Health

The First Time I Was A Father

The First Time I Was A Father

Published by OZY

I fled the newsroom. I hailed a taxi. I entered the hospital. It was June 21, 2012. Several days later, after 36 long weeks of poring over becoming-a-dad books and blogs, of ultrasounds and birthing classes, I was finally there. My first moments of fatherhood. There were tight embraces from anxious family members who grabbed me by the shoulders and told me to be a man. That thick resistance as I cut through my daughter’s umbilical cord. The second when my wife, having given her last push,...

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How Shonda Rhimes Got Her Joy Back

How Shonda Rhimes Got Her Joy Back

As addictions go, workaholism seems like a decent one to have. You support your family, contribute to society and the economy and ideally do some self-realization along the way. So what if you’re afraid to take a vacation or use only half your paid time off each year? The same passionate “hum” that drives many of our workaholic tendencies propelled Shonda Rhimes to become the most powerful woman in TV. But what if that hum just disappears? That’s exactly what happened to Rhimes, as...

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Is it Time to Give In? How to Know for Sure.

Is it Time to Give In? How to Know for Sure.

Published by Entrepreneur.com

No entrepreneur wants to pull the plug on a startup. But if it’s struggling to survive, when should enough be enough? When I first heard from Lori Cheek last year, the New York resident was covering the costs of her dating service Cheek’d by digging into savings that she had accumulated over a 15-year career in architecture. Her business card-like products—which date-seekers could hand out and featured cheeky, flirtatious messages—were not selling swiftly at $20 to $25 a set, and few...

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4 Ways to Manage — from the Sick Bed

4 Ways to Manage — from the Sick Bed

Published by Entrepreneur.com

What happens when a manager becomes too sick, or too injured, and can’t effectively manage anymore? Many companies fail to plan for these kinds of scenarios, which can cause serious damage if the right steps aren’t immediately taken. In some cases, especially when an entrepreneur oversees the daily operations of a small business, the lack of support from at least one reliable employee can “lead to some form of collapse of the enterprise,” says Peter Bryant, who holds a PhD in management...

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Crying Wolf: Fabricated Crimes

Crying Wolf: Fabricated Crimes

Published by Psychology Today Magazine

NEW YORK CITY// Once feared kidnapped—or worse—Audrey Seiler, a University of Wisconsin honors student, was found in the spring of 2004, curled up near a marsh in Madison. She told police she'd been held captive at knifepoint for four days. Melissa McGee, from Auburn, Washington, reported she had been raped in a park in 2003 while her 5-year-old daughter played nearby. That same year a 16-year-old New York girl said a man with a swastika tattoo punched her in the face after she refused to get...

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Therapy: The Laugh Track

Therapy: The Laugh Track

Published by Psychology Today Magazine

NEW YORK CITY// Every Monday evening about 10 people gather at Better Health Chiropractic in New York City to laugh. About absolutely nothing. The group is one of approximately 2,500 "laughter clubs" that have sprouted around the globe since the mid-'90s, when Indian physician Madan Kataria founded the first club in a Bombay park. Each club follows the same curriculum: Members stand in a circle while a certified instructor leads the group in some 20 different laughs. One prescribed chuckle...

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