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Word Leaders Support Gender Fluidity With ‘They’ Pronoun

It’s a four-letter word that means so much more today than ever before and the recent announcement that the word gurus at Merriam-Webster dictionary dubbed the pronoun “they” its word of the year marked a milestone for those identifying as non-binary. The dictionary had enhanced its definitions of “they” and...

Beer Ads

The Wrong Message in Coors Light’s ‘Made to Chill’

Do new beer ads promote risky drinking? Just before the college football games start, two young roommates sit down in their pajamas to breakfast. One closes the shades and the other reaches into his bathrobe and pulls out two beers. Another good-looking guy steps into the shower, the sun streaming...

Marijuana and Driving

Marijuana and Driving: Watch TEDxHartford Talk By IOL’s Pearlson

Dr. Godfrey Pearlson, founding director of the Institute of Living’s Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, participated in a TEDxHartford talk, presenting his current research into the effects of marijuana on driving. You can watch the TedxHartford Talk by clicking here. TEDxHartford — spawned from the innovative TED talks – is an...

Webb School

Webb Schools Find Disciplinary Alternative, Get Team Of the Year Award

The Webb Schools team was nominated for the Hartford Hospital Team of the Year Award after demonstrating excellence in its determined work to reduce the use of seclusion and restraints with students. The schools implemented the Positive Relationships and Intervention Strategies (PRaIS) model, which was developed and implemented by Webb...

How the mind reacts to tragedy.

How the Mind Responds to Endless Bad National News

Two shootings in two days at military bases in Hawaii and Florida barely made the evening news, and these tragedies didn’t result in much water cooler talk, either. Is this the new normal? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network’s East...

Football

Eagles’ Brooks: What It’s Like To Handle Anxiety Like an NFL Pro

Professional athletes are known for their game-day routines, whether its Sidney Crosby’s pregame peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Steph Curry’s shooting warmup or former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher’s habit of consuming Girl Scout cookies before each game. For Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks, however, game days usually start with...