Podcast on New Years’ Resolutions

I’m a guest on today’s Chapman Cast podcast with Pearse Frazier and Malcolm Smith, on the topic of New Year’s resolutions.  It was my first podcast, and I think you can tell that while they were actually listening to each other and holding a conversation, I was furiously trying to think of what I was [Read More...]

Helping Others is Good for You

The website inCharacter.org has an interview with Dr. Stephen G. Post, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, and president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. (Call me a cynic, but the name “Institute for Research on [Read More...]

Can Men and Women Be “Just Friends”?

Jennica Nobre has a thought-provoking new essay over at New Church Perspective entitled “There is No Such Thing as ‘Just Friends’”.  In it she proposes that there are three kinds of male/female relationships: Friendly Acquaintances: in which a man and woman see each other every so often due to circumstance, work, school, or other gatherings, [Read More...]

Does Marriage Make You Healthy?

There’s a fascinating article from yesterday’s New York Times about recent studies that give nuances to the long-held generalization that marriage tends to make people healthier. The article looks at a few different experiments and studies. The most interesting one to me measured short term effects of marital conflict on the body’s ability to heal: [Read More...]


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