Author and journalist

Creativity and the Brain: What an artist and a scientist know

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What happens in the human brain that differentiates creative thinking from the more idle variety? 

Frank Sinatra: Palm Springs His Way

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“When Mr. Sinatra came into the dining room, everything stopped. Silence came over this room."

Travel Like a Hedge Fund Manager

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A champagne bucket list for anyone who’s never quite grasped the concept of sticker shock.

Chuck Sheetz: Directing 'The Simpsons'

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If Chuck Sheetz's roommate hadn’t said, “I’m going to take an animation class. Why don’t you take it too?” his career might have gone in a completely different direction.

A Hungry Planet: Preparing for the next population boom

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By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.6 billion. If we can’t feed  ourselves sustainably, food scarcity will be  least of our worries.

CAR T Therapy — An exciting breakthrough in cancer care

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Chemotherapy kills not only cancer cells, but also normal cells. CAR T therapy targets the tumor cells without hurting normal tissue.

Searching for Unusual Food Finds in Hawaii

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Sure, we love island specialties liked pit-roasted pork and poke — but what to do when you crave bagels and lox.

World's Best Digital Detox Retreats

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From the last email before we fall asleep to the first tweet upon rising, our most intimate relationships are often electronic. 

A Professor Works toward Social Change for the Needy

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You'll find  Cheryl Grills at the front lines of social movements everywhere from South Central Los Angeles to the troubled streets of Ferguson, Missouri.