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“Creativity is the most fundamentally human characteristic. It is in fact the unique and defining trait of our species” writes the Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward Wilson in his book “The Origin of Creativity”. Creativity is driven by the constant human desire for innovation, the discovery...

Seven years ago, I retired from a very busy pediatric cardiac surgery practice, an event long-planned through savings and investments. My wife, our senior financial adviser and I worked together to manage our portfolio in a conservative yet innovative way. Since retirement, I have had...

Two colleagues asked me a question: one at the end of my lecture on “Preparing for Retirement and Retiring,” and the other during a dinner discussion. “What’s about my prestige when I retire?” Both colleagues expressed fear of losing something — a characteristic of themselves...

I thought I never had enough time when I was working and now that I am retired from my clinical surgical practice, I think I have more time. Do I really have more time than before. How can I define time?...