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Adaptation

The Discreet Charm of the Jellyfish

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

We love them in fish tanks at aquariums, but we loathe them on our shores at the beach. Very beautiful and eerily fascinating, jellyfish are a most mysterious species.

Looking Depression In the Face: Botox as Antidepressant

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research suggests that the frown of depression is anything but superficial and should not be taken at face value. Wiping that expression off your face is the latest treatment for depression. And Botox, America's favorite neurotoxin, allows for this therapeutic loss of face.

How the Story About the Lady and the Baskets Made Me a Better Spouse

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

When life gets challenging, as it does in all long-term marriages, people often question whether or not they chose the right spouse.

Pulp Fiction? The Bottom Line on Juicing

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Your juicer may belong on the shelf next to the other fallen health products. It is a device that takes healthy foods (fruits and vegetables) and renders them less healthy. It eliminates fiber, turns solid food into a liquid and facilitates a huge increase in consumption.

A Real Life Summer Bleakbuster

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

I would challenge anyone to read the "bleakbuster" of a new report published last week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and not come away with a deep feeling of dread for future generations.

Budgeting for Resilience: A Vital Step to Strengthen and Protect Our Communities

Vicki Arroyo | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Vicki Arroyo

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Unfortunately, that aptly describes the federal government's fiscally short-sighted response to climate change and its impacts, such as more droughts, wildfires and severe storms.

Fat Chance: 4 Ways to Recruit Your Fat for Weight Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?

How-to: Shopping in a Wheelchair

SPINALpedia.com | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
SPINALpedia.com

Love it or hate it, 'tis the season for shopping! Between black Friday and last minute Christmas Eve deals, sales are too good to pass up, right? But ...

What If Classroom Learning Was Like the Working World?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Students today attend K-12 institutions and colleges that value a high GPA and test scores, following the rules and listening to the teacher. While those measurements have their place, they aren't the only yardstick.

Like With E-Z Pass Obamacare's Problems Should Be Forgotten

Larry Hirsch | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

Once Americans are getting healthcare through Obamacare, they'll forget about the early problems with the program. Like E-Z Pass, Obamacare will be an essential part of life for most Americans.

East Asia Needs United Approach to Climate Change

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Stephen P. Groff

With these numbers in mind, the question is how can the East Asian economies work together to gain maximum benefit from reducing carbon emissions?

Let's Adapt to Change, and Survive

Richard Ha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

What we're doing on the Big Island with Bill 113 is trying to make a law that prohibits us from helping ourselves. It is the exact opposite of what we should be doing.

"An Inconvenient Truth" Producer Lawrence Bender on HuffPost Live: Time to Double Down on Confronting Climate Change

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Until now, city planners, advisors, leaders and residents have been unable to properly estimate and prepare for anticipated changes in the climate. In response, researchers at UCLA down-scaled over 20 global climate models to better understand the local impacts of a changing climate.

Are You In Love With the Flatlands?

Jayson Boyers | Posted 11.26.2013 | College
Jayson Boyers

Too many people are willing to pull others down to their level of thinking, because that is where they're most comfortable. The challenge for business leaders and educators is to foster an environment where we build up rather than tear down.

From Page to Screen: Sometimes Adaptations Can Be Too Real

Samuel Autman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Samuel Autman

Most writers are leery of having their work adapted for the screen for fear their characters or plotlines won't survive the process. In the case of nonfiction many wonder: how much of what really happened will remain intact?

Social(organ)ism

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Socialism is a dirty word, perhaps deservedly so. But the real trouble resides with our persistent use, and misuse, of a word we made dirty. Vocabulary so encumbered is like bathwater we refuse to drain; it takes on an opacity that quite obscures the baby

Unexpected Teachers: 5 Things I Learned From a Great White Carp

Rob White | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The carp does not flounder, nor does it scheme like a shark. He knows what he is. How many human beings create a false version of themselves, hoping to look good or jump ahead in life, and find themselves flip-flopping like a fish on land?

Bird's Eye View of the Changing Climate

Steve Zack | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

The calendar and geographies of birds are a now a moving target. It is a variable picture, with new conservation concerns arising.

No Holding Pattern

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Examine what holding patterns you may be settling for. Tell yourself the truth and examine the options. When two people are making skillful relationship choices, there is no limit to where things can go.

The Gift of Adaptation: It Comes in Handy the Older You Get

Dinah Berland | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Dinah Berland

One of the most momentous events of our later years is leaving the workforce. Putting retirement on the front burner brings most of us face to face with change on a major scale.

'Fortress Of Solitude' Becomes A Musical

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — A musical based on Jonathan Lethem's celebrated 2003 novel "The Fortress of Solitude" is heading toward New York. The Public Theater...

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 4: Polar Bears in the Sahara

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have a natural environment. And a world of fast-food drive-through restaurants, fax machines, escalators and email is not it. The nutritional environment we live in is toxic to us. The effects of that toxicity are rampant chronic disease and epidemic obesity.

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 3: Then and Now

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Only by knowing Mik-tal's endowment to us can we hope to meet the challenges of the modern world. Our efforts to find our way home begin by knowing where home is, and where we are now. Our efforts to achieve dietary health begin by knowing ourselves.

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 2: The Way We Are

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This particular morning in mid-April was quite chilly, although clear. In fact, the early suffusion of sunlight was promising a day of great beauty. Not that Michelle was listening to such promises. Far too busy. And besides, the climate inside was always perfect.

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 1: The Way We Were

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The issue of personal responsibility for health and weight control comes up frequently in my professional circles, generating strong and opposing views. I have addressed this theme recently -- and many times in the past -- and expressed my own opinions.