Articles written by Tom Purcell

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 By Tom Purcell    Opinion

Jimmy Buffet was a super-spreader of happiness

There’s a reason the name “Jimmy Buffett” elicits immediate joy in the hearts of millions: happiness contagion. A study conducted by Harvard University and the University of California followed 5,000 people for 20 years to... — Updated 9/6/2023

 By Tom Purcell    Opinion

What makes us happy and fulfilled?

According to the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest scientific study of happiness ever conducted, the answer is very simple: our relationships. “The stronger our relationships, the more likely we... — Updated 1/18/2023

 By Tom Purcell    Opinion

Laughs to ease your election pain

This week half the country will be upset by the midterm election results and half will be elated. Regardless, politics is causing every one of us more stress than it ought to, but, believe it or not, there is, hopefully, still... — Updated 11/9/2022

 By Tom Purcell    Opinion

We must fix the nursing shortage

Where did all the nurses go? One of my family members ended up in the ER for a week after a bad fall. The hospital we chose and its staff were wonderful in every way, but this time, one important thing was missing: an appropriate... — Updated 4/6/2022


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