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Panic & Probability ›

October 2014

AIDS, Anthrax, Swine Flu, SARS. These words have struck terror in the hearts of Americans at different times in our recent history. Now we are inundated with news and information about the...

First Responders: A Different Breed ›

September 2014

I have always been a big fan of actor Steve Buscemi. From his iconic "Mr. Pink" to "Nucky Thompson," in my mind he has never had a bad performance. When I heard that Steve produced...

Optimism: Benefit or Curse?  ›

August 2014

Much has been written and shared lately about the concept of optimism. Higher levels of optimism have been linked to greater successes in work, family and social functioning. Low levels of optimism...