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, . . .

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. . .