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Zika Never Left Miami. Here's What You Can Do About It.

On Dec. 9, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott stood atop a Miami Beach hotel and announced that local transmission of the Zika virus was over and the state was “open for business.” His announcement coincided with a change in how the U.S. Show More Summary

9 Things Smart People Won't Do

My recent post, “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what you will do. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and...Show More Summary

7 Lessons Learned In The World Of Eldercare

I was ill prepared for my mother’s decline. She lived alone until she was 96 and refused to let me get her home health care help. My husband and I did everything we could so she could live comfortably at home. And then she fell. It wasn’t the first time, or the last time, but it was the fall that changed everything. Show More Summary

Can You Make Your Sperm Better? Probably.

Everyone understands that healthy eggs and sperm are required to conceive, right? So, it shouldn’t be a surprise when couples have trouble starting a family that male fertility plays a role – more often than most people realize. In fact,...Show More Summary

Muddled Guidance At Menopause

By definition, a muddle is an untidy or disorganized collection. The verb denotes propagating confusion by bringing some topic into just such a state. I regret to say that, accordingly, the United States Preventive Services Task Force...Show More Summary

5 Ways To Combat Sleep Deprivation

A good night’s sleep boosts brain power, helps build muscle, burns excess fat, and sets you up for the day ahead. It is, quite simply, one of the most important variables of living, yet few of us actually get our recommended 7-9 hours...Show More Summary

5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness

When we talk about cures for brain illness, we tend to think in terms of the distant future. Diseases like Alzheimer's pose challenges to society at large, and the search for solutions is often measured in decades—not days. The biggest...Show More Summary

Trump Wasn’t Always So Linguistically Challenged. What Could Explain The Change?

It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice: “... there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and the Russians, zero.” When President...Show More Summary

Today, Pro Skater Brandon Novak Is Two Years In Recovery From Opioids

When he was in active substance use, Brandon Novak was a hurricane. A walking disaster. He’s the first to admit it. Whether he was shooting heroin, drinking wine, or smoking crack, Novak left a trail of burnt bridges and broken relationships behind him. Show More Summary

Trump's Budget Escalates His War On People Of Color

“Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’” —Martin Luther King Jr. Some readers thought I went too far by calling policies pushed by the Trump administration and Congress a war on Americans of color. Show More Summary

An Appeal To Bill And Melinda Gates For Your Help In Raising Healthy Children

Dear Bill and Melinda, The purpose of this letter is first to commend you for raising your own children with strong screen and phone limits, as this will serve them well. Bill, thank you for declaring in a recent article, “We don’t have...Show More Summary

13 Reasons Why We Should Be Talking About Teen Suicide

By Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD The Netflix documentary series Thirteen Reasons Why has created a lot of social media buzz and has brought the topic of teen suicide to the forefront—in good ways and bad ways—since its release. The series graphically depicts the events surrounding a fictional teen’s suicide. Show More Summary

7 Steps To Round-The-Clock Energy

by Janet Ungless Picture this: It’s the late afternoon, and you’re struggling to keep your eyes open, wishing there were a couch nearby where you could curl up for a nap. Sound familiar? It should—according to science, we’re hardwired...Show More Summary

My Recent Firsthand Lesson: Understanding Challenges Of People With Disabilities

By Rich Sloane UCF Forum columnist I’ve had lots of minor scrapes and bumps in my 73 years, but nothing of consequence in the way of health-related problems, and certainly nothing that needed surgery – excluding having tonsils taken out at the tender age of 5 and a few skin cancer excisions later in life. Show More Summary

Sequel: My Grandpa’s Alzheimer’s

I’ve never heard my dad complain. His outer shell is hard, but his inner heart is resilient. When someone – I mean anyone – needs anything, he will always be there to lend a helping hand. My dad is a physician, and I’ve been blessedShow More Summary

If You Defend The U.S. Health Care System, Perhaps You’re Too Stupid To Live

Lack of critical thinking: it’s killing us. And if you get alarmed by the headline of a May 22 Sacramento Bee article, it will continue killing us. One of the few reasonable opinions President Trump expressed recently – in the face of stark ridicule – is that health care reform shouldn’t be that difficult. Show More Summary

Are You A Resilient Creative?

One of the hardest things that creatives and other business owners have to deal with is running our businesses when life gets in the way. Our personal life is never a straight line and when there’s a bend without being able to see what’s next, it can take a toll on our professional life if we let it. Show More Summary

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious And Unproductive

A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. Show More Summary

Why Saying No Is Sometimes The Best Gift

When I first came to work in a township in South Africa I wanted to do everything - solve every problem and remove all the pain. As you probably know if you read my blog I ended up helping to raise a pair of twins and, later, their baby brother when he entered the world, as their family need a helping hand. Show More Summary

Money Matters: 5 Ways To Rethink Your Income

While facilitating a career transition group recently, the discussion of finding our life’s work surfaced. As the dialogue unfolded, the conversation turned toward the pros and cons of entrepreneurship versus traditional job employment?—?including the issue of money. After the session, a member of the group approached me with questions. Show More Summary

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