For award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with confronting the truth and writing a single list. (photos courtesy of Mara Schiavocampo.) It’s often said that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. For me, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with a single list. I remember… Read More »
Most of us would find it off-putting to imagine that there are many trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi living in our body, invisible to the naked eye. But Richard Sprague, a Seattle-based software engineer, has dedicated years of his life — and tested himself hundreds of times — to unravel their mysteries.
It made an arresting tableau: four former surgeons general, aged 68 to 85, all in their blue admirals’ uniforms, together on stage like four grizzled Civil War veterans rehashing their biggest battles, and how they were treated afterward by the President and Congress. But this was no re-enactment of Bull Run or Shiloh. It was… Read More »