Politics

Courage: What the World Needs Now

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Many of us are passive when we spot injustice. Sometimes we feel it is not our place to interfere, or that one person cannot do much of anything. People who act bravely feel it is better to take a stand, even if they may not win.
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Emotional Health

Scrooged: The Spirit of Christmas Future

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
It’s hard not to see parallels between today and the 19th century. We have been regressing toward inequality for years, and the new spirit of “what’s mine is mine” is a manifestation of this descent. These days, Ebenezer Scrooge would fit into our culture nicely.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Candlelight

By Molly Fisk
I hope some time you’ll get a chance to see 200 candles stretched over three city blocks. The faces of the people who carried them were lit from below, haloed in reverse.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: World Peace

By Molly Fisk
World peace could be achieved by more people using their turn signals. In 30 years, children all over the world — a kinder, more peaceful world — will thank you.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Not Precisely the Right Word

By Molly Fisk
My friends and I are of a certain age, which means that a) we forget things, and b) we don't jump to our phones to look up what we've forgotten. We're of the generation that still likes the meandering conversational process of trying to figure out what the word was.
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Health

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension

By Dr. Kirsten O. Healy
Nearly 75 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure or hypertension, with more people dying of hypertension-related cardiovascular disease than from the next three deadliest diseases combined.
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