Be Good; Live Longer

In gene expression

Yet another study has come out that suggests your body itself may help you be a better person, while, at the same time, you can help your body by being a better person. It’s a partnership! In The Constant Choice, I suggest that the science of epigenetics has been hinting how good behavior can actually…Read More

Smile. It’s Good for You

In autonomic functions

In The Atlantic you’ll find an interesting story that celebrates the health benefits of smiling. The evidence that those who smile more will be happier and live longer doesn’t conclusively show a causal link between frequent grins and a better life, but the studies suggest it’s possible. Let me say right now, my position on…Read More

That, my friends, is a quote from the cover story in a recent issue of The Atlantic about how we’re spoiling our children with too much smothering care. It’s an interesting thesis, following on the heals of The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, the story of one Asian mother’s attempts to raise her kids…Read More