Jill Richardson

06/26/2016 - 7:00am

    Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging you to “Just Do It.”

    “Welcome to Half Dome,” a gleaming banner greets...

02/15/2016 - 7:00am

    As the rest of the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, I’m taking a graduate level course I call “Dead White Men.”

    It’s actually a classic theory class that covers a...

02/06/2016 - 9:00am

    We often hear about public health crises related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. But what about chronic stress?

    Canadian physician Gabor Maté studies the mind-body connection. He argues...

01/22/2016 - 9:00am

    Mark Winne, an author and anti-hunger activist, often says that the most important word in “community garden” isn’t “garden.” I saw this firsthand not long ago.

    Standing in the...

01/17/2016 - 5:00pm

    Now that it’s already been phased out, the world can agree that a chemical used in Teflon — the famous coating on nonstick pots and pans — was toxic.

    A recent New York Times Magazine...

01/04/2016 - 9:00am

    Last year, I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions. But it appears that life made them for me.

    Two changes occurred in my life, and I responded. In retrospect, 2015 produced more personal growth...

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