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Dr. Andrew Weil on Mind over Meds

Why are we taking so many medications? Is there a better path to healthier and happier lives?

Just as Americans are embracing new ways of healing amid uncertainties in healthcare, a national opioid epidemic, and a rise in lifestyle-related diseases, Dr. Andrew Weil released his 15th book, Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better – and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own. 

Balancing prescription drugs with integrative medicine, Dr. Weil explores how natural approaches – from acupuncture and Chinese herbs to meditation and breathing techniques – can help treat common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, mood disorders, and the common cold.

Dr. Weil is a pioneer in the fields of health, wellness, and integrative medicine. Internationally recognized for his views on healthy living, aging, and the future of medicine, Dr. Weil was named one of “the world’s 100 most influential people” and one of “the 25 most influential Americans” by TIME

Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, he founded the Arizona Center in 1994 to include courses on mind-body interactions, nutrition, herbs, and botanicals. His books, including the international bestsellers Spontaneous HappinessEight Weeks to Optimum Health and Healthy Aging, have sold over 10 million copies.  

MIT's R. David Edelman on Cyberattacks & Disruption

 

In the wake of a global cyberattack affecting 150 countries, with the potential for major disruptions to economies, privacy, and security, it’s clear we’ve entered a new era.

Gleaning insights from a decade at the forefront of cybersecurity — including hundreds of companies’ real experiences — R. David Edelman helps demystify the threats and explains precisely what can (and can’t) be done to defend both reputation and the bottom line.  

Called the President’s “Geek-in-Chief” and the nation’s “Chief Cyber Diplomat,” R. David Edelman was the senior-most policy official on the digital economy in the Obama White House. 

 

One of the government’s foremost voices on how technology is changing our economy, national security, and daily lives, Dr. Edelman has helped shape national and international policy on some of the world’s most pressing challenges – from data privacy and high-tech patent issues to A.I. and automation. He is currently MIT’s Internet policy team Director of the new Project on Technology, the Economy, & National Security.

Before his years as Special Assistant to the President for Economic and Technology Policy at the NEC, he served at the State Department’s Office of Cyber Affairs during the Bush administration. The first director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council, he authored the President’s International Strategy for Cyberspace, the government’s principal doctrine on cybersecurity and Internet issues.

White House Turmoil: What’s Next?

“The Trump presidency is a test. We’ll find out how strong our institutions are and, even more, whether this generation of leaders is worthy of our Founding Fathers…Abuse of power isn’t new. But the United States has survived intact because our institutions constrained presidential authority, and good men and women made sure the system worked. That’s how we’ll get out of this mess, too.” - David Ignatius, Washington Post Columnist  

Read: A survival guide to presidential abuse of power

“Firing Comey may have accelerated the fire, not extinguished it. It’s easy to compare Trump to Richard Nixon, but another apt comparison lies in the path that brought Bill Clinton to impeachment. The lesson: one investigation leads to another.” - Evan Osnos, New Yorker Staff Writer 

Read: “How Comey’s Firing Accelerates the Russia Investigations”  

“There is reason to be deeply concerned about Comey’s firing, which has the effect of politicizing law enforcement -- a risky precedent in a rule-of-law democracy. And the fact that the FBI is investigating the Trump administration makes that politicization look like pure presidential self-interest.”- Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View Columnist, Harvard Law Professor

 Read: “Comey's Firing Is a Crisis of American Rule of Law”