Europeans were eager to absorb the starches and flavors pioneered by the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
Can empirical data about human behavior make the “soft” sciences more like the “hard” ones? New interdisciplinary fields are voting yes.
We have to become smarter news and advertising consumers, and learn to resist the unceasing stream of slanted messages that come our way.
Whatever the gift, it’s worth stopping to think about how much we really want to entangle our gift-giving with the digital realm.