Understanding Men: The Hidden Reasons We Feel What We Feel and Do What We Do

Understanding Men: The Hidden Reasons We Feel What We Feel and Do What We Do

Part 1             When I was five years old my father took an overdose of sleeping pills and was committed to Camarillo State Mental Hospital. I grew up with an insatiable desire to understand what happened to my father and terrified it would happen to me. I went to college, got married, had children, earned … Read more

Corkball: The History and Rules of a Baseball Variation

Corkball: The History and Rules of a Baseball Variation

The batter tightens his grip around the bat and stares down the pitcher with a flinty look. The pitcher winds up and hurls the ball with all his might. WOOSH PLOP! As the golf-ball-sized ball lands in the catcher’s mitt, the struck-out batter dejectedly walks away from the plate, leaving his broomstick-width bat behind. Wait, … Read more

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

  By Martha Bebinger, WBUR In March 2020, just weeks into the covid-19 pandemic, the incident command center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston was scrambling to understand this deadly new disease. It appeared to be killing more Black and brown patients than whites. For Latinos, there was an additional warning sign: language. Patients … Read more

Learning Deadlifting: 10 Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes

Woman deadlifting with a bar outside her garage

People fear the deadlift. For one, the name itself has the word “dead” in it. Two, they’ve been told for years—often by medical experts—that deadlifts are terrible for your back. “Oh, you might look/feel good now, but just you wait. One day you’ll regret it.” But they’re wrong. The basic idea of a deadlift is … Read more

Canada Needs a National Database To Track COVID-19 Vaccination

Canada Needs a National Database To Track COVID-19 Vaccination

  By Michael Wolfson With the first Canadians getting the COVID-19 vaccine this week, the importance of effectively monitoring the rollout of vaccinations is coming to the fore. The federal government has recognized the importance of monitoring data, at least within federal jurisdiction, and the Prime Minister himself recently emphasized the federal government will “be … Read more