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Alina Tugend

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Using Health Know-How to Build Healthier Communities

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 12:54 PM

In the world of community development, the fact that ZIP code often trumps genetic code in determining a person's overall health has become conventional wisdom. If families live in well-maintained housing, if they're able to buy fresh food at a nearby supermarket, if their children can walk to...

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The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong

(16) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 8:44 AM

I heard a lot of good lines when I attended this month's conference held by Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski on "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power," but my favorite was when Sen. Claire McCaskill said she finally learned "not to give an (expletive) about...

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Is There a Limit to Forgiveness? Yes

(9) Comments | Posted April 3, 2011 | 4:43 AM

Do we always have to forgive people?

I've thought quite a bit about this question lately, especially as I have been writing a lot about mistakes and apologies over the past few years.

I once more started pondering this question after the recent confession by former Speaker of the House...

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Women, Men and Handling Mistakes

(9) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 2:25 PM

When I tell people that I'm writing about mistakes -- and that men and women tend to handle mistakes differently -- I usually get a knowing response. Most agree that women are more likely to agonize and blame themselves and men get over their blunders faster and look for others...

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