“I feel stressed.” How many times did you hear it last week? Better yet, how many times did you say it last week? We attribute our stress to all sorts of things: a looming work deadline or performance review; an unexpected financial obligation; a family illness, death, or caring for a loved one; parenting; seeing […]Read more "What to do about all that stress…"
It was 45 minutes into one of my final quality training rides 10 days before my Olympic-Sprint double attempt at this year’s USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals in Omaha. This weekend was the highlight of my race calendar this year, my attempt to qualify for Team USA in both Olympic and Sprint distances to compete […]Read more "Hit by a Car to Team USA: My Journey to 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals"
Last night I attended the first event in the brand new, monstrous US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (a bit humorous that the first event is for a soccer match and not a football game, but I digress…). An impressive 65,000 people came out to watch Chelsea versus AC Milan, a clash between two of Europe’s […]Read more "McDonald’s uses kids as their personal billboard at international soccer match"
What’s the difference between a scout and a soldier? It’s all about their mindset, explains Julia Galef in her February 2016 TED talk. And it’s in this fundamental distinction that we uncover the key to good judgement. Intelligence doesn’t have much to do with it. Nor is it about winning an argument to show (or […]Read more "Overcoming our propensity to want to be right"
$20 doesn’t sound like much, right? We’re talking about less than the cost of two tickets to a movie, a new book, or dinner at a middle-of-the-pack restaurant. This sounds even more minuscule in the context of healthcare more broadly. After all, we collectively spend some $3 trillion on health each year, and $20 amounts […]Read more "In healthcare, small gifts can lead to a big influence"
We’ve all heard the familiar chorus: fast food is one of the main reasons for our current obesity epidemic. Almost always the reason is some combination of calories, fat, sugar, and salt. But the underlying rationale always has to do with “overconsumption of calories.” Well, a new study published a couple months ago suggests an alternative […]Read more "Fast food and obesity: Why it may not be about the calorie"
Like with policy-making in Washington, DC, a lot goes on behind-the-scenes in healthcare. However much we hope decisions are made from a place of pure altruism, the reality is, that’s rarely the case. Healthcare is political, and whenever we’re talking about something political, it’s all about power and influence. As outlined in the seminal volume […]Read more "Buying prescriptions: Industry payments to doctors and it’s influence on healthcare decisions"