IMHO

  • October 13, 2017  

    In her first years reporting overseas, American journalist Suzy Hansen felt hesitant to write about other countries, but countless conversations with citizens of other countries helped her uncovered the dynamics between America and other nations she hadn’t understood before. Hansen offers her humble opinion on understanding your own history. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2017  

    Keeping up appearances as a family hid the denial and shame Anita Devlin felt as her son struggled with an addiction to opioid painkillers. But when she finally shared their experience, it opened the door to healing and recovery. Devlin, author of “S.O.B.E.R.” about her son Mike’s addiction and road to recovery with Caron Treatment Centers, shares her humble opinion about banishing judgment and reaching out to others. Continue reading

  • September 29, 2017  

    Riley Temple was walking his dog around his Washington, D.C., neighborhood where he has lived for the past 25 years when a confrontation with the police made him break the rule that all black people are told to obey in order to survive. Riley Temple shares his humble opinion on being made to feel like a trespasser and the legacy of slavery. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2017  

    Hurricane Harvey filled Karen Walrond’s home in Houston with almost 3 ft. of water, forcing her family to evacuate and rely on the support of others. That experience taught her that in the face of a crisis, there is only one kind of help that makes a difference. Waldron shares her humble opinion on the best way to help crisis victims.
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  • September 8, 2017  

    As school starts back, Carlos Watson hopes that in addition to lessons in math, science and computers, entrepreneurial students are also getting some lessons in salesmanship. The CEO of a digital media company, Watson offers his humble opinion on why being persuasive with a good pitch is a skill that everyone can use. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2017  

    Family members and caregivers are often the ones on the front lines of mental illness: helping loved ones cope with a diagnosis, taking them to appointments and managing medications. Mark Lukach says his wife’s bipolar disorder consumed his life, until they had an epiphany about managing the illness together. Lukach offers his humble opinion on why we should elevate the voice of caregivers.
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  • August 25, 2017  

    The social media culture of “likes” is contributing to our conformity, says novelist and creative writing teacher Charmaine Craig. Instead of trying to empathize with the unfamiliar, we “like” and find refuge only in the things that seem most relatable. Craig offers her humble opinion on why we should move beyond what’s “relatable” or “likeable” and begin to open up to the unfamiliar. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2017  

    Numbers and algorithms aren’t just useful to mathematician Eugenia Cheng — they’re exhilarating. That’s why she’s on a mission to help transform math’s notoriously boring reputation in education into one of thrilling wonder and creativity. Cheng gives her humble opinion on how to make math really matter to students. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2017  

    Do you have an old children’s book you love? Well, there’s a good chance that it might be racist, says kids’ author Grace Lin. She offers her humble opinion on how you can keep loving your favorite classics while acknowledging the out-of-date or harmful parts. Continue reading

  • August 4, 2017  

    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent five years studying Google search data that revealed people’s darkest and weirdest thoughts. It actually made him feel better. It also changed what he thought he knew about how the world works. Stephens-Davidowitz offers his humble opinion on the difference between our hidden digital lives and the lives we project on social media. Continue reading

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