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Quality of Life

My Southern Happiness and the Quality of Life

Stefanie Williams | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Stefanie Williams

What makes me happy... I don't know for sure just yet. But I know I felt closer to finding that answer a few thousand miles south where life felt more like living than waiting. Does that make me a bad New Yorker? Does it make me a quitter?

Obama and Why Hollowing Out the Middle Class Is Damaging

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Nigel Barber

With the shrinking of the middle class, the population gets split into rich and poor. Moving up the ladder gets increasingly difficult. Why is that such a big deal?

Making Peace with the End of Life

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Susan Ann Darley

As a society, we are now confronted with complex end-of-life challenges. Personal financial concerns, soaring medical costs, extension and quality of life issues, loss of independence and over-medicating, to name a few.

The Subtraction Game

Eldon Taylor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

What is fear but an emotional assumption that we lack the ability to negotiate a desired quality of life?

The NYPD Put Me Behind Bars for Riding My Bike on the Sidewalk, and You Could Be Next?

Daron Murphy | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Daron Murphy

If you're a longtime bike lover like me, you too will appreciate the ascendancy of your favorite two-wheeled vehicle as a new age of public transportation dawns upon our city. And if you do ride a bicycle in New York, hopefully you won't get thrown in jail like I did just a few months ago.

Leaning Our Own Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

We do not all want seven-figure salaries with bonuses if it means our life becomes a 60+ hour work week, insane amounts of stress, no pleasure and the idea that we have to know the football scores if we are going to sit in a room full of men.

It's Time to Improve the Odds for Young People in Foster Care

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

As a parent of a 17 and 20 year old, I understand the balancing act of parenting teens. We still operate under those protective instincts we had when...

Live Longer Or Comfortably? 4 Palliative Care Questions To Ask

Tory Zellick | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

"I saw what it was like to have a long life that was not a good life. I wanted to have as much quality of life as possible and didn't want to go to battle if there was no reason to go to battle."

The Downside of American Freedoms

Terry Newell | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

In a recent poll, those aged 18-34 said that their "individual freedoms" were "the best" or "above average" in America, compared with other industrialized nations. But those views diminished considerably when Americans were asked about their health care and economic systems.

It's All About Your Hours, Minutes, Seconds: Save These, Sell Everything Else

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Mandel

Our hours are arranged not to be lived, but to be gotten through. We slice them at the neck -- a sacrifice for something we may want to buy.

The New Year's Talk Every Family Needs to Have

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We tend to think that medical decision making discussions are primarily for the elderly or for those with cancer. Yes, they need to plan, but this blog is directed at the rest of you who have completely ignored this issue.

Rethinking Quality of Life

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Marian Salzman

Whether it's slowing down, simplifying, volunteering locally or getting interested in corporate social responsibility, it all comes down to some questions about life that have become sharper in these more uncertain times.

Living Life to Our Own Personal Fullest Before We All Die

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

Unlike Ric's experience of desiring to become a better man and work harder and connecting with his family and children after meeting Death at it's door, my dad, Bob, took another tact.

Getting the Lights Is a Priority

Gary A. Brown | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

There are 88,000 street lights operated by the city. More than half of these are out on any given day. I believe most Detroiters want their lights on, regardless of who repairs them.

Shining A Light In The Darkness

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Dean Ornish

The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and air. Yet because of the breakdown of social networks in the past 25 years, this need often goes unfulfilled.

Mitigating Unwarranted Anger and Mediating Your Own Thoughts

William Rose | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
William Rose

Not a single one of us can go through life angry at others for not handling situations the way we would have handled them. I can't possibly cope with debating each and every person I disagree with -- no one can.

Uruguay: A Secular Outpost Legalizes Abortion

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Nigel Barber

Uruguay is as secular as Switzerland or Germany, and it just legalized abortion. Given that poorer countries are generally more religious, one would expect Uruguay to be more devout than Germany. Why is religion so weak there?

Not All That Glitters Is Gold

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Gross Domestic Product, better known as GDP, is the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period. That's why GDP per capita is widely used as a summary indicator of living standards in a country.

America's Best States to Live In

CNBC | Scott Cohn, | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

Hawaii’s tropical and beautiful, but some of the nation’s coldest states – including the best one in CNBC’s category – make the top in our s...

How To Improve Quality Of Life For Terminal Patients

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Marissa Fessenden (Click here for the original article) Terminally ill patients in the U.S. these days face expensive care and prolonged declin...

Atheism To Defeat Religion By 2038

Nigel Barber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Science
Nigel Barber

Is the loss of religious belief something fear? Contrary to the claims of religious leaders, Godless countries are highly moral nations with an unusual level of social trust, economic equality, low crime and a high level of civic engagement.

The State of the Union: The View From America's Front Porch

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

While we should be deeply concerned about the inability of our economy to generate sufficient employment, and most Americans are concerned about the economy, most people do not see a crisis. How do Americans in 2012 feel about their quality of life?

I Ain't No Broken Window

Paul Boden | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

These are the civilized people; they are consumers. They are us. The people these laws are enforced against are not us. They are them.

Does a Good Quality of Life Mean Money?

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

What do you consider a good quality of life? For me, it's living in a place I love, being healthy, having good friends, loving what I do for a living, paying my bills and having enough money for what I want -- and I don't need a lot.

Give Women The Right Not to Choose

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Indra Adnan

Imagine now a world in which women -- and men -- had a right NOT to choose. Where they didn't have to choose between a fulfilling life at work AND a real, invested life at home.