Merck’s Gesture to Save Humanity

October 19, 2021

The media announced last week what appears to be a major breakthrough in pandemic news. It could be a turning point in the history of a pandemic that will soon celebrate its second birthday. “In the not-too-distant future,” according to MarketWatch, “you may be able to walk into a doctor’s...

Return of Jane: Would Stricter Rules Bring Back Illegal Abortion?
September 24, 2021

Return of Jane: Would Stricter Rules Bring Back Illegal Abortion?

Why Texas’ Abortion Law Matters
September 13, 2021

Why Texas’ Abortion Law Matters

Neurohacker Today, Smarter Tomorrow
August 19, 2021

Neurohacker Today, Smarter Tomorrow

Do Americans Still Trust Their Public Health Agencies? 

Do Americans Still Trust Their Public Health Agencies? 

August 13, 2021

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued another guideline for vaccinated people to wear masks, walking back a previous decision to allow vaccinated people to rip off their face coverings and breathe a collective sigh of relief. If there is one thing that people can...

The Delta Variant of Global Stupidity

The Delta Variant of Global Stupidity

August 13, 2021

You’d think that the whole world could unite against a deadly virus. COVID-19 has already sickened over 200 million people around the world and killed over 4 million. It has now mutated into more contagious forms that threaten to plunge the globe into another spin cycle of lockdown. The...

India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Is Failing the Transgender Community

India's COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Is Failing the Transgender Community

August 09, 2021

Amid a raging pandemic, India’s transgender community, which numbered 5 million a decade ago, is at its nadir when it comes to vulnerability to disease and distress. The reason why there are no recent statistics is because the 2011 census was the only time that population data for non-binary...

“Freedom” Failed to Set Americans Free

“Freedom” Failed to Set Americans Free

August 03, 2021

A little over a month ago, those who were fully COVID-19 vaccinated in America were feeling pretty good about themselves and their prospects for a summer of wining, dining and a bit of travel. The kiddies, even though unvaccinated, could for some unexplained reason do camp, amusement parks and...

The Elusive Importance of Sleep

The Elusive Importance of Sleep

July 16, 2021

Sleep insufficiency is a universal problem, affecting millions of people each year in every corner of the globe. It is prevalent across all ages, genders, socio-economic groups and ethnicities. Many organizations consider it to be a public health epidemic with weighty economic costs.  The...

A Quantum Critique of the Western Worldview

A Quantum Critique of the Western Worldview

July 02, 2021

Most people recognize that they have something that can be called a worldview, even though few would attempt to define it. Anyone’s worldview contains all the perceptions and shared ideas that allow us to assume we have a stable idea of how our physical environment supports us. It is an...

Why Do So Many Athletes Have Mental Health Issues?

Why Do So Many Athletes Have Mental Health Issues?

June 16, 2021

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche didn’t have the afflictions of athletes in mind when he wrote this, though many athletes who have surfaced from depression actually appear to be fortified by the ordeal. Others suffer, often in...

Can the Word “Solidarity” Have Any Meaning in the Consumer Society?

Can the Word “Solidarity” Have Any Meaning in the Consumer Society?

June 08, 2021

Recent events across the globe have confirmed that the two institutions most people think of as the pillars of our evolved consumer society — capitalism and democracy — are undergoing an existential crisis whose evolution no one can predict. The sustainability of both has been called into...

The World Needs a People’s Vaccine

The World Needs a People’s Vaccine

June 07, 2021

A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that worries about the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States are at their lowest level since it began. Only half of Americans are either “very worried” (15%) or “somewhat worried” (35%) about the virus, while the other half are “not very worried”...

Can Dyslexia Be an Asset?

Can Dyslexia Be an Asset?

June 04, 2021

I'm a nationally syndicated columnist, author of several books and a speaker on global business, labor and economic trends. I'm also a beneficiary, not a victim, of dyslexia, a learning disability characterized by reading, writing and decoding difficulties. Why do I say beneficiary? Read...

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