As a psychoanalyst, I'm always struck by the fact that truth is much more fascinating than fiction. The real story of Dorothy and George Putnam and Amelia Earhart is a poignant, heartbreaking, and absorbing tale about real people living amazing lives.
Now, finally, we can read firsthand accounts of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard sailors who were there to immediately launch a hunt for the plane when it became very clear that something had gone wrong.
I pray my twelve-year-old nephew Joel who, among his four siblings, is known as "the science guy," will be inspired by Sally Ride's life and example. She's a role model for boys, too.
As I tell my daughter, when you want something in life -- no matter how impossible it seems -- you need to fight for it. It's the lesson that links the lives of every single hero I picked for her.
When I wrote But This Is Different, I was not unaware of the possibility that wreckage might someday be discovered. Did I worry about that while creating my novel? No. What I did try to do, though, was create a story capable of folding into history without disturbing it.
History could hardly claim that either Earhart or Mead was without voice. The story's irony is that with public voices heard even now throughout the world, their private voices were as silent as those of any couple loving the love that even now struggles for a name.
In pursuing a brand comeback strategy, UBS' "We Will Not Rest" ad campaign is false and misleading, and reveals a UBS orientation in stark contrast to its claims.
What do politics and sexual indiscretion have in common? They are both high-risk activities. When risk-taking behavior pays off in political life, politicians sometimes become more willing to take risks in their personal lives.
The engine of history is turning, but too slowly. This Women's History Month, let's help push pay inequity and other forms of gender inequality back into the past to stay.
There is freedom, creativity and innovation in Irina's Fall 2010 collection just as there was in Amelia's collection from over 70 years ago.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of her solo flight from Hawaii to North America. When she departed the military field in Oahu bound for Oakland, California, in 1935 she was the first to fly across of the Pacific alone.
Between the big smile, mouth full of teeth and unique vocal cadence, Swank fashioned such an uncanny facsimile of Earhart that Amelia is garnering awards talk even while still flying into theaters.
Fortunately, Amelia's place in American fashion survives and we can see some of her original designs today. She had a style and elegance that went beyond flight clothing.
The most recent addition to this list is last week's report of Northwest Airlines Flight 188 plane, which overshot its destination by 150 miles.
We may love our Mad Men on television. But increasingly our society is moving beyond "the problem that has no name," as Betty Friedan once famously put it.
In what may be some of the best marketing of the decade, Paramount took an $11,000 home movie they originally intended to shelve and remake with bigger stars and turned it into the must-see horror film of the year.