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April 5, 2017 - 12:02 pm
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For centuries, childbirth was a major cause of death for women. But around 1630, Peter Chamberlen, a British doctor, invented a special instrument to assist women in labor. Nobody knew what that instrument was, because Doctor Chamberlen and his

Regrets 2
March 28, 2017 - 2:48 pm
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Do you sometimes dwell on mistakes or failures? Or do you kick yourself endlessly for decisions you made – or perhaps didn’t make? In A Touch of Wonder, Arthur Gordon tells of the method a psychiatrist friend used to

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March 20, 2017 - 4:20 pm
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“There ain’t no future in the past.” That line from a Vince Gill song has it right — especially when it comes to fresh ideas. Creativity lives in today and aims for the future. Even the guy who wrote

Trust
March 8, 2017 - 3:40 pm
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A recent New York Times editorial piece references this excerpt from the book, The Speed of Trust: “There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy and civilization throughout the world –

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February 8, 2017 - 4:28 pm
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Years ago, while browsing in Strand bookstore on Broadway, I came across “A Technique for Producing Ideas” by James Webb Young. This little book helped articulate the creative process for me, and, in its own clever way, boosted my

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December 22, 2016 - 1:18 pm
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The Blind Boys of Alabama, a five-time-Grammy-award-winning gospel group, has performed for three administrations at the White House and for enthusiastic audiences all over the world. I recently heard an NPR interview with Ricky McKinnie, a singer and drummer

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November 30, 2016 - 4:01 pm
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Several years ago, nutritionist Jerry Sternin came up with a way to reduce malnutrition in Vietnam. And he did it with one simple question. Sternin searched out a few villagers whose children seemed better nourished than other Vietnamese kids