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In this week’s blog we wrote about how to talk turkey together this thanksgiving. These posts all have insights and advice for Thanksgiving.

How To Survive Thanksgiving With Your Family Post-Election “Thanksgiving is all about coming together as a family to celebrate … except when it’s about coming together to argue about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Some people are saying this holiday season is even more stressful than usual, though, as they’re dreading Thanksgiving Day political arguments with relatives.”

How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!) “It’s clear that American Thanksgiving gatherings are sure to be interesting affairs this year, as families split between Trump and Clinton supporters try to sit down to dinner without maiming one another — if they show up at all. So this may be a good time to explore what psychologists and philosophers say are the most effective ways to argue.”

8 Ways to Talk about Politics Without Ruining Thanksgiving Dinner “Contrary to the popular sentiment that discussing politics is just inviting trouble, political discussion is actually one of the bedrocks of our democracy. It’s how we work through problems, find common ground, and build compromise. We the People need to be able to talk — not scream at one another.”

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