Economics / Health and Wellness / Medicine / News Commentary

As If We Weren’t Already Vigilant About Physicians’ Advice…Scary

This Op Ed from the NYT shines some light on direct industry incentives which will test doctors’ ethics when they prefer to prescribe drugs other than recommended and/or refer to doctors outside their “system.”  Oh, to be born in Norway where relatives will be picked up from anywhere in the world if they’re sick, where they’re cared … Continue reading

Business / Curiosities / Economic Development / Food / Good News Stories / Health and Wellness / Innovation / Nutrition / urban design

The Whole Foods Teardrop–and Business Strategy

OK, not to be sappy here or deluded as to its purely philanthropic purpose but I have to admit that this weekend’s Washington Post article about Whole Foods’ gutsy new stores in Detroit and Chicago brought a tear to my eye.  Not being overly sentimental, I wondered now where did that come from?  Well, more than anything, … Continue reading

Anthropology / Communications / Curiosities / Health and Wellness / International

Stream of Consciousness to Ebola

Ever have one of those moments when a sensory perception takes you to a place where you haven’t been for a long time, or maybe even just once? I just poured a drink for myself…a concoction of lemon juice, ice tea and sparkling water.  Not unusual, but today, out of the blue, seeing the foam … Continue reading

Discover Magazine Delight:  “Yes!  Connecting Makes You Feel Better”
Anthropology / Communications / Curiosities / Health and Wellness / Language

Discover Magazine Delight: “Yes! Connecting Makes You Feel Better”

Within reason…please DO talk to strangers! My friends always tell me I’m such a connector.  Well, I basically enjoy people and am always ready to be fascinated by the kaleidoscope of humanity walking around.  Just imagine how many amazing stories are passing around us all day long? Well, so I was delighted to see this article … Continue reading