We're All In This Together

Is it just me, or are you feeling more anxious and unnerved than usual?

I can't remember living through a period of such uncertainty in my lifetime. I'm not talking so much about the uncertainties in my own life - there are always plenty of those - but about everything that's going on in the wo. . .

Memo to David Axelrod: Take a Nap

David Axelrod, President Obama's chief political adviser, sleeps "five fitful hours a night," the New York Times reported yesterday. 

"I think he's getting close to a burnout kind of thing," Axelrod's friend Sam Smith was quoted as saying. Charles Czeisler, a Harvard sleep researcher, . . .

Is Your Favorite Politician a Sociopath?

What do John Edwards, Rod Blagjevich, Mark Sanford, David Paterson, John Ensign, Eliot Spitzer, William Jefferson, William Jefferson Clinton, Sharpe James, James McGreevy, Charles Rangel and David Patterson have in common?

Obviously, they're all politicians who've been caught doing something il. . .

Move More, Rest More

We don't rest enough.  We don't move enough. 

Those are the paradoxical conclusions from a series of studies that got a lot of media attention last week. In the New York Times, Olivia Judson cited a series of recent findings that we're more vulnerable to obesity and to early death from a wide . . .

HIGH SCHOOL THE WAY IT OUGHT TO BE

How much more focused and engaged would high school students be if they were given an opportunity to pursue their passions – topics that truly sparked their interest and excitement?  

A year ago, we helped launch an experiment with 9th graders at the Riverdale Country School, a small ind. . .