Whether you’re listening to talking-heads battle it out on the evening news, posting about the latest headline or navigating fraught waters at the family dinner table, you are likely not immune to the heated political division that has seeped into most corners of everyday life.

Their insight and calls-to-action comprise a multi-part Time series focused on what research tells us about how we can cope with political conflict in our everyday lives. Building on the online four-week Political Courage Challenge, the series offers a variety of compelling examples of how to live a more tolerant and compassionate life today, despite the culture of contempt afflicting much of America. Read more: