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10 tips for a better life from The Times' Op-Ed pages
10 tips for a better life from The Times' Op-Ed pages

What to do about rude people? Anti-vaxxers? Ignorant voters? Here’s some of the most popular advice The Times’ op-ed pages dispensed in 2014. Voting is not, as Lena Dunham says, “kind of a gateway drug to ‘getting involved.’ ” “This is a widely held view and, as far as I can tell, there is absolutely no truth to it,” columnist Jonah Goldberg wrote in November. “But even if voting boosted civic participation, the very idea puts the cart before the horse. It is like saying you should buy a car because that way you might learn to drive or take the test and then study for it. Voting should come at the end of civic engagement, not the...

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