December 27, 2022

As we close out 2022, events of historic proportions continue happening: the migrant surge at the US-Mexico border; the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the near-total devastation of the country’s infrastructure; The worsening drought in the southwest; The extraordinary rise in gun deaths among young men; The game of dare by North Korea, China and Russia; and Mother Nature’s relentless attack via snow, heat, tornadoes and hurricanes. If there’s any solace to take from today’s headlines, it’s that Mexico still reigns as king of tequila and one gender performs better on ‘theory of mind’ test around the world. Go beyond the headlines…

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