Michael Bloomberg Named WHO Ambassador
Friday August 26, 2016

Michael Bloomberg Named WHO Ambassador

Dear Mr. Bloomberg: Congratulations on your recent appointment as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases for the World Health Organization.  You have proven yourself a global citizen extraordinaire through you industry leadership, public service and philanthropy.  As you sign on to work with political leaders around the globe to find solutions to the burden of non-communicable diseases – things […]

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Summer at the Seashore
Friday August 19, 2016

Summer at the Seashore

In the northern hemisphere we are in the homestretch of less structured days, flip flops and fireflies before the start of school bus pickups and corduroys. Up and down the coasts, beaches are chock full of vacationers.  Why is the seashore such a draw for summer holiday?  What is it about a walk along the beach, a […]

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Going for the Gold
Friday August 12, 2016

Going for the Gold

Arriving in Rio for the 2016 Olympics is a dream come true for thousands of athletes from around the world. We can see in their smiles and tears the culmination of years of intense dedication and are awed by their athleticism. Their stories also have something to say about the intimate link between physical and […]

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It’s all fun and games until…
Monday August 8, 2016

It’s all fun and games until…

It’s all fun and games until… it’s an addiction: Two weeks ago I wrote about Pokemon Go, the global blockbuster interactive-reality game being played by millions, myself included. I heard from a number of you, saying: “Play is great, but what happens when play becomes a problem? My kid is addicted to gaming.” You are […]

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