An award-winning journalist who covers psychology, health and personal finance. "I would hire her anytime for anything.” Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek
The Human Clock
Once upon a time, it didn't matter if a clock tower in Spoleto kept time a little differently than a tower in Assisi and far differently than one in Rome.
Mind the Gap｜
Philosophers at the intersection of brain and spirit.
Choose trustworthy friends.
Agony and Ivory
Following elephants to victory in Burma.
Famous people have achieved despite horrific ailments.
Want To Add Two Years To Your Life? Read a Novel
Epidemiologists can help you justify sitting around with a book.
Fathers and Sons
"Special" children teach us.
Nests as architecture.
Once and Future Kings
Bugs rule the planet.
Big cities are better for bees than farmland.
Perchance to Dream
One third of a lifetime in a twilight of the mind.
Alternative "medicine" can be deadly.
Octopus are like small human children.
Our fascination with the brain seems to come from a longing to make psychology more like a hard science and hence, we assume, more useful.
With Pen in Hand
An elegy for handwriting in the digital age.