Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Scientists estimate that most people over the age of 12 spend the majority of their time—at least 8 to 10 hours a day—sitting down. All of this sitting is taking a serious toll on our mental and...

Your Partner Doesn’t Need to Be Your Best Friend

"My goal is to marry my best friend," explained the young woman in my office. I have heard a version of this many times. There is tremendous pressure today to find a partner who...

The New Rx: Purpose

For the past 10 years, Experience Corps has trained thousands of people over the age of 55 to tutor children in public schools across the country. The goal of the program is to support...

The Secret to Waking up Alert and Refreshe

“Until I’m 6 feet under Baby I don’t need a bed Gonna live while I’m alive I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” — Jon Bon Jovi With all due respect to the venerable Jon Bon Jovi, this is a terrible...

Question Everything

Half of what we are going to teach you is wrong, and half of it is right. Our problem is that we don’t know which half is which. Dr. Sidney Burwell, the dean of Harvard...

The Real Housewives Made Me Do It: How TV Influences Behavior

Television has a terrible reputation. I vividly remember my mother telling me my eyes would become square if I watched too much of it. To my knowledge, no studies link watching television with the...