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When Patients Do Nothing: Illness and Inertia

One of the most daunting public health challenges is getting people to take care of themselves in the most basic ways. It’s not that people with cardiac risk don’t know […]... More>


The Shame of the Alcoholic

This month in Cleveland, a woman was caught swerving her car onto a sidewalk, illegally passing a school bus full of children. A judge sentenced her to stand on the […]... More>


Observer Article

Employee Interests Predict How They Will Perform on the Job

When evaluating job applicants, employers want to be sure that they choose the right person for the job. New research suggests that a different factor — employee interests — may be a better way to predict who will perform well on the job. ... More>


Looking For Trouble (And Seeing It)

I’ve known a few troublemakers over the years. These were guys with huge chips on both shoulders, who would gladly pick a fight if you looked at them wrong. And […]... More>


Disharmony in the Land of Nod

The most compelling personal memoirs—Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club, and others—are not happy stories. They are recollections of childhood adversity, and rarely are they triumphant […]... More>