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What I’m Reading – Top 5 Articles Jan-Feb 2015

Great writing comes in many shapes and sizes, from a single sentence of stunning lyricism or profound insight to an epic novel that captures a particular time and place in all its complexity, or an essay that succeeds as much because of its form as its content. Important writing has a narrower spectrum. It’s less [...]

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One Step Ahead: Social Media Made Easy

My father was a scientist and a physician. He was smart as hell and very fast (until he wasn’t, but that’s a different story…) My mother is also super smart but didn’t get into science until her 60s when she began volunteering at San Francisco’s very cool California Academy of Sciences. Yet when I struggled [...]

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Acronyms: 3 Simple Rules for Making them Meaningful

In the last two days I have received several emails about WEAAD. Yup. WEAAD… My response: As it turned out, people were sending me these WEAAD emails because they want to publicize a worldwide (the “W) day devoted to an important cause that is right up my alley as a geriatrician: Elder Abuse. Yet when first [...]

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