The day after the Fourth of July, I encountered a man wearing a shirt which proclaimed: “I built my business. The government didn’t build my business.” His declaration of independence very much tempted me to ask: Continue Reading
“You can’t always get what you want” Continue Reading
How much of good health results from our lifestyle? From our healthcare? From the environment in which we live? It might surprise you to learn the extent to which our health– good or bad –depends on our environment. In fact, experts assert that at least half of our health depends on our social, economic, and physical environment: the education we received; our income; our neighborhood; the quality of our housing; and other elements of our background and current circumstances. Continue Reading
Two major events occur this week at Wilder Research. Continue Reading
As election time draws near, we hear a great deal about conditions in our communities, our state, and our nation. Continue Reading
Not only do our friends affect our blood pressure, but our “social connectedness” can influence our levels of stress, how our immune systems respond, and possibly even our susceptibility to chronic Continue Reading
Hull House in Chicago, the iconic model of a nonprofit multi-service agency, the original “settlement house” founded by the Nobel-prize-winning social worker, Jane Addams, closed its doors abruptly in 2012 – succumbing to the formidable social and economic challenges faced by contemporary nonprofit organizations.