You've heard it said— jokingly or not— that most psychiatrists go into the field in order to work out issues of their own. A slog through the profession's new de facto Bible pages suggests that the joke is no joke.
Just think: A 60-year-old in reasonable health will likely have 25 years more on this planet. It's time we started thinking of age 60 as a beginning, not an end.
A recent study provided the alarming news that 75 percent of California community college students need remedial English courses. What the percentage is for public figures we can only guess at.
What the Catholic Church needs now is neither a saint nor a scholar but something it has really never had before: a turnaround specialist.
Incivility and intemperate language are on the rise in political and public discourse. But as Churchill and Disraeli demonstrated, there's a way to get your point across and have a little fun, too.
It's role reversal time, as Britain's king and queen visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt, crowns in hand, to beg for his military support. Only in a Hollywood film would FDR's paramour wind up stealing the show.
Thanks to an inundation of pharmaceutical ads on TV, millions of essentially normal people now believe they need long-term drugs to cope with minor complaints.
David Mamet's turgid The Anarchist opened to deservedly negative reviews and will close soon. But why are Broadway audiences so meek about expressing their reactions when they're served a turkey?
A sound mind in a sound body is a great idea— if only exercise weren't so boring, not to mention a waste of valuable time.
How can modern society, with its bandying about of the F word and its graphic depiction of sex in theater and film, be so squeamish about language?