Oliver Sams

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Physician Burnout—More Than Meets the Eye

Physician burnout has been much in the news of late, and appropriately so. As many as one-half of primary care physicians are burned out, meaning …

The 17 Painful Life Lessons Men Don't Want to Admit (but Need For Maximum Self-Development)

Learning these will save you years of hardship.<p>Mastering life lessons doesn't need to be painful. When information is available at your fingertips, you can take advantage of the wisdom others discover and integrate that knowledge into your life. And while many men are stubborn--always wanting to …

Self-improvement

Critical thinking is needed throughout life, not just in science

<i>(Image: Claire Cocano/Picturetank)</i><p>HERE’S a game to play next time you catch the news headlines. Count how many would dissolve away or be markedly …

Americans, Critical Thinking, and Ignorance

In 2014 a blog post I wrote came out in the Huffington Post discussing the idea that America's cult of ignorance will inevitably make it difficult for the U.S. to compete with Asian societies that value intelligence and education. Over the past few days, I've found myself thinking again about that …

Beyond Critical Thinking

The antivocational dimension of the humanities has been a source of pride and embarrassment for generations. The persistence of this reputed …

Humanities

“Passion Isn’t Something You Have, It’s Something You Develop”

Passion is usually thought of as some intrinsic calling you either have or you don’t. It’s a frustrating way to think about passion if you don’t know …

Love

Before I knew my daughter was gay, I let her girlfriend spend the night

It was just an innocent slumber party—two 16-year-old girls eating pizza, dancing to Beyonce and giggling over boys, the same way I did with my friends at that age, except back then we were dancing to Fleetwood Mac. But I soon realized I’d unwittingly put my daughter in bed with the object of her …

No More Regrets in Love: Putting a Stop to Annoying Behaviors

What drives us nuts and what to do about it<p>In response to my recent "Love Minus Regrets" blog article, I was asked by a writer for Match.com's <i>Happen</i> …

Can You Really Love Your Partner to Death?

There are a few things that are almost universally true in a marriage; 1) we want to avoid fighting with our spouse if possible, and 2) we try and avoid conflict or areas of disagreement. Similar in concept, but not always intent. Is there a point where you can love your partner, and avoid …

8 Men Share the Most Important Things They’ve Learned from Failed Relationships

Hearts were broken, but minds were opened.<p>Many times when a relationship ends, one of the only things that provide any sort of solace at all is the fact that, through the course of the courtship, you’ve learned things that contributed to it not ultimately working out—and that you can use this …

12 Common Sex Problems Couple's Therapists Hear All The Time

In an ideal world, every time you had sex would go off without a hitch. Unfortunately, reality doesn't work that way. As any couple's therapist can …

Do Partners Need to Choose Between Love and Freedom?

In the last episode of <i>Master of None</i>, Aziz Ansari's critically-acclaimed semi-autobiographical sitcom, he explored the usually straightforward topic …

'I Don't Love My Husband Anymore'

Reader Not Feeling It writes:<p>My husband and I have been married 7 years, together 12, one 5 year old daughter. He's a hard worker and does really well, I gave up my job to stay at home (which I think was a bad idea in my case). I know empirically that he is a good, kind, decent man and he loves me. …

Toxic relationship habits most people think are normal

There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

Relationships

How Long Should You Rest Between Strength Training Sets?

When you're strength training, there's more to consider than reps and how much weight to pick up. Another important factor in improving: rest between …

Weight Loss