Secrets to a happier life in 2018

by Ellen Ratner -- In many years before 2018, there were Internet sites and studies about what makes people happy. I am a journalist who spent 19 years in the mental health more…

Concern for self is destroying our society

by Ellen Ratner -- I am part of the first wave of the Baby Boomer generation. We were far from perfect, and we grew up when damaging policies like segregation were allowed more…

Trump: Stop the unpresidential tweets

by Ellen Ratner -- I am a liberal but not one disposed to knee-jerk reactions. I think Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should have attended the meeting with more…

AI and a very scary future for the world

by Ellen Ratner -- I was in Israel last week, and people in that part of the world are concerned about Zimbabwe and Lebanon. The prime minister of Lebanon went to Saudi more…