Retirement

The human brain is perhaps the most complex living structure known in the universe. Although it has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals,  it is over three times as large as the brain of a typical mammal with an equivalent body size, and...

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...