Jill Richardson

11/13/2014 - 3:54pm

    Here’s a typical scene in any American checkup: The doctor walks in to find the patient sitting on the table. “Well, your cholesterol is too high,” the doctor tells the patient. “I can prescribe something for it, but the real solution will be diet and exercise.”

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11/06/2014 - 5:35pm

    My brother would have turned 29 the other day. Thus begins the season of difficult anniversaries.

    Six years ago, my baby bro turned 23. It was 2008, a week before Barack Obama’s first...

10/30/2014 - 1:54pm

    As airlines, cruise ships, and hospitals cope with waves of Ebola jitters, I’m wondering whether the panic the deadly virus is inducing will distort Halloween traditions this year.

    No, I...

10/16/2014 - 1:21pm

    A few months back, a friend of mine died of cancer. I’ll call her “Karen,” for her privacy. By the time we met, she was already terminally ill and had been for months.

    Over the...

10/09/2014 - 2:50pm

    When it comes to solving big problems, I believe in reaching for the low-hanging fruit first. What’s the easy stuff we can get out of the way before working on harder challenges?

    Right now...

10/02/2014 - 4:19pm

    There’s a photo-word montage on the Internet in which a little boy, presumably from Africa, looks skeptically at a woman who is apparently from somewhere else. The boy asks, “You mean to tell me you have so much clean water, that you (poop) in...

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