Be proactive about your care: a breast cancer survivor’s advice

Ringwood Okla. -- Michelle Schmidt was in her mid-30s when she found a lump in her breast during a self-examination. The discovery led to the early detection of breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, according to the American … Continue reading Be proactive about your care: a breast cancer survivor’s advice

Happiness: a matter of balance and focus

What would make an entire group of people -- an entire state, even -- collectively unhappy? Conversely, what could be done individually to reverse this trend, and to find contentment and peace in an environment characterized by discontent and angst? I set out to answer these trivial questions yesterday after reading a report that listed … Continue reading Happiness: a matter of balance and focus

Resegregation

More than 60 years on, many schools are less integrated than when the civil rights movement began, and the opportunity gap persists. ENID, Okla. — Six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school segregation unlawful, local and state minority leaders still are working to overcome the effects of segregation. This work continues amidst a mounting … Continue reading Resegregation