Hospital pricing is often convoluted, and hospital charges represent about a third of the total United States health care bill.
The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life. If you, like us, are fascinated by the human
"The aggregate of our joy and suffering…every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization…every young couple in love…lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
Carl Sagan, “Pale Blue Dot”
"Listen; if ever in my letters to you, or in my conversation, you see a candor that seems almost crude, – please know that it is because when I think of you I think of real things, & become honest, – and quibbling and circumvention seem very inconsiderable."
— Edna St. Vincent Millay (via andeasyand)
"Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them." ~Anais Nin
Anais Nin, on emotion and creativity.
I’m writing my research paper on Euthanasia.. It’s due next Monday, and I am scrambling to tie up loose ends. It is cliche to quote Nietzsche, or will I make myself seem like a pseudo-philosopher who has become so disengaged from original thought, she has to use this quote as a source cited? Must ponder this.