How to De-Escalate a Political Conversation this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving brings lots of wonderful things, like food, football and family. But oftentimes it can also bring awkward political arguments around the dinner. Although most family members may want to steer clear of any controversial subjects, many have that one family member who likes to stir the pot with healthcare, economy or policy debates. 

Lucky for you, The New York Times is here to help! They developed an "Angry Uncle Bot" so you can practice appropriate responses to political arguments. You can chat with Conservative or Liberal Uncle Bot, and learn techniques to deescalate any heated conversations that may arise. 

Try it here!

Barry Ritholtz from Bloomberg also wrote a piece on how to maintain civility at your Thanksgiving dinner. He pulls from behavioral experts to explain how to stay away from arguments and shouting matches at the dinner table. Read that here.

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