From the monthly archives: November 2015

YOUR KNEES ARE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

For runners and most active people, knees pain is a frequent complaint. That aching, tightness, popping, and swelling makes everyday activities difficult to manage.  Knees tend to ache more than other joints because they are caught in the middle of the leg and experience their own pain plus […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art’s Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive.

Question: Can you tell me more about the story portrayed in John Rogers’ sculpture“Why Don’t You Speak for Yourself, John?”

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Life insurance and retirement plans compose the largest part of the estate for many people. Insurance death benefits, IRAs, Annuities, and 401(k)s do not pass under your will. They pass under contract law to those persons or organizations who are designated as the beneficiary.

Yet many people don’t review their designations, and don’t make […]

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Keeping Mom at the Table

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Two sisters were faced with who should have a set of dishes that had passed from their grandmother to their mother, and now to them. As they discussed who would get the dishes, they realized that what they both wanted was for their mother and grandmother to “be present” at future family gatherings, and so they […]

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The Ultimate Why
“Why?”  This simple question, which we utter many times a day, is loaded with assumptions of what philosophers call “teleology.”  Teleology is the study of design and purpose.  It comes from the Greek word “telos” – complete.

Rabbi Harold Kushner, wrote a book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People.  I […]

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Anyone who flies probably cringed at the reports of American Airline’s massive data fail–stranding passengers, canceling flights, creating general chaos in a half-dozen airports.  It’s not the first time for American–a similar glitch grounded 400 flights a couple of years ago.  And of course United Airlines managed a similar data faceplant in July, when […]

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In a recent article published in The Atlantic, “Battling Ageism With Subliminal Messages,” Cari Romm cites the research of Becca Levy, the director of social and behavioral sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. Levy, who has spent much of her career studying how cultural perceptions of aging affect the health of our […]

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I get asked a lot about why my program focuses on 20 minutes…what’s so special about that number?

20 minutes is the sweet spot from both a science and lifestyle perspective. From a lifestyle perspective, way more people I worked with over the years were able to fit the 20 minute workouts, recipes and mindset […]

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