Tom Purcell

How to prevent presidential candidates from spreading the common cold

Global markets appear to be poised for another panic, the presidential campaign isn't giving us much to choose from, and we just surpassed $19 trillion ...

The keys to health & happiness

Get this: Wealth, fame and success don't make us happy, but strong relationships do. That's according to a 77-year-long Harvard Study of Adult Development that I ...

Immoral Girl Scout cookies

The Girl Scout cookie season is upon us — which means people with nothing better to do will criticize Girl Scout cookies. According to the International ...

Surviving the winter blues

Boy, it's cold outside. It's so cold, politicians are picking their own pockets … people are flocking inside the U.S. Capitol for the blustery hot air… ...

Why kids need to sled alone

Here's something you don't see much of in the winter anymore: unsupervised kids sledding alone. I drove by a popular sledding spot after it snowed last ...

Mastering the 4th industrial revolution

The smart car is upon us and self-driving automobiles soon will be commonplace — which will be the buzz at this week's 2016 Detroit Auto ...

Embracing our dads and granddads

The state of the American male is in shambles. I offer a solution. I cite three pieces of evidence: Exhibit A: purses. The modern male eschews ...

2016 resolutions: Hey, federal government, you first

If you think our benevolent federal government is too big, this will agitate you: The government is advising us on New Year's resolutions. About USA.gov, the ...

Merriment, generosity define Christmas

"I don't know why so many people get so bent out of shape at this time every year. I thought we were supposed to be ...

Open season on health care consumers

Open enrollment is making me miserable. Like millions of self-employed Americans who have been buying their own health insurance for years, my policy, which I had ...

Needed: Better civil discourse

Wednesday was an ugly day for the failure of civil discourse. Innocent employees were enjoying themselves at an annual Christmas party when two shooters, clad in ...