Stressing is the New Smoking

In 1964, 42% of the American population smoked. Many people, however, smoked not for the physical effects, but for the way cigarettes helped them feel more comfortable in social situations….

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The Most Dangerous Word

Last week, I attended a talk by a palliative care physician. She spoke about the incredible ways in which people reflect and grow when they are faced with their own…

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The Luxury of Less

I wrote this article below in 2011, after I had been living in Chennai, India for a few months.  At the time, I was still acclimating to the city, which…

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