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Dying at 37: What Courage Sounds Like

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home
Melanie Bishop

In his short lifetime, Paul Kalanithi earned a BA and an MA in English literature from Stanford; an MPhil in history and philosophy of science and medicine from Cambridge; and an MD from Yale School of Medicine. At Stanford, he was finishing up his residency in neurosurgery and neuroscience, when he learned he was dying. He was 36.

WATCH: It's Time To Break The Meat Habit

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Last weekend, I rallied at the White House with 100 fellow doctors to share an urgent message with America: Break the meat habit to improve your healt...

Our Sedentary Lifestyles Cost About 5 Million Lives A Year

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in h...

Ingenious Mary: Innovative Irish Science Journalist Leaves a Formidable STEM Legacy

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 06.19.2016 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

The premature death has taken place of Irish journalist Mary Mulvihill, aged 55, after a short illness. Mary was a one-of-a-kind national treasure in science history research and communication across many media platforms as well as in person, and an effective and infectiously enthusiastic community builder whose professional generosity seemed to know no bounds.

If You Want to See Inequality in the U.S. at Its Worst, Visit an Impound Lot

David Sheff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
David Sheff

For millions of Americans a towed car can lead to a crippling spiral of stress, debt, joblessness, illness and, in many cases, incarceration. On a re...

Pledge to Remember the Ones We've Lost

Temimah Zucker | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

Substance abuse and eating disorders are both mental illnesses. We are prone to blame the sufferer, to dwell in ignorance and shame those who suffer. We forget that lives are lost, we forget that families mourn each day. The nation mourns when we lose great talent, but we do not mourn when we lose the unknown.

25 Pieces Of Advice I Want My Daughters To Remember If I Die Young

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Should something happen to you or me, our families wouldn't care about perfection. What they'd search the entire house for is anything that sounds like us and reflects our unique filter. What they'd want is a keepsake that keeps our memory alive as accurately and poignantly as possible.