Tag: Miscellaneous

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April 18, 2014

Life before Anesthesia

  This is how Fanny Burney described the mastectomy she received in 1811, a long time before effective anesthesia was available: I mounted, therefore, unbidden, the bed stead. When the dreadful steel was plunged into the breast – cutting through … Continue reading
April 14, 2014

On Parenting Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Shooter

Andrew Solomon wrote a wonderful article in the New Yorker recently about Adam Lanza’s father and his search for answers to his son’s awful behavior. The piece included a quote I thought I would share with you today: All parenting … Continue reading
October 7, 2013

Why People Choose Boring Careers

Fascinating new research sheds light on why so many people stick with dull jobs over trying something more exciting: They don’t expect to get paid enough to justify going after the more interesting options. Research into “effort aversion“ by Du...