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Failure Is Not the Goal
You hear the mantra repeated incessantly in today’s business world: Fail fast. Keep iterating versions of whatever you’re working on, fall flat on your posterior with a cheerful do-it-or-die attitude, and voila! Success is inevitable.
We have all been there. Sometimes multiple deadlines loom like monsters poised to devour us. Bosses, teachers, spouses, friends in crisis, demanding children, and healthcare providers glance at their schedules …
WHAT-IF-ITIS: How to Combat It
Normally, words ending with the suffix -itis indicate inflammation. In this context, my term what-if-itis inflames not the organs, but a passionate fear of the unknown, of what lies ahead.
The Evolution of the Zoomplace
Nothing spawns innovative problem-solving like the emergence of a pesky new problem.
Of course, these days, we are told not to use this forbidden word. We should consider…
A Bumpy Road to Skin Health
Although I never noticed an outbreak on her beautiful, dark-walnut complexion, my mother complained about mild eczema one day. She rarely mentioned physical annoyances, because she had emerged from an era where one didn’t discuss such things.
I found out later why she …
From Hair Loss to Self-Esteem Gain
At the age of 46, one of my friends experienced alopecia, a disturbing and premature form of hair loss. Gradually, her hairline mimicked that of a balding man.
Distraught, she self-diagnosed her condition, male pattern baldness, and sought the advice of a self-proclaimed expert who worked at one of …
Why is there so much buzz about magnesium these days — at least among the health-conscious?
Often touted as a panacea, magnesium does perform a host of essential roles in the body. But don’t get too carried away with the concept. Medical experts at the Mayo Clinic indicate it can …
Tone Down the Reps; Ramp Up the Results
I acquired an avid interest in exercise when I entered my mid-teens because the experts boasted benefits that included overcoming teenage angst, shaping a fabulous figure, clearing the skin — especially acne — and building muscle. My legs at that time resembled those of a chair rather than…