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What the Ebola Virus and Sen. Barbara Boxer Can Teach Us About Health Care Systems

Saquib Rahim | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.

The Night Owl's Guide To The Perfect Morning

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

As a culture, we heap a lot of praise on so-called morning people, but there’s nothing wrong with being a night owl. Many of history’s most creati...

Making Your (Wedding Day) List and Checking it Twice

Sarah Shewey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Weddings
Sarah Shewey

With some simple pre-planning you can ensure a smooth and seamless wedding, free of unwelcome surprises -- the ones you can control, anyway.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

The Checklist

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

You have to sit with a person to see how you feel. You have to have a first kiss and see if there are fireworks. The checklist pales in comparison. That's why it's good to date often. It's better to meet first and then look at the checklist afterwards.

Need Help With Your New Year's Resolutions?

David Lose | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
David Lose

The vast majority of us have given up on our New Year's resolutions before the month's out. If you truly want to change yourself for the better in 2012, then you'll do well to pay attention to these three research-driven tips.

Five Secrets to a Happy Vacation

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

As I began to prepare for my upcoming trip, I realized that I've made a lot of mistakes over the course of my traveling life, which I've tried -- over time -- to rectify.

Checklists Alone Won't Change Health Care: The Full Story

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D

Checklist can work, but it's not enough to merely hand doctors a piece of paper, we must respect and acknowledge each member of the care team and measure results.

Check, Please: Atul Gawande's The Checklist Manifesto

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathryn Schulz

To the usual list of new year's resolutions, most of them having to do with bettering ourselves in one way or another, I invite you to consider adding a new one: let's quit making so many mistakes.