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Detachment and the Impossible

Detachment and the Impossible

When you’re in a seemingly impossible situation, one of the most important but least understood tools you can employ to turn things around is detachment. There are many things from which you can detach yourself, and one of the most important is the habit of... read more
Does Cancer Screening Really Save Lives?

Does Cancer Screening Really Save Lives?

Anne is a good patient. She sees her doctor for regular checkups, has yearly mammograms, Pap tests, and colon cancer screenings, and she even paid for a full-body CT scan out of her own pocket. She figures she’s doing everything she can to make sure she... read more
A Rational Approach to a Marriage Crisis

A Rational Approach to a Marriage Crisis

LET’S say you have what you believe to be a healthy marriage. You’re still friends and lovers after spending more than half of your lives together. The dreams you set out to achieve in your 20s — gazing into each other’s eyes in candlelit city bistros when you were... read more
A Partner’s Language

A Partner’s Language

For Women: 25 common mistakes that can alienate the man in your life. Exclude him from important decisions. Correct what he says. Question his judgment. Give unsolicited advice. Dismiss his opinion. Imply inadequacy. Make unrealistic demands of his time and energy.... read more
Free Advice: Don’t Give It.

Free Advice: Don’t Give It.

I believe in laissez-faire: “Leave us alone.” This philosophy applies to the civil government, but it also applies to individuals who don’t want your advice. Leave them alone. Did the person approach you and ask for advice? If not, there are lots of... read more
Find Inner Serenity by Finding Your Keys

Find Inner Serenity by Finding Your Keys

The most important rules for keeping your house in order: Never buy “souvenirs.” Somewhere, keep an entirely empty shelf or drawer. Strive to keep surfaces bare. Put away kitchen appliances you don’t use every day. Don’t cram stuff onto every ledge. Get rid of... read more
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