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Troubled #hearts — in 140 characters

I joined Twitter in 2008, and I’ve always been impressed by the diversity of this floating conversation. People will just as soon tweet about dinner as the sorry state of […]... More>


Remember Me: Personal Legacy and Global Warming

Later this month, the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change will release its fifth and latest assessment of the scientific evidence regarding human interference in the world’s climate. Based on […]... More>


Apple or Ice Cream? The Mechanics of a Healthy Choice

You’ve been trying to lose some weight, but you also get hungry for a snack in the evening. So imagine you go to the kitchen to check out your options, […]... More>


Breaking the rules — and feeling good about it

I once worked for an organization that required a fair amount of business travel. I had a colleague who, for medical reasons, had to eat frequent, small meals. But when […]... More>


The Graying of Trauma: Revisiting Vietnam’s POWs

The Vietnam War was still raw in the collective American memory when the award-winning 1978 film The Deer Hunter brought home the horror of the POW experience. The film tells […]... More>