Ellen Fleetwood

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Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

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Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery.<p>A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts from Medicare and use that as a starting point. Her husband …

Why My Husband Will Always Come Before My Kids

The first year of our son's life was the most difficult of our marriage to date and it is also the year I learned a very important lesson: My husband must always come before our children. Don't get me wrong; I love my kids and would do anything for them. But I love my husband more.<p><i>By Amber Doty</i><p>Less …

Divorce

7 gratitude exercises you should try today

Giving thanks can take less than one minute<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by<p>7 gratitude exercises you should try today<p>Giving thanks can take less than one …

Gratitude

8 Tips For Approaching Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

<b></b>8 Tips For Approaching Anyone, Anywhere, AnytimeIf there’s one skill that will catapult you in work, love and life, it’s the ability to walk up to …

Republicans’ 2004 problem: Why they still can’t get right on gay marriage

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Mike Pence’s stumbling on gay rights shows Republicans can’t break free from the stale Bush playbook<p>Simon Maloy<p>April 1, 2015 3:10pm (UTC)<p>Shortly after George W. Bush won reelection in 2004, Karl Rove talked to the New York Times and had nothing but good things to say about …

6 French ways to stay fit and healthy that we should bring to the US

1. Moderation is rule number one.<p>If there is one principal health and fitness guideline for the French, it is the art of moderation. It may not seem …

The Secret to Making Friends in a New City

If you've landed yourself in a brand new city without a single friend to accompany you, never fear. Here are seven tried-and-true ways to make friends in a new city, which I've gathered from casting my own roots in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle.<p>Your landlord has given you the keys. You've …

Los Angeles

7 Million-Dollar Habits of the Super Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?<p>I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had bought me a book called <i>Rare Air</i>, the autobiography of Michael Jordan.<p>Through this book, …

Scientists Recreate Medieval Medicine, Find That It Kills MRSA

(Photo: British Library)<p>Pictured above is Bald’s Leechbook, a 10th Century Latin and Anglo-Saxon manuscript owned by the British Library. It’s a …

The Most Secretive Book in History

A bizarre medieval manuscript written in a language no one can read has baffled the world’s best cryptologists, stumped the most powerful …

40 fascinating facts about the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower, one of the <b></b>most visited attractions in Paris - nay, the world - welcoming almost seven million visitors per year, opened 129 years ago today. Read on for some very fascinating facts.<p>1. Completed on March 31, 1889, the tower was the world’s tallest man-made structure for 41 years …

How Getting and Staying Fit Changes in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Plus, tips for turning back the clock on your bod<p>Your body—and fitness—changes a lot sooner than you thought. Read on to learn when you burn the most calories, if your muscle is already waning, and how you can become fitter, stronger, and faster with every decade.<p><i>In Your 20s...</i><p><b>Your Body's Built for</b> …

Women's Health

Animals and Plants Entwine in Mythical Sculptures

Surrealistic sculptor Ellen Jewett combines art, science, and medical illustration into an imaginative fusion of natural forms. Inspired by wildlife, Ellen transforms the familiar aspects of plants and animals into unique hybrid creatures. Realistic details flow from animal to plant. Some pieces …

How Our Brains Ensure We Won't Be Lovelorn Forever

Falling in love is the easy part, while getting over the breakup is the hard part. The emphasis on monogamy and finding “the one” makes the quest for …

9 American habits I lost in France

1. Hyperactive drinking<p>Chalk it up to the US’ competitive athletics and college drinking culture, but Americans seem to always be on their feet the …

Customer Service

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …