The Therapeutic Potential of Stanning Janina Scarlet knew she finally had a way to connect with her patient when the girl began talking about Veronica Mars. At a recent American Psychological Association conference, Scarlet, a psychologist at San Diego’s Center … Continue reading Superhero therapy
Why We Want the McRib Today, the McRib has returned. Even in Michigan where the McRib reputedly was absent last year, there are unconfirmed reports that it’s being made right now in the Detroit metro area and perhaps elsewhere in … Continue reading Seasonal sandwiches
The gender gap in 6 charts Just how long will it take to achieve gender equality around the world? While the World Economic Forum predicts the United States won’t reach this mark for more than two centuries, other countries are … Continue reading Gender equality gaps
To Change a Habit, Get Extreme. Progressively I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, “You teach how to create habits, but that’s not my problem. I’m fat!” The frustration in … Continue reading Breaking habits
The Two Most Mysterious Words in Modern Shopping My face wash goes by many names. About a decade ago, I started using a product under the brand name Cetaphil because, as best as I can remember, a dermatologist recommended it … Continue reading Brand labelling
How to Be Sober I was enrolled in a small private college in Providence, Rhode Island, where I’d lived in a dorm until the night I squeezed my mattress out through a small window and moved it into a tiny … Continue reading Healthy living
The Message of Measles One day in the early sixties, Saul Zucker, a pediatrician and anesthesiologist in the Bronx, was treating the child of a New York assemblyman named Alexander Chananau. Amid the stethoscoping and reflex-hammering of a routine checkup, … Continue reading Is disease a state of mind?