Rules for civil engagement: How to talk with someone unlike yourself | Jon Zimmerman

It seems to me that in order to be civil, you do have to follow a certain set of basic rules about human dialogue and discourse. So if you begin with a statement, and I say, “You’re a blankety-blank”, that’s not going to further the discussion. It’s probably going to end it. A more civil […]

Ask a Family History Librarian Webinar

Alright welcome everyone and thank you for joining us this afternoon and this is our learning program webinar “Ask a Family History Librarian. So my name is Ruby and I’m the learning program coordinator here at the National Library. I’m joined by three of my colleagues: Andrew, Shannon and Leisa, who are some of our […]

Sex in Ancient Rome: Behind the Tales of Wild Eroticism, a Different Truth | Mary Beard

Sex is one of the things that has always absolutely enticed us about the Roman Empire. And the Roman Empire is always represented as the place where people did frightful things and where in a sense there were no sexual rules. Anything went. Everybody had a good time. And there are indeed wonderful stories about […]

“Emotional Affairs” Are a Slippery Slope to Cheating on Your Partner

The emotional affair, as opposed to the physical affair, is really just what it sounds like, which is being emotionally invested in someone other than your main partner. Where you are confiding in them usually intimate details that normally would be reserved for your partner and starting to invest in them that could be through […]