Even Wild Dogs Protect Their Packs

Remember the film John Q, in which Denzel Washington plays a father whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart, and discovers his HMO won't cover the cost of a transplant? In desperation, John Q eventually storms the hospital and takes hostages.  His only demand is that his son be put on the . . . 

Disconnect to Connect

Here's a novel notion, grounded in science: Human beings aren't meant to operate like computers; continuously, at high speeds, for long periods of time, running multiple programs at the same time. Instead, we're designed to pulse - to move rhythmically between spending and renewing energy. But w. . .

Taking Responsibility

We were out to dinner as a family- an all too infrequent occurrence now that both my daughters are grown up.  Shortly after we sat down, a problem related to my work arose that I felt required immediate attention. 

I text messaged a colleague in my office, and put my phone on the table to await a. . .

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, . . .