Followup: costs of poor sleep

By rickColosimo / May 21, 2010 /

A recent National Geographic article explored sleep and some of the problems associated with lack of sleep. Lack of sleep can be dangerous: … Harvard’s Charles Czeisler. He notes that going without sleep for 24 hours or getting only five hours of sleep a night for a week is the equivalent of a blood alcohol…

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Email tips? Really?

By rickColosimo / April 27, 2010 /

One of my favorite authors, Seth Godin, recently posted another little list of email tips. Of course, they’re pretty much all useful and accurate. I mean, it’s hard to write a “tip” that is flat-out wrong. But I was thinking about it more in the sense of why, in 2010, do high-profile people with things…

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Why don’t you pay for your own doctor?

By rickColosimo / March 21, 2010 /

This WSJ editorial reprint of an earlier article by Milton Friedman describes the shift in doctor-patient relationships as a result of managed care companies hiring doctors to provide medical services. I briefly commented on this on my Observations page in relation to a suggestion that we need to allow non-lawyer ownership of “law firms” to…

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Autism made me a single-issue voter

By rickColosimo / August 17, 2009 /

When discussing the recent presidential campaign with two professors I know, one asked me who was more “favorable” when it came to autism. He assumed that I would probably support the Democrats because of their association with support of civil rights (IDEA and the ADA are civil rights statutes at their heart). As I continued…

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