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What's Good for Roses Is Good for You

Tara Fass | Posted 11.08.2016 | Green
Tara Fass

If you expect blossoms next spring, a severe cutting back is a must end of fall garden ritual for roses. Before they go dormant for the winter, there...

Precocity, Maturity and Creativity

David Galenson | Posted 08.12.2016 | Arts
David Galenson

T.S. Eliot reflected that if there was one word that could be associated with classic works of art, it was "maturity."

The Blessing I Didn't Know I Wanted

Lea Grover | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Lea Grover

When I was younger and felt, as I often did, that I had been the victim of some injustice, my father used to tell me a parable. He would start telling it, and I would roll my eyes. Because I'd heard it before, and teenagers often roll their eyes. But I also liked the story, and I always enjoyed my father telling it. So I listened.

What True Love Feels Like

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Sometimes it takes someone else showing you where there's hope to be able to see it, and sometimes it helps to look at an old situation in a new way to see what's growing out of the ashes.

The Streamlined Life

The New York Times | David Brooks | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

Every year researchers at U.C.L.A. do a survey of incoming college freshmen. These surveys, conducted over four decades now, show how the life cycle h...

Social Security for the Life-Cycle

Alan A. Aja | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.

Am I Really Grandma Material?

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Gertler

For me, becoming a grandmother felt like a greater transition than motherhood was. Motherhood held promise, youth and fertility. Becoming a grandmother reeked of age.

Erasing Death

Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science
Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D

What happens when we die? The once-held philosophical idea that there is no way back after death is not accurate and that there is a significant period of time after death in which death is fully reversible. The goalposts have moved, and we don't know where the science will take us.

Déjà vu All Over Again?

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Though seasons are pretty consistent and recognizable when they cycle back through, there is one thing that is different -- sometimes dramatically different: us.

How to Avoid Eco-Despair

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Bennett

What happens when we sense that we are surrounded by death -- when we recognize that we are living in an age characterized by unprecedented levels of death and destruction in our natural world?

Apparel Industry on Verge of Unified Environmental Assessment Tool

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

Outdoor Industry Association's Eco Index is prime time for piloting, meaning the Beta Version is now available on the new Eco Index site here for indu...

The Death Note of Silicon Valley

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The death note of Silicon Valley lies in its own decision to put profit over innovation. Seemingly gone are the good old days when companies had beer bashes in the parking lot, and profit sharing parties at quarters end.

Lucky with Autism?

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

I have an 86 year-old Dad who has survived a series of strokes. I am the mother of a teenage son who has autism. I have a loving husband, who is a fantastic cook.

What Good Psychodynamic Therapy Is All About

Dr. Wendy Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendy Jacobson

Troubled character patterns are the bread and butter of psychodynamic therapists. The castrating hysteric, the self-defeating masochist -- these are patterns that disable and limit people.

Life Cycle: Zen and the Art of Producing Chopsticks

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

People have been impressing their dates with chopstick dexterity since the Shang Dynasty. But the throw-away version of chopsticks is a less romantic yet marvelous invention.

Life Cycle: Burn, Baby, Burn (The Eco Impact of Candles)

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Most candles are made from paraffin wax, which is derived from crude oil. Demand for these products plays into our reliance on fossil fuels.

Eating Local or Not: It Depends

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

The burning question: local vs. imported. When we want to make the best food decision what should we choose?