good caregiver. – Women have historically been burdened with childcare…