Teens are just as stressed as working adults

If you’re at a point in your career where you are in a leadership role, you know stress. You know who else knows stress? The guys and gals at the bottom of the totem pole. I know some folks who wistfully wonder about ditching their top managerial positions for a “less demanding” role. Sound familiar? I hope not. It’s a fantasy. Everyone is stressed — it’s just different licks off of the same liver-flavored ice cream cone.

5 things you need to know about a living will

A living will is a legal document (also known as an advance directive, health care directive and a physician’s directive) that a person uses to make known his or her wishes regarding life-prolonging medical treatments. A living will should not be confused with a living trust, which is a mechanism for holding and distributing a person's assets to avoid probate.

Dying: Unlocking the ultimate mystery

Do you ever think about dying? I mean, really dying; the act of dying. Do you wonder what it’s like? I used to, but I don’t anymore. I do not wonder what dying will be like because I am convinced I know what it feels like. I’ve done it, several times. Not voluntarily, mind you. I’m going to tell you what it’s like to die.

President Obama’s mom jeans

Sarah Palin, and the rest of the conservative right’s recent vitriolic criticism of President Obama’s “mom jeans,” are way off base. Fear not; this is not a rebuttal of a political critique. This is a rebuttal of a fashion critique.

Feel crowded in a good way

What do you conjure up when you think of “crowds”? Close quarters, personal space violations, body odor, hot breath, traffic jams, noise, stress … ? I’ll wager it’s pretty safe to say that many of you aren’t crazy about crowds, particularly at malls during the holidays, and especially when you’ve got to use a restroom.